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29 Sep 2022

Full-Time Science Communications and Engagement Project Leader

Oregon Marine Reserves – Posted by laylesworth Newport, Oregon, United States

Job Description

Oregon Marine Reserves Communications and Engagement Project Leader

Are you looking to join a team of passionate people dedicated to learning more about Oregon’s ocean? \

Do you enjoy communicating science to a variety of audiences?

Are you drawn to coastal communities with a collaborative spirit?

Look no further, we’ve got an opening for a Communications and Engagement Project Leader position.

We’re looking for a person who can:

  • lead strategic communications and outreach planning
  • implement communications and outreach
  • serve as community liaison for the marine reserves program

This person is a member of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s marine reserves program. The program is a six person, interdisciplinary team responsible for overseeing the management and scientific monitoring of Oregon’s five marine reserve sites. Scientific research, outreach, and community engagement are key mandates set by the State Legislature for Oregon’s marine reserves. The Governor’s Office, Legislature, and constituents have significant expectations about the successful implementation of this work.

This person is responsible for developing and implementing strategic communications and outreach for the marine reserves program that targets stakeholders, partners, decision makers, and the general public. Communications and outreach are to raise awareness of: a) Oregon’s marine reserve sites, b) ODFW’s marine reserves program, c) the science of marine reserves, d) the scientific research being conducted by ODFW and research partners, and e) Oregon’s nearshore ocean and estuarine ecosystems. This work requires close collaboration and coordination with the marine reserves program leader, ODFW Marine Program leadership team, scientific research staff, and partners.

This person also serves as a community liaison for the marine reserves program, working within coastal communities and with communities of interest. This includes working with the marine reserves program leader to develop mechanisms for: a) supporting community-based activities related to marine reserves implementation, and b) supporting sustainable, long-term engagement of coastal communities in the stewardship of Oregon’s marine resources.

Excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and a team approach are essential for success in this position. A basic knowledge of marine science and natural resource social sciences (human dimensions), and ability to communicate these sciences to diverse audiences, is needed. Interpersonal skills are required to effectively work and foster relationships with the general public, fishing interests, environmental interests, academic partners, local government representatives, agency personnel, and the media.

This is a full time, Limited Duration position through June 30, 2023. There may be a possibility for extension beyond this date.

Employer: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Salary range: $4,693.00 – $7,180.00 Monthly

Location: Newport, OR

Closing date: October 17th

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For more information please contact: Lindsay Aylesworth, Li******************@od**.gov


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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Community Engagement, ecology, marine protected areas, Outreach, science communication, and social science. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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