[Coral-List] NOAA Coral Program Job Announcement
steven.thur at noaa.gov
Tue Jan 13 13:58:20 EST 2009
The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) is recruiting for a
communications and outreach specialist through our contract firm, I.M..
Systems Group. The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating the
CRCP's activities related to both national- and jurisdictional-scale
outreach and communications efforts. The position is located at NOAA's
headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland and is housed within the Coral
Conservation Division of the National Ocean Service's Office of Ocean
and Coastal Resource Management. Additional details can be found at the
end of this message; note that applications should be directed to IMSG
at jobs at imsg.com. Applicants for this position are NOT limited by
country of citizenship, meaning you do NOT have to be a U.S. citizen to
Please distribute this announcement to all those that may be interested.
Coral Reef Conservation Program**
Office of Ocean and Coastal **Resource Manag**ement
Silver Spring, MD
I.M. Systems Group (www.imsg.com <http://www.imsg.com/>), a contractor
to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Silver Spring,
MD, seeks an individual to serve as a Communications and Outreach
Specialist to coordinate and promote coral reef program activities.
This individual will work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration's (NOAA's) Coral Reef Conservation Program
NOAA's CRCP supports effective management and sound science to preserve,
sustain and restore valuable coral reef ecosystems. This position is
with the program's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management in
Silver Spring, MD.
· Oversee all outreach and communication needs to increase the
visibility of the CRCP;
· Work both on small teams and independently to develop and
implement national-level outreach and communication strategies that
further the mission of the CRCP;
· Work in concert with partners to develop and implement outreach
and communication strategies in the seven U.S. coral reef jurisdictions
focused on placed-based issues;
· Foster relationships and build new partnerships with other
government agencies, private groups and not-for-profit organizations to
leverage information and identify opportunities for collaboration;
· Create and disseminate outreach materials such as the CRCP's
Web site, video documentaries, oral and video public service
announcements, brochures, fact sheets, posters, as well as prepare media
packets and press releases as needed; and
· Provide communications support for national programs and events.
· Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with several years
experience in a communications and/or outreach capacity.
· Excellent written and oral communications skills, and at least
2 years project management experience.
· Familiarity with a variety of communication strategies and
methods such as social marketing, outreach campaigns, PSA development,
written materials/briefings, press releases, Web site development,
brochure development, layouts, etc.
· Ability to independently conceptualize, develop, implement, and
manage multiple simultaneous projects with limited creative direction
· Ability to work on multiple projects and shift priorities as
· Familiarity with coral reef or other natural resource
management programs and experience work with island jurisdictions is
Please send your resume in word format to jobs at imsg.com
<mailto:jobs at imsg.com> with the following subject heading:* _NOA09004:
-- Communications/Outreach Specialist._ *Along with your resume
submission please include references and some outreach product
examples. Salary for this position is commensurate with experience.
/IMSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer./
Steven Thur, Ph.D.
Coral Reef Conservation Program
Office of Ocean & Coastal Resource Management
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
N/OCM, SSMC4, Rm. 10404
1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
email: steven.thur at noaa.gov
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