1+ months

Federal - Legal Communications Lead

Chantilly, VA 20151

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: Arlington, VA or Chantilly, VA

Accenture Federal Services is looking for an experienced, proactive communications professional who can think strategically, engage audiences with clear, compelling writing, and serve as a trusted advisor to advance the business objectives of our corporate Legal team.

Our Legal team includes Legal, Government Relations, Contract Management, and the office of the Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer. Together we help AFS achieve high performance, operating effective systems of compliance and risk management, and creating a culture of trust and integrity where people are free to do their best work.

The successful candidate will have a strong command of the written and spoken word, exceptional editing skills, superior business acumen, and the interpersonal skills required to connect, engage, inform, and inspire diverse audiences.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Develops and executes high-quality communications strategies and deliverables from conception to completion in support of General Counsel, CECO, and Legal functional leads

Creates content for internal communications, including executive communications, town halls/presentations, talking points/key messages, newsletters, videos, and articles to engage a variety of audiences

Creates compelling narratives and messaging that drive awareness, understanding, engagement, and actionable steps in support of business and learning objectives

Contributes to the development of effective training in multiple formats

Supports Legal department strategic planning and change management processes

Assists in development and curation of industry and social presence for executives; develops keynote and panel presentations

Serves as liaison across departments to ensure high-quality content standards and consistency in communications; identify issues and opportunities for strategic alignment, clarity, accuracy

Measures and reports the effectiveness of communications channels, messaging, tactics/collateral, and other activities, including audience readership, understanding, and engagement; determines and adopts ways for continuous improvement

Leverages the full array of communications vehicles (electronic, print, video, face-to-face, etc.); evaluates new tools and technologies to improve delivery efficiency, convenience, accuracy, and engagement

Basic Qualifications:

+ Must be a US Citizen

+ Bachelors degree in communications, journalism, English or related field

+ 5 years of progressive experience in a communications role in an agency or large company

+ 5 years demonstrating exceptional writing, editing, and verbal communications skills; AP Style, grammar, and punctuation proficiency; ability to develop clear, concise, and compelling content on complex topics for diverse audiences; high attention to detail and commitment to quality

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Ability to proactively recommend, design and execute communications strategies to achieve business objectives

+ Broad business acumen and ability to quickly grasp concepts across multiple business disciplines

+ Ability to establish and meet deadlines, work accurately under pressure, and manage multiple projects and priorities

+ Ability to work autonomously and independently, and also collaborate and influence across multiple functions

+ Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (especially Word, PowerPoint)

+ Experience in the training development process

+ Experience in the change management process

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

Accenture is a federal contractor, an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.


Posted: 2019-10-02 Expires: 2019-12-06

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