Deputy Director, Communications & Outreach Division

28 Apr, 2022


Deputy Director, Communications & Outreach Division

Ripple Effect
Rockville, MD



Are you an experience leader in health or healthcare communications? Are you ready to lead a growing team of communications professionals?

Ripple Effect is looking for an experienced leader with health and healthcare experience looking for a leadership role in a growing company. This role will work closely with the Director of the Division to lead projects, teams and develop business

If this position sounds of interest, there’s a place for you here at Ripple Effect! We are a diverse, progressive, and engaging work environment. We offer a multitude of incentives and flexible work options that work for you and your lifestyle.

General Information


Provides divisional leadership to manages people and processes to ensure that our communications and outreach projects are delivered on time and produce the desired result.

  • Develops, integrates, and implements comprehensive marketing, communications, and public relations plans and measurable actions that enhance the organization’s vital mission.
  • Provides messages, brand discipline, and guidance to ensure that clients and/or projects are portrayed consistently and compellingly in media outlets, and in all material
  • Manages the relationship with clients, prime contractors and all stakeholders.
  • Coordinates the internal and external resources for flawless execution of projects that meet stakeholder expectations including a wide range of vendors/partners and identifies new partnerships when appropriate.
  • Ensures communications & outreach projects are delivered on-time, high-quality and within scope and within budget.
  • Manages multi-disciplinary project teams providing mentoring, oversight and managing performance that include communications specialists, graphic designers, instructional designers, public relations specialist, and writers.
  • Develops a detailed project plan to track progress and manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with external consultants, vendors and partners and identifies new partnerships when appropriate.
  • Leads the development of processes and procedures that enhance effectiveness and efficiency of team’s operations.
  • Contributes to developing a pipeline of proposal opportunities for the division by developing relationships, vetting opportunities, leading proposals and overseeing the pricing and technical solutioning for proposals.
  • Actively promotes the company and the division by contributing to recruiting, participating in networking events, presenting at professional meetings and actively developing networks.
  • Contributes to divisional leadership by contributing to division priorities and goal setting,
  • Contributes to major portions of technical volumes for relevant projects and may contribute budgeting and pricing.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, healthcare administration, public health or related field
  • 9 years’ experience
  • 5 years project management and supervisory experience
  • 2 years of business development experience

Basic Requirements

  • Advanced ability to navigate program’s web-based system such as SharePoint, Teams and other electronic business systems and train others on its use.
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook
  • Strong communications and business writing experience

To be successful at Ripple Effect, you must be able to pay attention to details, clearly communicate, work independently, and have an eagerness to learn. Learn more about what it takes to become a Rippler here.

Skills That Set You Apart

  • CMS, HHS and healthcare payment model experience
  • Government contracting experience
  • PMP or professional project management certifications

If you don’t have all of the skills above, don’t be discouraged—no resume paints a complete picture of a person. There’s a good chance you’re more wonderful than you think, so please apply!

About Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect is an award winning women-owned small business providing provides professional consulting and exceptional talent for federal, private, and non-profit clients. We deliver multi-disciplinary solutions across communications & outreachresearch & evaluationpolicy & program management, and strategic staffing solutions with a focus on science, research and healthcare domains.

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Ripple Effect rewards our employees for their contributions to our mission in many ways, from competitive pay and exceptional benefits to a range of work/life programs based on your employment classification and personalized preferences.


Ripple Effect is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, political affiliation, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation during the hiring process, please let us know by contacting our HR department at or your recruiter. Eligibility for employment will be verified using E-verify.


Job posted: 2022-04-28