Senior Manager, Communication - Hanover - job 1196751

Date: 09/12/2021

City: Hanover, Maryland

Employment type: Full-time


The Senior Manager, Communication helps employees understand company strategy, goals and objectives through the development of a strategic communication agenda, the creation and execution of communication campaigns, and evaluation of communication effectiveness. As a member of the Communication team, the Senior Manager reports to the Director of Communications and serves as a partner to executive leadership (VP and above), providing support, feedback and guidance on key communication initiatives. To be successful in the role, the Communications Manager needs to demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Passion for the art and science of communication

  • Intellectual curiosity around a variety of subjects

  • Ability to understand and interpret context

  • Strong interpersonal skills within a diverse client base


Essential Functions:

  • Act as a communication advisor to multiple senior leaders.

  • Act as a functional center of excellence - partnering with leaders to create, execute and manage communication strategies, messages and planning that drive the company strategy; be prepared to highlight the risks and benefits associated with proposed strategies and tactical responses.

  • Create, execute and provide oversight of the leader's communication strategy to ensure consistency with company strategy and priorities.

  • Develop message sets aligned to the company strategy in addition to developing communication collateral, including presentations, talking points, emails, etc. to achieve specific objectives.

  • Routinely provide senior executives with feedback and counsel relative to employee understanding and engagement of our strategy as well as employee morale and communication effectiveness.

  • Lead change communication efforts for key strategic initiatives.

  • Gather and summarize employee feedback on communication effectiveness and advise leadership on strategy.

  • Ability to influence and lead others with strong credibility to drive quick, effective decision-making.

  • Advise leaders on organizational change initiatives and design, change management, and take a lead role in managing crisis communications internally.

  • Plan and execute organizational events, including annual meetings, as well as leadership meetings, executive team meetings, feedback sessions and follow-up.

  • Execute supervisory responsibilities of direct reports (if applicable), inclusive of interviewing; hiring; development; planning; reviewing and assigning work; appraising and managing performance; and rewarding employees.

  • Manage communication channels, including feedback loops and communication vehicle portfolio.

  • Maximize employee engagement and productivity through effective leadership and organizational communication.

  • Partner with Operating Company communication teams to understand their Strategic Agendas, Plans and Calendars and to ensure alignment relative to company-wide messages

  • Develop relationships with Operating Company communication teams, fostering cross-company collaboration

Supervisory or Management Responsibility:

  • Provides direct management and coaching for Communication Specialist

Budget Responsibility:

  • Coordinate with Director of Communications to ensure any costs are in line with budget allocations

Decision Making Level:

  • Recommendations for new and ongoing communication initiatives, vehicles, projects for Allegis Group

  • Oversight and management of communication initiatives, vehicles, projects for specific clients


Minimum Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree; communication-related major preferred

  • Minimum of 7-10 years of related work experience specifically advising senior leaders in the areas of communication, leadership and strategy.

Requisite Abilities and/or Skills:

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team environment, handle internal clients with tact and diplomacy, and maintain composure and production quality under deadline pressure

  • Experience partnering with senior-level executives on communication initiatives, including town halls, meetings and events preparation

  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills

  • Technology savvy with proficiency in Microsoft Office and SharePoint

  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to understand complex business information and effectively communicate key messages to and on behalf of all levels of business management and staff

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment that values creativity, self-motivation, candor, reliability and accountability

  • Candidates should be prepared with at least two business writing samples

Core Competencies:

  • Build relationships

  • Develop people

  • Lead change

  • Inspire Others

  • Think critically

  • Communicate clearly

  • Create accountability

How to apply:

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