Allegis Group Communications Specialist in Hanover, Maryland
Hanover, MD, US
The Communication Specialist plays a critical role in helping Allegis Group employees understand company strategy, goals and objectives through effective communication that informs, inspires and motivates employees. To be successful in the role, the Communication Specialist needs to demonstrate the following attributes:
Passion for the art and science of communication
Intellectual curiosity around a variety of subjects
Flexibility to evolve skillset and capability within a dynamic environment
Strong interpersonal skills within a diverse client base
This role will collaborate closely with internal teams, senior management, and our Operating Company partners to formulate and deliver dynamic written communications for a variety of internal audiences and channels that supports the company's and the IS department's mission, strategy and culture.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Partner with a variety of internal clients to develop communication strategies and campaigns to drive strategic business priorities.
Works with partners to take big picture visions/ideas and develop specific communication plans or strategies to ensure smooth implementation of stated strategy and business priorities in addition to leading communication efforts on initiatives and projects to create awareness of the business value of IT (e.g. for newly implemented IT tools / technologies or other changes that will impact internal partners)
Design, develop and maintain communication collateral, including presentations, talking points, emails, fact sheets, and e-news to achieve specific communication objectives that directly tie to and/or align with business priorities and objectives
Serve as the communications point of contact during crisis communication as it relates to IS incidents; responsible for determining the best approach to communicating the incident and the target audiences that should be informed
Solicit and analyze employee survey feedback to ensure communication strategies and efforts effectively drive business strategy, priorities and goals; as well as respond and make recommendations to business leaders concerning identified areas of improvement
Develop and drive content and communication strategy for the intranet, and provide guidance and oversight of other content managers consistent with intranet protocols
Build and implement a social media strategy for internal employees; actively stay up-to-date and increase knowledge of latest platforms, practices, and standards in digital and social media.
Serve a key role in the planning and development of communication strategy for organizational changes, planned organizational events and critical events across the Allegis enterprise
Coordinate with Director of Communication to ensure any costs are in line with budget allocations
Decision -Making Level:
Responsible for new and ongoing communication initiatives, vehicles, projects
Oversight and management of intranet content, including guidance and leadership of individual content editors
Build and implement a social media strategy for internal employees
Minimum Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree; communication-related major preferred
3-5 years of work experience
Knowledge, Skills & Ability
Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team environment, handle internal clients with tact and diplomacy, and maintain composure and production quality under deadline pressure
Skilled listener with the ability to take big picture visions/ideas and develop specific communication plan or strategy to ensure smooth implementation of stated strategy and business priorities; the company's vision, mission and core values.
Excellent writing, editing and proofing skills and a passion for the art and science of communication
Technology savvy with proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially PowerPoint; experience using web content management software ideal
Strong attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Project management experience a plus
Ability to understand complex business information and effectively communicate key messages to and on behalf of all levels of business management and staff
Comfortable in fast-paced environment that values creativity, self-motivation, candor, reliability and accountability
Candidates should be prepared with at least two business writing samples (1 page in length)
Since our company was founded in 1983, the Allegis Group Companies continue to be an organization of employees who are driven to succeed and motivated by a strong desire to serve others. We seek to understand our, customers', consultants' and contract employees' needs and challenges in order to fully meet and exceed their expectations. We provide opportunities for job seekers that align with their skill sets and career ambitions and match our customers' expectations. We constantly partner with our colleagues to further the overall objectives of the organization and we embrace opportunities to give back to the communities where we live and work.
The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.