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Strategic Communications Specialist (CLEARED)

Avid Core is seeking a communications specialist with strong writing, editing, and project management skills to support a federal government client in Washington, D.C.

Applicants must have an active public trust clearance with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Homeland Security, or an equivalent or higher federal government security clearance. The position is currently remote due to COVID-19 with the expectation to work at the client site in Washington, D.C. when required. Travel will likely be required.

Applicants should send resumes and cover letters to careers@avid-core.com.

Salary Range: Between $65,000 and $80,000, varies based on experience

Desired Qualifications/Skills:

  • Experience in strategic communications, stakeholder engagement/coordination, and project management
  • Capable of working independently and collaboratively in a deadline-driven environment
  • Experience/interest in working with law enforcement agencies
  • Ability to manage multiple high-priority tasks
  • Exceptional editing skills to ensure deliverables submitted to the client for final approval are error-free
  • Strong QA/QC skills to ensure correspondence compliance according to the appropriate federal government style guide
  • Has the ability to manage and follow-up on deadlines, as well as to identify and recommend solutions and next steps
  • Strong Microsoft Office and SharePoint skills,
  • Experience working with Microsoft Teams and Cisco Webex platforms
  • Familiarity with the National Environmental Policy Act (preferred)
  • Spanish-language proficiency (preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or significant relevant experience

Benefits:

  • Comprehensive health insurance through Aetna
  • Vision, dental and short-term and long-term disability
  • 401K includes employer match (after six months of employment)
  • Federal and non-federal paid holidays
  • Generous paid time off and carry-over policy (upon employment and accrued)
  • Generous bonus program based on firm and individual performance
  • Work with a fun team!
Communications Specialist

Avid Core has an immediate opening for a full-time, entry-level Communications Specialist to support environmental communications and outreach for a federal government client.

Duties:

  • Assist with the development and implementation of communications strategies
  • Manage logistics for in-person and virtual meetings
  • Review correspondence and develop draft responses
  • Develop informational materials such as blog posts, brochures, handouts
  • Assist with writing proposals for new business
  • Prepare graphics for reports, presentations, and other marketing materials
  • Translate written materials from English to Spanish

Qualifications

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required
  • Experience with digital collaboration platforms required (such as Adobe Connect, Cisco WebEx, Microsoft Teams, Zoom)
  • Three years of relevant experience desired
  • Familiarity with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) desired
  • Experience with graphic design and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite desired
  • Spanish fluency preferred

The ideal candidate will hold a clearance or will have the ability to obtain one.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution is required. Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Public Relations, Public Affairs, or other related field is preferred. Degree requirement waived in lieu of significant recent and relevant work experience.

We’re looking for someone who is:

  • Self-driven, organized, and able to prioritize
  • Proven ability to handle multiple responsibilities and willing to take on a wide variety of tasks
  • Fun  and energetic
  • Detail oriented
  • Committed to client satisfaction

Compensation: $40,000 to $55,000 commensurate with experience plus benefits

Avid Core is a small woman-owned business headquartered in Northern Virginia with employees throughout the Washington DC metro area.  We provide effective strategic communications, project management, public outreach and innovative marketing strategies. 

TO APPLY: Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to careers@avid-core.com. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Strategic Communications Intern – Summer 2021

Avid Core is looking for a part-time intern to assist with its business development and strategic communications efforts. This is a paid, remote internship that runs from June 2021 through August 2021.  

Candidates from all backgrounds are welcome to apply. People of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to join the Avid Core team.  

TO APPLY: Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to careers@avid-core.com.

Duties:

  • Lead the execution of a communications project with supervision
  • Assist with the development and implementation of communications strategies
  • Team with Avid Core staff and clients on developing informational materials such as blog posts, brochures, handouts
  • Assist with social media planning and content creation
  • Assist with the development, writing, and research of new business proposals
  • Design proposals and marketing materials with Adobe InDesign
  • Administrative tasks as assigned

Qualifications

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with CRMs (preferred)

Education

  • High School diploma
  • Either currently enrolled in a degree program or recent graduate, preferably in journalism, communications, marketing, or similar field of study

We’re looking for someone who is:

  • Self-driven, organized, and able to prioritize
  • Proven ability to handle multiple responsibilities and willing to take on a wide variety of tasks
  • Fun and energetic
  • Able to work independently and as a team
  • Detail-oriented
  • Interested in learning about career options in the communications field

Compensation: $15/hr

Location: This is a remote position. Candidates must have access to a computer, steady internet connection, and a phone.

Avid Core is a small woman-owned business headquartered in Northern Virginia with employees throughout the Washington DC metro area. We provide effective strategic communications, project management, public outreach, and innovative marketing strategies to government clients. Avid Core is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a drug-free workplace.

TO APPLY: Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to careers@avid-core.com. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.  We look forward to hearing from you!