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ICF Consulting Group, Inc. Communications Specialist in Des Moines, Iowa

@ ICF Next, we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world.

Here’s your chance to join our award-winning agency, ICF Next. We’re changemakers, a community of mission-driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists. We’re searching for our next Communications Specialist. This role requires a public affairs or communications background and will focus on communications that support a cybersecurity-focused organization.

Strong candidates will have experience advising clients on communications. Experience supporting a federal agency is highly preferred. If you are passionate about communications and have the requisite prior experience, we'd love to talk to you. This is an exciting role offering excellent opportunities to work in a dynamic, collaborative and uniquely positioned organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Craft communications plans and strategies in collaboration with the Communications Director in support of the client’s strategic priorities.

  • Develop communications materials, which may include fact sheets, press releases and advisories, toolkits, presentations, social media content, infographics, flyers, brochures, talking points, surveys, blogs, marketing emails and other communications products.

  • Develop social marketing/public information materials to promote and engage audiences in cybersecurity educational and training programs and initiatives.

  • Serve as an editor, including updating and correcting web content.

  • Provide quality assurance reviews for deliverables.

  • Provide meeting support associated with programs and initiatives, including developing event plans; coordinating logistics associated with events; and developing marketing collateral, speaker presentations, talking points, and other event materials.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently holds, or is able to obtain, DHS Fitness Determination.

  • Bachelors Degree

  • Minimum of six (6) years of demonstrated experience:

Preferred Skills and experience:

  • Experience assisting in development of communications materials to build brand and product awareness through targeted media and awareness campaigns.

  • Excellent communication skills, especially written.

  • Strong research and organizational skills.

  • Experience creating written content for public distribution in support of a government agency.

  • Experience using social media marketing tools, such as Sprinklr and Sprout Social.

  • Experience using SharePoint.

  • Experience with Drupal.

  • Self-starter, with ability to manage tasks and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision.

  • Experience working successfully in a team environment, preferably remote.

  • Proficiency in the following MS Office 2021 applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Job Location(s): This position is remote.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy ( .

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law ( and Pay Transparency Statement ( .

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is :

$68,325.00 - $116,152.00

COVID-19 Policy: The position you are applying to requires the selected employee(s) to provide proof of their full vaccination status which is defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for use by the FDA.

Nationwide Remote Office (US99)

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About ICF

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services company with approximately 8,000 full and part-time employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at