Project Recruitment Manager-Behavioral Health & Health Policy (Remote)

Rockville, VA
Sep 21, 2022
Oct 19, 2022
Healthcare, Research
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.

Job Summary:
Westat is seeking an individual to support hospital-based public health surveillance system contracts in the Behavioral Health and Health Policy Practice. This individual will work closely with project leaders to develop hospital recruitment materials and recruitment strategies, conduct recruitment activities, and regularly maintain project documentation. In this role, they will introduce national public health projects to stakeholders external to Westat, using a variety of communication methods. The individual will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with executives, directors, and support staff from hospitals and health systems across the country and effectively navigate complex organizations with the goal of gaining their participation in public health research.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Work on the development of recruitment materials including factsheets and invitation letters.
  • Manage the storage and inventory of recruitment materials.
  • Conduct pre-recruitment research of all selected hospitals to identify hospital decision makers, services offered, and areas of interest.
  • Collaborate with the recruitment director to visualize and document customized recruitment strategies specific to sampled hospitals.
  • Send invitation letters and factsheets to a targeted group of decision makers and influencers within each hospital.
  • Guide hospitals through the enrollment process.
  • Regularly document contacts in a project management system.
  • Document specific details about each hospital, activity, and contact in the project management system.
  • Draft the project monthly progress report.
  • Participate in recruitment team meetings and client meetings as needed.
  • Work with the project director on administrative contract requirements.

Basic Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's degree, preferably in public health, social science, or a related field.
  • At least 5+ years of experience is required.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, related to all supportive tasks for project management, project documentation and schedules, proposals, and email communications.
  • Demonstrated organizational proficiency, with the ability to manage multiple
  • tasks simultaneously in a team environment.
  • Proactive and willing to learn new things and apply them to your work, and adapt to changes.
  • Possess the desire to work in the research arena with interest in project management related to health-related research topics.
  • Willingness to and comfort in reaching out to hospital representatives with no prior contact.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with or within hospitals, health systems, local health departments, or social service agencies.
  • Experience working in a contracting environment.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.
Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.