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Science Communications Manager

Science Communications Manager

The Science Communications Manager is responsible for leading the planning and delivery of frequent webinars featuring pioneering research in the environmental health sciences as well as presentations on timely topics from policymakers and advocates in the field. The Manager also helps coordinate CHE’s external communications, including emails to community listservs, website content updates, and social media postings. This is a part-time, remote position.

About CHE

The Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE), a program of Commonweal, works to make the latest environmental health research widely accessible, strengthening our collective capacity to support health-promoting programs, policies, and practices. CHE’s webinars and conference calls, offered since 2002, are a cornerstone of our mission to amplify the latest environmental health science. 

Our audience consists of academics, scientists, government regulators, policymakers, health and environmental justice advocates, and concerned citizens. Through our collaborative efforts, CHE works to build a groundswell of demand for prevention-focused policies, as well as economic and legal structures that protect and promote public health and environmental justice.

CHE values diversity — in backgrounds and in experiences. Environmental health is a universal concern, and we need people from all backgrounds and swaths of life to help build a healthier, more equitable future. CHE is deliberate and self-reflective about the kind of team and culture we build, seeking employees that are not only strong in their own aptitudes but care deeply about supporting each other's growth.                   

Responsibilities

Webinar Coordination
  • Work with CHE Director and organizational partners to develop, research, and plan CHE webinar series and topics.
  • Create webinar webpages and manage webinars section of website.
  • Coordinate with presenters and moderators on scheduling, logistics, and webinar content, and serve as coordinator and live host for all webinars and manage all webinar-related tasks.
  • Track webinar participation, provide engagement and registration data as requested to partners.
Communications
  • Develop and disseminate webinar announcement newsletters, coordinate social media posts and listserv announcements.
  • Stay up-to-date on latest developments in environmental health science and policy, and help disseminate news via CHE’s social media platforms.
  • Work with CHE Director and consultants to develop new content and coordinate revision and updates to the CHE website.
  • Provide additional communications support as needed to CHE Director and partner organizations (e.g.,helping develop and promote materials for CHE’s 20th anniversary activities in fall 2022).

Qualifications                           

  • Familiarity with environmental health science; scientific literature research and other experience in the field strongly preferred 
  • Demonstrated ability to track multiple projects simultaneously, work independently, and pay excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate comfortably with people from various cultural and disciplinary backgrounds (academics, scientists, policy makers, government regulators, advocates)
  • Strong and versatile writing skills
  • Experience with social media platforms and communication strategies
  • Adept at learning new technology and managing technical issues; proficient with Microsoft Office, Mailchimp, Content Management Systems (like Wordpress or MODX)
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Benefits

  • Flexible schedule
  • Generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedule 
  • Retirement benefits after one year of employment
  • Stipend toward health insurance costs 
  • Networking, mentoring and professional development opportunities
  • Part-time (20-24 hours), prorated from 70k FTE

Work Environment

  • Some travel may be required
  • Occasional evening and weekend activities
  • Remote within the US

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter using the subject line “Science Communications Manager” to kristin AT healthandenvironment.org by July 29 for priority consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
   

CHE/Commonweal is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our employees are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds who share a passion for improving people's lives. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of one’s identity.