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SO/LIC Strategic Communications - External Affairs
National Capital Region

The Hoplite Group is seeking to hire a Strategic Communications - External Affairs at the Pentagon, to support the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict (OASD SO/LIC).



Manage day-to-day social media engagement on behalf of ASD(SO/LIC). Develop proactive digital engagement strategy and lead coordination of social media engagement across special operations entities, including U.S. Special Operations Command and sub-components. Engage external organizations to identify and develop strategic public engagements for ASD(SO/LIC). Provide on-site support, as needed, during public engagements featuring the ASD(SO/LIC). Support ASD(SO/LIC) front office staff in strategic planning of ASD(SO/LIC)’s participation in senior decision meetings and external stakeholder engagements. Coordinate scheduling and other administrative support with SO/LIC Front Office Military and Executive Assistants. Coordinate across SO/LIC offices to develop read ahead packages, talking points, speeches, briefing slides, or other necessary materials in advance of external engagements.  Serve as SO/LIC liaison to OSD(PA). Manage SO/LIC inputs into Department press guidance, coordination of media inquiries, and provide SO/LIC leadership with key media clips for situational awareness. In coordination with OSD(PA), coordinate media engagements for ASD(SO/LIC) and provide necessary support. Coordinate and compile strategic messaging products and talking points for use by SO/LIC personnel in external engagements. Maintain accessible database to ensure access to products across SO/LIC. Serve as an executive level editor for ASD(SO/LIC) papers, memoranda, briefing slides, and other written products.



Minimum of 3 years' experience managing social media for Government, corporate, or other institutional accounts

Ability to interface with senior level management

Demonstrated ability to work as part of teams and collaborate across organizational lines

Demonstrated excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills



Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in any field of study

Preferred: Master’s degree from an accredited university in any field of study




Active DoD Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility




Travel may be required, CONUS/OCONUS. 

Normal Duty Hours – Monday-Friday, 0730-1630.

Mission may require extended shifts or weekend work.

Alternative Work Location/Telework may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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