Community Relations Specilaist 1 Working title: Science and Outreach Coordinator, Continental Scientific Drililng Coordination Office (CSDCO)
Position Description Job Summary The Community Relations Specialist 1 (CSDCO title: Science and Outreach Coordinator) duties are designed to fulfill and support the CSDCO Community Coordination and Outreach roles, in collaboration with other CSDCO senior staff. The successful candidate will be dynamic, creative, self-motivated, and prepared to engage with a large and diverse scientific community to advance facility and community goals.
Essential Functions: •45% Outreach. Develop and execute project-specific outreach, training, and education activities in collaboration with project investigators and facility staff. Develop and maintain the facility website with content and functionality to communicate relevant information to stakeholders. Design and implement surveys to gauge community priorities and measure facility success. Generate mass email and social media content. Maintain and update facility print literature. Organize facility presence at conferences, meetings, and workshops; attend to promote the facility and connect with the community and collaborators. •30% Community Coordination. Shepherd the development and updates to the long-range Continental Scientific Drilling Community Science Plan. Entrain communities and researchers in the science planning process. Plan and coordinate workshops and meetings, manage working groups, edit and format text and layout, print and publish online, distribute to stakeholders. •20% Training and Mentorship. Plan and coordinate training short courses on topics prioritized by the community. Manage the facility Visiting Graduate Student Travel Awards program. Support class and student research projects utilizing facility services. •5% Development. Seek new opportunities to enhance facility broader impacts activities through proposals and other funding mechanisms.
Supervising Initially the position will not entail supervisory functions, but could expand to include supervising in the future.
Minimum qualifications •Bachelor’s degree. •6 years of experience. Advanced degree may substitute for experience. •Strong communication skills, strong organizational skills, and proficiency in English. •Must have the ability to successfully organize tasks, multi-task, and prioritize work, independently or coordinating group activity. •Proficiency in standard software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google App Suite). •Ability to travel to domestic and international destinations.
Preferred qualifications •Advanced degree (Master’s or Ph.D.). •10 or more years of experience. •Experience in research involving drilling or core sampling. •Experience with National Science Foundation grant management. •Familiarity with the US Continental Scientific Drilling community. •Experience in graphic design, layout, and associated software (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud suite). •Familiarity with web design and editing, social media platforms, and email mass communications.
Internal Number: 336402
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