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Federal - Internal Communications Strategist

Job Location: VA - Arlington

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00602385

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Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Arlington, VA
 
Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.
 
We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So you can deliver what matters most.
 
Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 7,200 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.
 

Accenture Federal Services is looking for an experienced, passionate internal communications professional who can think strategically, engage audiences with clear, compelling writing, and serve as a trusted advisor who’s ready to assist with taking our internal communications program to the next level.

 

Our successful candidate will have a strong command of the written and spoken word, exceptional editing skills, a thorough knowledge of AP Style, and the interpersonal skills required to connect, engage, inform, and inspire Accenture Federal Service employees.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists Head of Communications with all internal communications efforts, including advising key stakeholders, and developing and executing high-quality communications strategies and deliverables from conception to completion.
  • Creates content for project-specific internal communications, including weekly newsletter, business and leadership announcements, town halls/presentations, talking points/key messages, videos, and articles to engage a broad audience of internal stakeholders.
  • Manages all internal employee distribution lists, content for internal portal, other repositories, digital signage and Yammer!
  • Creates stakeholder-specific campaigns, messaging that drive awareness, understanding, engagement, and actionable steps that meet business objectives.
  • Serve as liaison across departments to ensure high-quality content standards and consistency in communications that reach internal audiences; identify issues and opportunities for strategic alignment, clarity, accuracy.
  • Monitors and continuously seeks to understand employee views, concerns, and level of engagement.
  • Proactively identifies new opportunities and executes plans to continually improve internal communications initiatives
  • Measures and reports the effectiveness of communications channels, messaging, tactics/collateral, and other activities, including employee readership, understanding, and engagement; determines and adopts ways for continuous improvement.
  • Collaborates with internal teams across AFS and Accenture to build stronger connections across the company.
  • Leverages the full array of communications vehicles (electronic, print, video, face-to-face, etc.); evaluates new tools and technologies to improve delivery efficiency, convenience, accuracy, and engagement.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors’ degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field
  • 3 years of progressive experience serving in an internal communications role within a large corporate structure
  • 3 years of exceptional writing, editing, and verbal communications skills; AP Style, grammar, and punctuation proficiency; ability to develop clear, concise, and compelling content on complex topics for diverse, internal audiences
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Mailer software
  • US Citizenship

Professional Skill Requirements:

  • Proven track record of teamwork, innovation, and results in employee communications
  • Ability to interact and influence across levels of an organization and ability to navigate effectively through a matrixed environment
  • Ability to establish and meet deadlines, work accurately under pressure, and manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Decision-making and critical thinking skills

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.


Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

Accenture is a federal contractor, an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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