The Northeast Climate Science Center is seeking applicants for a full time Communications and Outreach Manager located at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The individual selected for this position will be responsible for organizing outreach in line with the mission of the NE CSC as well as coordinating and executing the major elements of our Communications and Outreach Plan.
The goals of this plan are to:
- Facilitate development and dissemination of Northeast climate-related science, information, assessments, and tools to support management of natural and cultural resources under changing climate conditions; and
- Increase access to and understanding of Northeast climate-related science and data to the scientific and management community, as well as other stakeholders and the public.
This position provides a great opportunity to work with a wide variety of stakeholders within the NE CSC region (Northeast and Midwest United States) and engage scientists from both the NE CSC Academic Consortium and USGS as well as the NE CSC Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellows program.
- Communicate with major stakeholders within six regional Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (U.S. Fish & Wildlife), including federal, state, tribal and non-governmental organizations. Facilitate communications through webinars, videos, talks, e-news, and web literature.
- Coordinate planning and logistics of annual meetings, regional meetings, regular webinars, conference calls, and stakeholders meetings; coordinate workshops and interactions between NECSC stakeholders and Consortium faculty.
- Author and publish regular e-newsletter; maintain NE CSC website, including news and press releases on NECSC research.
- Design charts, graphs, reports, maps, documents, figures, slides and brochures related to climate change science.
- Develop curriculum and trainings for graduate and postdoctoral researchers on climate science communication.
- Hire and supervise undergraduate researchers.
- Represent NE CSC at statewide and national conferences.
- Collect data regarding research accessibility, effective science delivery, and outreach analytics in preparation for final grant review; make recommendations for increasing program effectiveness and accomplishment of primary NE CSC objectives.
- Masters degree preferred.
- Experience with web content management systems (primarily Drupal) preferred.
- Experience with graphic design tools such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop (or similar) required.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and task management skills required.
Position is available immediately. Funding is anticipated to be available through the end of the grant (2018) and likely beyond, but cannot be guaranteed for more than one year.