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Scientific Program Communications Advisor - NIH - Rockville, MD

Kelly Services
Bethesda, MD 20814
Kelly Government Solutions is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Kelly Government Solutions offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world. We are currently seeking a **Scientific Program Communications Advisor** to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in **Rockville, MD** .

This is a temporary contract position which offers:

+ Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package

+ Tremendous growth opportunity

+ Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center

+ Learn more about what Kelly can do for you at

TASKS. The contractor shall:

+ Provide comprehensive, technologically supported, and integrated communications capabilities to support the mission and strategic plans of the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program.

+ Provide recommendations to ECHO office staff and staff of ECHO-wide components for developing and implementing best-practice communications strategies for ECHO.

+ Collaborate with communications with staff at the two key ECHO components: the Coordinating Center (CC) for the Cohorts and the Data Coordinating Centers (DCoC) for the IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network.

+ Inspect and evaluate communications work products (including reports and drafts) delivered by the CC and DCoC; make recommendations regarding their acceptability to meet the needs of the ECHO program and reflect the ECHO Senior Leaderships vision.

+ Enhance ECHO web content and review for accuracy and relevancy of posted content and new web updates; periodically review web site and make recommendations for improved user experience and information architecture.

+ Research and develop a variety of materials as background information to be used in preparing written and oral communication documents by staff.

+ Participate in the implementation, maintenance, enhancement and coordination of online systems and website(s).

+ Oversee the identification and production of informational materials for ECHO website(s); monitor the site(s) to ensure that posted information is accurate and timely and works within agency structure to clear materials for website(s).

+ Maintain contacts and working relationships with persons in professional and advocacy organizations, private industry and voluntary agencies to facilitate the nationwide dissemination of information and to gather information needed for the development of information materials and programs.

+ Provide advice and support for critical internal and organizational communications.

+ Collaborate with ECHO senior leadership on the continuity of operations and internal communication challenges.

+ Maintain working knowledge of new social and digital channels to pursue new opportunities for advancing the ECHO mission; author and post content to these channels and moderate comments/discussion.

+ Design, produce and evaluate information materials to reach national and international audiences through the media and through intermediaries such as voluntary agencies and health professionals; disseminate this material to relevant audiences.

+ Coordinate and facilitate events, including exhibits, press conferences, media availabilities, public relations events, video or audio recordings, speeches and symposia.

+ Prepare and disseminate presentations, talking points, statements, press releases, reports, articles, speeches and other materials

+ Research, fact-check, edit, author and disseminate statements, press releases, reports, articles, speeches and other materials involving ECHO program office activities.

+ Respond to public inquiries in consultation with Chief of Staff and other staff.

+ Respond to communications crisis situations in consultation with staff; handle media relations, draft NIH statements and coach executives for response.

+ Provide advice and support for critical internal and organizational communications.

+ Collaborate with ECHO senior leaders on the continuity of operations and internal communication challenges.

REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:

+ Masters degree in a related field; three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelors degree is equivalent to a Masters degree.

+ Minimum of eleven (11) years of experience functioning in a management capacity in a specialized field.

+ Extensive knowledge of web and social media platforms, with fluency in mobile technology.

+ Experience in media relations, either as a public relations professional or a journalist.

+ Experience in developing strategic communications plans and communications program evaluation.

+ Experience using a multiple software programs, platforms and tools required for the work environment, including MS Office Suite, Adobe, Acrobat Pro, SharePoint and GoToMeeting.

+ Strong communications skills, both oral and written.

+ Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.


Note that the phone number for our NIH branch is not listed. Due to the high volume of inquiries, we regret that we cannot accept phone calls. All qualified candidates will be contacted.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Looking to connect with premier government agencies or the top 25 federal government contractors? Kelly Government offers a variety of full-time, project (SOW), seasonal, and surge support opportunities in science, engineering, technical, professional, and administrative support roles. Our experts will find you the opportunity that fits your schedule and interests and handle the details of transferring and processing all levels of security clearances. Its just another way we make the job search work for you.

**About Kelly** ****

Kelly connects talented people to companies in need of their skills in areas including Science, Engineering, Education, Office, Contact Center, Light Industrial, and more. Were always thinking about whats next in the evolving world of work, and we help people ditch the script on old ways of thinking and embrace the value of all workstyles in the workplace. We directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world, and we connect thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners in our outsourcing and consulting practice.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.
Posted: 2020-06-19 Expires: 2020-08-20

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