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Communications Consultant

Company: Duty First
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

About the role:
As a company founded by service-disabled Veterans, we at DFC are driven by a duty to serve our clients, our employees, and our community. We are committed to helping organizations achieve their goals by cultivating a team of talented professionals that delivers exceptional service, creative insights, and high-quality results.
Duty First Consulting (DFC) is seeking a communications consultant to serve as a member of a contract team. This position will support internal communications creation and delivery. This position entails developing strategic communication solutions in support of a large-scale transformation initiative.
What the role requires:
The candidate would have a variety of responsibilities, which include developing and delivering client products, such as communications documentation, artifacts, analysis, and recommendations.
Responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to:

  • Work with clients to draft written materials, prepare presentations and briefings
  • Develop internal communications
  • Prepare reports for leadership that provide updates on the transformation effort
  • Establish and manage relationships in order to advise and support clients in determining the best communications and change management strategies and approaches to achieve short- and long-term goals
  • Leverage superior writing abilities, attention to detail, research skills and solid oral communication skills to develop and finalize accurate, quality deliverables in a timely manner
  • Support meeting preparation and documentation
  • Support website updates and edits
  • Ensure flawless project execution

    What you need to be successful:

    • 4+ years of communications experience
    • Department of Veterans Affairs experience preferred but not required
    • Federal consulting experience is preferred
    • Experience working on large projects
    • Experience creating project documentation and client deliverables
    • Experience with social media and website development
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
    • Excellent experience with MS PowerPoint, MS Word, and MS Outlook; familiarity with MS Excel, MS Project, MS Visio, and SharePoint 2010, TeamSite, GovDelivery
    • Applicants must have the legal right to work in the US as sponsorship is not available for this position

      Required Education/Certificates
      Bachelor's degree required preferably in communications or related field
      Other important information:

      • Ability to obtain a US government security clearance, if needed, is required.
      • Applicants must have the legal right to work in the US for any employer; sponsorship is not available for this position.
      • Preference will be given to qualified Veteran candidates.

        Is consulting the right career for you?
        A career in consulting can offer a wide variety of experiences and is a great opportunity for personal and professional growth, but it often requires a bit more time and energy than the standard nine-to-five. The characteristics below are those of a typical consultant in this field; we encourage you to consider if these are applicable to you as you complete your application.

        • Thrives when working in a challenging, fast-paced environment
        • Balances competing priorities and fluctuating workloads with composure
        • Works well in teams or independently, as the job requires
        • Commits the requisite hours and effort to ensure deliverables are submitted on time and error-free
        • Dives into new and unfamiliar tasks, employing a learn-as-you-go mentality and problem-solving skills
        • Has the foresight to strategically plan and anticipate next steps and outcomes
        • Uses interpersonal skills to establish and uphold strong client relationships, representing the company positively
        • Values quality in client deliverables and internal tasks
        • Enjoys having a high level of responsibility and task autonomy
        • Acts professionally in all circumstances and enjoys creating and nurturing a professional network of peers, clients, and partners

          * Duty First Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender/sex, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, the basis of genetic information or any other group protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance. People with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to apply or compete for employment may request such accommodation(s)

Keywords: Duty First, Minneapolis , Communications Consultant, Professions , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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