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NINR Is Seeking Communications Director

February 23, 2021
Supervisory Health Communications Specialist

Guided by nursing’s holistic perspective, NINR supports biomedical and biobehavioral research and training that builds the scientific foundation for nursing practice and policy across clinical and community settings, and advances the prevention, detection, and management of disease and disability. NINR-funded research investigates ways to improve the health of individuals, families, and populations in a variety of settings, and focuses on translating science in order to maximize the impact of findings on practice and policy with advancing health equity and inclusion as a top priority.

This is an exciting time to join NINR and contribute to the development of its next strategic plan that will guide the Institute’s scientific focus for years to come.

NINR is seeking exceptional candidates for Communications Director/Chief of the Office of Communications and Public Liaison to lead the Institute’s communications efforts to NINR stakeholders.

The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Providing authoritative analysis and advice to the NINR Director on the formulation of communications strategies.
  • Leading a comprehensive, integrated communications strategy for NINR’s vision, strategic plan, and scientific accomplishments
  • Implementing a dynamic, proactive communications program.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of communications activities.

Applicants should have a graduate degree (Masters or equivalent) in communications, marketing, or related field and experience in managing communications programs. Familiarity with NIH, HHS agencies, nursing organizations, or research organizations is desirable, and outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential.

How to Apply

A Supervisory Health Communications Specialist job announcement will be posted on

Applications must be submitted by March 10, 2021, to be considered.

The Department of Health and Human Services and NIH are equal opportunity employers committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.