COVID-19 Bilingual Communications Specialist_ Puerto Rico

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Wednesday, 23 June 2021

COVID-19 Bilingual Communications Specialist


Location: Puerto Rico Department of Health


Puerto Rico

5 days agoRequisition ID: 2213



The CDC Foundation seeks candidates for a bilingual Communications Specialist to be based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This position collaborates with teams and individuals to create infection prevention strategies. The candidate would be responsible for creating and disseminating messages that help both individuals and groups understand health and illness, provide feedback, and sustain infection prevention strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Candidate will work on-site at client premises.



  • Able to fully communicate in Spanish and English – reading, writing, speaking
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication.    
  • Proficient use of different computer programs (Microsoft Office).    
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated success as a team player.     
  • Ability to interact with individuals from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds.    
  • The candidate should have a keen ability to lead science-based health communication and marketing programs, campaigns, and translation activities using multiple channels and addressing targeted or broad audiences across a variety of health literacy, socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. 
  • Demonstrated mastery of communication and marketing principles, and the ability to apply such mastery to strategic solutions that advance the communication goals of the agency. 
  • Excellent oral and written communicator and can remain calm and professional under stress.
  • Cultural competency 
  • Strong organizational skills and highly capable of tracking, summarizing and reporting activities.    



  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or a related field plus five or more years of relevant experience



  • Advance efforts around strategic communication planning 
  • Develop press releases, speeches, brochures, briefs, fact sheets and other documents as needed
  • Establish good working relationships with the media and the public and to maintain those relationships by answering queries promptly, arranging interviews or speakers when requested and involve presence at community events.
  • Develop strategies to identify and address emerging public health and brand/reputation issues impacting the agency, including issues relating to emerging public health crises, mis/dis information, as well as potentially negative coverage of CDC, its employees and the CDC brand;  
  • develop and implement recommendations to proactively address risks as part of overall agency-level strategic communication and enterprise risk management efforts; and
  • work with other risk communication leaders in the agency in development of risk communication products, including communication tools and trainings, articles and papers, and other activities to educate audiences on CDC tools and techniques in support of CDC's established role as a leader in this area.  
  • Ensure communication activities are based on accepted principles, methods, and best practices. 
  • Attend internal and external meetings as requested.    
  • Complete assigned deliverables, including required reports, within established time frames.    
  • Manage project work, as needed, including quality assurance and deliverable compliance.    
  • Other duties as assigned. 


 All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.
We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.
The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.  


Relocation expenses are not included. 


About the CDC Foundation 
 The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the go-to nonprofit authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has raised over $1 billion and launched more than 1,000 programs impacting a variety of health threats from chronic disease conditions including cardiovascular disease and cancer, to infectious diseases like rotavirus and HIV, to emergency responses, including COVID-19 and Ebola. The CDC Foundation managed hundreds of CDC-led programs in the United States and in more than 140 countries last year. Learn more at