Communications Manager, Silver Spring, United States 162 views

Panagora Group is a woman-owned small business (WOSB) providing novel and integrated solutions in global health and international development. Our goal is to provide innovative solutions that build national capacity and promote sustainability through robust local participation and capacity building, utilizing highly integrated and private sector solutions. Throughout our work, we embrace a virtuous circle of knowledge stewardship, collaborative learning, and application of evidence to heighten and accelerate positive health and development outcomes.

Panagora seeks a communications manager to oversee the internal communications needs of the company. This person will report to the senior manager for corporate communications as part of the corporate communications team. They will ensure that staff across our home office and project offices are informed and connected and will oversee quality control throughout the company around style, branding, and messaging as determined by the executive office.

Duties and Responsibilities

Work closely with the senior manager of corporate communications to further develop and implement Panagora’s internal communications strategy

Work with the corporate communications team to roll out an expanded update of our style manual

Ensure quality control for contractual deliverables and new business proposals, following style manual standards; includes directly supporting those needs and/or outsourcing and managing consultants

Support internal communications from the executive office that go out to Panagora staff in the headquarters and project offices

Coordinate internal monthly brown bag sessions and provide support for other internal events

Manage editing requests from new business, operations, and activity management teams and ensure timely response

Create thoughtful communications and build on our strategy to improve the connection between our headquarters and project office teams

Provide intermittent training and orientation to existing and new staff on style manual

Develop job aids to help staff retain key style manual information

Work with outside vendors as necessary to get big projects done

Support external communications by flagging and sharing story ideas for the senior manager of corporate communication

Support the senior manager of corporate communications as needed

Requirements

BA/BS is required or MA/MS degree with international focus preferred

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external communications

global health

local laws

quality control

senior manager

Five to seven years of experience in international development, foreign policy, or related field

Four to five years of experience in communications, including experience with internal communications and messaging, is required

Exceptional writing and communication skills

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word tools for formatting and manipulating images, tables, and charts is a must

Experience and/or knowledge of USAID and international development and familiarity with USAID branding and making guides preferred

Management experience preferred

Must be detail-oriented and have excellent organizational skills

Must be solutions-oriented, taking initiative to solve problems creatively

Team player who can work well in a team and independently

Ability to self-manage and re-prioritize to meet deadlines

Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities in a team that is highly collaborative and communicative

Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to navigate different team structures and cultures

Experience living or studying abroad a plus

Proficiency with design software such as Adobe Photoshop and/or Canva a plus

Fluency in English; proficiency in a second language is a plus but not required

Reports to Senior Manager, Corporate Communications

To Apply: Click below to fill out the online application. Please include a cover letter and resume along with uploading two to three written communication samples. Applications without a cover letter and written communication samples will not be considered.

No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. Only applicants who include the required application components will be considered.

Panagora Group is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. *Note: Panagora does not offer visa sponsorship at this time.

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