Communications Consultant 

Are you looking to build a career, while making an impact in the world?

Do you like rolling up your sleeves to solve complex problems AND value work-life balance?

If so, Wheelhouse may be just the place for you!

At Wheelhouse Group, we guide organizations through transformational changes in direction, culture, technology and process improvement. To do this, we build multi-disciplinary teams with diverse perspectives and experience in organizational change management, stakeholder engagement & communications, workforce transformation and business optimization.

We know that work is about more than what we do for our clients. It is about working together to build community and culture. It is about supporting and trusting each other to deliver on our commitments.  At Wheelhouse, we ensure each of our team members have what they need thrive and to be successful.

The Position

Wheelhouse Group is looking for communications professionals who bring strategic thinking and outstanding tactical execution skills. In this job you will partner with your team to make our clients “better at change.”  You will create targeted messaging for each audience that is credible, relevant, visionary, and instructive. You will help to design innovative communication activities that reach key stakeholders with the right message to achieve the desired behavioral change. You will translate business strategies into comprehensive integrated, and actionable communications plans. 

Each engagement is a bit different but almost every opportunity requires a person who is a creative problem solver, brings a flexible approach and is passionate about helping clients succeed.

Interest & Attitude

  • A self-starter with an exceptionally strong work ethic, curiosity and drive to proactively solve problems and identify was to better meet client needs 
  • A growth mindset with a willingness to build subject matter expertise in key focus areas and a desire to share what you know so that team members can continuously learn from one another
  • An eagerness to engage our communities with writing, speaking and engagement on topics of strategic importance
  • Communication skills, both verbal and written; excellent active listening skills
  • Ability to establish and grow strong relationships with colleagues, clients, and partners 
  • Desire to work primarily with federal government clients

Skills & Experience

  • Strategic Communications subject matter expert with a minimum of 8 years of experience
  • Excellent writing skills and a gift for creating briefings and documents that tell a compelling, relevant and data-driven story
  • Knowledge of and experience with creating and implementing strategic communications plans, preparing communication artifacts, and preparing messaging that engages a diverse group of stakeholders and audiences
  • Experience supporting change management through communications
  • Ability to lead and facilitate others to move toward a common vision or goal
  • Organized with natural agility to move seamlessly from strategic tasks (developing strategic plans, briefing client executives on recommendations) to tactical tasks (preparing PowerPoint briefings, recording meeting outcomes) as needed
  • Familiarity with organization change management approaches and tools
  • Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle; proven experience managing multiple projects
  • Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel) and a gift for creating briefings and documents that tell a compelling, relevant and data-driven story
  • Experience in IT and technology deployment, HR programs, professional services firms and/or government a plus
  • Change management, Project Management Professional (PMP) and/or facilitation certifications desired

Most opportunities exist in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. Given the current restrictions due to the ongoing pandemic, this position will likely work remotely for an extended period; however, some positions have historically required a combination of telework and work on client site in Washington, D.C. Compensation dependent on experience.

To make sure we hire the most qualified people, we’ve designed a multi-step selection process that may include interviews, case study assignment, and reference checks. We’re excited to get to know you!

Wheelhouse Group is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer; we believe an inclusive workforce is good for business and essential for our teams to thrive. Our strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility promotes a welcoming environment where all team members feel like they belong, including feeling respected, included and heard.

EOE, including disability/vets.

 

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