Environmental Science Research Communications Assistant (Annapolis, MD)

Deadline: April 18, 2019

To Apply: sesync.us/commsassist

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.SESYNC.org&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C2e8ca5aed8f4453252ed08d6a6cd863f%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636879799031629806&sdata=jzDNNeN4Vt%2BcR8k2Ed4IiDX14d9F3fXr%2FFWQVzNyTSE%3D&reserved=0) located in Annapolis, Maryland is a think-tank type research center funded by the National Science Foundation through the University of Maryland. SESYNC is devoted to promoting interdisciplinary synthesis research on the sustainability of coupled human-natural systems, and is seeking a candidate to provide support for center communications and research programs.

The successful candidate will work on a variety of activities, including:

– Work with the communications team to develop and post web content and social media postings associated with SESYNC research

– SESYNC leadership by preparing written materials and presentations

– Help with administrative aspects of research programs and travel administration as needed



– B.A. or B.S. in an environmental field or science journalism

– Excellent writing skills including ability to create clear and concise content

– Experience with, or interest in learning, social media platforms and a web-based content management system

– Proficiency with desktop computers running Microsoft Office Suite

– Detail oriented with excellent organizational and time-management skills

– Professional demeanor and ability to communicate with a variety of individuals from different disciplines and backgrounds


– Knowledge of socio-environmental issues

– Knowledge of and expertise in HTML, CSS, content management systems (Drupal preferred), accessibility, and web publishing procedures

– Experience with responsible use of social media

– Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

– Knowledge of cross-platform digital analytics, especially Google Analytics