Communications Specialist and Project Coordinator Lead

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(2/21/2024 2:13 PM)
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Communications Specialist and Project Coordinator


Be the Difference


Astrion offers comprehensive services that boost preparedness, optimize performance, and ensure success across various domains, from Cyber to Digital, Mission and Systems, servicing our nation's Civilian, Defense and Space communities. We support customers with Centers of Excellence in Washington DC, Huntsville, AL and Burlington, MA with an additional 36 locations across the U.S.


Astrion has an exciting opportunity for a Communications Specialist and Project Coordinator for the FAA – PSS Contract, supporting the Civilian Division.



LOCATION: Washington, DC     


TRAVEL: Limited; as needed



  • BA/BS degree required (preferably in a Communications discipline)
  • 10 or more years of experience, 5 of which in support of client management
  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust Security Clearance; US Citizenship required for all candidates



  • Self-motivated, independent thinker who requires minimal supervision.
  • Must have the ability to establish and maintain professional, positive relationships with customers and team members.
  • Ideal candidate is a customer-service oriented problem solver who is both proactive and inquisitive.
  • Excellent people skills—able to work with teams of varying sizes, technical abilities, and levels of authority with both internal corporate staff and teammates. An ability to work with many personality types and style preferences at the same time and help provide a constructive work environment.
  • Excels at working in a team environment—can build, motivate, and work within a team to accomplish project goals; has the ability to work collaboratively with the team and customer.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, organizational, critical thinking and analysis, meeting facilitation, and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Must be flexible in adapting to deadlines and changing priorities, has a pro-active attitude and a disciplined work ethic. A demonstrated flexibility of schedule and ability to handle last minute, short turnaround items. This includes an ability to quickly assess a situation or deliverable and then implement the most beneficial changes possible in the available time.
  • The ability to rebound and adapt quickly to sudden changes in deliverable requirements or deliverable expectations.
  • Thorough, detail-oriented, and organized, with excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects at once.
  • Ability to write in a wide variety of styles and formats, including experience with journalism and executive communications.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Project, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Visio, and Word.



  • Oversees a small communications team and ensures that all communication projects (e.g., document review and editing) are completed on time.
  • With an attention to detail, provides quality assurance checks on all documents and messaging to validate editing.
  • Supports all aspects of project management, including: planning, developing, organizing, coordinating, and conducting organizational activities to ensure successful completion of all tasks.
  • Provides support in planning, developing, and implementing strategic communications. Develops key messaging for numerous internal and external stakeholders supporting the strategic vision of the customer. Determines the suitability of content material for target audiences.
  • Develops, coordinates, and obtains senior-level management input and approval for numerous communications, including, but not limited to: regular status reports, memorandums, responses to congressional inquiries, and briefing papers.
  • Develops corporate communications messages on behalf of senior-level management.
  • Produces an editorial calendar and reviews communications channels.
  • Develops strategic communications/marketing plans for large- as well as small-scale campaigns and initiatives.


What We Offer

  • Competitive salaries
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Professional development allotment
  • Multiple healthcare benefits packages
  • 401K with employer matching
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with a federally recognized holiday schedule


Who We Are


At Astrion, we innovate, elevate, and shape the world of tomorrow. At our core is our purpose to “Be the Difference”. This means we encourage our employees to take action and be the driving force for positive change. We foster an environment where innovative solutions flourish and our company continuously evolves.


We have a culture of care, empathy, and making a tangible difference within our organization and communities. We embrace continuous learning, growth, and innovation, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We promote collaboration and empowering our teams is at the core of our success.


Join Astrion and Be the Difference in your career and the world!


Astrion is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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