HII Mission Driven Innovative Solutions Inc. (HII-MDIS) provides mission-critical engineering and technical service to Information Technology, Federal Civilian, and National Security, Aerospace & Defense and International government and commercial customers at over 100 locations worldwide.
HII - MDIS is currently seeking a Communications Specialist to work out of their Washington, DC office.
The Communication Specialist leads, writes, and edits communications for an Information Technology (IT) project. This role is responsible for a wide variety of tasks and activities, ranging from developing and executing communication strategies and plans, to creating and publishing messages on complex IT information. As part of this effort, the Communication Specialist will work closely with subject matter experts (SMEs) and senior leadership to develop effective communications which translate technical concepts and jargon into accessible, easy-to-understand prose.
The project that the Communication Specialist will be working on is a multi-year, multi-phased project, with a complex, highly technical approach. It involves migrating email from Lotus Notes to Outlook/Exchange, rolling out and implementing Office 365 including Skype for Business, Office 365 ProPlus, and OneDrive and deploying SharePoint Online. This project is expected to be released to over 28,000 users who are spread across the United States.
The Communication Specialist role is best suited for someone who has a strong background in writing/editing, prior experience in leadership positions, and experience working in IT or a similar field.
Duties and Responsibilities (to include but not be limited to the following):
Execute communication strategies and plans that effectively and efficiently communicate the project's approach, rollout, and execution of email migration, Skype for Business, Office 365 ProPlus, Outlook, OneDrive, and SharePoint Online.
Develop and manage communications between project stakeholders, including senior leadership, architects, administrators, engineers, help desk personnel, IT security personnel, IT testing, training, and other subject matter experts (SMEs).
Develop and manage consistent project style/branding across all forms of communications, in collaboration with the communications department.
Write communications drafts by working with the project manager, project team, and other project stakeholders, such as senior leadership, architects, administrators, engineers, help desk personnel, IT security personnel, IT testing, training, and other subject matter experts (SMEs).
Coordinate and work with project manager and the client to seek approval on messaging.
Deliver communications in accordance with agreed upon communications plan.
Help drive awareness across appropriate departments, offices, and branches of all new initiatives that the project team is working on.
Developing internal newsletters and content for project website.
Use strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills for print, web, and digital communications.
Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree: Preferably in English, communications, or related field
Minimum of 4-5 years of related experience in writing/editing, communications, or a related field.
Experience with developing communications design/branding
Experience with graphical design
Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent communications, research, and organization skills.
Advanced skills with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel are required.
Experience with leadership roles is a plus.
Experience in IT is a big plus.
Experience with organizational change methodologies is a big plus.
HII Mission Driven Innovative Solutions (HII-MDIS), is a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII); a Fortune 500 company that employs more than 39,000 employees worldwide, with annual revenues of $7.5 billion (2017). HII-MDIS executes a number of successful, innovative, and missiondriven contracts throughout the DoD, the IC, and other Federal and State agencies.
HII-MDIS excels at working with our Government customers who undertake ambitious efforts to modernize their capabilities to deal with today's dynamic environments. We offer innovation, technology, experience, and success assisting our customers migrate to new paradigms of operational achievement, while efficiently managing risk. We bring understanding and expertise; developing and integrating strategic talent to optimize our workforce and drive integration of new and emerging technologies to enhance program performance. Overall, more than 1,600 HII-MDIS professionals deliver ISO 9001:2008-certified and CMMI ML3 high-value solutions to customers worldwide.
HII-MDIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled Welcome
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