The MITRE Corporation Health Communications Specialist in Windsor, Maryland

Health Communications Specialist


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The MITRE Health Communication and Behavioral Sciences Group provides expertise in identifying and resolving complex structural problems that affect health, healthcare delivery, and healthcare organizational management from a social, behavioral, and consumer-oriented perspective. Experts apply qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis with firsthand experience in provider organizations to address the change, prevention, risk, and communication needs of organizations and promote positive growth within the healthcare sector.

Key Functions:

  • Plan, implement, and evaluate health communication activities designed to impact positive health outcomes.

  • Develop strategies and implementation plans for government programs for health initiatives and prevention campaigns for the general public and other audiences, including innovative demonstration projects.

  • Apply communication theories and models to health communication campaign development; use audience segmentation analysis and formative research to select appropriate communication channels and messages to achieve positive health outcomes.

  • Coordinate and conduct activities related to long- and short-range planning; program and project development, implementation and evaluation; audience research; and translation and dissemination of scientific information to audiences in a variety of formats.

  • Participate in the creation of training curricula and tools.

  • Develop, test, and disseminate science and scientific information and audience-based products, tools, and messages (i.e., via written, electronic, and audiovisual formats) to different audiences in a variety of formats.

  • Work closely with strategic communications subject matter experts and other colleagues to leverage knowledge and resources, ensure consistency of messages, and foster teamwork

  • Serve as a communication touch-point and facilitate information sharing across programs.

  • Provide expert knowledge and input on the development and management of social media


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 0-3 years related experience

  • Knowledge of health communication theories, principles, practices and techniques

  • Skill in project management techniques to plan health communication and marketing strategies

  • Skill in oral communication

  • Skill in written communication

  • Ability to translate and disseminate scientific information across a variety of platforms

  • Understanding of health literacy and usability

  • Ability to research and evaluate communication research studies, strategies, and project

  • Experience with the federal government sector.

  • Master’s Degree/ Ph.D. in Health Communications or related field

  • At least 7 years of experience working in health communications, preferably in the public health field

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in engagement and mobilization activities

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

BS and 10 years of related experience including 2 years of leadership experience.

Job Business Strat,Process&Chg Mgt

Primary Location United States-Virginia-McLean

Other Locations United States-Maryland-Windsor

This requisition requires a clearance of None

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Posting Jul 23, 2018, 8:37:45 AM

Req ID: 00050751