Communications Specialist

SRI International | Arlington, VA

Posted Date 11/26/2019

SRI Education is a dynamic group of researchers and technical assistance providers working to solve complex issues in education.  Our work combines research, policy, and technology to support education from early childhood (birth to age 5) through post-secondary. SRI Education has a diverse portfolio of education work including federal, state, commercial, and foundation-funded projects.

The Communications Specialist position will provide support for the dissemination of SRI-developed products in the Education Division including project reports and deliverables. Education Division clients include federal, state, and local government agencies as well as private and corporate foundations. We see communication and dissemination as critical elements in our mission of improving systems and plan along the way to maximize reach and impact.  The communications specialist will be expected to work side-by-side with our researchers and technical assistance providers to develop and implement communication and dissemination strategies that maximize for a variety of audiences. This includes dissemination on website, list-servs, and social media, as well as in-person events. The communications specialist would also be expected to build the capacity of junior staff to lead communication and dissemination tasks.

The Communications Specialist will work with Education Division leaders and Corporate Communications team to develop, refine and periodically update the Division’s web content and social media strategy.  Additional Division products and project deliverables may include proposals, conference presentations, journal articles, infographics, videos, and more.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Design and implement strategic dissemination plans for projects and the division
  • Collaborate with administrative staff to support the development and use of 508 compliant templates and implementation of procedures to ensure 508 compliance
  • Development and management of multiple project editorial calendars
  • Management of staff working on communication and dissemination
  • Website development and maintenance
  • Design and implement email marketing strategies
  • Design and implement social media marketing strategies


  • BA and at least 5 years of relevant experience in website management, strategic communication, or marketing
  • Experience managing processes and converting materials to ensure 508 compliance
  • Ability to manage teams of staff working on communication and dissemination
  • Website development and maintenance skills and experience
  • Email marketing skills and experience
  • Social media marketing skills and experience

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