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HomeSafe Alliance External Affairs Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts

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External Affairs Specialist

HomeSafe Alliance is the single global household goods movement manager of over 300,000 Military Household Goods moves per year for USTRANSCOM and the U.S. Armed Forces, Department of Defense civilians, U.S. Coast Guard, and their families.

HomeSafe Alliance is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated External Affairs Specialist to join our team. The ideal candidate will be passionate about improving the DoD household goods move experience, possess a keen understanding of the military move industry, inspire involvement and investment in non-profit initiatives, and demonstrate strong creativity, superb communication skills, and a mastery of external affairs best practices.

Core Responsibilities

Moving Industry Relations

  • Guide HomeSafe’s messaging and communication strategy for educating and informing the moving industry about HomeSafe’s program.

  • Orchestrate HomeSafe’s Service Provider Webinar to include planning, content gathering, and executing the live event.

  • Manage HomeSafe’s industry association memberships, including state and national organizations.

  • Monitor moving industry engagements, webinars, meetings, newsletters, etc. Track developments, questions, and concerns relevant to HomeSafe’s program and disseminate this information to internal stakeholders in regular reports.

  • Collaborate with HomeSafe’s network development and subcontracting teams on industry outreach strategy, engagement opportunities, and communication products.

  • Pitch and execute service-provider-focused communication products and campaigns for all HomeSafe platforms and purposes.

  • Create and maintain budget for industry engagement.

  • Implement and lead HomeSafe’s government relations strategy on topics related to the moving industry. Keep the pulse of industry-related government policies and recommend appropriate action.

  • Organize HomeSafe’s Service Provider Annual Awards Ceremony.

  • Update and manage HomeSafe’s industry engagement calendar.

  • Coordinate HomeSafe’s participation at identified conferences. Arrange for the attendance of HomeSafe employees, manage conference registration, stage booth operations, procure company swag, etc.

  • Book conference speaking engagements and thought leadership opportunities for HomeSafe leadership. Counsel leaders in preparation for these engagements

Non-Profit Relations

  • Identify, initiate, and oversee non-profit engagement opportunities that best align with HomeSafe’s mission, vision, and values.

  • Implement a regular cadence of meetings, touchpoints, and engagements with identified non-profit organizations. Lead all non-profit correspondence and outreach.

  • Advise the communications team on donation and collaboration opportunities that support HomeSafe’s communications plan and subsequently execute all engagements that the team greenlights.

  • Craft messaging strategy about HomeSafe’s non-profit involvement and author corresponding communication products.

  • Create and maintain non-profit engagement budget.

Other Duties

  • Perform all other related duties and responsibilities as assigned and/or required.

  • Attend and participate in all team meetings.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications, External Relations, or related field or equivalent combination of work experience, education and training in lieu of degree

  • 5 years of external affairs or communications experience.

  • 2 years of experience with the moving industry.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen due to contractual requirements.

  • Willingness to travel up to 25% of the time for conferences and events is required.

  • Ability to plan and execute conference participation, external events, and engagements.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a keen eye for detail and the ability to adapt tone and style for different audiences.

  • Ability to synthesize stakeholder perspectives in a complex environment.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a remote role.

  • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills with the ability to generate innovative ideas and solutions.

  • Strong research and analytical skills to gather and interpret data and trends to drive strategic decision making.

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet tight deadlines.

  • Excellent proofreading skills and attention to detail to ensure accuracy in all communications.

  • Prior personal military move experience as a veteran, military spouse, or family member of service member is a plus.

  • Experience with Webex by Cisco is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Military experience and/or immediate family member of a military member while active duty

  • Experience with military or relocation moves

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Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance.

  • Paid time off (PTO) Three weeks of PTO for newly hired employees

  • 401(k)

  • Health and Wellness Programs

  • Disability, Life and AD&D insurance

  • Employee Support program

  • Family Support: Bright Horizons, child and elder care services

  • Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program

  • Travel Accident & Medical

  • TRICARE Supplement Plan

  • Voluntary Benefit Plans

  • And more!

HomeSafe is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

HomeSafe​ — Delivering Solutions, Changing the World.

HomeSafe has been established to be the premier household goods move management service provider for the U.S. Armed Forces, Department of Defense (DoD) civilians, and their families. Our team is dedicated to providing fast, easy, and efficient relocation experiences.

More than 300,000 military and government households are relocated every year. Coordinating these transfers is a massive undertaking—and we’re proud to say that HomeSafe is positioned to improve the customers’ moving experience. As a household goods moving service integrator, we provide earlier visibility into upcoming moves and greater network throughput capacity—ensuring household goods shipments are picked up and delivered on time.

With cutting-edge technology and proven logistics expertise, we’re transforming the moving process by continuously evaluating, refining, and improving our tools and techniques. We’re dedicated to making sure that every move is better than the last.

We thank you for your service, and for the privilege of serving you in return.

A t HomeSafe, We Deliver.

Fraud Alert

Fraud has infiltrated the job placement market via the internet, email and direct phone contact. Attempts have included unauthorized use of HomeSafe’s name and logo to solicit potential job seekers or to extend false job offers. Bad actors may mix in fake job advertisements with legitimate postings. These ads can include contact instructions and require job seekers to send sensitive personal information or money to pay for visa applications, processing fees, etc., in exchange for consideration for a high-paying position.

HomeSafe will never ask for any sort of advance payment as part of the recruiting/hiring process. Candidate profiles are carefully managed to protect personal information.

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance.

  • Paid time off (PTO) Three weeks of PTO for newly hired employees

  • 401(k)

  • Health and Wellness Programs

  • Disability, Life and AD&D insurance

  • Employee Support program

  • Family Support: Bright Horizons, child and elder care services

  • Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program

  • Travel Accident & Medical

  • TRICARE Supplement Plan

  • Voluntary Benefit Plans

  • And more!

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