Health Communications Manager (Remote)

Atlanta , GA
Jun 05, 2023
Jun 24, 2023
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 a Health Communications Manager to join our dynamic, award-winning health communication team. You will have solid experience in project and client management, content development, public health partner engagement, and technical assistance. You should be highly experienced in supporting materials/product development and clearance, partner engagement, and technical assistance for Federal grantees. Experience in developing communications strategies and messaging around chronic and infectious disease prevention and working with public health clients and Federal grantee organizations is highly preferred. 

Job Responsibilities:
•     Manage a diverse team of communication specialists in delivering strategic communications support to Federal clients.
•     Draft accurate, compelling, audience appropriate print, web, and social media content on a range of important and emerging public health topics.
•     Work with multimedia designers to create a range of 508-compliant print and electronic products, including brochures, infographics, reports, media materials, and videos. 
•     Lead development and coordination of training and technical assistance to grantees.
•     Maintain client relationships, working daily with the client to deliver strategic counsel, and proactively identify and propose solutions for project challenges.  
•     Manage project budgets and timelines to achieve revenue targets. 
•     Assist with marketing and business development initiatives. 
•     Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications: 
•     A bachelor's degree in public health, communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, or related field.
•     A minimum of 10 years of experience providing communications and product development support for public health/healthcare communications programs.

Preferred Qualifications:
•     Experience providing onsite support to federal public health clients. 
•     Experience supporting and obtaining Federal agency publication clearance. 
•     Experience in developing communications strategies and messaging around chronic and infectious disease prevention and working with public health clients and Federal grantee organizations. 
•     Experience managing budgets and timelines.
•     Experience developing proposals.

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 and 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.