Strategic Communications Specialist

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Overview

  • Providing communications support NGA Human Development (HD) Directorate. The individual will be matrixed to one of five HD offices providing communication support while aligning to HD communication guidance. Specifically, the Corporate Communications Officer will support the Human Development Strategic (HDS) office, or the Analytic Capabilities Office, responsible for providing communication support to all HD offices including the HD Front Office. This office is responsible for HD strategy and policy, Technical Integration to include HD requirements for PeopleSoft enhancements, Advanced Analytic support including analyzing surveys and assessments

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement internal and external communications.
  • Proactively identify and implement marketing strategies.
  • Based on awareness and understanding of NGA mission and operations tempo, identify and reach out to potential users and user groups.
  • Analyze customer needs; make appropriate recommendations for message/information development, communication method selection, and timing of messages.
  • Tailor messages by target audience.
  • Research, write, edit, and publish communications products (e.g., print, web, electronic, briefings).
  • Provide direction to graphic designers, briefing developers, photographers, illustrators and other required staff.
  • Prepare material for publication and other media both internally and externally.
  • Manage and monitor production schedules.
  • Develop new communication methods to reach target audiences.
  • Support NGA senior leaders by writing speeches, talking points, video scripts, briefings, and other communications products (e.g., emails, articles).
  • Create and implement strategic communications and understand the needs of the supporting HD Office.
  • Support the HD Office's leadership communication needs by assisting in the development of a Strategic Communications Plan and by providing support to development of a variety of communications vehicles. Example capabilities include message ghost writing and editing, preparing the Managers Essential articles, responding to inquiries, crafting senior talking points, developing communication tool kits, and producing other communication vehicles to support the implementation of the HD Strategic Communications Plan.
  • Provide the applicable HD office with expertise in stakeholder analysis and communication needs management. Activities will include understanding the communication needs of the internal and external stakeholders, interfacing with segmented audiences, assessing the effectiveness of communication plans and products, and providing feedback to leadership.
  • Provide presentation support to HD Office leadership. Support includes working directly with the principal to understand message intent, developing targeted/tailored graphical concept and designs, and delivering presentation material in the form of power point presentations and other visual media.
  • Developing messages for potentially the entire NGA workforce.
  • Crafting senior messages and talking points.
  • Implementing the HD Strategic Plan.
  • Provide presentation support to Office leadership to include message intent, developing targeted/tailored graphical concept and designs.

Qualifications

  • Education / Certifications: One-year related experience may be substituted for one year of education, if degree is required.
    • Bachelor Degree in Public Relations or Communication
    • Top Secret//SCI Clearance
  • Required Experience:
    • 7-10 years' of experience.
    • Experience with providing strategic communications support or speechwriting.
    • At least 12 months demonstrated experienced updating web content and using electronic publishing applications, such as the Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop Illustrator or Adobe Pro.
    • At least 12 months demonstrated experience using AP style writing and editing.
    • At least 24 months demonstrated experience in communications strategy development.
  • Desired Experience:
    • Knowledge of issues facing NGA, the Intelligence Community, and the Department of Defense.
    • Knowledge of NGA, functions, products and technologies.
    • Must demonstrate strong data gathering and analytical skills. Plans and leads contract sub tasks/projects.
  • Skills & Technology Used:
    • Proficient with PC computer platforms and Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Proficient with SharePoint, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop Illustrator or Adobe Pro desktop publishing applications.
    • Strong communication (oral and written), interpersonal and customer service skills.
    • Additional skills include the following: briefing skills, project management, organizational skills, and communication skills.
    • Work effectively alone and in teams.
  • Working Environment:
    • The work is typically performed in an office environment and at client site locations; which requires proper safety precautions. The above job description is not intended to be; nor should it be construed as; exhaustive of all responsibilities; skills; efforts; or working conditions associated with this job. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the principal (essential) functions of this job. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required when applicable; the equipment includes but is not limited to head, hand, foot, torso, respiratory, vision and hearing protection.


We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace that values and supports the contributions of each individual. This commitment along with our common Vision and Values of Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility, allows us to leverage differences, encourage innovation and expand our success in the global marketplace. Vectrus is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

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