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Outreach & Communications Team Lead

Sourceree is currently seeking a dynamic and experienced Outreach & Communications Team Lead (Secret eligibility) to join their client onsite in Arlington, VA or Alexandria, VA.

Who we are:

Sourceree is a high-tech company that fosters innovation and collaboration of brilliant minds across industry, government, military, and academia. We offer trusted services and solutions across multiple U.S. Government sectors and Commercial Enterprises. Sourceree strives to be at the leading edge of today’s information technology revolution by cross-pollinating ideas to lead change, introducing proven management techniques, implementing habits to increase productivity, and providing engineering support to meet any challenge.

Sourceree is comprised of critical thinkers, agile developers, and subject matter experts. Together we make a team with expansive experience and complementing skill sets, which enables us to deliver simple innovative solutions.

Sourceree is passionate about providing the culture and atmosphere needed to allow team members to be true innovators.

Purpose and Values

Our purpose is to help people succeed. While the opportunities to deliver on our purpose may present themselves differently for everyone, we believe staying true to the following values will ensure a successful, engaged, and impactful company:

  • We embrace innovation and challenge the status quo.
  • We deliver quality work through constant communication.
  • We create a culture where people enjoy coming to work and what they do.

About The Role:

As an experienced Outreach and Communications Team Lead, you will play a pivotal role in advancing the mission of the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) within the Department of Defense (DoD). You will be responsible for overseeing strategic communication initiatives and stakeholder engagement efforts, driving comprehensive communication strategies, and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to provide Assistive Technology (AT) and accommodations for individuals with disabilities and wounded Service members across the DoD.

The successful candidate embodies the following qualities:

  • Proactive and Engaging Approach: Demonstrates a "Boots on the Ground" mentality, willing to attend events, visit facilities, and engage directly with stakeholders to promote CAP's mission.

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills: Exceptional ability to strike up conversations with individuals from diverse backgrounds and build relationships quickly.

  • Event Enthusiast: Enjoys the hustle and bustle of events, thrives in networking situations, and is adept at representing CAP with enthusiasm and professionalism.

  • Ambassadorial Spirit: Acts as a brand ambassador for CAP, embodying its mission and values in all interactions.

  • Adaptable and Flexible: Excels in dynamic environments, able to adjust plans on the fly, and remains composed under pressure.

  • Passionate Advocate: Demonstrates a genuine passion for promoting accessibility and inclusivity for individuals with disabilities.

Essential Responsibilities

Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned by management.

  • Develop and execute comprehensive outreach, communication, and engagement strategies aligned with CAP's mission and organizational goals, including active participation in events, conferences, and facility visits.
  • Lead the Outreach Team (1 to 2 direct reports) in creating and implementing targeted campaigns, attending industry events, and providing demonstrations to educate stakeholders and customers on emerging Assistive Technology (AT) and accommodations.
  • Foster strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including federal clients, team leads, DoD civilians, Service members, supervisors, and military treatment facilities through regular site visits and direct engagement.
  • Supervise and mentor direct reports, providing guidance on communication best practices, professional development, and performance improvement.
  • Ensure consistent representation of CAP's brand across all channels, enhancing brand visibility and recognition.
  • Manage media relations, seeking positive coverage for CAP initiatives through personal outreach and relationship-building.
  • Develop and execute community outreach programs to expand awareness of CAP throughout the DoD, pursuing collaboration with external organizations and advocacy groups.
  • Analyze communication and outreach data to assess effectiveness, preparing and presenting regular reports such as executive briefings to senior leadership.
  • Manage the communication and outreach budget, ensuring effective allocation of resources for travel, events, and promotional activities.
  • Plan and attend 4 or more conferences a year across the country to increase CAP awareness, engaging with attendees and representing CAP with expertise.
  • Review and update communication plans, manage content creation for various platforms, and coordinate CAP events, including webinars and participation in AT industry events.
  • Analyze branding and establish a consistent message to engage the target market.
  • Lead social media engagement and marketing efforts to enhance CAP’s market presence.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Twelve or more years of experience, including a leadership role, with at least eight years in communications, outreach, engagement, or related fields is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations, or a related field is required.
  • Two or more years of experience in communications or outreach working with assistive technologies and accommodations is required.
  • Experience with the DoD and its stakeholders is required.
  • Familiarity with Section 508 accessibility guidelines and requirements is required.
  • Understanding of assistive technologies and accessibility principles is preferred.
  • Proficiency in utilizing communication tools, analytics, and relevant software.
  • Experience in brand management, media relations, and strategic marketing.
  • Strong leadership and engagement skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities, with demonstrated ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly proficient using MS Office Suite applications on the DoD network.
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic work environment and changing priorities.
  • Effective problem-solving skills, particularly in addressing communication challenges and customer concerns.
  • Strategic thinking to contribute to accessibility initiatives and mission promotion through targeted marketing.
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple tasks and deadlines effectively.
  • Security Clearance: Secret or ability to obtain is required.
  • Must be a resident of US or hold a US citizenship.
  • Work arrangement: on-site at client site in Alexandria or Arlington, VA 2-3 days per week.
  • Travel requirements: <30% may be required.
  • A writing sample will be required upon request.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs of equipment and promotional materials for events.
  • Extended periods of standing, sitting, and walking at events, conferences, and demonstrations.

What We Offer:

  • Salary $85,000 - $110,000 commensurate experience. Please provide your expectations when submitting your resume.
  • PTO, paid holidays, and paid time off for jury duty and military obligations.
  • Awesome benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability coverage at no cost to the employee (additional cost for dependents).
  • 401(k) with generous company match.

Outreach & Communications Team Lead Application