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CIRES/CO LSEN Temporary Special Projects & Communications Director

University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado
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Jun 20, 2021

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15-Jun-2021 Close All Job SummaryCIRES is looking for a candidate who will focus on continuing to organize the June 29, 2021, virtual legislative event while continuing to develop our ‘Better Know a…Colorado’ multimedia project. In this role, the person will create content for sharing and posting, advancing science-policy coordination and communication across the state in coordination with the other CO LSEN team members. This is a temporary position from June 21, 2021 – August 6, 2021.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Who We Are

At CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, more than 800 environmental scientists work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people’s relationship with the planet. CIRES is a partnership of NOAA and the University of Colorado Boulder, and our areas of expertise include weather and climate, changes at the Earth’s poles, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, water resources, and solid Earth sciences. Our vision is to be instrumental in ensuring a sustainable future environment by advancing scientific and societal understanding of the Earth system.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
  • Continue to develop a ‘Better Know a District’ multimedia project that profiles the legislators in each district while also drawing out cultural elements, drivers of the economy and science-policy-society issues and challenges = schedule interviews, conduct interviews, edit and produce videos, develop promotional materials.
  • Continue to organize and promote as well as handle logistics (e.g. zoom platform) for a half-day event (June 29) with the Colorado legislature, in collaboration with the the CO LSEN team and established partners.
  • Write 1-2 ‘Science Notes’ each month on Colorado-based science-policy issues, recruit and coordinate gues ‘Science Notes’.
  • Prepare monthly CO LSEN newsletter (end of June, July, August), to share Colorado science-policy news, relevant legislative updates, and opportunities with network members, in part, organized along with CO LSEN’s three focus areas (climate and environment, technology, and energy).
  • Continue to promote activities via Twitter and Instagram & on Quorum website.
  • Continue to prepare and post content on the CO LSEN’s website and utilize Quorum’s built-in features for communicating directly with network members and creating engagement opportunities/campaigns for members to participate in provide follow-on opportunities for action.
What You Should Know
  • This is a temporary position from June 21 - August 6, 2021.
What We Can Offer$20 per hour.BenefitsThe University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.Be StatementsBe Adaptable. Be Impactful. Be Boulder.What We Require
  • High school diploma.
  • Experience working with AAAS Colorado Local Science Engagement.
What You Will Need
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier
  • Google and Microsoft Office Suites
  • Professional Experience with Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Writing and editing
  • Communication and connection
  • Problem solving and change seeking
Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
Please apply by 6/18/2021 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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