Communications and Outreach Specialist


About the organization

Macfadden a PAE Company. 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.



The Communications and Outreach professional will apply knowledge of communications tactics, techniques, and strategies necessary to support the Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA). The duties are as such:

-Supports a variety of outreach and public affairs, and strategic communications functions, including developing communications materials for executive level staff and the Hill. Materials development includes weekly and monthly reports for senior political leaders, position papers, invitations, articles, web copy, speeches, talking points, and Q&A documents.
-Provides advice and communication information to the ASHA on external communication activities; including reviewing branding and marking submissions to ensure compliance with USAID policies.
-Plan and execute outreach/communication strategy and international communication initiatives;
-Research, review and analyze written material for objectivity, style, presentation, coherence, sentence structure, grammar, and readability;
-Ensure that written materials are accurate (fact checking), logically consistent, well organized, and appropriate for the intended audience.
Identifying outreach opportunities and audiences and developing key messages and communication materials appropriate for different target audiences;
-Writing and editing text for various communication vehicles including reports, briefing documents, speeches and fact sheets.



Education: Master’s degree and 6 years of relevant experience or bachelor’s degree and 8 years of relevant experience.

Skills: A successful candidate must have extremely strong writing and editing skills, strong verbal communication skills, a positive attitude, and a good work ethic. S/he must be reliable, must work well on a team, and must be able to work well under time constraints. Computer proficiency is required and must include applied knowledge of standard business applications.

Knowledge of MS Office products required. Knowledge of graphic software such as Adobe Creative Suite or ARC GIS desired.

Experience: Demonstrated experience in developing, managing, or evaluating communication products and strategies. Experience producing, editing and reviewing a range of written, verbal, and article communications materials for different audiences (e.g. brochures, publications, articles, speech building blocks, PowerPoint presentations).


Candidate must be able to obtain a government security clearance prior to starting work.

Candidate must provide a writing sample with application.

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