ICF Consulting Group, Inc. Senior Communications Specialist, Cyber in Alexandria, Virginia
ICF is seeking a Senior Communications Specialist, Cyber to support the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate at the National Science Foundation. This office supports the development, acquisition, and provision of cyberinfrastructure resources, tools and services essential to the advancement and transformation of science and engineering. Your work will contribute to enabling the U.S. to uphold its leadership in computing, communications, information science and engineering. You will support an office that promotes the understanding of the principles and uses of advanced computing, communications, and information systems in service to society and support advanced cyberinfrastructure that enables and accelerates discovery and innovation across all science and engineering disciplines.
This role is based in Alexandria, VA. This is an opportunity to contribute to an important project from its beginning, work with the latest and emerging technologies, and all while building a great career at ICF!
Lead and support an advisory committee through two annual two day meetings
Support biweekly planning meetings with advisory committee members
Support meeting logistics, outreach, engagement, agenda, minutes, and after-action report
Lead communications activities within the CISE Directorate
Reinstate monthly webinars that highlight a grantee each session, presentation plus Q&A
Develop monthly newsletter with Department Office Director
Support the creation of a strategic communications plan
Work with the IT and scientific community to write review analysis
Create Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and templates for the proposal process
Perform analysis on why some proposals are declined
Review outreach, recruitment, and engagement
Master’s in Communications or other relevant field. Equivalent experience and/or certifications are acceptable in place of Master’s
8+ years’ experience in leading communications strategies and channels, including webinars and e-newsletters
8+ years’ experience in event management, including planning, day-of support, and post-event activities
8+ years’ experience in managing communications efforts for research projects such as on a large research team, or experience providing this kind of support to government funding agencies as a Science and Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) contractor
Familiarity with research, project and program management
5+ years’ experience in project management/proven business acumen in managing complex projects and budgets
Highly proficient with Microsoft Office specifically, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote Calendar and schedule management using Outlook
Proficient with agency collaboration tools; Zoom, OneDrive ,Microsoft Teams ,BoxSlack, Microsoft SharePoint
Experience with automate and innovate
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