15 days old

Senior Manager, Communications ~ Education

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Unit Description

This is a virtual position


As the Senior Manager, Communications you will support the Director, Communications for Sodexo Education Segment. You will provide communications strategy and public relations expertise through a shared services environment to our various internal and external stakeholders. Communications tools include online services, project management and editorial expertise as well as creative services that

include technical writing, presentations, speeches and digital content creation. This position will design and help build a strong external communications program, including client communications and reports, employee communications, digital content, social media, company documents, and proposals, among others.


The successful candidate will:

  • Bring a strong understanding of the Education business in North America, specifically in the universities and K-12 school environments.
  • Develop content and manage execution of communications plans that align with segment business goals and priorities.
  • Keep up to date with emerging digital media methods and trends to leverage digital publishing approaches. Work with Marketing on digital and social media campaigns. Analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns to maximize current and future results.
  • Work on Change Management communication initiatives to support transformation of the business.
  • Provide strategic direction and support planning and execution of employee or client events such as conferences, webinars and town hall meetings.
  • Provide enterprise-wide communications support, as needed.


Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Bachelors degree in Communications or related field.
  • 3-5 years of experience in Strategic Communications or related field.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong writing skills focused on business communications, web content development, blogs and executive communications.
  • Understanding of digital content creation, dissemination and strategy.
  • Understanding of public relations and media landscape.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate effectively, and strategically advise stakeholders, to influence change.

Position Summary

Manages the day-to-day communication activities such as advertising/marketing, media relations, creative editorial, and design services. Assists in advising senior management on the development of communications policies and advertising programs, and the management of public relations. Assists in developing and implementing the communications strategy. Assists in establishing editorial or departmental standards. Provides guidance and direction to less experienced staff.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 5 years   

Basic Functional Experience - 3 years

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


Posted: 2020-11-13 Expires: 2020-12-13

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