Communications Specialist

  • Community Health Center, Inc.
  • Middletown, CT
  • Sep 23, 2018

Job Description

Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) is one of the country's most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services, and a leader in practice-based research, health professionals training, and use of innovative technologies to advance health and healthcare. CHC is designated as a federally qualified health center and a patient-centered medical home by HRSA, the Joint Commission, and NCQA, respectively. We deliver more than 500,000 patient visits per year from primary care hubs and community clinics across the state of CT, all connected by technology and common standards for quality. We employ several hundred medical, dental, and behavioral health providers who are engaged in practice, teaching, and research. Our Weitzman Institute is devoted to research and practice transformation and is recognized around the country as one of the premier research institutes focused on improving health care and health outcomes for special and vulnerable populations. In addition, the organization has developed three wholly owned subsidiaries from the original pilot developments within the Weitzman Institute: the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium (NNPRFTC), the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement, and the Community eConsult Network.


Community Health Center, Inc. is seeking a Communications Specialist to lead internal and external communications related to its participation in the National Institute for Health's All of Us Research Program. The All of Us Research Program seeks to extend precision medicine to all diseases by building a national research cohort of one million or more U.S. participants. CHC is one of six Federally Qualified Health Centers nationally selected by the NIH to participate in this groundbreaking program. More information about the All of Us Research Program can be found at

The All of Us Communications Specialist will be responsible and accountable for the strategy and execution of CHC's communications activities dedicated to this program. They will serve as the main point of contact for all program activities, collaborating with the internal CHC All of Us team, NIH staff and external consultants and vendors.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serve as the lead/main point of contact for the program in all internal and external communications, with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization and with designated audiences.
  • Define strategy and execute against a strategic plan for all CHC communications efforts associated with the All of Us Research Program.
  • Create and disseminate public communications for the program, such as press announcements, website content, social media, newsletters, videos, and print materials.
  • Develop and promote a consistent, unified message regarding CHC's participation in the program.
  • Participate in all meetings and working groups for communications leads organized by NIH. Travel will be required to attend some of the meetings.
  • Become fully versed in the All of Us Asset Portal and use assets appropriately.
  • Ensure all communications are fully compliant with relevant communications protocols established by the NIH communications team and that materials are reviewed and approved by NIH, allowing enough time to obtain approval prior to publication.
  • Plan, lead and manage community and special events for the program.
  • Manage projects through entire process to achieve objectives and measure results.

  • Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, changing environment and possess high personal motivation, optimism, a strong work ethic, flexibility, and creativity
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively to drive multiple projects on deadline and within budget
  • Knowledge of digital marketing and SEO
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated results in a position that includes oral, written, mass and interpersonal communications
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills
  • Experience in a health care setting useful but not required

Bachelors (Required)