Manager, Strategic Communications and Design

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 15 July 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 5 June 2018

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a manager to join its Strategic Communications and Design (SC&D) department. SC&D is a dynamic and enthusiastic team responsible for internal, external, and project communications, along with graphic design. With a focus on strategic communications, this manager position is an excellent opportunity for a strong communications specialist to write and share about Chemonics experience and expertise in international development. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with SC&D on social media, video, writing, and visual content initiatives
  • Generate stories for Chemonics’ website and blog, supporting commentaries for external outlets
  • Craft and share stories about our work globally and support our social media strategy
  • Develop communications strategies and implement communications activities
  • Interview executives and senior technical experts for the purpose of creating content for external audiences
  • Develop a strong understanding of departmental, divisional and corporate goals and strategies and ensure they are integrated into communications and outreach activities.
  • Supervise and mentor associates
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required


  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in communications, marketing, international development, or related field preferred
  • Minimum three years of relevant experience, including experience in strategic communications
  • Ability to connect individual communications activities or products to higher-level strategies and goals
  • Ability to write story-driven content about complex technical subjects and projects that engages target audiences and enhances the company’s image, with the appropriate level of director supervision
  • Working knowledge of uses and administration of popular social media outlets (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, Instagram, YouTube)
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Adobe Photoshop
  • Sensitivity to diverse audiences and demonstrated sound judgement about messaging
  • Interviewing skills and the interpersonal skills to establish and maintain strong working relationships with executives, senior technical experts, and a variety of staff around the world
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure with diverse teams and manage production schedules
  • Willingness to travel and work abroad a minimum of 4-8 weeks per year
  • Fluent English required; proficiency in a foreign language preferred

Application Instructions:

Apply through our Career Center at by June 15, 2018. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

About the Organization

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.

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