Manager, Communication & Marketing at Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM)

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Posting Duration

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the 'posting date'. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.
Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

What Your Job Will Be Like

Are you passionate about your work and dream of using innovative facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves ambitious issues for our nation's security? If so, Organization 03640, Matrixed Communications Services, is currently seeking Managers to lead Organizations in Communications and Marketing.
Candidates selected will supervise their respective department of approximately 15-22 communications professionals who are functionally aligned to customers throughout the Labs. The staff may include Information Management Professionals, Technical Writers, and Program Communications Specialists, and Graphic Designers.
In this position, one will work closely with both technical program and project leads as well as other matrix managers and all levels of management on either the Mission or Mission Enabling Programs. They will provide direct leadership, expertise in communications, considerable experience managing within matrix environments, technical writing, and information management.
On any given day, one may be called upon to:
  • Manage professionals in a matrix environment where staff is embedded with the internal teams they support; although the staff formally reports to the functional Communications Manager, they take daily guidance for their work assignments from their customer teams
  • Partner with customer managers of matrixed staff to provide employee recruitment, selection, training, performance assessment, career and professional development, and any corrective or disciplinary actions
  • Manage and coordinate specific deliverables for overall program and project plans, structure, schedules, staffing requirements
  • Balance the acquisition and development of staff resources, capabilities, and existing future projects or programs
  • Collaborate with other communication managers to develop innovative solutions to a variety of complex problems

Qualifications We Require

  • A Bachelor's degree in Communications, Business, or a related field, plus 8 years related experience; or equivalent experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of the job
  • 5 years communications experience supporting multiple customers
  • 3 years providing project lead and oversight of customer work
  • The ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire

  • A Master's degree in Communications, Business, or another related field
  • 2 years of experience managing teams in a matrix environment, including experience managing projects, organizations, or product development
  • Communications experience including leading teams in a matrix environment to support multiple customers
  • The ability to work with sensitive information and classified matter
  • A demonstrated ability to:
    • Successfully manage multiple programs and projects, while consistently modeling Sandia's 8 Behaviors
    • Build and manage effective, positive working relationships with customers, staff, and peers
  • Knowledge of company policies and procedures, as well as Sandia's safety and security rules and guidelines
  • Expertise in competencies appropriate to Center 03600 and the customer's organization
  • Experience interacting with multiple levels of internal and external customers using exceptional oral and written interpersonal skills
  • The demonstrated ability to manage the organization on tasks, goals, and objectives to execute on the strategic vision
  • Experience in technical writing or a communication field, recruiting, hiring, and developing new personnel

About Our Team

The directorate for communications at Sandia National Laboratories is responsible for all Labs-wide communications and all communications functions within the Labs. Clear, timely, and informative communication enhances Sandia's performance, builds customer and stakeholder confidence, and nurtures employee loyalty and morale. These particular positions will function as managers of functionally aligned staff (matrixed staff) for line organizations at SNL.

About Sandia

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:
  • Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
  • Extraordinary co-workers
  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
  • Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)
  • Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*
World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:
*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.
Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.
More Information on Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia National Laboratories operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Albuquerque, NM and Livermore, CA. Sandia National Laboratories was founded in 1949. It has 10001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 2 open jobs at Sandia National Laboratories, click here.
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