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Deloitte Strategic Communications Manager - Government & Public Services (GPS) in San Diego, California

Strategic Communications Manager - Government & Public Services (GPS) Public Relations


Are you a state government communications professional who thinks strategically and knows how to build strong relationships? Are you a creative team player who is unafraid to think differently, speak up, and help build proactive PR efforts tied to business objectives? We are seeking a passionate and experienced professional to help strengthen and enhance Deloitte's Government and Public Services (GPS) PR and strategic communications team. If this is you, hit the "apply now" button!

This position is responsible for developing and executing communications strategies that help mitigate risk and effectively communicate the impact of our work for government clients and the people they serve.

Recruiting for this role ends on March 25th, 2024

What You'll Do

  • Provide counsel and expertise on reputation management and proactive communications to GPS stakeholders and clients.

  • Work closely with GPS PR and Delivery Excellence colleagues to anticipate and strategically prepare for scenarios that may impact our brand as a trusted advisor to State, Local and Higher Education clients.

  • Work with project teams and clients to develop strategic communications plans that engage and inform key stakeholders, legislators, reporters and advocates.

  • Promote the identification and use of third-party voices to support client communications and mission goals.

  • Monitor media and legislative activities to prepare for potential engagement.

  • Draft project talking points, legislative facts sheets, and other internal and external materials. Assimilate inputs from key stakeholders and translate complex ideas, concepts and issues into clear and compelling messages.

  • Work with the GPS risk sensing team to identify, understand and prepare for potential risks, trends, disruptors and threats.

  • Understand the key stakeholders with whom we work and their potential to engage with media and legislative bodies.

The Team

The Strategic Communications Manager serves on the GPS PR team and is a strategic advisor to key business leaders and stakeholders within our GPS practice. The role reports to the GPS Public Relations leader.



  • A Bachelor's degree, preferably in Journalism, Political Science or Public Relations

  • 8+ years of experience in strategic or political communications in a statewide political campaign, state government agency, governor's office, newsroom or related business

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future

  • Comfortable working in a hybrid environment (i.e., onsite as well as virtual)

  • Ability to travel 10%, on average, based on the work you do and the clients and industries/sectors you serve


  • Understanding of state government agencies and stakeholders, government relations and public policy

  • Proven success in developing and executing communications strategies and plans for a large business or political organization with many stakeholders

  • Ability to interact and communicate across a variety of stakeholder groups (from technical subject matter experts to senior executives), and present complex information that is understandable and tailored to specific audiences

  • Ability to think and communicate clearly (i.e., formulate a clear point of view on complicated issues and create a concise and well-written narrative to express it)

  • High level of comfort with ambiguity and fluid priorities; ability to manage multiple and complex priorities efficiently and effectively

  • Ability to make connections in a highly matrixed environment (i.e., collaborate and integrate GPS PR across many levels of the organization)

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and presentation skills, including ability to interact with and coach senior leaders and intellectual thinkers

  • Strong listening and persuasive communication skills; ability to gain consensus through influence and pivot when warranted

The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Deloitte, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $84,300.00 to $140,600.00. You may also be eligible to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.




All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.