The Institute is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Office of Communications and Legislative Activities. This is a career Federal position in the Senior Executive Service. The individual selected for this leadership position will manage the Institute’s key policy, communications, public affairs, health campaigns and consumer services, legislation, Congressional activities, and Freedom of Information and Privacy Act functions in a manner supportive of the NHLBI research mission. This individual will provide expert advice and guidance to the Director, Deputy Director and other senior Institute officials in initiating, developing, implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of a dynamic, nationally and internationally visible program for these functions and has the responsibility for developing a strategic communication vision and dynamic program to help implement the Institute’s new Strategic Plan; communicating leading edge scientific research results, enhancing effective internal communications, and effectively managing the human and fiscal resources of the Office. The Director of the Office of Communications and Legislative Activities is also responsible for advising the Institute Director on national heart, lung, and blood policy, legislation and regulations, scientific research programs, and external relations with various Institute/DHHS/Federal constituencies, national and international constituencies and stakeholders. S/He provides executive leadership and management in the comprehensive and continuing development and analysis of policies and communications strategies related to the ethical, social and legal implications of heart, lung, and blood research and for matters relating to communications on a national and international level, media relations and public inquiries. This individual also directs the NHLBI Congressional liaison activities and in this role administers and coordinates Congressional testimony preparation, reviews of pending and new legislation and regulations and briefings of members and staff of the Congress.
Please apply online at USAJOBS.
Look for Jobs Announcement No. NHLBI-08-08SES. Your application package must be received by December 1, 2008.