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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2201756

Sr. Communications Specialist-Remote

ICF is a consulting firm within which is embedded the 7th largest independent ad agency in the country, and 13th globally. Our communications team is made up of more than 1,700 professionals who support clients through marketing strategy, advertising, and other communications services to promote our clients’ programs and solutions. This team produces award-winning communications work that changes behavior and ultimately helps individuals, communities, and the environment.

ICF is seeking a Communications Specialist who will be part of the ICF Next Gov account team and will work on planning, development, and implementation of communications and marketing strategies to support our clients across the country. The communications team leads all aspects of communications to include advertising, strategic planning, research, social media, events, outreach, and partnerships. To implement communications campaigns, the team works with a 150-person creative and media services group. We are looking for someone who is as passionate about our work as we are and has the skills and attitude to be successful. This position will be remote, but the employee will have access to any ICF offices, as needed.


  • Support the communications, audience engagement and marketing of client programs and initiatives.
  • Providing input and recommendations for communications plans and outreach activities.
  • Working directly with communications managers, program implementation teams, and clients to develop and implement marketing and communications plans to educate and engage target audiences.
  • Working with ICF Next creative services team to fulfill the development of marketing materials including program materials, advertising campaigns, POP materials, web sites, direct mailers, brochures, incentive applications forms, email and direct mail campaigns, video, print, outdoor, etc.
  • Working with the ICF Next Media Services team to develop, propose, and implement vertical marketing and advertising campaigns, coordinating the deployment of integrated outreach campaigns across broadcast, print, online, social media, events, etc.
  • Managing the review and approval process for communications materials, including working across the organization to deploy efforts (IT, program management, client).
  • Preparing monthly reports on activities and results of communications activities.
  • Supporting the communications managers and program teams in executing business growth strategies, including marketing to potential clients, and responding to RFPs.
  • Developing briefings, presentations, and other communications tools.
  • Tracking multiple deliverables on deadlines using Microsoft Project, Excel spreadsheets, SharePoint, and other tools.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5+ years of working experience in communications, advertising, social marketing, or related field
  • Ability to occasional travel to ICF offices or client locations when needed
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Knowledge of traditional and social media environments

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Working in an advertising agency and/or on a consumer marketing account
  • Developing and implementing communications plans, with the ability to manage and execute advertising, collateral development, digital and social media projects
  • Working in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Using content management systems (CMS) and email management systems

Professional Skills:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities
  • Superior interpersonal skills including courtesy, professionalism, and a cooperative attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • History of positive client relationships
  • Creative thinker with a positive attitude who enjoys a challenge and finding solutions
  • Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and to manage multiple projects, deadlines, and priorities
  • Ability to work independently, seek help as needed and contribute to team and company culture
  • Working knowledge of computer and online tools, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and social networking sites

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Virginia Remote Office (VA99)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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