CIRES/ North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center Communications Specialist (PRA)

The North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CASC) invites applications for a part-time Communication Specialist.

 

Date posted

July 7, 2021 12:00 am

Application deadline

Sep. 7, 2021 12:00 am

Organization

The North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CASC)

Location

  • United States

Job description

Job Summary

The North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CASC) invites applications for a part-time Communication Specialist. This position will work closely with the NC CASC team to develop communication products that tell engaging stories about the science, education, and outreach activities we do to help natural and cultural resource managers adapt to a changing world. The Communication Specialist will be located with the NC CASC, on the University of Colorado Boulder’s east campus.

Key efforts of the Communication Specialist will be to (1) translate the science, education, and outreach activities of the NC CASC into engaging communication products for a diversity of audiences and outlets (e.g., web stories, social media); (2) provide project-specific science communication support (e.g., project summaries, workshop support); and (3) support the science communication activities of the national-CASC network.

This is a part-time, 24 hours per week (60%), 2-year position. This position offers full benefits. 

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Responsibilities

  • Work with NC CASC scientists/partners to build and write key content to promote and disseminate information about NC CASC science, data, and tools, and highlight major accomplishments.
  • Translate climate information, scientific findings, and results to inform and facilitate its use among our partners to develop short synthesis documents and press releases, when appropriate.
  • Identify and communicate resource management or climate policy-relevant success stories from the NC CASC across the CASC-network and the general public.
  • Emphasize the relevance and impact of NC CASC activities in communication efforts that target our key audiences: U.S. Department of Interior, state, and Tribal Nation resource managers.
  • Work with the NC CASC team to develop content for current communications platforms, including the NC CASC website, social media, and webinars.
  • Help to further refine and advance the NC CASC communications strategy.
  • Engage and collaborate with communication specialists within the broader CASC-network.

Required

  • A Master's degree within a related field, such as ecosystem science, climatology, geography, ecology, environmental studies, forestry, or other. Individuals with a Bachelor’s degree with demonstrated significant experience will also be considered.
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize large bodies of literature and prepare written summaries.
  • Experience, or strong interest, in working with interdisciplinary and diverse teams.
  • Experience, or strong interest, in working and communicating with non-academic audiences and engaging with partner communities, including Tribal Nations.

For more details

https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/CIRES-North-Central-Climate-Adaptation-Science-Center-Communications-Specialist-PRA/31465