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Communications Specialist Student Volunteer

Program Overview:
This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Administration for Strategic Preparedness & Response (ASPR), Office of Incident Command and Control (ICC), Office of Security, Intel, and Information Management (SIIM). 
The strength of our nation's public health and medical infrastructure and the capabilities necessary to quickly mobilize a coordinated national response to disasters and emergencies are vital to our national security. ASPR leads the nation's medical and public health preparedness for, response to, and recovery from disasters and public health emergencies. ASPR collaborates with hospitals, healthcare coalitions, biotech firms, community members, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, and other partners across the country to improve readiness and response capabilities.
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a communication specialist within the Information Management Division’s (IMD), Information Coordination and Reporting Branch (ICR) to: develop communications materials, plans, and tools; develop and align messages to convey key concepts among communications materials; develop graphics to support business, strategic and engagement documents; and the support relationship building with stakeholders.
Volunteer Position Description:
As a communication specialist, some of your duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Translate complex concepts into clear, easy-to-understand messages represented in verbal and graphic products
  • Manage and organize communications materials for use by teammates and other stakeholders
  • Ensure consistency in messaging across diverse communications materials
  • Apply advanced concepts, methods and practices to support the development of short- and long-range strategies, communication and marketing plans for the ICR Branch
  • Present information on various subjects using the full array of written and oral presentation formats and techniques
  • Assist with researching, developing, designing, and implementing communications projects and tasks and using appropriate vehicles for communicating information about ICR activities

  • Knowledge of communication and marketing principles, methods, techniques and practices and ability to apply and adapt such knowledge to recurring, precedent assignments within the ICR Branch
  • Ability to assist in working with professionals to translate information for different audiences and for various media formats, such as SharePoint Sites.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices to work with and maintain relationships on internal and external teams
  • Skills in oral communication techniques to participate on teams and work groups and make internal presentations
  • Skill in efficiently developing effective diverse types of graphics
  • Skills in written communication techniques to write a variety of documents for the general public, and reports on programs and activities

Start Date and Duration
This position will begin in late May/Early June for a duration of no more than 6 months. Starting dates will vary and duration can vary. The number of hours per week for this position will be determined jointly by the volunteer and the program management.
How to Apply
Please submit a resume to the ASPR Talent Acquisition Team at Applications due March 22, 2023. 

*Although this is a non paid volunteer position, your university may grant academic credit if university approves*