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Strategic Communications Specialist at Guidehouse

Strategic Communications Specialist

Guidehouse Washington, DC Full-Time

Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures with a focus on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare our clients for future growth and success. The company has more than 10,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit:


The focus of this position is to provide strategic communications support within a fast-paced environment for a Department of Homeland Security client. The candidate will support the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) with strategic planning initiatives, including program analysis, stakeholder coordination and communication, program performance reporting, and performance management processes. This individual will serve as a key point of contact for the client to gather input and coordinate with other team members to ensure project activities are appropriately meeting both internal team member and external client expectations. This will include independently managing workload and tasks, as well as ensuring delivery of high-quality deliverables. High level job duties include:

• Responsible for the creation, implementation, and coordination of the annual OPR Strategic Communications plan• Provide expertise and guidance on leading strategic communications efforts, identifying stakeholders, avenues and methods for communication, and analyzing communications gaps• Create regular and recurring messaging for employees and external partners• Develop reference materials, guidance, repository of information regarding strategic communications• Develop and maintain content on internal collaboration (Sharepoint) site• Create and publish quarterly newsletter• Support other strategic communications initiatives as required.



*Minimum of 5 years of experience*General management consulting experience - client facing*Ability to lead and work alongside senior level leaders*Demonstrated experience in strategic communications*Experience in website content/design and SharePoint*Organized, flexible, adaptable, team oriented, and able to operate effectively in ambiguous situations*Ability to secure a public trust clearance*Bachelor's or higher degree related to the scope of the contract

Knowledge Perferred:

*CBP Public Trust

Additional Requirements

The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.


About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at
or via email at [ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to Strategic Communications Specialist . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

+ Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

+ Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

+ Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

+ Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

+ 401(k) Retirement Plan

+ Basic Life & Supplemental Life

+ Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

+ Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

+ Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

+ Skills Development & Certifications

+ Employee Referral Program

+ Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

+ Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

Recommended Skills

  • Adaptability
  • Flexible Working
  • Leadership
  • Management And Business Consulting
  • Managing Client Expectations
  • Microsoft Share Point
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