Research Associate - Communications Coordinator - Remote

Rockville , MD
Jun 02, 2023
Jun 08, 2023
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 has an immediate opening for a project coordinator/project manager to work on a variety of tobacco research projects. We are looking for an organized person with initiative to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team of researchers focused on tobacco regulatory science, as well as other related areas of public health.  The successful candidate must be highly organized, detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and able to take initiative while also working as part of a team.  Proficient written and verbal communication skills, and good interpersonal skills are essential.

This position is remote eligible.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide logistic support to meet various client requests.
  • Collaborating on the creation and implementation of a project website. This may include working with IT specialists to design the website and contributing to upkeep of a project dashboard (such as collecting materials/data summaries from project sites, update and monitor site content, and facilitating out-reach to users to promote site content).
  • Writing progress reports, technical reports and memos, in whole or in part.
  • Synthesizing meeting discussions and documenting decisions made.
  • Tracking and coordinating the status of deliverables and other work products.
  • Collaborating on grant and contract proposals.
Basic Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's degree in public health, business administration, psychology, sociology, economics, communications, public administration, marketing or a related science or administration field and a minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience administering, coordinating or managing scientific research projects.
  • A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience with project coordination and/or project management.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A Master's degree in public health, business administration, psychology, sociology, economics, communications, public administration, marketing or a related science or administration field.
  • Working experience with content management.
Other Required Qualifications
  • Demonstrated communication skills
  • Collaboration with teams, managers and/or clients
  • Organization skills, including time management ability
  • Detail oriented

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Subject to plan requirements, employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave (15 days per year)
  • Sick Leave (10 days per year)
  • Holiday Leave (7 government holidays plus 2 floating holidays)
  • 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

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.


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