Project Director - Emergency Preparedness and Response Expert

  • Rockville, MD
  • Posted 52 days ago | Updated 16 days ago


Depends on Experience
Full Time
No Travel Required


Emergency Preparedness
Strong communication skills
attention to detail
behavioral health
communication skills
development of materials
federal government contract
medical operations
personal protective equipment
project management
public health
specialty care
technical assistance
written communication

Job Details


Hendall is seeking an experienced Project Director with emergency preparedness and response subject matter expertise to lead a federal government contract focused on advancing the mission of a national knowledge center for healthcare system preparedness. The successful candidate will have expertise in healthcare emergency response and project management. This role involves overseeing a large-scale technical assistance program that encompasses communications, outreach, and information technology support. Strong communication skills and a track record of providing hands-on management support for highly visible Government programs are essential. Please note this is a full-time, hybrid position that requires the project director to be IN OFFICE on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.


  • Provide emergency preparedness and response subject matter expertise in the planning and development of healthcare technical resources and tools
  • Collaborate with federal agencies, health care entities, and other stakeholders to develop relevant and timely content and ensure alignment with program goals
  • Manage subcontracts
  • Ensure timely completion and delivery of all tasks and products
  • Provide executive direction to accomplish the work of the contract
  • Make operational and staffing decisions
  • Adhere to work timelines and supervise all contract work
  • Interact with the Government and contractor management for purposes of planning and control of the contract
  • Advise the Government customer of any difficulties arising from the administration of the contract
  • Assume responsibility for quality assurance initiatives
  • Commit to partnering with the Government customer to focus on project quality and program success


  • Bachelor's degree in emergency management, public health, or related field (Master's degree preferred)
  • 7-10 years of experience in healthcare emergency response
  • Understanding of healthcare system preparedness and roles and responsibilities at the healthcare coalition, state, and/or National (federal inter-agency) level and with the private sector
  • Familiarity with the eighteen specific provider and supplier types affected by the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule
  • Basic understanding of specialty care, including but not limited to CBRN, mass trauma, special pathogens, and pediatrics
  • Experience in healthcare workforce resilience including, but not limited to behavioral health, workplace violence, and access to personal protective equipment a plus
  • Ability to contribute to and oversee development of materials on medical surge subject matters such as patient movement, medical operations, coordination centers, and crisis standards of care
  • ASPR, NDMS or similar agency experience
  • Experience leading communications, outreach, training and technical assistance, or related initiatives
  • Experience managing government contracts in a project manager, project director, or similar role
  • Experience managing, analyzing, and interpreting programmatic data sets
  • Experience ensuring adherence to the requirements of a performance-based contract, including meeting the acceptable quality levels of a quality assurance surveillance plan, and delivering in accordance with a schedule of deliverables
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively and to establishing and maintaining strong, productive relationships with clients and stakeholders
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills

Hendall Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.