Communication Specialist: EarthCube Science Support Office

The National Science Foundation (NSF) EarthCube initiative is a community-driven project aimed at creating an integrated environment for the sharing of geoscience data and knowledge in an open, transparent, and inclusive manner. EarthCube is governed and guided by its Leadership Council, Standing Committees, Teams, and Working Groups. The community-based EarthCube Science Support Office (ESSO) is being created within UCAR in Boulder, Colorado to oversee and govern EarthCube project activities.

The Communication Specialist will be responsible for all aspects of communication with EarthCube governing committees and community, including creation of content, web site administration, and planning activities.

The Communication Specialist will, among other things:

  • Research, create and edit content of interest to EarthCube participants and stakeholders, including governing committees and teams, participants in funded projects, agency representatives, and other self-selected community members. This content includes but is not limited to announcements and policy information originating in the EarthCube governance structure, descriptions of project team activities and results, reports on meetings and other functions, announcements of upcoming events, and stories placing EarthCube activities in a larger scientific or societal context.
  • Collaborate with EarthCube community members and ESSO staff to create a monthly e-mail newsletter featuring news of interest to the community at large.
  • Administer the EarthCube.org web site, including software updates, site backups, user administration, and general site/server maintenance tasks.

Initial consideration will be given to applications received by July 27, 2016.

For more information about the ESSO Project Manager position, including job duties, other requirements, and application process, see the UCAR job posting.

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