Communications Support and Documentation Specialist (NIH)

Rockville, Maryland, United States · Science Programs – NIH · 172


Ripple Effect is seeking several full-time Communications Specialists, including Communications Support and Documentation Specialists with an understanding of the NIH grants process and extramural Research Administration (eRA) to work within the Office of Extramural Research (OER) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These individuals will work at the client-site at NIH and the positions are contingent upon the expansion of the Ripple Effect team at OER.

Position Overview


Ripple Effect works with federal, private, and non-profit clients to support some of the most crucial policies and programs that shape our nation. We provide professional consulting services in the areas of: Communications & Outreach; Program Management & Policy; and Research & Evaluation. For this position, we are looking for someone to support the Office of Extramural Research (OER) at NIH. Ripple Effect is an interdisciplinary environment, full of insightful and intentional people who value and reward adaptability, lifelong learning, and authenticity. To learn more about working at Ripple Effect and our growing team, check out the Careers section of our website.

Job Description

Ripple Effect is looking for a highly-organized, detail-orientation Communications Support and Documentation Specialist. The ideal candidate will be well-rounded, creative, personable, deadline-driven and knowledgeable. The individual will need a good work ethic to meet the demands of a fast-paced work environment. Candidate will need to have a strong communications skillset to ensure materials are clear, accurate, timely, and targeted appropriately for the audience.

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Basic Requirements

Preferred Skills


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