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Communications Manager

Communications Manager

Location: Arlington, VA (Rosslyn)

DevTech Systems, Inc. (DevTech) is an international consulting firm and small business dedicated to development, with over 30 years of experience providing advisory services and technical assistance to government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders in more than 100 countries. We are a data driven organization that specializes in informing policy making by delivering focused data-driven evidence-based analysis products and services. DevTech core practice areas include: Economic and Data analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation, Education and Youth Development, Gender and Inclusive Development, and Public Financial Management.

The Communications Manager will develop a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy for the firm. This will include the development of marketing materials, social media accounts, outreach strategies that increase the visibility of the DevTech brand, and any other methods at the discretion and expertise of the Communications Manager. This position will be expected to maintain a strong understanding of DevTech’s practice areas to build awareness around the firm’s capabilities and existing projects. The candidate should have interest and experience in international development and foreign policy issues relevant to the firm as well as experience implementing communications strategies.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and implement a marketing and communications strategy for the firm
  • Develop regular content for social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and maintain a consistent social media strategy
  • Produce marketing materials including but not limited to brochures, one-pagers, presentations, and other graphics
  • Maintain relationships with media and organizations to generate media coverage
  • Write and edit materials consistent with the DevTech brand and industry standards
  • Work collaboratively with corporate and project staff to ensure that all of DevTech is represented in marketing and communications plans
  • Manage DevTech website and blog content
  • Ensure all DevTech branding is followed across the company
  • Assist the Business Development team with proposal creation including the development of graphics and other help as needed
  • Represent DevTech, as needed, at seminars, conferences, meetings, and professional events
  • Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications

  • Education: Minimum of a BA/BS in Communications, Public Relations, International Relations, or a similar field from an accredited college or university required; MA preferred, but not required
  • Experience: Minimum 5 years of experience in communications, marketing, public relations, or a related field
  • Knowledge: Knowledge of and interest in the international development and relations fields; must have an understanding of USG (particularly USAID and Department of State) proposal/communications procedures and regulations
  • Skills: Experienced in Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator; Experienced in social media management and engagement tools such as Hootsuite. Excellent writing and communications skills (written and verbal) and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals; Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Language: Fluency in English required; a second language is highly desirable, preferably Spanish

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or other status protected by applicable law.

NOTE: This position description should not be construed to imply that the requirements are the exclusive standards of the position nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employee evaluations. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor.

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