• Internal Communications Coordinator

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/8/2018 8:00 AM)
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  • Job Description

    Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


    Dewberry has an immediately available job opening for an Internal Communications Coordinator in Fairfax, Virginia.


    The Internal Communications Coordinator helps facilitate effective internal and strategic communication among employees, internal departments, and senior operations and initiative leadership, primarily through Dewberry’s intranet. The internal communications coordinator requires a range of practical skills, including excellent writing, planning and coordination, familiarity with data and web-based systems and software, and strong attention to detail. The ideal candidate has a passion for effective communication and knowledge management. The position works closely with the director of communications, communications manager, fellow communications coordinators, and IT systems personnel and internal departments (e.g., human resources and safety) to ensure priority messages are delivered and received by employees.


    Intranet Coordination and Facilitation


    The position is the primary point-of-content for coordinating Dewberry’s intranet, including:

    • Discuss requests from employees about their needs to communicate and collaborate and offer best solutions using the intranet; help enable robust online communities of practice
    • Help all departments manage and upload content; conduct annual content audits; help identify and implement improvements
    • Monitor conversation stream, add in relevant hashtags/keywords; ensure questions get answered
    • Help write, edit, or review content to post on intranet
    • Review content and search analytics; make improvements
    • Ensure document taxonomy
    • Participate and help lead the intranet management team, including reporting to senior management
    • Help create and maintain file structure on intranet server, including assigning permissions
    • Stay current on intranet software platform and report issues to the software helpdesk

    Database Management


    The intranet is supported by multiple databases and the position needs to be familiar with and support their constant improvement, including:

    • Work with Dewberry’s CRM manager to ensure directories function properly and meet the needs of the organization
    • Populate databases with information posted to the intranet

    Internal Communication Planning and Implementation

    • Work closely with the director of communications and the communications manager to develop strategic communications plans that address internal priorities
    • Execute plans, which may include interviewing subject matter experts and writing copy, editing copy into multiple formats for various communications tools, including video
    • Maintain a calendar of corporate initiatives’ content

    Required Skills & Required Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree required in English, library science, or equivalent degree
    • Two to four years in a professional setting
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Able to communicate effectively and execute work with all levels of the organization
    • Strong attention to detail and excellent quality control
    • Experiencing coordinating content for internal or external websites
    • Experience with database coordination, a plus
    • Proficient in the use of MS Word; Adobe InDesign and SharePoint, a plus


    *At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

    *Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

    *Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report.  These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.




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