Public Health Education Specialist

Bethesda, Maryland
Jan 08, 2022
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

We are currently searching for a Public Health Education Specialist to provide strategic support to the Health Education Team Lead in NHLBI's Office of Science Policy, Engagement, Education, and Communications, Health Education and Digital Information and Dissemination Branch by developing, implementing, and evaluating dynamic, research-based, and audience-centric health education programs across a range of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders; leading and coordinating public health education and communication efforts of professional, voluntary, media, and local community organizations, Federal and State agencies, and audience-specific advocacy and public interest groups; and overseeing the development of educational materials and resources. This opportunity is full-time, and it is on site in Bethesda, MD.  

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Coordinate the community outreach and social marketing platform and maintain a consistent message in the community regarding the program mission
  • Develop and execute community engagement and study recruitment plans and strategies, to include marketing, community outreach, health education, etc for all clinical research studies
  • Build, foster, and maintain collaborative partnerships to strengthen the resources available for extending the reach of NHLBI health awareness and education programs and broad-based education initiatives to improve public health
  • Assess knowledge, community understanding, and attitudes regarding research trials and utilize that information in recruitment strategies
  • Liaise with NHLBI partners to foster collaborative working relationships, resolve problems or issues, and sustain long-term working relationships
  • Actively participate in branch and office meetings and projects, providing relevant recommendations based on experience and expertise
  • Use social media, digital technologies and search engine optimization to strategically target patient recruitment messages and promote approved clinical research advertising
  • Organize and liaison with community members to develop programs that will engage and educate communities to increase awareness of research
  • Serve as subject matter expert and provide technical assistance to other NIH departments around recruitment, health education, advertisement, outreach and retention
  • Lead and coordinate public health education and communication efforts of professional, voluntary, media, and local community organizations, Federal and State agencies, and audience-specific advocacy and public interest groups
  • Liaise with NHLBI partners to foster collaborative working relationships, resolve problems or issues, and sustain long-term working relationships
  • Assess published and public literature regarding best practices for recruitment, retention and outreach
  • Work with staff to coordinate content management of recruitment materials, advertisements and social marketing messages
  • Utilize state-of-the-art techniques to determine consumer health information needs and preferred formats that will motivate the target audiences and influence behavior changes
  • Utilize traditional and social media platforms to disseminate health information to target audiences
  • Initiate and maintain databases of pending and approved materials, core community contacts, recruitment and participation histories, and program performance measures
  • Coordinate relevant data, including facts, figures, statistics and graphics for use in documents and presentations
  • Monitor and evaluate of program metrics and management of program timelines
  • Lead NHLBI OSPEEC and contract staff in the development of health education and information materials for patients and their families, health professionals, and the general public that reflect accurate translation of NHLBI research and medical advances
  • Demonstrate understanding of the scientific issues and research findings relevant to the NHLBIs mission and consult with Institute scientists to develop effective public health information materials and research dissemination interventions







  • Knowledge of organization development methodologies.
  • Previous experience with health promotion, communications, outreach, education, or public policy.
  • Expertise in health education, promotion, communication, and engagement theories and strategies to evaluate communication effectiveness and make recommendations or resolve matters independently.
  • Expertise in written communication principles, techniques, and methods to develop informational and educational public health information and strategic communication plans; write and/or edit reports, fact sheets, and articles for publication; and prepare responses to individual or groups.
  • Expertise in oral communication principles, techniques, and methods to orally respond to inquiries and present information to a variety of groups or representatives with varying levels of understanding and interest.
  • Expertise in sources of information and research methods to research information for use in preparing materials for varied audiences.
  • Expertise in data gathering methods and analytical and evaluation techniques to draw valid conclusions.
  • Expertise in development of educational materials and resources utilizing health literacy, plain language, and cultural competency principles.
  • Expertise in design and implementation of technically sound analytic and evaluation plans to evaluate progress and impact of national health communication and public health awareness/education efforts.




  • Master’s Degree in Community and Public Health, Communications, or related subject
  • At least 1-2 years of experience


Due to our contractual requirements and federal orders, including an Executive Order from the White House and an emergency regulation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the position for which you are applying requires that you provide proof of your vaccination status. If you are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for medical reasons or because of a sincerely held religious belief, you may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement which shall be reviewed after the submission of requested documentation. If an accommodation is granted, the conditions may include weekly testing and masking. All Guidehouse employees also agree to follow any additional health and safety mitigation policies that may be required in the workplace.


Company Description

Dovel Technologies and its Family of Companies (Medical Science & Computing and Ace Info Solutions) was acquired in October 2021.


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies.


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