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Health Education Specialist Project Manager 2

PURPOSE: To provide extensive technical expertise in Health Education/Communication research and evaluation activities. Develop research protocols, evaluation plans, project plans, procedures and other documentation as assigned. Lead and coordinate project activities and assigned staff. Advise and assist HCTT managers in planning, monitoring developments and trends, and formulating business development strategies.




  • Acts as a principle expert by providing technical support in the planning and implementation of health communication research and evaluation activities. Ensures the technical quality of deliverables. Serves as the technical contact with clients and potential clients. Analyzes and interprets requirements such as statutes and directives and their impact on clients. Develops project management plans, evaluation plans and strategies, research protocols, screeners and moderator guides. Leads evaluation activities. Advises management in matters related to specialty.


  • As a Project Manager leads, guides and coordinates technical projects and assigned staff. Meets with clients to identify project goals and strategies. Determines deadlines and schedules major work activities. Provides direction to team members. Monitors timelines and budgets and reports status to clients. Assesses accomplishments of the team based on objectives. Serves as primary point of contact with clients.


  • Develops business by identifying opportunities, planning, strategies, implementing activities, developing relationships with current clients and potential clients, and matching customer needs with organization's capabilities. Monitors technical issues and current practices that affect funding in specialty area. Shares information with staff. Participates in pertinent management meetings.


  • Assists in conducting strategic planning. This includes conceptualizing new capabilities to meet emerging needs of current and potential customers; participating on strategic planning teams; providing input to strategic plans; and, interacting with HCTT management to maintain knowledge of new developments and trends.


  • Maintains expertise through review of current literature, research, involvement with professional organizations, and participation in other training and education and development activities.



Master's or other graduate degree in Health Education, Health Communication, Health Promotion or equivalent experience and education performing duties as described with a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience. Experience working with CDC, HHS, or NCI desirable. Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credentials desirable. Must have knowledge and experience in planning, implementing and evaluating health education/ health communication programs and of qualitative and quantitative research methods and tools. Understanding of social marketing and other health promotion frameworks. Knowledge and experience with developing tools and performing evaluation activities to measure impact, outcomes, interventions, compliance, etc. and develop strategies for improvement. Must be able to work well in team settings and plan and direct other staff to complete tasks.