Communications Manager

Allegis Group Services   •  

Hanover, MD

Industry: Staffing

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 26 days ago

Overview

The Communications Manager helps employees understand company strategy, goals and objectives. Through the development of a strategic communication agenda, the Communications Manager builds and executes internal and external communication campaigns tocapture attention, inform, inspire and motivate employees and other key stakeholders. To be successful in the role, the Communications Manager needs to demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Passion for the art and science of communication
  • Intellectual curiosity around a variety of subjects
  • Ability to understand and interpret context
  • Strong interpersonal skills within a diverse client base

As a member of the Communication team, the Communications Manager reports to the Director of Communications and serves as a partner to leadership, providing support, feedback and guidance on key communication initiatives.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Partner with a variety of internal clients to provide communication support for strategic business priorities, including the development and execution of communication plans
  • Develop message sets aligned to the company strategy and develop communication collateral, including presentations, talking points, emails and news stories to achieve specific objectives
  • Build strong relationships with internal leaders and serve as their communication advisor
  • Gather and summarize employee feedback on communication effectiveness
  • Plan and execute communication strategies for organizational changes, organizational events and critical events
  • Support and help maintain key communication channels, including feedback mechanisms, intranet, external website and social media platforms
  • Build a public relations strategy in line with overall company strategy
  • Partner with Operating Company communication teams to understand their Strategic Agendas, Plans and Calendars and to ensure alignment relative to company-wide messages
  • Develop relationships with Operating Company communication teams, fostering cross-company collaboration

Supervisory or Management Responsibility:

Provides direct management and coaching for Communication Specialist

Budget Responsibility:

Coordinate with Director of Communications to ensure any costs are in line with budget allocations

Decision Making Level:

  • Recommendations for new and ongoing communication initiatives, vehicles, projects for Allegis Group
  • Oversight and management of communication initiatives, vehicles, projects for specific clients

Qualifications

Minimum Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree; communication-related major preferred
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in strategic communication

Skills/Abilities:

  • A college graduate with a communication-related major (preferred) possessing at least 5 years of related work experience
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team environment, handle internal clients with tact and diplomacy, and maintain composure and production quality under deadline pressure
  • Experience partnering on communication initiatives with mid- and senior-level executives
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Technology savvy with proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to understand complex business information and effectively communicate key messages to and on behalf of all levels of business management and staff
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment that values creativity, self-motivation, candor, reliability and accountability

  • Candidates should be prepared with at least two business writing samples

Core Competencies:

  • Customer Service
  • Building Relationships
  • Business Knowledge / Organizational Acumen
  • Self-Motivation/Self Starter

  • Leading Self and Others