Strategic Communications Specialist

Washington, DC 20036, USA
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Job Description

Corner Alliance is a dynamic, growing consulting firm that devotes itself to providing an enriching employee experience while working in meaningful ways to create results for the government. We are currently seeking a Strategic Communications Specialist with 3-5 years of experience to join a diverse team delivering project management office (PMO) and communications strategy and implementation for a complex project while fully embracing our commitment to deliver, grow and thrive.

About the Role:

As a Strategic Communications Specialist supporting our federal government client, you will be trusted to provide strategic planning and implementation support to broadband grant programs in the pre- and post-award phases. This role requires coordination across team, client, and interagency contacts; assisting executive leadership and staff with communications activities; establishing and maintaining relationships with cross-functional groups; collaborating with colleagues to clearly define project goals; and generating effective solutions to fulfill project needs and objectives. This work will also entail building relationships and facilitating meetings with senior government officials and state, local, tribal, territorial, and industry stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Work with project leadership to guide the team in a fluid and ambiguous client environment, aiding staff in pushing projects forward effectively.
  • Cultivate a deep understanding of client objectives while establishing relationships with senior government officials to explore new avenues of opportunity.
  • Lead the team through the process of developing communications and outreach materials, presentation talking points, fact sheets, reports, infographics, press releases, Congressional announcements, and more, with high attention to detail and product quality.
  • Support writing and implementation of stakeholder outreach and engagement strategies, to include communications plans for multiple programs.
  • Manage planning, logistics, and execution of in-person and virtual workshops and webinars.
  • Work closely with a multifaceted team, integrating individuals of various backgrounds, skills, and viewpoints to collectively pursue client objectives.
  • Work effectively with stakeholders from outside the organization to obtain information and keep the projects and tasks on schedule.
  • Conduct work with integrity and display sensitivity to working in a high-stake, high-pressure organization and decision-making environment.
  • Carry out our Commitments to Deliver, Grow, and Thrive.


You will work a hybrid schedule in metro-accessible Washington, DC with onsite support required up to two days per week. Flexible work arrangements negotiable.

Required Experience/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 3 years of communications experience
  • Experience working with senior executive level clients
  • An understanding of the various stakeholders across the broadband landscape and what roles they play
  • A solid understanding of the most effective ways to engage stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communications (prose and presentation) skills, especially the ability to articulate and tailor complex strategic situations and strategies to effectively communicate to audiences
  • An understanding of the grants management lifecycle and programs
  • Data management skills and experience with Excel, including the use of pivot tables and VLOOKUP
  • Strong task and people management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment by communicating effectively
  • Experience working in complex client landscape and ability to quickly pivot to shifting priorities
  • Ability to work independently and take tasks from concept to delivery
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality assurance
  • US citizenship or permanent resident and the ability to pass public trust clearance or suitability

Preferred Experience/Skills:

  • Professional experience using and applying Associated Press Stylebook guidelines to communications products
  • Experience working on communications campaigns across different mediums to include multimedia, video, and web
  • Experience working as a federal communications consultant
  • A relevant BA/BS degree in journalism, business, communications, public policy or closely related field
  • Experience working on government programs
  • Knowledge of existing communications technologies and software
  • Marketing experience
  • Performance management experience

Don’t think you have everything for this role but are still very interested? Please don’t hold back from applying because you may not have it all. You can learn and grow with us. We're looking for someone who is coachable, unflappable in navigating challenges, resourceful in learning new skills, innovative in challenging the status quo, excellent in writing, analytical in thinking, skilled in prioritization, and a rapport builder with clients and colleagues.

About Us:

Corner Alliance offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package for full-time employees including 401k matching (4%), PTO (3 weeks to start, 4 weeks (2-5 years) and 5 weeks (5 years+)), health, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, FSA accounts, 4 weeks of paid parental leave, 11 paid holidays (including your birthday off), fitness & cell phone reimbursements, monthly all hands update meetings, annual in-person all hands team building day and evening out, regular check-ins for professional growth goals, semi-monthly one on one performance manager meetings, a social team that coordinates monthly events, use of technology like Slack to keep us connected and collaborative, and overall, a company culture dedicated to a highly engaged team.

Corner Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, or any other basis covered by applicable law. We are dedicated to building a diverse and talented workforce that reflects the strength of our society and our shared commitment to excellence and inclusivity. We make a steadfast commitment to actively seek, recruit, and hire qualified candidates from these groups for our open positions.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Corner Alliance please call (202) 754-8120 or email

Corner Alliance participates in the E-verify program and will provide the Federal Government with Form I-9 information to confirm work authorization in the U.S.

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  • Salary Estimate: $80,000.00 - $110,000.00 annually
  • The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range of candidates hired. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, how many years of experience you have, and comparison to other employees already in this role.