Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: National Institutes of Health
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Established in 1988, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) is mandated to conduct and support biomedical and behavioral research and research training in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language. The Institute also conducts and supports research and research training related to disease prevention and health promotion.
As a Lead Public Affairs Specialist, you will work closely with the Institutes communications director and a small team of public affairs staff to manage the day-to-day operations of the Office of Health Communication and Public Liaison. The office is responsible for developing and conducting a comprehensive communications program for the NIDCD; responding to inquiries from health professionals, the general public, industry, health advocacy organizations, public officials, and the media; collaborating with other components of NIH and HHS, as well as other federal agencies, to disseminate research and health information; designing and implementing marketing/outreach efforts, such as media and public health campaigns, and health education materials for a variety of audiences; providing communication expertise to NIDCD institute staff; maintaining liaison with public and patient advocacy groups; managing and developing NIDCD-supported Internet functions and other forms of digital communications; maintaining liaison with the NIH Associate Director for Communications.
- Time in grade met within 30 days of closing date.
- Position is subject to a background investigation.