Science Communication and Outreach Assistant
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POST DATE 8/19/2016
END DATE 10/27/2016
Trustees of Dartmouth College
JOB DESCRIPTIONADVERTISEMENT TEXT
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College invites applications for a Science Communication and Outreach Assistant, who will serve as a resource for the communications and public outreach efforts of the department. Responsibilities of the position may include collecting and writing updates on the science results and activities of the department (including the department newsletter and website), organizing, updating, and presenting information about course offerings and events, and organizing public outreach programs. The successful candidate will have strong science writing and communication skills and experience in organizing collaborative projects. A degree in a scientific field and/or a background in scientific communication are preferred, but not required.
To communicate the scientific and educational activities of the department to the Dartmouth community and the general public, through department publicity resources such as the website or the department newsletter.
To facilitate the department s public outreach programs, including those supported by external funding agencies.
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
* Demonstrated science literacy.
* Communication skills.
* Strong commitment to a diverse working environment and to serving the needs of a large and diverse community.
* Demonstrated science literacy; communication and organizational skills.
* Bachelor s degree.
Not an SEIU Position
Regular Part time w/end date
DEPARTMENT CONTACT FOR COVER LETTER
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS
This position is a 12-month term position.
This position is funded by a grant. Continuation is based upon available funds.
Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
* Keeps website current with regard to department s research and news items.
* Actively seeks content from faculty, and organizes it to fit into the website and departmental newsletter.
* Coordinates department public outreach programs.
* Organizes, updates, and presents information about course offerings and events.
Performs other duties as assigned.