[ES_JOBS_NET] AAAS Community Engagement Manager Job Washington, DC

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Wed Jan 10 15:42:05 MST 2018

Community Engagement Manager
Regular Full timeProfessionalWashington, DC, US
7 hours agoRequisition ID : 1214
Who We Are

*"The advancement of science should be the chief concern of a nation that
would conserve and increase the welfare of its people."*

-James McKeen Cattell, former AAAS President and Editor of *Science*

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an
international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for
the benefit of all people. For over a century, AAAS has been a force for
science, from helping to establish science as a credible field in the 19th
century to using satellite imaging technology to document human rights
abuses in 2007. We are recognized as the world’s largest general scientific
society and the proud publisher of the Science family of journals. Past
presidents have included astronomer Edward Charles Pickering,
anthropologist Margaret Mead, and biologist Stephen Jay Gould. Our mission
is centered on the belief that STEM research and education can help solve
many of the challenges the world faces today.

AAAS is a culture steeped in history, but adaptive to change and new ideas.
We recognize the hard work of our employees and encourage the development
of our staff. Our colleagues represent an array of expertise from scholarly
publishing to digital marketing, educational research to government
relations, all with a shared focus on mission. At AAAS, you are part of a
talented team, dedicated to advancing science and serving society.

Work With Us

We have an exciting full-time opportunity for a Community Engagement
Manager in our Washington, DC office. This individual will be the catalyst
for the NSF INCLUDES Open Forum community and work to expand the reach of
the program by establishing and executing content and engagement
strategies. INCLUDES is an initiative run by the National Science
Foundation which aims to broaden science, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM) participation programs to reach underserved populations
around the United Stated. This is a great opportunity for a strong
communicator with an interest in making an impact on diversity and
inclusion within the STEM fields.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

   - Devise a content strategy of regular updates for the NSF INCLUDES Open
   Forum – which may include member spotlights, news summaries, journal clubs,
   synthesis of archive material, etc.
   - Create and source all content for the community in its inception
   - Identify and communicate with broadening participation professionals
   in a variety of settings to encourage them to join the Open Forum
   - Host webinars and other onboarding activities such as welcome threads
   and skills shares to welcome and integrate new members on a regular basis
   - Respond to inquiries from members which may include technical
   questions, offers of expertise, and requests for content development
   - Moderate conversations for civility and relevance – encouraging a
   diversity of input and creating a respectful environment for productive
   - Oversee the selection and day-to-day support of a small team of
   part-time Community Leaders to manage topical sub-groups – including
   assisting in their training as community engagement managers
   - Report on engagement metrics for the groups on a regular basis,
   devising appropriate changes in content strategy as the community matures
   - Additional duties as assigned

Key Requirements

   - Minimum of a Master’s degree required; degree in a science,
   communications, or education related discipline preferred
   - 3- 5 years of strategic communications experience, including online
   content creation and synthesis of materials
   - Experience managing content for professional social media accounts
   and/or blogs
   - Knowledge or experience in broadening participation activities within
   STEM a plus
   - Excellent verbal and written communication skills
   - Ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously, set priorities
   for multiple projects, meet deadlines under pressure, and work both
   independently and as part of a team
   - Comfortable resolving technical challenges and explaining them to
   - Strong attention to detail and problem-solving abilities

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a resume and brief cover letter
outlining qualifications and interest in the position by February 10, 2018.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If we think you might be
a good fit for the role, we will contact you with next steps.

*AAAS is an EO employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age,
disability, veteran status, or other protected category. AAAS uses E-Verify
to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.*
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