Powell Strategies, a growing communications and management consulting company, offers a unique opportunity for a health communications professional to assist in the development of cutting-edge social marketing, public relations, and outreach and engagement campaigns. Our clients include government agencies, corporations, and nonprofit organizations.


We are seeking capable, intelligent, and hard-working individuals who value being part of a team that is committed to serving the greater good. We value intelligence and creativity and demand a willingness to work hard – and do it with a sense of humor.


Our corporate culture requires an entrepreneurial approach that is balanced with awareness, agility and a focus on helping our clients solve their critical challenges. Candidates for employment with Powell must have a talent for writing, with demonstrated experience supporting cause-oriented work.


Our work involves the full range of communication and management services, including creative planning, new program/product research, writing, and managing client communications, promotions, and public relations, establishing and maintaining relationships and partnerships.


We are seeking a Communication Consultant to join our team of qualified, diverse, and highly motivated professionals to provide support to the Department of Veterans Affairs.


In this role, you will:

  • Deliver client facing communications and consulting services to support the development of communication strategies for the VA.
  • Lead planning, creation, updating, and delivery of professional communications materials and activities that convey the mission, services and accomplishments of VA.
  • Provide expert communications and administrative services in communications management and planning and research.
  • Develop and maintain communications plans for programs and projects.
  • Implement communications campaigns.
  • Design and manage outreach programs to improve adoption of change and increase support.
  • Facilitate workgroups, user forums, and other campaigns to maximize stakeholder engagements.
  • Develop newsletters, memos, announcements, publications, reports and other written and verbal communications to ensure timely and accurate communication with all project/program stakeholders.
  • Develop content for program websites.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Marketing, English, Journalism or a related field with a minimum of five years relevant experience in writing and editing healthcare policy materials and federal government reports intended for internal and public distribution.
  • Experience with communication strategizing, planning, and implementation within the federal government.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce professionally written and edited reports and publications. Must be proficient in the use of the Microsoft Suite of applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and SharePoint as well as Adobe Acrobat Professional.
  • Experience working with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of marketing and research techniques and methods. Ability to apply research to identify communication needs and target audiences.


Position: Full-time

Location: Client site in Washington, DC (Remote during COVID-19 restrictions)

Travel: None


Powell Strategies is a CVE verified Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing agile and value-driven solutions for the rapid-fire challenges that industry and government leaders face. With unparalleled expertise across government and industry, Powell Strategies has a proven track record of superlative support and service. Since 2012, we have helped our government, private and non-profit clients advance new ideas, establish market position, engage target audiences, and shape public opinion. We seek to provide value through efficiency and agility, and emphasize leadership, expert knowledge and integrity.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply for this position, please email your resume and references to npearce@powellstrat.com.

  • Awards

    Powell Strategies received the 2021 HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award for our commitment to hiring veterans and military spouses. This award signals our commitment to helping veterans reach their employment potential. This marks the second year in a row Powell Strategies has earned the Gold Medallion Award.

  • Awards

    On December 07, 2020, Powell Strategies is pleased to announce it has been named on the prestigious 4th annual Vet100 list - honoring the fastest growing veteran-owned and operated businesses from the annual Inc. 5000 list! The ranking, created in partnership with Inc. magazine and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), was born out of the iconic Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies.

  • Awards

    Powell Strategies was recently honored by the 2020 AVA Digital Awards, receiving the platinum award in the Digital Marketing, Social Campaign category for our work supporting the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. We were also honored at the 2019 MarCom awards with a platinum award in the Print Media category, a gold award in the Video/Audio category, and three honorable mentions.

  • VIP

    The first program of its kind in the nation, the Veteran Institute for Procurement is conducted by professional subject-matter specialists in the essentials necessary to win government contracts: law, accounting, insurance, human resources, marketing and proposals. It also provides participants with access to Federal and prime contracting executives along with a national network of veteran owned small businesses that they can team with on opportunities.

  • Goldman Sachs

    Powell Strategies Principal John Williams was among 137 entrepreneurs from 34 states, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico who graduated from the Babson Cohort of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, a national program created to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital, and business support services. The small businesses in this group represent a total of $240M in revenues and over 3,000 jobs from a broad range of industries.

  • Military Spouse Employment Partnership

    MSEP is part of DoD's broader Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) initiative, seeking to strengthen the education and career opportunities of military spouses by providing career exploration opportunities to help them understand their skills, interests, and goals; education and training to help them identify academic, licensing, or credentialing requirements that can help them reach their career goals; and employment connections that help them find and maintain a rewarding career.