NIA Office of the Director is Hiring!
The Office of the Director at NIA is hiring for positions within the Office of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation and the Office of Communications and Public Liaison.
Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation (OPAE)
OPAE conducts and supports the institute’s planning, research categorization, portfolio analysis, evaluation, and reporting activities. It guides and coordinates NIA’s strategic level planning and priority-setting, including strategic directions and related activities, planning retreats, Planning Group, and Senior Leadership meetings. OPAE staff members conduct and support internal and external evaluation projects and provide consultation on evaluation design.
Health Science Policy Analyst (GS-14)
The ideal candidate has extensive experience in planning and implementing portfolio analysis of research activities, scientific disease coding, and program evaluations for the development and assessment of NIA strategic plans and portfolio management. Experience in independently planning and managing evaluation activities is a must. The ideal candidate must have completed a degree in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the position’s work. This position requires working both independently and collaboratively with strong organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
Point of Contact: Samir Sauma
Office of Communications and Public Liaison (OCPL)
OCPL leads strategic communications efforts for the institute, serving researchers, advocates, members of the public and the media, and other stakeholders with information and resources related to NIA research and initiatives. Through its three branches — Media Relations, Health Communications, and Digital Media — OCPL oversees all external communications for the institute, including news releases, print publications and health information, websites, and social and email outreach. OCPL is seeking two health and digital communications experts to join our dynamic, collaborative, and strategic team. As these roles sit within the NIA communications office, strong written and verbal communications skills are critical.
Health Communications Specialist (GS-11/12/13)
The Health Communications Branch oversees the development and maintenance of web, print, and other communication products covering topics related to healthy aging and age-related diseases. The branch is seeking an experienced health communicator with expertise in developing materials for specialized audiences. Materials may include web articles, print publications, videos, presentations, and infographics. The new team member will be instrumental in shaping NIA’s Spanish-language health information content, including evaluating existing materials and dissemination efforts, updating and maintaining communication products, and leading the development of new materials. Additionally, this team member will coordinate with contract teams to solidify NIA Spanish-language style and best practices in communications. The ideal candidate must speak and write both Spanish and English fluently and will have experience developing content for a variety of audiences in both languages. They will also excel at stakeholder management and building relationships within and outside of the organization to improve development and dissemination of NIA’s health communications.
Point of Contact: Jessica Harper
Digital Information Specialist (GS-9/11/13)
The Digital Media Branch leads digital and researcher outreach and oversees all web properties for the institute. The branch is seeking an organized and innovative new team member with experience and expertise in graphic design and video production, health communications, and web/content strategy. This new position would work closely with our in-house and contract outreach teams in conceptualizing and developing web and social media graphics, presentation templates, video intro cards, and other products. Additionally, they would support team members in shooting and editing short videos targeted to researchers and the public. Responsibilities for video production may include: storyboarding, clearing and writing scripts, shooting and production, editing, ensuring accessibility and 508 compliance, and developing and implementing dissemination plans. Additionally, the ideal candidate will collaborate with OCPL web leads to audit, update, and archive content on the NIA website. While some HTML knowledge is preferred, this latter task primarily requires strong relationship building and project management skills. The person who is selected for this position will have the opportunity to shape the role and the products they develop and to conceptualize and lead their own projects.
Point of Contact: Olivia Kent