Tetra Tech

Communications Specialist

Tetra Tech

Job Description

Tetra Tech International Development (http://tetratechintdev.com) is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a Communications Specialist. This position will be based in Burlington, Vermont (preferred), or Arlington, Virginia with consideration of other remote US-based locations.

Position Summary: The home office communications team plays an important role in telling the stories and showcasing the impact of our projects and our people around the world. The Communications Specialist will help tell our story through a variety of media and should bring a creative and innovative approach to the way we craft and distribute our products. This is an exciting position for a curious and creative individual who can identify and shape compelling stories and create relationships across the business to support story curation. Comfort working within social media and web platforms will be important, and the flexibility to support a diverse portfolio and occasionally dynamic task lists will serve this role well.

The communications team supports five of Tetra Tech’s international development practice areas including Agriculture & Food Security, Democracy, Rights & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Land Tenure & Property Rights, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. In addition, the team supports communications activities to showcase Tetra Tech’s work in gender and social inclusion as well as our broad Climate Change solutions practice. The Communications Specialist will be expected to collaborate with project teams from around the world and having global and cultural acumen will be a strong selling point. A successful candidate will be an independent thinker, open-minded, entrepreneurial, detail-oriented, and enjoy working as part of a team. The communications specialist will report to the communications manager and work closely with other communications professionals across Tetra Tech’s international development group.


* Develop content for Digital Communications channels including project descriptions, blogs, success stories, and social media;

* Support the development and implementation of project-level communications activities and products including collateral, social media, etc.;

* Promote and support the company’s engagement in external events and rollout for key company initiatives;

* Assist with graphic Design requests for internal initiatives and external outreach;

* Support internal communications for working groups and project communicators’ community of practice; and

* Provide billable support to USAID projects.


* BA/BS in Communications, Marketing, or other related field of study required;

* Minimum of 2 years of experience in international development, communications and marketing strongly preferred;

* Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work well under pressure and perform numerous tasks simultaneously;

* Demonstrated effective and cultural sensitivity skills interacting with customers and partners in the international development arena;

* Polished writing abilities and interpersonal skills;

* High-level proficiency in social Media Platforms, and familiarity with graphic design software like Adobe Creative Suite and Canva; and

* U.S. work authorization required.

How to apply

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s IDS ad posted.

Apply on-line at: https://bit.ly/CommSpecialist2023

Please ensure that your Cover Letter and CV/Resume are uploaded and submit only the requested documentation as part of your application. Incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to Covid-19 that are mandated by local, state, and federal authorities.

Tetra Tech International Development is committed to safeguarding and technical excellence in equality and social inclusion. Our team of dedicated Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion (GYSI) advisers work closely with our staff and partners to share international norms and best practices to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalized groups. Tetra Tech International Development is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives that aim to expand inclusion and an authentic sense of belonging to all our staff regardless of background. If you need reasonable accommodation with your application process, contact our Global Talent Operations team.

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees - 21,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, Resource Management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 450 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

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