Strategic Communications Specialist

EnCompass LLC

About the organization

EnCompass LLC is seeking a Strategic Communications Specialist to support the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Designing Effective eVidence-based Engagement and Learning for Organizational Performance (DEVELOP) project.

The Strategic Communications Specialist will help grow the profile and visibility of USAID’s Center for Education and other internal Agency clients and external partners’ expertise and achievements by maintaining a robust and strategic online presence. The Strategic Communications Specialist will be a member of a collaborative communications and knowledge management team working under the direction of the DEVELOP Results Lead for Engagement, Learning, and Applied Knowledge

to develop relevant content (using multiple media) and events for websites and social media channels. Duties include helping project teams, subject-matter experts, and researchers communicate effectively. As needed, the position may support research and analytical tasks and reporting on issues related to social media analysis and positioning.

This is a full-time position, based at EnCompass headquarters in Rockville, MD. The Strategic Communications Specialist will be expected to work from client sites in the Washington, DC metro area as needed. Due to COVID-19, the position is expected to be fully remote through September 2021.


Collaborate with team members and clients to align outreach efforts with project goals, initiatives, messaging, and brand
Curate and publish content for the Center for Education and other Agency clients’ website and social media channels:
Maintain DEVELOP’s content calendar (editorial calendar), including global campaign days, major international conferences where Center for Education and project staff have a role
Develop written and multimedia content for the web and social media platforms to support project activities
Support clients at all levels to write and develop blogs, stories, social media, and other content related to their work and that of their projects (e.g., results, innovations, learning, and research)
Create, or coordinate with visual design colleagues to create, engaging and content-rich visual assets (e.g., infographics, Twitter cards)
Contribute to the maintenance of a fresh look and feel of Center for Education, and other Agency clients web assets
Contribute to gathering and analysis of data from website and social media analytics, SEO, user behaviors, and other measures of audience growth, reach, and engagement
Contribute to website maintenance, design/redesign, and troubleshooting, in collaboration with other team members and external web development consultants
Support DEVELOP’s participation in major events (e.g., conferences, workshops, webinars, trainings) by drafting talking points, producing visual assets,


Experience and Skills

Proven project management skills and ability to manage multiple concurrent activities and collaborations across departments/teams
Experience developing/implementing communications strategies and plans
Strong writing and editing skills; demonstrated ability to write compelling stories, scripts, and/or social media content for international development audiences
Experience creating, launching, and measuring the impact of social media campaigns, especially on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook
Demonstrated proficiency in the following digital media software packages:
Drupal for website and web content management; direct additional experience with HTML and CSS strongly preferred
Hootsuite or similar programs for planning and measuring social media outreach
Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Eventbrite, or similar email marketing programs
Google Analytics
Strong proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook required
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (especially InDesign, Photoshop, Spark) and Canva preferred
Experience producing/editing videos for YouTube and/or other platforms strongly preferred
Familiarity with 508 compliance
Attention to detail and strong time management skills
Experience with digital storytelling preferred
Ability to work both independently and in a highly collaborative team environment
Ability to bring a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lens to all products

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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