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Communications and Public Engagement Manager

Company: Bdconnect
Location: Washington
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

Communications and Public Engagement Manager Brailsford and Dunlavey is seeking an experienced communications and public engagement manager to join our growing firm in Washington, DC. Are you someone who prides themselves on being rigorous, motivated, and creative? Are you driven by intellectual curiosity and in pursuit of a more challenging and rewarding career path? Do you desire to work in a collaborative, high-performance environment with leadership committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion? If these qualities align with your values, B&D might just be the ideal place for you! This position is a flexible, hybrid work opportunity based in the greater Washington DC metropolitan area. Depending on client needs/requirements, the employee will spend an average of two days per week on-site. Position Purpose This communications & public engagement (CPE) manager will lead strategic communications and public engagement operations supporting its client-based major planning, design, and construction programs in the greater Washington DC metropolitan area. The CPE manager will guide and support the CPE coordinator's and specialist's professional development and contribute to the CPE practice group's business development. B&D's CPE practice group specializes in strategic communication and outreach planning and execution, multimedia coordination, and major public event planning. The group seeks a CPE manager interested in expanding a plethora of skills and experience supporting programs ranging from major public school modernization programs to university-based energy and sustainability plan development to affordable housing surveying and program development. Position Responsibilities

  • Develop, manage, and refine communications and engagement plans supporting clients' major planning, design, and/ or construction programs.
  • Oversee the management of clients' facilities-related websites. Website content includes but is not limited to, public event notifications, project updates, executive committee meeting notifications and minutes, reports, etc.
  • Produce facilities-based newsletters for frequent distribution to internal and external stakeholders. Develop strategies to increase newsletter subscribers and open and click rates.
  • Develop social media content banks and schedules. Track social media goals of increasing program awareness, driving traffic to clients' facilities-related websites, and boosting engagement.
  • Plan and support the execution of major project update meetings.
  • Develop and/or support engagement activities that bring communities closer to major planning, design, and construction processes.
  • Assist in collecting content for and compiling quarterly and annual reports.
  • Develop and/or manage clients' brands. Ensure collateral materials, manuals, postcards, presentations, and reports follow clients' style guide.
  • Design various program materials and documents, including reports, flyers, signage, social media announcements, postcards, mailers, and letterhead.
  • Design building dedication plaque layouts and prep files for delivery to fabricators.
  • Copyedit, write, edit, and proofread with a keen eye for detail, grammar, language, and flow. Offer creative and conceptual thought in the writing process and demonstrate brand voice.
  • Plan and execute program-related major public events, i.e., groundbreakings, ribbon cuttings, and forums. Write press releases, secure vendors or internal support departments (i.e., security, print shop, warehouse, etc.), coordinate tours, manage event staff, communicate with media liaisons, and ensure organized setup of event spaces.
  • Secure vendors and/or internal teams to photograph and film major public events and pre- and post-building conditions. Manage the archive of all photos and videos. Record and edit short community outreach-related videos and take photographs at events and meetings. Provide final editing (film and photo) as needed.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned with the effort and skills required to contribute to the continued growth of the CPE practice group. Supervisory Responsibilities The CPE manager will manage the CPE coordinator and specialist and support their professional development Position Requirements
    • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in marketing or communications-related field.
    • Minimum of five years managing communications projects related to public engagement and multiple projects simultaneously. Experience in community-based engagement preferred.
    • Reliable transportation.
    • Experience in community-based engagement preferred.
    • Comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Office and 365 applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and SharePoint.
    • Proficiency with photography and video equipment.
    • Proficiency with graphic design software including Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Illustrator.
    • Proficiency with video editing software including Final Cut Pro or similar software.
    • Proficiency with website content management including knowledge of XHTML coding.
    • Proficiency with social media platform management.
    • Excellent oral, written, and visual communication skills.
    • Demonstrated commitment to client satisfaction.
    • Proven adaptability, flexibility, and creativity.
    • Demonstrated ability to thrive within a team structure.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of individuals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability and ethical backgrounds. Why work with us? We lead the planning, development, and management of the places that shape and strengthen our communities. At B&D, you have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the communities around you while advancing your career. We strongly believe that for you to invest your career in us, we must also invest in YOU. That's why B&D offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% company-paid medical, prescription, and dental insurance premiums for employees and their children. Our benefits package also includes vision insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid time off, employee assistant programs, cell phone reimbursement, and many more! Additionally, at B&D, we prioritize growth opportunities, diversity and inclusion, mentorship programs, and work/life balance. Does it get better than this? We don't think so, and if you agree, we encourage you to apply with us today. We are excited to meet you. The base annual salary range for this role is approximately $90,000-115,000. Pay scales are determined by role, level, location, and alignment with market data. Individual pay is determined through interviews and an assessment of several factors that that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to, job-related skills, relevant education and experience, certifications, abilities of the candidate and pay relative to other team members Brailsford & Dunlavey is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Brailsford & Dunlavey participates in E-Verify.

Keywords: Bdconnect, Washington DC , Communications and Public Engagement Manager, Executive , Washington, DC

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