Sr Director, Communications - Military veterans preferred

2018-12-05
General Dynamics Information Technology (www.gdit.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Falls Church
Virginia
United States

GDIT Senior Director, Internal Communications

The Sr. Director of Internal Communications will be responsible for the development and implementation of a strategic, innovative internal communications plan and related programs in support of GDIT’s vision and key strategic initiatives across a variety of internal communications vehicles, including intranet content, email campaigns, events, and leadership communications.

This position will actively drive employee engagement, culture and brand building, and change management efforts through GDIT enterprise-wide communications for more than 40,000 employees across existing and future communication channels. In close collaboration with colleagues across Human Resources (HR), including Talent Mobility, Culture & Engagement, Information Technology, and other functional areas supporting the business, this role will work to position GDIT as a top employer of choice.

The position reports directly to the Vice President of Human Resources, Marketing and Communications.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead Internal Communications for GDIT, managing and optimizing applicable communication channels, working closely with leaders within the Communications and Marketing function and other functions to drive message alignment, providing counsel, planning and support of key system-wide priorities to advance the goals of the organization. Develop brand-appropriate messaging and content for internal audiences that continuously emphasize and promote the vision, culture and values of GDIT. Develop and implement a strategic internal communications plan to enhance key communications vehicles, including intranet sites and internal communications channels.
  • Develop and execute a broad-based internal communications program to engage, align, and inspire employees within GDIT. Efforts will drive consistency in internal messaging across the entire organization and connect offsite locations and employees to the broader corporate culture.
  • Plan and oversee execution of an editorial/content generation process and schedule for electronic communications vehicles to inform, engage and energize employees, regardless of location.
  • Partner with Human Resources to provide strategic counsel and message development in support of key, organization-wide strategic initiatives.
  • Create messaging and tools to engage and empower managers and departmental/site communicators to engage in productive, proactive two-way communication with staff.
  • Lead efforts in conjunction with Information Technology and other designated collaborators within the organization to harmonize the FUSE & Teamworx sites and adopt appropriate governance to drive adoption and utilization of the vehicle, along with means of measuring engagement.
  • Establish Internal Communications Scorecard to track metrics that measure the impact of internal communications activities.
  • Build relationships to enhance professional image of and support for Internal Communications, including participation in various committees, i.e. Employee Recognition, Customer Satisfaction, etc.
  • Lead and provide mentorship to Internal Communication team members, with a keen focus on their professional development. Ensure performance goals are established in alignment with the organization’s strategic plan and establish a cadence of continuous feedback.
  • Maintain and update as necessary, the institutional style guide and related resources/tools for advancing consistent, brand-appropriate internal communications initiatives.

 

Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working in a corporate communications department (preferably in the government contracting space), including 7+ years of experience in internal employee communications.
  • Experience developing and implementing strategic communications plans across a diverse organization and in alignment with the goals of the organization.
  • Proven track record increasing employee engagement via leveraging TeamWorx/FUSE and other communications channels, development of institutional messaging and content, and connecting with diverse, disparate audiences, including staff who are on customer sites with limited access to GDIT email.
  • Must have at least 8 years of leadership experience, with a demonstrated track record of employee development.
  • Proven ability to understand and apply concepts and best practices used in issue identification, message formulation, communication delivery, and audience targeting, including the ability to use analytics to gauge and boost readership and engagement.
  • Demonstrated success in building internal business relationships at a senior level with a proven track record of success in internal communications.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Executive presence and demeanor.
  • Creative thought leader with excellent judgment skills; proactive; able to manage multiple priorities, stakeholders, and projects and follow through to completion; a problem-solver and team player; and deadline oriented.

 

 
 

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Education:

1. Bachelors Degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing or a related discipline.

 

2. Masters Degree preferred.