[ES_JOBS_NET] Communications Specialist (Writer/Editor II), UCAR, Boulder, CO

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Tue Aug 12 06:47:29 MDT 2014

Job Description

    *PLEASE NOTE:*This is a new, full-time position. Initial
    consideration will be given to applications received prior to 4:00
    p.m. (MDT) on Friday, August 22, 2014. Thereafter, applications will
    be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

    UCAR Community Programs (UCP)

    Global Learning & Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)

    Relocation benefits not provided.

    UCAR/NCAR willnotsponsor a work visa (e.g., H1B, etc.) to fill this

    *BASIC JOB FUNCTION*: This position works for two entities within
    the UCAR Community Programs (UCP): The UCP Directorate and the GLOBE
    Program. The functions include:

    UCP Directorate Functions

    The Communications Specialist will create and execute a
    comprehensive internal and external communications strategy for
    UCAR's Community Programs (UCP). The position is responsible for
    writing and supporting the delivery of consistent digital and print
    content in line with UCP's strategic priorities. The position works
    with UCP's Programs and Directorate as well as with UCAR's
    Communications Office to identify opportunities to enhance UCP's
    external profile and to support the UCP Directorate in internal
    communications, publications, and special projects/events. As part
    of UCAR, UCP offer a suite of innovative resources, tools, and
    services for the atmospheric and Earth science community.

    GLOBE Program Functions

    The Communications Specialist will also serve as a writer/editor for
    the GLOBE program. S/he will help to formulate social media
    strategies for the GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO) including the
    planning, designing, writing, editing and production of
    communication products as needed. GLOBE is an international,
    inquiry-based education and science program that unites students,
    teachers, and scientists in study and research about Earth's
    environment. The goals of the GLOBE Program are to: a) improve
    science education; b) increase scientific understanding of the Earth
    as a system; and c) enhance environmental awareness of individuals


    UCP Communications

      * Develops and executes a comprehensive internal and external
        communications strategy for UCAR's Community Programs (UCP).
      * Produces consistent digital and print content in line with UCP's
        strategic priorities.
      * Collaborates closely with the UCAR Communications Office to
        enhance UCP's external profile.
      * Works with each UCP program to enhance their external messaging
        in line with their strategic priorities.
      * Provides messaging and writing support for UCP presentations,
        speeches, and external meetings.
      * Updates and monitors UCP website content.
      * Represents UCP on UCAR-wide committees, as needed.

    GLOBE Communications

      * Creates social media content across various platforms, and
        engages communities via social media.
      * Serves as writer/editor on projects as assigned. (Example: STARS
        and Community Profiles, NASA Nuggets).
      * Assists in setting style and design standards for documents.
        Oversees the design and production of templates, documents, and
        other communications products to ensure attractiveness and
      * Updates and monitors web content, using the supplied web style
        guide to create and maintain web content and graphical images.


    Education and Experience:

      * Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or related
        field; and
      * a minimum of six years as a communications specialist preferably
        serving diverse stakeholders.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

      * Demonstrated experience in effective internal and external
        communication functions including writing, staff relations, and
        deployment on multimedia platforms including the web, social
        media and video broadcasts.
      * Demonstrated experience with science-related communications and
        engaging a wide range of stakeholders around science-related
      * Ability to prioritize tasks in line with set goals and strategies.
      * Advanced skill in writing and editing.
      * Demonstrated skill in analyzing communication needs and
        identifying gaps.
      * Excellent project management including managing multiple and
        competing priorities.
      * Demonstrated high level of integrity and ethics in handling all
        communications matters.
      * Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire
        confidence and trust from stakeholders.
      * Ability to communicate with a diverse range of employees and
      * Ability to identify and work with new and emerging
        communications technologies.
      * Ability to work on call and outside of normal business hours
        when the need arises.
      * Skill in the use of Microsoft Office applications, in particular
        PowerPoint and Word, and publishing software.

    *DESIRED (but not required)*:

      * Experience drafting deliverables for federally funded programs.

    The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is
    an*equal opportunity employer*
    <http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf>. We
    evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color,
    religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status,
    sexual orientation, domestic partner status, disability, or veteran

Job Location
    Boulder, Colorado, United States
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