Communications Associate, Emergency Management

Arc Aspicio Fairfax , VA 22030

Posted 5 months ago

Arc Aspicio is an innovative strategy, management, and technology professional services firm focused on delivering compelling solutions. Associates have strategic communications experience and join our consulting practice. Their first project focuses on emergency management and flood mitigation, working with a diverse group of stakeholders. They love to learn and collaborate and great writing skills to a fast-paced, learning environment. Associates work on projects in Fairfax, VA and Washington, DC area. Ideal candidates bring an innovation mindset, experience in consulting, and a desire to contribute to the company.

Candidates join our company, not just a project, and we expect them to help be a part of our strategy, collaborative team environment, and future growth as we focus on tackling the world's toughest challenges.

Our consultants are always looking for opportunities to learn new skills. Candidates want to perform on fast-paced projects, act as liaisons between information technologists and stakeholders, and contribute to strategic company initiatives. They write a diverse set of communications materials (federal government website content, fact sheets, newsletters, presentations, trainings, etc.) to connect with stakeholders across many communications channels. This is a consulting position with a tremendous opportunity for growth and professional development.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong interest in emergency management, flood risk communications, mitigation, national preparedness, and homeland security consulting

  • 2-3 years of experience in writing communications materials and communicating complex topics through a variety of channels

  • Passion for communicating and collaborating with individuals and teams and working with complex mission and technology subjects

  • Interest in strategizing and writing a diverse set of strategic communications materials (website content, fact sheets, newsletters, presentations, trainings, communications plans, etc.)

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills (presentation skills, meeting facilitation, etc.)

  • Ability to act as a liaison to coordinate with subject matter experts to bridge the gap and translate complex information to messages easily understood by general public, lay audiences and stakeholders

  • Ability to post web content on internal or external websites using web content management systems (CMS)

  • Loves to learn and is willing to reach out to stakeholders to communicate and share ideas

  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment, completing regular work quickly and able to balance strategic work with day-to-day operations on busy projects

  • Experience using the entire Microsoft Office Suite

  • Critical Skills:
    Entrepreneurial spirit, strong work ethic, excellent problem-solving skills, and interest in working in a fast-growth consulting firm, not just working on one project

  • Education: Minimum Bachelor's Degree

  • Clearance: US Citizenship Only (no dual citizenship) and ability to obtain a security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience reviewing and/or editing communications materials

  • Interest in technical writing or technical editing

  • Knowledge of Section 508 compliance

  • Experience with web content management software, SharePoint, and other technology related to communications and outreach

Our recruiting process is very competitive. Therefore, we ask that you submit a brief, tailored cover letter to tell us what you are looking for in a company and why you would be a great fit for a consulting firm. We focus on your previous work experience and problem-solving ability and may ask that you help set up brief calls for us with two key references that you have worked with before.

Arc Aspicio is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and safe workplace and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As a growing consulting and solutions firm focused on innovation, we welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/D/V

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Communications Associate, Emergency Management

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