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Cerner Lead Communications Partner - Veteran and Military Family Engagement in Arlington, Virginia


Job Title:

Lead Communications Partner - Veteran and Military Family Engagement

Job Description:

The Cerner Government Services leadership team continues to grow rapidly as we have expanded our federal client partnerships. For this opportunity we are seeking an experienced communications and engagement strategist that would be responsible for developing and maintaining trusted relationships with local and regional Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs) and Military Service Organizations (MSOs) in support of our client site public engagement. This role will act as a Deputy Director of Veteran and Military Family Engagement, working with and supporting the Director. You will work closely with our client communications team and program leadership to develop and oversee the implementation of a client facing, site/regional tailored Veteran Engagement strategy to support the deployment and implementation of VA’s new electronic health record. You will oversee the work of a growing team of Veteran Engagement Officers who will work along-side our client site communications team.

The successful candidate for this job will have expertise in creating and growing relationships within Veteran and Military Services Organizations along with experience working with the government in some capacity. Additionally, you will have strong verbal and written communication skills and analytical and problem-solving ability. We’re also looking for a candidate that has experience in strategic planning, engagement plan creation, and Project Management tools (i.e. Salesforce).

Your work will have a direct impact on our US military service members and Veterans. If this peeks your interest we invite you to apply!

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Additional Information:

Applicants for U.S.-based positions with Cerner must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

Due to specific client contract requirements, this position requires that the successful candidate be a U.S. citizen. The client contract also requires receipt of the appropriate government security clearance card applicable for the position.

Some Cerner positions may be obligated to comply with client-facing requirements and occupational health requests, including but not limited to, an immunization set, an annual flu shot, an annual TB screen, an updated background check, and/or an updated drug screen.

Career Level:

Senior Professional

Company Overview:

Cerner is a place where people are encouraged to innovate with confidence and focus on what is important – people’s health and the care they receive. We are transforming health care by developing tools and technologies that make it more efficient for care providers and patients to navigate the complexity of our health. From single offices to entire countries, Cerner solutions are licensed at more than 25,000 facilities in over 35 countries.

Cerner’s policy is to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. Cerner is proud to be a drug-free workplace.

EEO is the Law (English) at https://www.cerner.com/-/media/FF88D3155CB245EB98BA1DB8F934E3E5.ashx

E-Verify Participation (English) at https://www.cerner.com/-/media/88648CD9668E49FBA6EB9C11FAA1634F.ashx

Right to Work (English) at https://www.cerner.com/-/media/E1CD6BEF8082430E882E5CD9D5165A86.ashx

EEO is the Law (Spanish) at https://www.cerner.com/-/media/801186E054394473A0E1380768F3FE47.ashx

E-Verify Participation (Spanish) at https://www.cerner.com/-/media/88648CD9668E49FBA6EB9C11FAA1634F.ashx

Right to Work (Spanish) at https://www.cerner.com/-/media/96E03778704E4492B394F95521A0B7E8.ashx


United States


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Marketing, Business Administration or Communications or related field or equivalent work experience

  • At least 5 years of business writing or business communications work experience

  • At least 1 year of people management work experience

  • Experience within public policy or public engagement

  • ​Receipt of the appropriate government security clearance applicable for your position

  • Due to the client contract you will be assigned, this position requires you to be a U.S. citizen

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of relationship management experience with Veteran Service Organizations or Military Service Organizations

  • At least 3 years of experience leading teams with a proven track record of success

  • Experience with the government and/or Veteran’s health benefits


  • Currently living in or able to relocate to Arlington, VA metro area

  • Ability to travel up to 30%



Relocation Assistance Available:

Yes - Domestic/Regional



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