Macfadden is now part of PAE. Founded over 30 years ago, Macfadden has provided federal agencies with critical on-the-ground support to U.S. government humanitarian missions around the world as well as financial and IT system support. Through program management, human resources services, financial management systems support, information technology solutions, knowledge management, travel coordination and communications support, Macfadden enables effective U.S. government humanitarian response to international disasters. Macfadden’s workforce includes approximately 300 employees primarily located in the Washington, D.C. area.
Key Internal Interfaces: Program Manager, COR, CMC Team
Key External Interfaces: Public, DOD
This position is located in the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, Office of Civilian-Military Cooperation (DCHA/CMC). The position will serve as the principle strategic communications specialist for CMC. CMC has three strategic goals:
DCHA/CMC manages a personnel exchange between USAID and DOD, with the ultimate goal of more synergistic operations in foreign assistance and foreign affairs across the USG, more effective achievement of USG development and security goals, and more efficient use of resources.
Staff are engaged in the critical nexus where development and security concerns come together in countries of national security interest, regionally, and at the Washington policy level. Communications are sensitive nature and can be highly specialized and technical. The incumbent will assist office leadership conceptualize, develop and execute a strategy for internal and external communication of the work of the office effectively to senior political leaders, USAID staff, the Department of Defense, the Department of State, and other legislative and executive branch stakeholders.
Apply knowledge of communications tactics, techniques, and strategies necessary to support the Office of Civilian-Military Cooperation, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance of USAID. The incumbent performs a variety of outreach and public affairs, and strategic communications functions, including developing communications materials. Materials development includes weekly and monthly reports for senior political leaders, position papers, invitations, articles, web copy, speeches, talking points, and Q&A documents. The incumbent will also perform duties such as:
Required Education: Master’s degree and 6 years of relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of relevant experience.
Required Experience: Demonstrated experience in developing, managing, or evaluating communication products and strategies. Experience producing, editing and reviewing a range of written, verbal, and article communications materials (e.g. brochures, publications, articles, speeches, PowerPoint presentations).
U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate MUST have an Active Secret clearance to qualify for this role.
Work schedule: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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