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Senior Health Communications Project Director in Rockville, MD



$250K - $500K*


Communications & PR


11 - 15 years

Job Description

Westat has an immediate opening for a dynamic, creative, solution-oriented Project Director to oversee a multi-faceted public health communications and outreach program. We are seeking a highly experienced professional with the ability to inspire a team and engage diverse stakeholders to deliver evidence-based prevention messages. The successful candidate will have expertise in project management, communications, public health and social marketing campaigns, media relations, research dissemination, and business development. Experience with public health, HIV prevention, and working with LGBTQ populations is required .

Job Responsibilities

• Establish and execute communications and marketing effort, inspire teams, and provide oversight of project tasks.

• Develop and deliver strategic communication and campaign plans and lead project teams to accomplish plan objectives.

• Plan and implement public outreach and education programs and events.

• Identify an

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Valid through: 2020-4-2

About Westat

Westat is an employee-owned statistical survey research corporation in Rockville, Maryland, providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat Inc. began as a partnership in 1961 with cofounders Edward C. Bryant, Ph.D., a tenured full professor of statistics at the University of Wyoming, and two former students, James Daley and Donald King. In 1963, the company was incorporated. Dr. Bryant served as Westat’s first President until 1978, when Joseph Hunt took over as President and CEO for the next 32 years. In May 2011, James E. Smith, Ph.D., became President and CEO of the company. In September 2014,Westat entered into a conciliation agreement with the OFCCP) to resolve issues, including record keeping and statistical shortfalls in hiring for certain jobs, identified during a routine audit of the company’s affirmative action programs for 2008-2009. There was no OFCCP finding of intentional discrimination on Westat’s part. The agreement requires payment of a monetary settlement which has been completed, hiring goals which have already been met, and a two-year reporting period, ending in September 2016, with which the company is in full compliance. Westat has also taken substantial steps to correct the reporting practices that led to the complaint and remains fully committed to equal opportunity employment and its affirmative action programs.
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