Public Health Advisor-Technical Writer
Posted on 9/19/2023
CDC Foundation

1,001-5,000 employees

Mobilizes resources for critical public health protection
Company Overview
The CDC Foundation stands out for its unique role as the only entity authorized by Congress to mobilize private-sector resources to support the CDC's health protection mission, demonstrating its industry leadership and competitive advantage. Its culture of collaboration is evident in its partnerships with various organizations, corporations, and individuals, which have resulted in approximately 1,000 programs and over $740 million raised since 1995. The Foundation's technical innovation and commitment to public health are showcased in its recent initiatives, such as the development of a guide to help health departments better serve homeless populations, who are at a higher risk for infectious diseases.
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Atlanta, Georgia

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6 month growth


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2 year growth

Remote in USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Content & Writing
  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university required
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience, including experience technical writing for public health
  • Previous experience with mortality data needs, such as with a state vital records office or medicolegal death investigation office, work as a technical writer or public health advisor
  • Proven application of methods, processes and techniques used in program design and implementation of public health or health-related programs, or certification as program management professional, Lean Sigma Six, or similar certification
  • Ability to manage knowledge libraries and SharePoint or similar electronic document storage/collaborative file management spaces
  • Accurate and solid understanding of proper writing style, English grammar, punctuation and spelling with attention to detail and the ability to convey procedures, policy, processes, user-focused instruction and knowledge
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team to recognize needs and make recommendations for messaging and technical assistance recommendations
  • Ability to represent the CDC Foundation and CDC in internal and external meetings, leading discussions concerning program planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience preparing, writing and editing a variety of documents such as detailed reports, executive summaries, briefing documents and peer reviewed articles, and blogs
  • Outstanding leadership, interpersonal and teamwork skills; being proactive, collegial, energetic and able to develop productive relationships with colleagues and partners
  • Strong technical skills including word processing, spreadsheet and database management
  • Ability to travel up to 15% domestically
  • Writing/Content Development
  • Support editing of materials to share with external partners (e.g., how to guides, process documents, summary documents, meeting summaries, videos, etc.)
  • Review content for narrative and/or program-related reports or updates to partners in collaboration with internal and external partners
  • Serve as technical editorial and communications advisor on project related materials and correspondence between CDC and other project partners and stakeholders
  • Develop technical acumen as it relates to FHIR implementation, interoperability and development of information technology / data system development and implementation
  • Assist and support the development of posters and abstracts for presentation at conferences and scientific meetings
  • Project Management
  • Manage complex workplans and activities in collaboration with partners and colleagues
  • Document project implementation and status through detailed meeting notes summarizing discussion items, decisions made and action items
  • Lead and support project design and implementation for programs aiming to modernize the medicolegal death investigation data infrastructure in offices
  • Develop and maintain databases and tracking systems for program related activities
  • Event Planning and Coordination
  • Lead event planning activities, including interoperability test events, and support communication and implementation with jurisdictions
  • Utilize and maximize functionality of web-based platforms (e.g., Teams, Zoom, etc.) to host effective virtual meetings
  • Work directly with CDC technical monitor/s and other CDC teams to provide support on MDI data modernization projects
  • Staff and provide resource materials for exhibit booths at in-person events including regional and national conferences and association meetings
  • Participate in special projects and other duties as assigned