Communications Specialist

Communications Specialist

Position-level: Junior to Mid-Level Consultant (5+ years with Masters, 7+ years without Masters)

The Evans’ Experience

Evans Incorporated is a growing management consulting firm with over 20 years of experience and a dynamic team of talented consultants and thought leaders who deliver human-centered change that works. Our success comes from developing humble trusted advisor relationships with diverse clients and by delivering innovative services with a team of right- and left-brained consultants. We celebrate our values of delighting clients, demonstrating integrity, striving for exceptional quality, exhibiting leadership, fostering commitment and practicing fiscal responsibility every day.

Our talented consultants help our clients navigate around the upheaval of change and conflict-induced from reorganizations, downsizing, outsourcing, reengineering, IT rollouts and other periods of corporate stress and realize the greatest benefits of change with the least disruption. Evans has an immediate need for a bright, motivated business management consultant in our Northern Virginia office and at client sites in DC.

About the Customer

The customer oversees the development and testing of new automated aviation technology within the FAA’s NextGen Technology and Prototyping Division. Evans has been specifically supporting the Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) pilot project since late 2018. The work in NextGen has increased substantially in recent months as UTM is begins to hold demo events for project stakeholders. The UTM project manager is also taking on another sub project of UTM which will require additional communications support. Key needs include strategic communications planning, stakeholder outreach, briefing creation, public speaking/talking points support, coordinating industry/outreach demo events, and cross-agency collaboration.

Desired Skills and Traits
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Comfort in the federal consulting environment
  • Communications, including writing, editing, preparing briefings, capturing notes, meeting planning and facilitation
  • Experience improving quality, efficiency and effectiveness by which client program information is shared and communicated internally and externally
  • Strategic planning and proactive problem solving skills
  • Multi-tasking – ability to support multiple activities and clients at one time
  • Ability to quickly learn a new technical subject and distill important information
  • Customer service oriented with a knowledge of principles and procedures for providing needs assessment and meeting quality standards
  • Ability to influence progress and achieve goals in environments where client presence and sponsorship of individual work tasks varies significantly
  • Capacity to view challenges from others’ perspectives and take a people-oriented approach to supporting them
  • Comfort in a fast-paced environment with various tasks and challenges to fuel your growth
  • Ability to package information to be understandable for an external audience
  • Understanding of/experience with UAS and/or aviation preferred but not required
What Position Will Entail
  • Collaborative work with client and other FAA personnel, onsite at FAA 4-5 days per week
  • Developing weekly reports for a broad audience including executives
  • Tracking and communicating key developments in the NextGen arena at FAA and externally
  • Preparing weekly bullets and participating in briefings with executives ahead of high-level UAS meetings to support cross-FAA coordination
  • Drafting talking points, briefings, and presentations for internal and external events
  • Drafting or reviewing and editing articles for internal publication
  • Attending meetings on client’s behalf and sharing key takeaways
  • Tracking many action items and helping client meet deadlines
  • Supporting oversight and tracking of implementation of FAA Reauthorization Act provisions, including coordination with executives
  • Scheduling meetings with multiple stakeholders, planning agendas, facilitating, and following up with attendees regarding actions
  • Communicating with customers at varying levels of seniority, conveying respect and instilling confidence in ability to satisfy their needs
  • Supporting liaison with external stakeholders, including auditors and recipients of briefings
  • Completing much work independently with little supervision; being proactive in identifying challenges or opportunities and proposing unique approaches

Our Benefits

Evans is proud to offer opportunities for professional development, competitive salaries, financial rewards, comprehensive benefits package, and retirement savings including:

  • Unique and award-winning culture
  • Generous Paid time off (PTO) program
  • Comprehensive Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Company paid Life Insurance
  • Company paid Short Term and Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 401K plan with company contributions
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Future growth opportunities and movement within company
  • Professional development and tuition reimbursement programs
  • Exciting and challenging work environment

To apply for this job email your resume and a half page write up defining what human-centered means to you, including an example of how you put it into practice to