The Strategic Planning Director and Spokesperson function is critical to the successful management operations of Rewards for Justice (RFJ). The incumbent provides authoritative advice, guidance and program support activity to the Office Director of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security's Office of Rewards for Justice (DS/TIA/RFJ) on advancing the brand recognition and appreciation of RFJ and developing and implementing its marketing and business development strategies. The incumbent advances the office's vested interests in RFJ's continued success in performing its national security mission of leading the USG's multi-pronged Secretary of State-directed, Congressionally-mandated interagency rewards programs. The incumbent reports to the RFJ Office Director.
Develop, maintain, and lead program activity for a brand enhancement/rebranding strategy for DS/TIA/RFJ as the USG's premier provider of national security-driven reward offers focusing on countering terrorism and terror finance, malicious cyber activity, countering support to the North Korean regime, kidnappings, and violators of sanctions. These priorities are likely to expand over time to include additional Congressionally-mandated lines of effort.
Develop, maintain, and lead program activity for an inter-departmental marketing and business development strategy for DS/TIA/RFJ.
Perform regular inquiries, and collect, edit and document to publication quality RFJ success stories demonstrating the program's immediate impact, long-term outcomes, achievement of strategic goals, and overall value to the White House, Department of State, Congress, and U.S. national security interests.
Prepare the substance and monitor the production of professional (potentially multi-media) presentations for RFJ.
Prepare the substance and monitor the production and dissemination of RFJ hard copy and soft copy advertising materials and all messaging for use and distribution to relevant USG agencies Congressional, and foreign audiences to support the advancement of USG national security objectives, namely to acquire information that will assist the United States in bringing sought individuals to justice, resolving unsolved terrorism/kidnapping cases, preventing acts of terror, disrupting terror finance, countering support to the North Korean regime, and malicious cyber activity against the United States. These priorities are likely to expand over time to include additional Congressionally-mandated lines of effort.
Provide support to DS/TIA/RFJ senior management for presentations to the interagency community and Congress on the impact, value, and State leadership of RFJ, as the USG's premier national security rewards program.
Assist in drafting the roles and responsibilities sections of memoranda of understanding and Inter-agency agreements as needed.
Support DS/TIA/RFJ senior managers in developing and maintaining effective liaison with interagency partners and embassies abroad.
Liaise and coordinate with appropriate public affairs, legal, and legislative affairs offices within the Department of State and other USG agencies and embassies, as required.
Liaise and coordinate with media outlets and provide information as spokesperson specific to the RFJ program.
Develop a Strategic Communications Plan on behalf of RFJ and RFJ contractors supporting the program.
Develop a Standard Operating Procedure for the performance of the position's duties.
Develop and provide briefings on RFJ to officials within the State Department, US intelligence community, Congressional Members and staff, Government Accountability Office, Office of Management and Budget, Office of Inspector General, and other US officials and foreign government officials, as appropriate.
MUST be US citizen and possess or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET/SCI clearance;
A Master's degree is preferred in an applicable field of communications or public administration and/or policy;
Ten (10) years of experience and proven success in marketing and business development in related duties, or in a conceptually similar government-commercial interface applicable to the national security nature of RFJ;
Applicable extensive experience in media relations and public relations;
Knowledge or familiarity with training programs, USG rewards programs, and/or federal law enforcement is a plus;
Demonstrated ability to work within the context of political and operational security organizations at a senior organizational level is a plus;
Excellent written, oral, interpersonal and intercultural communications skills is essential;
Willing and able to travel domestically and abroad occasionally via coach level air accommodation;
Working knowledge in Microsoft applications (MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel).