The SourceAmerica story is an inspirational one. As a leading job creator within the disability community for nearly 50 years, SourceAmerica connects government and corporate customers to a national network of nonprofit agencies that hire a talented segment of the workforce – people with disabilities. Learn more about us at https://www.sourceamerica.org/about.

SourceAmerica is looking for a talented Communications Manager to join its Communications team in Vienna, VA, which is in the greater Washington, DC metro area.

We want to add a team member who has the best opportunity for success with our organization. Here are a few experiences/skills that are ideal for our needs:
  • Do you have experience working with national media on behalf of your employer?
  • Are you tired of the hectic pace of PR agencies where you can’t focus on one company’s message?
  • Do you want to use your communications expertise to promote a mission-driven organization?
Job Summary
Our Communications Manager is responsible for promoting SourceAmerica to external audiences The role includes media relations, storytelling and the development of editorial content, and support for campaigns and signature events. A creative and innovative mindset will help raise awareness of our mission. A collaborative communications approach will be used to drive external communications efforts. Here are some of the functions of this job; a full job description will be given to candidates during the interview process.

Essential Functions
  • Lead organization’s national media outreach efforts; build and grow relationships with media
  • Coordinate with Communications team to develop and lead a robust media plan
  • Develop public-facing content including press releases, announcements, letters to the editor, op-eds and more
  • Research, write, and edit feature stories, blogs, speeches, and more to support initiatives while ensuring that content is consistent with SourceAmerica’s brand
  • Manage the video production process to showcase successes
  • Use online tools to monitor media for news related to job industry, SourceAmerica and AbilityOne information pertinent to required reporting; compile daily news brief
  • Monitor results of media outreach and supply metrics as requested
  • Manage SourceAmerica Speakers Bureau engagements and support program management

Required Education, Experience, and Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study from an accredited institution in lieu of applicable skills training
  • 7 years of relevant work experience managing media relations, external communications management and strategy creation, and experience establishing the voice of a company or client
  • SourceAmerica recognizes 1½ years’ experience = 1-year college, should a candidate not meet the required education

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience such as experience working for a federal contractor or similarly positioned organization where appropriate media relations and communications are essential to the success of the organization
  • Experience successfully managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders

SourceAmerica offers a comprehensive, flexible, and market-competitive benefits program including paid holidays, vacation time, sick leave, health insurance, and retirement benefits. We have a hybrid remote work program where employees work in our office 2-3 days per week and work from home the balance of the work week. More details will be provided during the interview process.

Vaccination Requirement

In accordance with Executive Order 14042 and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Guidance, SourceAmerica, a covered contractor, requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, unless a disability or religious exemption is approved. An individual is considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series, or two weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine. If you are hired, you will be required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or that you qualify for an exemption.
SourceAmerica is an equal employment opportunity employer. View our EEO Policy here: https://www.sourceamerica.org/sites/default/files/eeo-policy.pdf
Apply Now