Aptive Resources is seeking a Communications and Marketing Specialist in support of the Department of Defense (DoD). The ideal candidate is an exceptional writer and proactive problem solver with previous experience in marketing consulting, preferably for federal clients. They are committed to providing superior service, poised under fast-paced pressure and have a positive and flexible attitude. They will lead and support innovative communications and marketing programs across a variety of platforms, and they will ensure themes, messages and desired outcomes are consistent across media channels.
They are an integral part of the development and execution of marketing and communication plans to reach a variety of target audiences, bringing expertise in areas from brand awareness to program promotion. The ability to provide multidisciplinary expertise for both strategic and operational communications for internal and external stakeholders will be key. An outstanding candidate will be passionate about the field and well-versed in specialized marketing concepts, principles and tactics.
This mid-level, full time position is located in the DC-metro region. (Please note: this position is in a fully telework status until social distancing restrictions due to COVID-19 are lifted.) Possible local travel to and from client site in support of contract.
•Develop and implement strategic communications plans.
•Research, write, edit and coordinate a broad range of communications/outreach materials (e.g., articles, blogs, brochures, fact sheets, flyers, media pitches, mobile apps, outreach scripts, social media posts, videos, websites) under strict deadlines.
•Identify, advise, and provide the Government with recommendations in response to changes in existing activities or emergent requirements that are measurable and specific.
•Develop content for a variety of digital communications platforms.
•Assist in identifying and executing a variety of communication and outreach techniques that describe the purposeful application, target audience, and key messaging to meet client objectives.
•Assist in generating measurable outcomes based on client objectives utilizing contemporary communication strategies and techniques.
•Undertake individual tasks of a communication plan as assigned.
•8 to 10 years of relevant experience in strategic communications, marketing, public relations, and/or content development.
•Bachelor’s degree in a related program, such as mass communications, marketing, advertising, public relations or journalism.
•Consulting experience supporting large, complex Cabinet-level federal agencies, ideally the Department of Defense.
•Ability to obtain and maintain a public trust clearance.
•Availability to work full time in Washington, D.C. and/or a telework environment.
•Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
•Thorough understanding of elements of communications and marketing strategy, including traditional and digital forms (such as SEO and social media) and market research methods.
•Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
•Proven expertise in strategic communications, public relations, public affairs, research, writing and editing.
•Proficiency in organizing, communicating information, and scheduling and leading meetings with c-suite level stakeholders.
•Strong proficiency in Microsoft 365, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
•Familiarity with website content development and website content audits a plus.
•Ability to get up to speed quickly on complex issues; desire to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment.
•Detail-oriented, analytical multitasker; capable self-starter with a drive to get all types of work done.
•Experience supporting large federal agencies.
The Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) (USD(C)) is the Principal Staff Assistant and advisor to the Secretary of Defense for budgetary and financial matters. The Director, Human Capital and Resource Management (HCRM) serves as the principal assistant to the USD(C) for the following responsibilities: provide mission-enabling services to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) (OUSD(C)), including resource management, personnel, facilities, and correspondence control; and manage DoD-wide Financial Management (FM) workforce development.
Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We’re advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else.
We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement and building trust for the next big challenge.
Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.
What’s in it for you?
· Competitive compensation
· Health, vision, dental and disability plans with company contributions
· 401K plan with immediate vesting and a competitive company match
· Generous paid time off and flexible work schedules
· Flexible savings accounts
· Commuter benefits
· Company-sponsored professional education and training opportunities
Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability or any other protected class.
Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.
This position supports a federal government contract and is subject to compliance with Executive Order 14042, requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated for the COVID 19 virus or be granted an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination or an adjudicated accommodation is a requirement of employment for this position.