ICF Consulting Group, Inc. Manager | Content Strategy in Des Moines, Iowa
We’re looking for a Content Strategy Manager to join our team at ICF.
You’re a high-energy, creative, strategic thinker who is passionate about digital technology. And you’re ready to tackle some of society’s greatest challenges. Do you want the opportunity to work on meaningful projects? If so, you’re going to love this job. Our clients are come from a wide variety of sectors including public health, energy, commerce, and national security – anywhere we can help improve people’s experiences with federal digital services.
Our innovative digital solutions team is seeking a manager who is used to advocating for strategic approaches and tailoring solutions to meet client priorities and user needs. We’re looking for someone who’s seen their share of website redesigns from kickoff-to-launch and knows how to address common challenges in User Experience (UX) and Information Architecture (IA) as well as Content Strategy. And we’re seeking out someone who has experience pulling together and leading multidisciplinary teams.
This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills, a high degree of professionalism, independent judgment, organizational skills, the ability to multitask, superb Microsoft Suite application skills, and flexibility as demands and priorities change. This is an exciting role offering excellent opportunities for career growth and the chance to work in a dynamic and collaborative organization.
This role will begin as a telework position and will be based in either our Rockville, MD or Fairfax, VA office post-COVID (no earlier than Sept. 2021) with telework options available. ICF’s headquarters will move from Fairfax to Reston in 2022.
What You’ll Be Doing
Leading a group of junior- to mid-level Content Strategists within the ICF Next Government Experience Team
Tailoring content strategy approaches for projects that may range from websites to chatbots to text programs
Developing workplans and providing guidance on technical approaches for incoming work
Conducting intake meetings with project managers and/or clients to gather requirements and understand their unique needs
Gaining buy-in from internal and external stakeholders on your recommended approaches
Working as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes Content Strategists, UX Designers, Writers, Editors, Developers and more
Guiding IA improvement efforts
Creating or migrating content within various Content Management Systems including working within stage and production environments
Developing written reports and plans
Leading internal and client presentations
Excellent Microsoft Office skills
5+ years’ experience in Content Strategy
Ability to create documentation and plans (e.g., inventories, audits, migration plans, governance, and specifications)
Implement data-driven approaches to improving content and IA
2+ years’ experience as a manager, team lead, or comparable role
Knowledge of best practices for writing for the web
Experience serving as a trusted advisor for a team by advocating for user-centered best practices while remaining responsive to the client’s needs and priorities
Strong consultation skills
Team building skills such as experience as a task lead, manager, or team lead
Ability to split work between teammates according to a project plan to ensure deadlines and milestone dates are met
Proactive communication skills that include being able to identify potential risks and propose mitigation solutions
Strong oral and written communication skills
Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task
Customer service focused with the drive to solve tough problems
Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Superior interpersonal skills including courtesy, professionalism, and a cooperative attitude
Experience in Public Health or other federal civilian agency work
Strong understanding of User Experience best practices and when to apply them
Experience facilitating client-facing activities such as workshops, listening sessions, stakeholder interviews, and card sorts
Experience with the US Web Design System (USWDS)
Experience with web analytics, especially Google Analytics, Search Console, and Data Studio
Familiarity with compliance requirements for the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.
ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy (https://www.icf.com/legal/equal-employment-opportunity) .
Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email email@example.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf) and Pay Transparency Statement (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_English_unformattedESQA508c.pdf) .
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