Communications and Outreach Specialist

Macfadden, Now Part of PAE

About the organization

Macfadden is now part of PAE. Founded over 30 years ago, Macfadden has provided federal agencies with critical on-the-ground support to U.S. government humanitarian missions around the world as well as financial and IT system support. Through program management, human resources services, financial management systems support, information technology solutions, knowledge management, travel coordination and communications support, Macfadden enables effective U.S. government humanitarian response to international disasters. Macfadden’s workforce includes approximately 300 employees primarily located in the Washington, D.C. area.

Duties

The Communications and Outreach Specialist will manage the Office’s communications and outreach functions in collaboration with CMM colleagues. Additionally, the incumbent will be responsible for planning, designing and executing a program to inform and educate the public, media, and other specified audiences about CMM activities and accomplishments. The incumbent will also work with CMM specialists to design and execute outreach activities that further increase the outcomes and impact of CMM products and services.

Outreach to USAID Missions will be a critical element of the Specialist’s portfolio. It is expected that the Specialist will take approximately three TDYs to international locations in a calendar year, for an average of ten days to two weeks each trip.

Qualifications

Education, Experience, and Skills:

Demonstrated experience and leadership in developing, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive strategic communications, media relations, and marketing program to advance agency mission and goals
Masters degree with 10 years of experience working in strategic communications or related field, or Bachelors degree with 15 years of experience in strategic communications or related field--
Demonstrated experience developing and executing a branding strategy
Ability to transform technical jargon into communications messages for a variety of audiences, including the public, Congress, and other Agency stakeholders.
Extensive experience writing, editing, and placing pieces in a variety of print and social media channels.
Knowledge of conflict mitigation or peace-building is preferred.
Active Secret Clearance.

Application instructions

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