*Health Communications Specialist II – Atlanta, GA
***As required by our governmental client, this position requires an active NACI/Tier I clearance or the ability to obtain a NACI/Tier I clearance to be considered. ***
The Health Communications Specialist II is a pivotal role within our team, responsible for providing logistical support and leveraging expertise in communications to enhance communication efforts focused on critical topics such as suicide prevention. This role involves collaborating with internal teams and partners to develop and execute communication plans, creating content for various platforms, maintaining program webpages, and supporting communication-related tasks. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in health communication, a keen eye for detail, and a passion for addressing sensitive topics.
Compensation & Benefits:
Estimated Starting Salary Range for Health Communications Specialist II :
Pay commensurate with experience.
Full time benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and other possible benefits as provided. Benefits are subject to change with or without notice.
Health Communications Specialist II Responsibilities Include:
- Develop comprehensive communication promotion plans to disseminate findings from scientific articles and reports, working collaboratively within the agency and with partners.
- Create content for a range of communication products, including web pages, social media, e-newsletters, fact sheets, and video scripts.
- Regularly update program webpages with relevant data and content updates.
- Address inquiries from CDC-Info using prepared responses and collaborate with subject matter experts for new answers.
- Draft email responses for media inquiries and collaborate with experts for approvals.
- Assist in formative evaluation research for communication products.
- Review communication materials from marketing contractors.
- Coordinate communication efforts for special observances related to topics within the Division of Injury Prevention.
- Provide communication technical assistance to grant recipients, including reviewing plans, offering advice on best practices, and helping showcase their successes.
- Attend regular meetings with subject matter teams.
- Complete other communication-related tasks as needed.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned
Health Communications Specialist II Experience, Education, Skills, Abilities requested:
- Bachelor's or Master's Degree preferred in Journalism, English, Communication, Health Communication, Public Health, or a closely related discipline.
- 5+ years of experience in developing communication and marketing strategies.
- Prior experience with CDC NCIPC-DIP programs, policies, and procedures highly desired.
- Familiarity with CDC/NCIPC-DIP program objectives and goals.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
- Ability to communicate technical terminology effectively to diverse audiences.
- Strong time management skills to handle competing deadlines.
- Experience working with American Indian/Alaska Native populations preferred.
- Comfort working with diverse subject matter experts and communication specialists.
- Ability to address sensitive topics, such as "suicide prevention," in content creation.
- Capable of managing multiple high-priority assignments.
- Regular reporting of project status to the DIP Associate Director for Communications.
- Attend weekly/biweekly Communications Team Meetings and 1:1s with Associate Director for Communications.
- Strong organizational skills, multitasking abilities, and meeting deadlines.
- Must pass U.S. Government security investigation.
Must pass pre-employment qualifications of Cherokee Federal.
Cherokee Nation Operation Solutions (CNOS) provides support, services, and solutions to federal and commercial customers. The company takes a personalized approach to solving our clients' toughest challenges, helping you make the most of your skills. CNOS is part of Cherokee Federal – a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies. For more information, visit cherokee-federal.com.
Cherokee Federal is a military friendly employer. Veterans and active military transitioning to civilian status are encouraged to apply.
Similar searchable job titles: Health Communication Specialist, Communications Coordinator, Public Health Communications Specialist, Health Education Specialist, Health Promotion Specialist.
Keywords: Health Communication, Communication Strategies, Public Health, Content Creation, Stakeholder Engagement.
Legal Disclaimer: Cherokee Federal is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit cherokee-federal.com/careers for information regarding our Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Statement, and Accommodation request.
***As required by our governmental client, this position requires being a US Citizen, lawful resident alien, citizen of American Samoa or other territory owning permanent allegiance to the United States.
Job Type: Full-time