|From||"Roger Brugge" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Tue, 9 Jul 2013 08:35:18 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST - TEMPORARY Req #: 96738 Department: College of the Environment Job Location: Seattle Campus Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on benefits for this position, see: <http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/benefits/forms/ben-summaries/prostaff.pdf> Official UW Job Listing: <https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=96738> The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. The College of the Environment has an outstanding opportunity for a PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST - TEMPORARY. The College of the Environment has an opportunity for a part time communications specialist and science writer (75 to 100% time). This person will support the communications activities of the Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC). The NW CSC was established by the Department of the Interior in 2010 to address the challenges of climate change in the northwestern United States The NW CSC is one of eight regional climate science centers and is a federally led research collaboration hosted by three primary universities: Oregon State University, the University of Idaho, and the University of Washington. Research at the NW CSC provides objective scientific information and tools that Northwest managers of land, water, wildlife, and cultural resources can use to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change. This position will be supervised by UW director of the NW CSC. Working with other staff at the NW CSC, the incumbent will have primary responsibility to implement the center’s communications strategy, which has two overarching goals: 1. Facilitate development and dissemination of Northwest climate-related science, information, and tools to support management of natural and cultural resources under changing climate conditions; and 2. Increase access to and understanding of Northwest climate-related science and data. Refer to the NW CSC Communications Strategy for more details: <http://www.doi.gov/csc/northwest/upload/NW-CSC-Communication-Strategy-ADOPTED-20MAR13-2.pdf> To support these goals, the communications specialist will work on a broad range of documents about climate change research projects supported by the center and participate in or manage the reporting, writing, editing, designing, and dissemination of web pages, brochures, project profiles, internal and external newsletters, and related materials. The target audiences are scientists; resource managers; legislators, policy makers, and administrators; and the general public. The position is part time (at least half time, with benefits) with flexible hours and working location. Job Duties: • Research, write, edit, and publish web articles about NW CSC. • Write synthesis reports based on published papers. • Finalize and post web content to keep online information up-to-date. • Develop materials for public presentations. • Work with others to proofread and edit documents for sense, clarity, accuracy, and effectiveness. • Evaluate communications program effectiveness. Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years experience, master’s and 1 year preferred. • Demonstrated familiarity with climate change science, issues, and contexts. • Excellent writing and editing skills (provide portfolio examples). • One to three years experience working in science writing and/or communications. • Project coordination experience, with proven attention to detail. • Experience with web content management systems (e.g. Wordpress) and standard office software (e.g. Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, or equivalent). Equivalent education/experience may substitute for minimum requirements. Desired: • Experience in oral communications and public speaking. • Basic knowledge of web design software and layout, e.g. Dreamweaver. Condition of Employment: Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check. Application Process: Part of the application process for this position includes the Employment Eligibility Assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. If you haven’t already taken this assessment, it will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select "Apply to this Position" on this job announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until the assessment is complete. Apply for this job: <https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=96738> The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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