Communications Program Manager - Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Job at DCG Communications, Washington DC

  • DCG Communications
  • Washington DC

Job Description

About the Job:

DCG is seeking a  Communications Program Manager to lead a communications contract within the  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) . As a program manager, you will be responsible for the planning, executing, and supervising of a multi-million-dollar project and managing a sizable team comprised of prime and subcontractors. You will have the opportunity to build strong rapport with our federal client, proactively support the portfolio's growth organically, and further enhance DCGs business offerings and capabilities. You will also shape conversations and discussions with the client to prepare for recompetes.

What you will do:

You will interface directly with clients, partners, and employees to ensure project operations run smoothly (e.g., deliverables are being met, positions across the account are appropriately staffed, employees are engaged, clients are satisfied, contract mods are executed, and subcontracts are administered properly – as applicable) and opportunities for growth are identified and explored. You will also closely work with other DCG Project Managers, and members of the executive team, to share updates, brainstorm ideas, and have general awareness of activities across DCG's Delivery and Growth teams.

Additional responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

· Partner with project managers to monitor project performance and review deliverables to ensure technical, programmatic, and financial goals and objectives are met.

· Identify possible areas for growth or improvement and address areas of concern, while mitigating risk

· Monitor project performance using appropriate systems, tools, and techniques

· Prepare reports and present them to senior management as needed

· Draft thoughtful recommendations based on observation, leadership development best practices, and research

· Serve as a leader and trusted advisor, mentoring and directly overseeing at least three project managers and their growing team

· Responsible for end-to-end performance of all contracts in the portfolio

· Interact with and earn the trust of senior-level clients

Location: At DCG, many of our team members, including this role, are remote. With over 100 employees based in 23 states (and counting!), DCG is committed to hiring talented employees across the United States. The selected candidate will work during DCG’s core Eastern Standard Time business hours.

Position Requirements:

· A minimum of Eight (8) years of relevant professional experience as a project or program manager supporting communications and marketing campaigns, preferably in an agency setting, including managing a portfolio of mid-to-large federal contracts and teams

· Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, or applicable area

· Two (2) – five (5) years of experience managing a portfolio of federal contracts, preferably within DHS

· Experience managing T&M Contracts

· Proven results-oriented problem-solving abilities

· Comfortability with program financials (rates, funding, varying types of federal contracts, etc.)

· Strong attention to detail and accuracy as well as outstanding written and verbal communication abilities

· Must be a self-starter, motivated, and a problem solver

· Experience providing guidance, feedback, and consulting services to federal program managers

· Direct and proven experience successfully leading and managing large federal communications projects

· A customer-focused, flexible, astute leader who has won the respect of customers, peers, and employees

· Ability to work in a dynamic team-oriented environment, demonstrate teamwork and initiative, and function productively in the face of new assignments and the re-prioritization of existing assignments

· Experience facilitating resolution of customer requirements, including helping to identify and document capability gaps, formulating and developing solutions, and participating in and contributing to strategic discussions

· Prior experience developing and/or editing a variety of communication products, including but not limited to blog and social media posts, digital media ads, outreach toolkits, one-pagers, blast emails, newsletter articles, presentation materials, and other traditional communications products

· Proven to have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, an eagerness to work in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to manage a diverse workload

· Strong attention to detail and ability to problem solve and drive outcomes

· Team player with a positive attitude and willingness to learn, while supporting the learning and development of team members

· Experience supporting DHS components and agencies either operationally or through project management strongly preferred

· Eligible to obtain and maintain a DHS Public Trust clearance

Why you’ll love it here:

· Market competitive pay.

· A variety of rich healthcare plans including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as group life insurance.

· 401(k) retirement with 4% corporate match and immediate vesting upon enrollment.

· Annual monetary supplement toward mental and physical wellbeing, and pre-tax Flexible Spending Account (FSA).

· 100% Paid Family Bonding for all new parents (including adoption), short-term, and long-term disability. Family planning benefit towards fertility planning and treatment, adoption, and surrogacy.

· Generous paid time off including 11 paid federal holidays and a floating holiday annually.

· DCG offers a offers a wide variety of growth and development opportunities such as: internal learning & development programs and professional development for those seeking to further their professional growth. · Check out our blog that highlights the benefits we offer to our employees and their families; dive in further to the blog to get a better sense of DCG company culture!


You can apply for this role now by sending us your resume!

About us:

DCG Communications (DCG) is a specialized communications consultancy focused on developing influential communications programs to help clients build their brands and enhance their reputations. We work with the federal government, and currently support a number of long-term projects with the following agencies: Departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense, State, Transportation, Labor, Homeland Security, Housing & Urban Development, Small Business Administration, and more.

DCG 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.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Contract work, Temporary work, For subcontractor, Immediate start, Remote job, Flexible hours,

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