Join the HJF Team!
HJF is seeking a Senior Advisor to support the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) located at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to VPR.
The Senior Advisor for Collaboration and Community Engagement (CCE) will provide services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the DoD and HHS Well Prepared Program (WPP) being led by the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS). The primary responsibility will be to oversee the community outreach and engagement efforts of WPP and assist with partnership development between local and national organizations and the military community. The Senior Advisor will work closely with USUHS to make sure that the scope and direction of the outreach and engagement efforts are in line with the goals of WPP. Coordinate all efforts, including design and preparation of outreach materials, extending invitation to community partners, identifying venues and scheduling outreach activities, to make sure that all of the activities are completed within the approved timeline of the WPP with specific attention to the pilot year. Monitor the progress of the activities and prepare reports for USUHS leadership.
Overall, the senior advisor is responsible for the direction, implementation, and execution of all outreach efforts of WPP in Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama by the WPP community-based partner organizations. This includes creating the community-based organizations’ plans and the execution of WPP activities, as well as monitoring progress of the community-based partners and conducting an evaluation of the programs’ outcomes. A major aspect of this initiative will be to connect the organizations with the military components of the armed services in their state, as well as with other organizations that focus on health and wellness and maternal and child health: to include Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSI); maternal and child health non-government organizations; and state and local health departments.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of scientific research methodology; demonstrated ability to interact with diverse communities, demonstrated communication and analytical skills.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: PhD or doctoral level degree.
Minimum Experience: 9-10 years performing community based participatory research and/or outreach duties. Previous experience organizing and coordinating administrative and community events with local stakeholders’ or 10 years of experience in a senior leadership position.
Work Environment: Office environment and community environments.
Background: Eligibility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC); eligibility to obtain and hold a Public Trust background.
Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.
HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.