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16 Jun 2022

Full-Time Stakeholder Engagement Specialist-Risk Communication

Ocean Associates inc. – Posted by oai1 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Job Description

Ocean Associates Inc. (OAI), together with our teaming partner, IBSS, seeks full-time Stakeholder Engagement Specialists to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS), in Silver Spring, MD. CO-OPS is the authoritative source for accurate, reliable, and timely tides, water levels, currents, and other coastal oceanographic and meteorological information. A well-qualified candidate will provide support for internal and external communications and outreach, with an emphasis on risk-based communications to broad and diverse audiences.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Communications, marketing, and outreach support, which requires developing and disseminating information on NOS products and services, including writing website content, designing and producing graphics, photos, videography, and social media outreach material, developing written communication products, assisting with digital newsletters and stakeholder outreach, managing CO-OPS’ inventory of hardcopy outreach materials (e.g., one-pagers and rack cards), identifying audiences, developing targeted messaging, and developing communications plans.
  • Risk-based communication support, which requires identifying targeted audiences and developing key messaging for predictions, real-time observations, and forecasts of inundation and sea level change information provided in NOS products and services.

Salary: Full-time. Pay commensurate with experience. Generous employee benefits.

Location: Silver Spring, MD and locally remote.

Required Skills /Education/ Certifications & Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in some combination of communications, stakeholder engagement, and marine policy with knowledge or experience in oceanography, geodesy, or marine science. Candidates with a graduate degree in social science and demonstrated knowledge of coastal science may also be qualified to perform this task. With a master’s degree, at least four years of relevant experience are also required. With a doctorate degree (with or without a master’s), no additional professional experience is required.
  • Must have had coursework or professional experience in communications and outreach.
  • Requires demonstrated skill in communicating, both orally and in writing, complex scientific principles to non-scientific audiences.
  • Requires superior interpersonal and networking skills, particularly with respect to engaging stakeholders and building professional networks. Experience with surveys, focus groups, and other social science methods is preferred.
  • Requires a demonstrated ability to organize and self-manage workload, collaborate well with others, and meet deadlines.
  • Must be proficient in using the Microsoft Windows operating system, Microsoft Office applications, and Google’s Collaboration Suite (e.g., Docs, Sheets, and Slides) for analyzing data and developing and editing documents and presentations.
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and collaboratively in a team/group setting.
  • Ability to receive constructive feedback and implement appropriate action.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please APPLY THROUGH OUR ADP WEB PORTAL, AT THE LINK AT THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE.

Only qualified applicants that meet minimum experience or background requirements stated above need apply. When applying for this position you will be asked to upload your resume at the end of this online application.

Applicants should submit a resume that includes the following:

  • Cover letter that briefly describes how you meet the required and preferred qualifications listed.
  • Work history for past 10 years or since last full-time education.
  • Education.
  • Previous experience or training with similar requirements.
  • Three professional references.
  • Include your name in the document file name.
  • Upload your resume in readable, not scanned, PDF or Word format (PDF is preferred).

How to Apply  

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 75 days.

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