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Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
JOB #R2002967

Senior Leader for Emerging Infectious Diseases

Job Description

PHIT Senior Leader for Emerging Infectious Diseases

Job Description

ICF seeks a senior leader to further develop and build the strategic direction and delivery of our Emerging Infectious Diseases business. This role will provide strategic planning, business development, subject matter expertise, and program management for this market area. The senior leader will have a proven track record as a clinician scientist and public health leader, preferably at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  They will have project implementation experience focusing on federal health programs across multiple areas. Primary leadership responsibilities include providing high level oversight to multiple projects, business development and strategic growth direction, senior project and client management expertise, and staff management support to sustain and grow within the Public Health, Informatics, and Technology (PHIT) line of business. This position reports directly to the PHIT line of business leader.

ICF is an industry leading professional services firm that combines our expertise in clinical trials, genetics, infectious diseases, and integrated health solutions with our know-how in health information services, and project management to deliver superior services on the largest federal health challenges. You will work with a team of experts who are driven to make a difference, going above-and-beyond to provide health information services, including employing research & evaluation, training & technical assistance, and surveillance, to meet our client’s program needs in support of grantees, researchers, health professionals, and the American public. This position offers an outstanding opportunity to demonstrate your strong track record in both winning and delivering significant engagements within the public health market (CDC, NIH, etc.).

The job is based in our Atlanta, Georgia office.

As the Emerging Infectious Disease Leader, you will:

  • Grow the pipeline and manage all aspects of the sales lifecycle from identifying the opportunity, pursuit strategy, proposal development, and contracting.
  • Be present in the market and a representative senior leader of our firm.  Use your knowledge of the industry to position ICF’s point of view in a meaningful and strategic way.
  • Produce and publish both scientific and market content (e.g., peer reviewed journal articles, conference presentations, etc.) demonstrating thought leadership related to market developments and opportunities and challenges facing public health and emerging infectious diseases.
  • Leverage existing and cultivate new relationships across the public health market (CDC, NIH, etc.) that will lead directly to new business opportunities.
  • Manage client and partner relationships to ensure a robust pipeline of opportunities and sell integrated solutions.
  • Supervise multiple engagements, manage quality of service delivery and client satisfaction, and ensure appropriate cost structures.
  • Participate in the projects, manage teams and resources, and resolve issues.
  • Participate in supervising, mentoring, and development of staff.
  • Collaborate with other experts (e.g., social science, IT, health communications, survey research, etc.) to develop innovative and/or customized public health solutions.
  • Collaborate with colleagues around business development and solution development.

The requirements for the Emerging Infectious Disease Senior Leader are:

  • Degree in Medicine; experience as a practicing clinician preferred
  • Previous leadership experience in a complex environment – managing public health programs and teams, preferably at a Federal public health agency, contracting, non-profit, or academic institution
  • Proven thought leader / experience as a clinician/scientist with 50+ publications in a public health research field(s)
  • The ability to gain internal support, operate independently, and establish solid working relationships with senior leadership, peers, and staff
  • The ability to apply a strong client perspective as a driving force behind business decisions
  • Critical thinking skills to gather and analyze information from a variety of sources
  • Ability to develop and test solutions to complex problems
  • The ability to motivate and energize teams to produce winning solutions
  • Effective planning and managing skills towards both short- and long-term goals
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A dynamic, strategic, and action-oriented leader with an innovative spirit who is a self-starter and motivated to grow business
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel when needed

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 to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Atlanta, GA (GA18)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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