Strategic Communications Specialist

M9 Solutions is dedicated to providing IT services and solutions to the Federal Government by mobilizing the right people, skills, clearance levels, and technologies to help organizations who desire improved performance and modern, sustainable change. M9 has provided quality IT services and support to 27 Federal Agencies and multiple commercial customers across 41 states nationwide. Our capabilities include digital transformation, software development, cloud migration, applications & infrastructure, cybersecurity, data delivery & analytics, and IT talent solutions.

 

M9 Solutions is seeking a Strategic Communications Specialist to work hybrid remote/on-site on a government contract for a client located in Washington, DC. An active Top Secret/SCI clearance is required.

Responsibilities

  • Work with clients to develop strategic communications plans that engage and inform the workforce and key stakeholders.
  • Promote the identification and use of third-party voices to support client communications and mission goals.
  • Draft talking points, memos, announcements, newsletters, and annual reports.
  • Assimilate inputs from key stakeholders and translate complex ideas and issues into clear and compelling messages.
  • Understand the key stakeholder’s potential to engage with others within the client or other organizations.
  • Prepare executive level-briefing materials such as memos, papers, presentations etc. for clients to brief other senior leadership.
  • Host quarterly town halls to facilitate open and transparent communication channels between senior leadership and employees.
  • Host client offsites to bring together leaders and key decision makers in a different setting, to discuss and plan strategic initiatives, align on goals, strengthen team dynamics, and drive organizational growth.
  • Design and conduct surveys to gather valuable information from leadership and/or the workforce.
  • Use graphic tools to create template illustrations for branding and marketing purposes.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • An active Top Secret/SCI clearance is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Possess a working knowledge of, and experience in strategic communications.
  • Proven success in developing and executing communications strategies and plans for clients with stakeholders.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to work in a virtual environment.
  • Ability to make connections in a highly matrixed environment, with an eye on collaboration and integration, across all levels of the organization.
  • High level of comfort with ambiguity and fluid priorities with the ability to manage multiple and complex priorities effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to interact and communicate across a variety of stakeholder groups from technical subject matter experts to senior executives.
  • Ability to present complex information in an understandable format and tailored to specific audiences.
  • Capable of working well under pressure and managing multiple high-profile assignments in an intense fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to communicate to formulate a clear point of view on complicated issues and create a concise well-written narrative.
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and presentation skills, with the ability to interact with and brief senior leaders.
  • Strong listening and persuasive communication skills with the ability to gain consensus through influence and pivot when warranted.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and experience in the intelligence community, information technology, and intelligence/analysis.
  • Experience with the Canva graphics tool, and with Microsoft Teams live. 

Full-Time Employee Compensation

  • M9 Solutions’ pay range for this position is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include, but are not limited to, responsibilities of the position, education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, as well as internal equity, location, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
  • M9 Benefits - https://m9solutions.com/why-join-m9/#our-benefits

Salary Range
$60,000$180,000 USD

 

M9 Solutions LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer – AA/EOE/W/M/Vet/Disabled.

M9 Solutions, LLC (M9) is a Federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer. M9 is subject to Executive Order 11246, which requires government contractors to take affirmative action to ensure that equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of their employment. Please click here to complete M9's Voluntary Self-Identification Form and then email it to hr@m9solutions.com. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment. If you are an individual with disabilities who needs accommodation or you are having difficulty using our website to apply for employment, please contact M9’s Human Resources Department at hr@m9solutions.com or at 703-936-0880.

With 14+ years of proven delivery and steady growth, M9 Solutions is a unique small business with credible past performance and key capabilities offering project management services, solution architects, business analysts, program managers, technical architects, and technical consultants. M9 was recognized as an Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2012. M9 Solutions believes that work should be fun, rewarding, and something everyone can be excited about. We offer a competitive compensation package and value diversity in driving the vision of the company.

F 7.2-27 REV - 6 01/24/2023

Apply for this job

or enter manually
or enter manually

Voluntary Self-Identification


For government reporting purposes, we ask candidates to respond to the below self-identification survey. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

As set forth in M9 Solutions’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected group status under any applicable law.

If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:

A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Form CC-305
Page 1 of 1
OMB Control Number 1250-0005
Expires 04/30/2026

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

We are a federal contractor or subcontractor. The law requires us to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We have a goal of having at least 7% of our workers as people with disabilities. The law says we must measure our progress towards this goal. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had one. People can become disabled, so we need to ask this question at least every five years.

Completing this form is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer is confidential. No one who makes hiring decisions will see it. Your decision to complete the form and your answer will not harm you in any way. If you want to learn more about the law or this form, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

How do you know if you have a disability?

A disability is a condition that substantially limits one or more of your “major life activities.” If you have or have ever had such a condition, you are a person with a disability. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol or other substance use disorder (not currently using drugs illegally)
  • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV/AIDS
  • Blind or low vision
  • Cancer (past or present)
  • Cardiovascular or heart disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deaf or serious difficulty hearing
  • Diabetes
  • Disfigurement, for example, disfigurement caused by burns, wounds, accidents, or congenital disorders
  • Epilepsy or other seizure disorder
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intellectual or developmental disability
  • Mental health conditions, for example, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Mobility impairment, benefiting from the use of a wheelchair, scooter, walker, leg brace(s) and/or other supports
  • Nervous system condition, for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Neurodivergence, for example, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, dyspraxia, other learning disabilities
  • Partial or complete paralysis (any cause)
  • Pulmonary or respiratory conditions, for example, tuberculosis, asthma, emphysema
  • Short stature (dwarfism)
  • Traumatic brain injury

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.