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Senior Health Communications Manager
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We’re currently hiring for a Senior Health Communications Manager.
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career.
ICF seeks a Senior Health Communications Manager to join our Social Marketing team and lead a fast-paced contract for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) client. In addition to project leadership, this individual will play an important part in business development for the Social Marketing team. This is a great opportunity to support a team that is working on meaningful projects that help communities and individuals live health lives. ICF delivers all the strategic communications and marketing services of a top-flight marketing agency, plus the expertise and resources of a leading international consulting firm. This is an exciting role offering excellent opportunities for dynamic work on some of the most pressing health challenges facing Americans today.
As a Senior Health Communications Manager, you will:
Lead a health communications contract for a federal agency. This will include:
Directing, planning, and creating effective communications for a variety of audiences, including patients and their families, researchers, and clinicians.
Leading a team of multidisplinary ICF staff and consultants, including strategic communicators, social media strategists, health communication researchers, and partnership specialists.
Working collaboratively with NIH employees to propose functional communications approaches and counsel leadership on strategies and tactics.
Use evidence-based research to develop public facing communication.
Create and/or review all communication material, including overseeing or developing all copy and messaging intended for public consumption to ensure its alignment with the client’s strategic vision.
Provide audience-centric support for partnership programs,, social media engagement, promotional efforts.
Identify, lead, and provide strategic support for new business efforts, including proposal and capture efforts.
As a Senior Health Communications Manager, you will have:
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising, or related majors. Master’s degree in Communications, Public Health, or related fields is a plus.
At least 8 years of directly applicable experience, preferably in a communications or PR agency setting.
Demonstrated experience working with federal health agencies. Prior experience with the NIH a plus.
Project leadership and management experience with federal health communications projects, including experience developing and managing budgets.
Excellent verbal, written, organizational skills, and ability to interface effectively with all levels of the company and client.
Ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams and team members.
Ability to recognize potential communications challenges and develop solutions based on best practices and research.
Demonstrated experience in new business development, including proposal writing, for federal health agencies.
Experience in developing/conducting project planning activities to include collecting requirements and defining scope, developing project plans and timelines, and determining resource requirements.
Superior verbal, written, organizational, and time management skills, as well as attention to detail.
Ability to think creatively (independently or in a group setting) and provide unique solutions and rationale for solutions to clients’ communications challenges/problems.
Ability to quickly understand problems, synthesize large amounts of information, and provide succinct recommendations that tie back to overall account communication strategies and tactics.
Ability to “connect the dots” across other tasks within the contract and see “big picture” opportunities for contract enhancements.
Job Location(s): Within the current landscape, this role will be supported remotely. This role optionally may sit in Rockville, MD, when remote working guidelines are lifted.
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.
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Rockville, MD (MD18)