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Director of External Communications

Why Join Parsons?
Parsons is a leading provider of technology-driven solutions in the defense, intelligence and critical infrastructure markets. We provide technical design and engineering services and software to address our customers’ challenges. We have developed significant expertise and differentiated capabilities in key areas of cybersecurity, intelligence, defense, military training, connected communities, physical infrastructure and mobility solutions. By combining our talented team of professionals and advanced technology, we help solve complex technical challenges to enable a safer, smarter and more interconnected world.

Since our founding 75 years ago, we have built our reputation and business on our ability to successfully transform and innovate our services while leveraging cutting-edge technologies in order to expand our offerings. Whether our customers need a first-of-its-kind advanced missile development and testing facility, or an artificial intelligence enabled cloud platform to defend against cybersecurity threats, we deliver for our customers. We seek to grow by offering our clients innovative solutions supported by research and development, as well as acquisitions of emerging technologies. It’s an exciting time for Parsons as we continue on our transformative journey. We are looking for an agile and innovative leader who can communicate the excitement of our transformation through public relations, marketing and social media channels. With technological advances and opportunities facing our business, Parsons is focused on enhancing our existing business, extending our business into new markets, and transforming our company into an industry-leading digitally enabled solutions firm. 

Through acquisitions, Parsons has added a multitude of advanced technologies and capabilities applicable to our core market space, giving us a stronger presence in cybersecurity, defense, and smart cities.

About the role:
We are looking for a Director of External Communications to play a key role in helping us brand and market our organization. This individual will be a leader in communicating Parsons transformation to external audiences and will work directly with the Chief Marketing Officer to leverage and enhance the organization’s marketing and communication efforts. The successful candidate will help create and shape a new vision for our 75-year-old organization.

This role partners closely with the Internal Communications team and related operations group communications teams to provide stakeholder guidance and co-create marketing, product branding, communication strategies, and engagement approaches for the organization.

While Charlotte, NC is highly preferred for the location of this position, one of our DC Metro area offices can be an option for the right candidate.


  • Develop and implement a proactive External Communications strategy that expresses Parsons voice in the market through Public Relations (PR) and media efforts, marketing programs and external social media

  • Deliver results, creating value for our brands, our customers, and key stakeholders.

  • Responsible for building mutually beneficial relationships internally and externally with media and other stakeholders to advance the reputation of Parsons.

  • Develop the image and reputation of the company in the media and in all audiences.

  • Develop and execute marketing communications strategies and media campaigns to support company’s business objectives.

  • Plan, develop and execute Public Relations and media tactics on a daily and sustained basis.

  • 10 years of experience in marketing
  • 4-year degree in related field
  • Must have proven branding and marketing experience
  • Experience working for a Federal Contractor or experience in the Federal marketplace
  • Strong understanding of social media and experience driving information through digital channels
  • Proven results in developing messaging and Public Relations strategies and tactics, press releases, and managing daily media contacts to drive business leads and strategies
  • Experience developing and delivering a successful external Marketing Program.
  • Experience positioning a company and their executives at appropriate industry forums.
  • Experience supporting a company going through a transformation preferred.

Parsons offers an ethical, challenging, diverse, rewarding, and fun work experience. Join us and become part of an enthusiastic, responsible team that comprises talented professionals who use their energy, innovation, and dedication to deliver vital infrastructure and services to our clients and communities. We provide competitive compensation packages, attractive benefits, and great careers. Parsons is an equal-opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

For more about Parsons, visit parsons.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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