[Coral-List] NOAA Coral Program Job Announcement

Steven Thur 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.

Communications/Outreach Specialist**
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 
(CRCP-www.coralreef.noaa.gov/ <http://www.coralreef.noaa.gov/>).**


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. 

*_Job Duties:_*

·        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 
from supervisors.

·        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 
highly desirable.

*_To Apply:_*

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
phone:  301.563.1147
fax:  	301.713.4387

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