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USICH Seeking Director of Communications and External Relations and Management and Program Analyst

January 28, 2013

USICH is looking to add to its staff as we begin the second term of the Obama Administration, and we are currently seeking two talented individuals in Communications and Policy teams.

USICH is seeking a qualified candidate with a strong background in public affairs and communications among stakeholders in the legislature, federal agency partners, and national partners to lead USICH Communications as its Director of Communications and External Relations. The Director will serve as a public affairs specialist responsible for planning and implementing communications and media information programs regarding the work of the USICH and its initiatives. Additionally, the Director has principal responsibility for developing, managing and implementing the agency’s legislative priorities and processes, as well as management of relationships, initiatives and work related to federal and national partners. This position works out of the Washington, DC office.

Some of the key responsibilties of this position include: developing and managing an agency-wide communications plan, developing, improving and managing, serving as the point of contact for all press inquiries, responsible for all USICH media vehicles and messaging, and manages the coordination of all congressional relations and communications of the agency and council member agencies and other stakeholders, as they relate to the work of the agency.

USICH will consider candidates with a high level of experience and knowledge with emerging technology used in communications, including web site design and maintenance. Advanced degree is preferred, college degree required with a minimum of five years of related work and experience. 

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USICH is also seeking another integral member of the Communications and Policy Teams, a Management and Program Analyst. This position will support both policy work and communications work across the agency, and works to support a variety of initiatives and projects in the implementation of Opening Doors. The Management and Program Analyst will support communications with web site maintenance and support, writing and editing content to support the Agency's communications strategy, and social media technology and content. Their policy work will include undertaking special projects, ongoing analyses, research and intiatives that have high priority for management as well as working with Council member agencies and other stakeholders on a variety of work products, processes and projecs as assigned. The analyst will also manage data, databases, and other informational system to perform and support the work of the Agency. The ideal candidate would have excellent analytical skills, project and process management skills, and excellent technical writing skills.  Minimum 5 years of directly related experience.  Bachelor’s degree, minimum.

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