Strategic Communications Support Specialist

19 Aug, 2020

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Strategic Communications Support Specialist

Spatial Front
Washington, DC

About the Company:

Spatial Front, Inc is the fast-growing small company providing IT solutions to federal, state, local governments, and the private sector. SFI is nationally recognized by Inc. Magazine by being awarded with the Inc. 5000 Award in 2018 and 2019. We pride ourselves on being one of the premier employers in the VA, MD, DC area.

SFI is an industry leader in delivering cutting-edge technical solutions and mission support services that bring our customer’s businesses to the forefront of the 21st century. Our corporate commitment to excellence in client services and product development means that our people are attentive, hands-on, and bring industry-leading expertise that will meet and exceed your needs in a straightforward, timely, and cost-effective manner.

Project Overview:

ITA has over 3,500 employees and Contractors/Interns located around the world providing services to U.S. companies and their trading partners, U.S. trade policy makers, and U.S. trade representatives. ITA provides services including trade policy development, trade analysis, trade promotion, trade negotiation, and fair-trade enforcement. The ITA’s mission is to create prosperity by strengthening the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promoting U.S. trade and investment, and ensuring fair trade and compliance with trade laws and agreements. The ITA’s TSI office provides Information Technology services to a domestic and international customer-base. The IT services provided by TSI include: network and infrastructure services, enterprise architecture services, application development services, web hosting services, IT acquisition services, IT customer support services, cyber security services, and IT policy and planning services.

 

Summary of Major Job Functions:

The Strategic Communications Support Specialist plays a key role in ensuring projects (change initiatives) meet objectives on time and on budget by increasing employee adoption and usage. The primary responsibility will be creating, implementing and supporting communications strategies and plans. The Communications Specialist must have the skills to build strong working relationships across the organization to succeed. The Communications Specialist will work with senior leaders and executives in helping them develop effective communications.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

Create content for News Articles, Announcements, Memos, Meeting Agenda, short training videos, and Ad-Hoc communications. Coordinate external and internal communications flow. Perform quality check testing on media used for sending out communications. Design graphics for mass media announcement. Maintain communication tracking spreadsheet. Assist with talking points and preparation for major meetings, seminars, and similar events

Attend and take meeting notes. Recommend improvement to existing communication templates, procedures, and protocols. Collaborate with various stakeholders on communication deliverables. Serve as a facilitator and provide solutions for Strategic Communication action items.

 

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Previous working experience as a communications specialist (3-6) years
  • Previous working experience as a video or multimedia specialist for (2 – 5) years
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Outstanding organizational and time-management skills
  • Familiar with creating training video scripts
  • Experience with motion graphic products is a big plus
  • BA or BS in video production, public relations, communications or similar relevant field
  • Skilled in using photo and video-editing products

 

Desired Skills & Qualifications

  • Excellent active listening skills
  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships
  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal
  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations
  • Resilient and tenacious with a propensity to persevere
  • Forward looking with a holistic approach
  • Problem solving and root cause identification skills
  • Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization
  • Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others
  • Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle
  • Experience with motion graphic products is a big plus
  • Experience with coaching/directing novice video narrators

 

Education/Experience: Bachelors

BA or BS in video production, public relations, communications or similar relevant field.

 

Certifications (Desired):

Change management certification in Prosci’s ADKAR or designation desired.

 

In order to meet the clearance requirements for this opportunity, candidates must be US Citizen and/or Current Green Card Holder. This is a fulltime position. Please no agencies, third parties, or corp-to-corp.

All candidates will be subject to a complete background check to include, but not limited to Criminal History, Education Verification, Professional Certification Verification, Verification of Previous Employment and Credit History.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Spatial Front Inc participates in E-Verify.

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Job posted: 2020-08-19