Public Health Breastfeeding Specialist

Atlanta GA 30341

McKing Consulting Corporation is seeking a full-time public health breastfeeding specialist to engage with CDC’s Maternal, Infant, and Toddler Feeding Team and Breastfeeding Work Group in implementing the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity’s (DNPAO) strategic activities to improve optimal nutrition in the first 1,000 days including breastfeeding support in hospitals, worksites and communities. Efforts focus on reducing disparities in breastfeeding and improving the public’s health.

The Public Health Breastfeeding Specialist will:

  • Provide subject matter expertise to help advance the breastfeeding strategic priority.
  • Using knowledge of lactation science and evidence reviews, provide subject matter expertise on briefing documents, publications, and presentations, or other materials as needed.
  • Coordinate the provision of indicators on maternal, infant, and toddler nutrition for release in reports, interactive data websites, or other consumer-friendly avenues.
  • Provide knowledge and content expertise on infant and young child feeding in emergencies. 
  • Perform systematic reviews of scientific literature on topics related to breastfeeding and health outcomes.
  • Update and create surveillance reports and communications materials as needed, based on the Breastfeeding Work Group’s priorities, and planned activities.
  • Support the coordination and implementation of the Breastfeeding Work Group meetings and activities, as needed.
  • Assist in responding to public inquiries about maternal, infant, and toddler nutrition topics.
  • Prepare, review, and develop briefing documents, publications, and presentations for key partners, including policymakers, hospital administrators, and employers.
  • Review and provide subject matter expertise, suggested edits and recommendations on documents submitted from Federal partners for CDC input.
  • Routinely communicate information with CDC management and staff and provide input to document program activities and efforts.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Experience

  • Masters or Doctoral degree in human nutrition, public health, epidemiology, behavioral science, or a related public health discipline. 
  • Experience in breastfeeding/human lactation (e.g., IBCLC, CLC, research focus).
  • Proven verbal, written, listening and presentation skills.
  • Fluency in English language.  

The ideal candidate will also have the following:

  • Experience providing clinical support for breastfeeding families.
  • Experience in behavioral, environmental, and policy aspects of breastfeeding support.
  • Proficiency with common word processing, spreadsheet, and graphics software (especially MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work independently (self-motivated) under a general scope of program objectives and duties of the position.
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills.