Our Client Company is a science philanthropy whose mission is to advance biomedical research and science education for the benefit of humanity. They are currently seeking a Communications Specialist in Ashburn, VA. The salary is $90k-$115k, depending on experience. Relocation assistance is available.
The position of Communications Specialist is an exciting opportunity to build finely tailored marketing and communications from the ground up, through working in tandem with leading scientists, committed executives, and creative operations professionals. The Communications Specialist oversees specific and high-priority external/internal communications channels to extend the research campus’s reach, demonstrate impact, and perpetuate culture. He/she conceptualizes, plans and manages public events, ensures branding consistency between the company’s corporate image and that of the research campus, while articulating the individuality of the campus itself. Working with the Communications staff, the Communications Specialist shares the company’s programs and products with target audiences and, finally, assists with efforts to recruit top-quality scientists, students, and operations professionals to the company.
Requirements: • A Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field of study (we are not looking for marketing or sales candidates) • 7 - 10 years of practical and relevant experience • Demonstrated success and ease in working with scientists, academic researchers or similar professionals in a high-caliber, intellectual environment • Intellectual depth, maturity and confidence in earning the trust of senior leadership, scientific and program staff, and other constituents • A keen understanding of communications and their effectiveness, target audiences, and appropriate messaging • Superior written and verbal communications skills
Competitive salary and a generous employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, a 403b retirement plan with automatic 10% salary contribution, paid holidays/time off, etc.
Must be a U.S. citizen or Green Card holder.
Interested and Qualified, or do you know someone who might be? To apply, please click on the following link and email your updated resume in Word format, *highlighting the necessary requirements* and indicating position of interest . Please specify “Communications Specialist – HHCS” in the subject line.