Senior Outreach / Communications Specialist

Clearance Level
Silver Spring, Maryland

REQ#: RQ87168

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Regular
The Psychological Health Center of Excellence (PHCoE) undertakes the mission to maximize opportunities for Service Members (active duty, reserve components, and National Guard), Coast Guard, Veterans, and their families to thrive through a collaborative global network promoting resilience, recovery, and reintegration for Psychological Health (PH).

As a premiere resource on PH issues, the PHCoE plays a very active role in strategically disseminating information of relevance to multiple target audiences, and actively engages with warriors, warrior families, caregivers, clinicians, researchers, leaders, educators, support organizations, and treatment resources to connect, share, collaborate, and coordinate to serve the needs of our warrior families.GDIT is seeking a Senior Outreach/Communications Specialist who will lead all virtual and in-person site visits and other outreach events to include planning, tracking, coordination and on-site exhibit support and manning. Will write conference/report summaries and make recommendations for improved strategies (written materials, talking points, etc.).Duties include:
  • Coordinate and conduct in-person outreach for inTransition, Real Warriors Campaign, PHCoE initiatives and products as identified by the Government, and other external initiatives as indicated by the Government
  • Coordinate and attend/present at conferences, Yellow Ribbon events, and other events/briefs to brief and disseminate information about inTransition/RWC/PHCoE
  • Maintain media relations to socialize and expand reach and impact of inTransition/RWC/PHCoE
  • Write conference/report summaries and make recommendations for improved strategies (e.g., new written materials, talking points, etc.)
  • Works with PHCoE’s SMEs as indicated by the Government on the development of written outreach materials for dissemination.
  • Oversee and provide outreach and dissemination support to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Veteran Support Group Organizations (VSOs). This involves promoting awareness of inTransition/RWC/PHCoE as indicated by the Government to include: organizing presentations at conferences, creating and managing exhibits geared towards NGOs and VSOs; outreach through VTC meetings, etc.
  • Work with the Program Managers to develop strategic plan for partnerships, collaborations in order socialize and enhance the impact of inTransition and PHCoE at-large.
  • Report directly to the Program Manager, who will oversee the performance of all Outreach Specialists and will ensure all essential tasks are completed as directed by the Government. The contractor shall provide the personnel skilled in public relations, public speaking, information translation, marketing, and strategic communications that are required in order to accomplish this mission.
  • The Contractor shall assist in the coordination/liaison with other program offices, other programs, outside agencies, DHA offices, civilian activities and others in order to support inTransition, RWC, and the greater PHCoE mission.
  • Provide administrative support for all meetings and other initiatives involving inTransition.
Position Requirements:
  • M.A. or M.S. in Communications, English, or a technical field with coursework in communications, writing, or training is required. Prior experience within the DoD/VA systems of care strongly preferred.
  • Minimum Experience: 4+ years of related experience. Required Licenses: None.
  • Excellent communications skills to include: public speaking, facilitation, interpersonal, networking and building collaborations required.
  • Must be able to work independently; as well as function as part of a team.
  • Computer proficiency – software and hardware as related to educational program development for both presentations and database management required.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, creativity and must be flexible a must.
  • Adheres to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy.
  • Knowledge of technical and professional guidelines applicable to communication initiatives such as libel and copyright laws, Privacy Act implications regarding the release of information, FIAR guidelines, and relevant DoD regulations and practices.
  • Skill in utilizing software applications in the development of communications products such as web design and content, brochures, briefing materials, and marketing tools.
  • Work Environment: Office, community, and clinical environment. Must be available to travel locally, regionally and nationally.
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/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 veteran status, or any other protected class.