Communications and Web Assistant
PLEASE NOTE: This is a replacement Casual (as needed/no benefits) position. THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN WASHINGTON, DC. Applications for this position will be accepted on a continuous basis until the position is filled.
UCAR Community Programs (UCP) / Joint Office for Science Support (JOSS)
BASIC JOB FUNCTION: Assists the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) National Coordination Office staff with communications needs and web development.
HOURS: 20 hours/week during school and up to 40 hours/week during breaks, not to exceed 1000 hours in one 12-month period. Flexible schedule.
The United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) coordinates and integrates federal climate and global change research programs and investments to create and disseminate knowledge aimed at increasing our understanding of the impacts of climate change on natural and human systems and informing responses to climate and global change through research, education, communication, and decision support. The USGCRP is steered by the Subcommittee on Global Change Research (SGCR) of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), composed of 13 Federal Agencies and Departments, and overseen by the Executive Office of the President. The day-to-day activities and operations of the USGCRP are facilitated by the U.S. Global Change Research Program National Coordination Office (USGCRP NCO).
Under NCO staff guidance, analyzes the program’s website and implements changes (i.e., timely updates, re-organization of information, etc.) to improve web-based communications for the USGCRP. Produces communications templates and materials, including brochures, posters and PowerPoint presentations for various programmatic elements. Manages additional web-based communications through social media tools and resources. Assists with additional duties as needed.
· College-level coursework in relevant discipline such as communications, graphic or web design, environmental sciences, political science or social science.
· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
· Demonstrated knowledge of web content development and design as well as web-based communications. Additional knowledge in science communications preferred.
· Basic skills in graphic design.
· Ability to summarize and present technical information to non-technical audiences.
· Excellent oral and written communications skills.
· Computer literate, including knowledge in web content management systems (e.g., Joomla), graphic design software (e.g., Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, etc.), Microsoft Office Suite, and basic social media software.
· Ability to work both independently and as part of a professional team.
· Ability to prioritize and carry out multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
· Demonstrated organizational skills.
· Ability to sit at a computer monitor for long periods of time.
· Ability to handle confidential/sensitive information in a manner consistent with UCAR policy, acting with integrity and exhibiting behavior that merits public trust and confidence. (Note: The employee remains bound, even after their employment ends, not to disclose or disseminate any confidential information received or accessed while employed by UCAR. This obligation applies to both confidential information belonging to UCAR, as well as confidential information received during employment at UCAR pertaining to any third party.)
Please submit the following items with the online application:
· Cover letter which notes dates and hours of availability.
· Names and contact information for three references.
Washington, DC US
Casual (C) (As-needed/no benefits)