• ICF
  • Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
  • May 08, 2020
Full time Professional Services

Job Description

ICF’s Child Welfare and Education line of business has a broad portfolio of research and technical assistance projects that support federal and state agencies working across the spectrum of issues and topical areas impacting children and families. We are currently seeking a Senior Writer to work on the Child Welfare Information Gateway project, the information dissemination service for the Children’s Bureau, U.S. DHHS.

Under the supervision of the Team Lead for Product Development, the Senior Writer supports the Information Gateway contract by writing various Information Gateway publications, writing web content, and providing additional editorial services.
The position is on-call and home-based.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research, write, and edit print and print publications, web content, reports and other products as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in criminal justice, sociology, social work, public policy/administration, statistics, economics, or related field.
  • Minimum ten years of experience writing print products, web content and/or other products in a social science/human services environment.
  • Proficient in MS applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Minimum ten years of experience in juvenile justice, human services, behavioral health, and/or child and family issues topics.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Experience conducting/writing literature reviews and/or writing annotated summaries of research.
  • Experience in report-writing and other professional writing.
  • Experience providing general project support, such as activity tracking, task coordination, financial recordkeeping, and/or document formatting.

Professional Skills:

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, including editing ability
  • Strong organizational skills, superior attention to detail, and ability to meet stringent deadlines.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities.
  • Superior interpersonal skills including courtesy, professionalism, and a cooperative attitude.
  • Strong team player with the ability to take initiative and work well independently.
  • Ability to be flexible, multi-task, prioritize, and manage multiple activities simultaneously in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

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