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Senior Marketing & Communications Specialist

Mc Lean, VA | Job #320365
Job Title: Senior Marketing & Communications Specialist
Location: Mc Lean, Virginia
Type: Full-Time
Our client is seeking a Senior Marketing & Communications Specialist to join their dynamic team to increase brand visibility, enable client growth, promote employee engagement, and advance organizational development. This direct hire opportunity requires on-site support on a project by project basis. Candidates must be able to go on site!

Senior Marketing & Communications Specialist Responsibilities:
  • Lead strategic, integrated marketing communications campaign efforts for one of our client’s fastest growing divisions.
  • Develop and implement market, geographic, and/or client-targeted marketing programs to support capturing new business and establishing long-term positioning. 
  • Support leadership to define market segmentation, pipeline opportunities, and growth priorities.
  • Develop and maintain sales and marketing tools and training to support customer growth and attract talent. Including but not limited to:
- Print, digital, and multimedia marketing materials.
- Virtual and in-person client-, employee- and recruiting-focused trade shows and events.
- New business presentations and customer demonstrations  
  • Coach division managers on virtual demo and in-person customer event best practices.
  • Support market research and analysis to identify opportunities early in the business development lifecycle. 
  • Develop, implement, and promote an annual awards and rankings program for the division.
  • Establish, maintain, manage, and track a division conference, event, and speaking calendar. 
  • Identify and successfully place/pitch leadership for speaking and conference participation opportunities.
  • Support marketing for division-focused recruiting initiatives. Ensure representation and alignment between division strategic priorities and corporate-wide marketing, branding, and communications channels, platforms, initiatives, and events to advance customer development and employee engagement.
  • Identify and coach division demonstration teams for the annual conference and other corporate-sponsored events. Coordinate customer engagement with the operations team to maximize client participation.
  • Develop new website content to promote the division as part of the overarching brand story.
  • Maintain a monthly editorial calendar featuring wins, project milestones, technology development milestones, and key staff acknowledgments aligned with strategy or values.
  • Identify and establish partnership marketing initiatives
  • Serve as the brand steward for the division, providing brand management, integration, training and alignment with our client’s brand resources and standards.
  • Lead and support corporate-wide initiatives. Support department leadership to advance our client’s marketing maturity both within the marketing communications function and with operational stakeholders. Participate in and facilitate functional cross-training initiatives to share successes and best practices across the marketing and communications function.
 
Senior Marketing & Communications Specialist Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, or related degree
  • 7+ years of experience in marketing and communications
  • Demonstrated expertise working with highly technical content and have the ability to tailor that
  • information for both lay and specialized audiences
  • Previous experience working for professional services, technology, or AEC firms
  • U.S. federal contracting experience
  • Demonstrated leadership for results-driven marketing campaigns and client engagement programs
  • Experience managing integrated campaigns as an external or in-house consultant
  • Excellent written communications skills with mastery of AP Style guidelines
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite
  • (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Familiarity with SharePoint and website content management systems
  • Experience with web analytics and media and social media distribution and tracking tools
  • Highly collaborative team player willing to jump in to support others on the team
  • Must be adaptable and able to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines, and creatively
  • solve problems
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated analytical skills with research experience
  • Willingness to work on average 50-55 hrs/week
  • Ability to travel post-COVID-19 (10-20%)
  • Master’s degree preferred

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