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Health Communication and Project Management- Atlanta, GA (ID# 15476)

Cherokee Nation Assurance (CNA) delivers a broad spectrum of professional management consulting services to its defense, health, environmental and civilian agency clients. To assist clients in achieving their goals, CNA provides a tailored management approach for complex government programs and disciplines including health information technology, research & science, program management, communications, correspondence and document management, governance and administrative support. Wholly owned by Cherokee Nation, CNA is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

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The position will provide professional health communication and project management support for communication and partnership projects developed by the Division of Laboratory Systems


  • Lead and provide assistance to DLS communication and partnership events such as DLS all hands Project ECHO sessions, and partnership calls/events.
  • Develop project plans, timelines, budgets, and supporting materials for communication and partnership activities.
  • Apply project management principles such as initiation, planning, production/execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing as part of all initiatives; assist others in the Office of Communication to execute.
  • Design and implement a file storage and file-naming strategy and write an accompanying SOP.
  • Develop DLS standard operating procedures (SOPs) and job aids and improve existing SOPs and job aids related to project management of communication, writing, and partnership activities.
  • Document and monitor the progress of communication and partnerships projects and alert the ADC if a project falls behind schedule.
  • Support task management system, including, but not limited to, managing SharePoint, Internet, and Intranet tasks.
  • Develop, implement, and manage communication and marketing programs, projects, and initiatives for various audiences, including communication plans, collateral materials.
  • Work with subject matter experts to plan, develop, implement and evaluate communication and educational materials intended to reach internal/external partners, healthcare providers, and the clinical and public health laboratory audiences.
  • Guide the development, testing, and disseminating communication information and audience based products, tools, and messages (i.e., via written, electronic, and audiovisual formats). This includes, but not limited to:
    • DLS internet, intranet, and SharePoint sites
    • CDC social media channels
    • Other communication channels such as GovDelivery, CDC-INFO, etc.
  • Coordinate with DLS and CDC SMEs on health media production (e.g., graphics, broadcast production); risk communication activities; marketing campaigns and activities; publications; electronic health communication and marketing activities (e.g., web, podcasts); and partnerships and strategic alliances.
  • Provide technical assistance with DLS marketing and promotion.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate communication plans. Provide consultation and technical assistance to internal and external groups concerning health communication and marketing programs, projects, and strategies. This includes, but not limited to DLS:
    • Communication materials such as fact sheets, flyers, brochures, stories/vignettes.
    • External and internal communication such as newsletters, videos/audio recordings.
    • Exhibiting materials and support including exhibiting, ordering materials.
    • Media materials and support, including developing talking points, prepping SMEs
  • Provide support for internal and external DLS partnership activities including coordination of meetings, development of materials, etc.
  • Facilitate ongoing internal and external partnership involvement to plan, implement, and evaluate communication and marketing campaigns and activities.
  • Support the development and implementation of a DLS Communications and Partnership Plan.
  • Collaborate with other key partners throughout the agency to ensure that the divisions resources area incorporated, utilized, and promoted by other groups.
  • d. Write talking points, policy documents, and other collateral materials to highlight DLS’ work.
  • Write technical content for DLS communication and partnership programs that is grammatically correct, adheres to best practices in technical writing, and complies with CDC plain language requirements.
  • Proofread and edit scripts, course content, brochures, reports, and other DLS documents to ensure they are grammatically correct, adhere to technical writing best practices, and comply with CDC plain language requirements.
  • Provide technical writing and editing services, applying best practices in technical writing and editing to creation and review of communication content, conform to writing requirements of federal agencies, program 508-compliant eLearning courses, and observe and implement project management principles and best practices


  • No supervisory authority


  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree is preferred in Journalism, Marketing, Communications, English, or related field
  • 10+ years’ experience developing communication and marketing strategies
  • 10+ years’ experience Project Management Experience


  • Must have plain language writing experience
  • Must have excellent technical writing, editing and analytical skills
  • The successful candidate can work well with all personality types, juggle multiple tasks, and maintain calm amid competing deadlines and in stressful situations.


  • Work is conducted in a climate controlled office environment.
  • The environment may require prolonged sitting, prolonged standing, and light lifting up to 20 lbs.


Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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