Duty First Consulting
  • Health Program Operations
  • Vienna, VA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, PTO, 401K

About the role:

As a company founded by service-disabled Veterans, we at DFC are driven by a duty to serve our clients, our employees, and our community. We are committed to helping organizations achieve their goals by cultivating a team of talented professionals that delivers exceptional service, creative insights, and high-quality results.

DFC is seeking a Junior Communications Analyst (Healthcare) to join a healthcare-related operations support contract. The team is seeking a driven individual with excellent critical thinking skills, high attention to detail, and strong organizational skills who can effectively manage competing priorities. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is seeking to grow their consulting career.

What the role requires:

  • Effectively and professionally engaging with all project stakeholders.
  • Effectively capturing meeting notes--in person and on conference calls--and communicating project status to internal team members and clients.
  • Working directly with clients to gauge their needs and propose solutions.
  • Updating and maintaining a website used to facilitate team and client collaboration.
  • Supporting communications and research activities such as communications planning, stakeholder assessment, secondary research reviews, materials and marketing collateral development, focus groups and interviews, partnership development, outreach, website management, and program evaluation.
  • Assisting team members with research, analysis, and writing to respond to information requests from clients.

What you need to be successful:

  • 1-2 years of work experience, health communications or research is preferred (can include a professional internship).
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong conceptual and written communication skills and ability to communicate with various stakeholders.
  • Experience in medical technical writing in health communications or healthcare industry is preferred.
  • Ability to translate complex concepts, including scientific reports/findings, into plain-language appropriate for various target audiences.
  • Experience assisting with meetings and workshops, including developing agendas, meeting materials, and outreach materials.
  • Effective time management and ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to exercise strong attention to detail, problem solving, and organizational skills. Includes the ability to produce consistent, insightful, high-quality work against tight deadlines.
  • Ability to be self-directed and work on tasks requiring analysis, writing, and planning activities with limited guidance.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work in team setting or independently.

Other important information:

  • A Bachelor's degree is required.
  • Ability to obtain a US government security clearance, if needed, is required.
  • Applicants must have the legal right to work in the US for any employer; sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • Preference will be given to qualified Veteran candidates.

Is consulting the right career for you?

A career in consulting can offer a wide variety of experiences and is a great opportunity for personal and professional growth, but it often requires a bit more time and energy than the standard nine-to-five. The characteristics below are those of a typical consultant in this field; we encourage you to consider if these are applicable to you as you complete your application.

  • Thrives when working in a challenging, fast-paced environment.
  • Balances competing priorities and fluctuating workloads with composure.
  • Works well in teams or independently, as the job requires.
  • Commits the requisite hours and effort to ensure deliverables are submitted on time and error-free.
  • Dives into new and unfamiliar tasks, employing a learn-as-you-go mentality and problem-solving skills.
  • Has the foresight to strategically plan and anticipate next steps and outcomes.
  • Uses interpersonal skills to establish and uphold strong client relationships, representing the company positively.
  • Values quality in client deliverables and internal tasks.
  • Enjoys having a high level of responsibility and task autonomy.
  • Acts professionally in all circumstances and enjoys creating and nurturing a professional network of peers, clients, and partners.

* Duty First Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender/sex, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, the basis of genetic information or any other group protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance. People with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to apply or compete for employment may request such accommodation(s).

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