• Strategic Communications & Change Management Lead

    Job Locations US-VA-Sterling
    Job ID 2018-1465
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview

    At REI Systems, our work makes a difference in the lives of millions of people every day. Do you want the opportunity to contribute, grow and learn every day? We’re looking to hire individuals who are enthusiastic and eager to contribute to driving results that matter for our clients. 

     

    REI Systems recently completed a systems modernization for a long-standing customer – one that has a variety of internal and external users. Building on the modernized system, REI will now focus on enhancing the user experience and continuing to improve the system.

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities

    The Strategic Communications & Change Management Lead will be the main client point of contact and will oversee the planning and execution of all communications and change management efforts for a government contract. The right candidate is a leader who can thoroughly understand the client’s business, anticipate needs and manage expectations, provide strategic solutions and motivate a small team to execute against a strategic plan.

    Day-to-Day

    • Advise senior-level government executives on communications and stakeholder engagement strategies which includes developing and overseeing a communications strategy to support program related goals and objectives
    • Act as a creative innovator by identifying new ways to position and promote the client’s programs
    • Develop and manage an integrated communications schedule
    • Manage a team of 1-3 people responsible for producing deliverables in the areas of outreach/events, communications, change management and graphic design
    • Manage complex projects with multiple workstreams and multiple stakeholders
    • Communicate directly with clients on project plans and review/approval of deliverables
    • Set client expectations regularly and build positive, healthy relationships
    • Create consistent messaging and conduct editorial reviews of all final materials
    • Lead evaluation of communications metrics
    • Ensure quality solutions are delivered on time, on budget and to the client’s satisfaction
    • Other assignments related to communications, change management, and business development

    Qualifications

    • B.S./B.A. or higher in communications, marketing, public relations, or related field plus minimum of 10 years of marketing communications experience in a consulting firm environment with demonstrated success in the design and execution of marketing campaigns for government clients
    • Strong creative, writing, strategic, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.
    • Experience in managing a team of 3+ people.
    • Advanced project/program management skills and demonstrated experience successfully managing a cross functional team; ability to manage multiple projects at a time.
    • Proactive and results-oriented leader who wants to help build a high-performance team; collegial team player who can work in a small team environment; comfortable working in a multi-cultural, matrixed environment.
    • High degree of endurance and flexibility to work through multiple iterations of work and quickly manage changing client priorities; ability to deliver under pressure and provide informed responses to leadership in short timeframes.
    • Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools.
    • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations.
    • Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges.
    • Familiarity with Agile methodology.

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