Company/Organization: Water Resources Research Center (WRRC)
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Posted: Friday, December 3, 2021
The Water Resources Research Center seeks a full-time staff member to coordinate the WRRC’s communications and engagement activities. The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the publication of the Weekly Wave e-news digest, Arroyo annual publication, Brown Bag webinars, and work as part of a team to produce the annual report, annual conference, and other WRRC outreach products.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities:
Lead weekly Communications Team meetings (a) to plan the content of the Weekly Wave (WW), the Brown Bag seminar series, and other events and (b) to discuss and resolve any other communications-related issues.
- Contribute to WW preparation, write articles, and perform editorial review before Friday release; includes coordination with the Director, other authors, and design staff.
- Maintain outside news/other publication subscriptions to inform WRRC Communications Team discussions.
- Assist in coordinating guest contributors to the Weekly Wave.
- Carry out activities related to delivery of the Brown Bag Webinar series and other WRRC events, including inviting speakers, collecting event-related information and graphics, and coordinating Zoom logistics and publicity.
- Assist in the planning, organization, and logistics of the annual conference in collaboration with WRRC staff.
- Assist in the development of the WRRC Annual Report
- Contribute to discussion of communication process improvements.
- Participate in and assist with engagement activities as assigned.
- Support communications and outreach associated with other WRRC programs and projects.
- Bachelor’s degree in a field related to water, environment, or natural resources
- Experience in writing and editing
- Demonstrated work experience communicating science, economics, law, or management and policy information to a non-technical audience
- Proficiency with Microsoft and Adobe software (Word, Excel, Acrobat)
- Master’s degree in a field related to water, environment, or natural resources
- Experience with Arizona and Southwest water resources issues
- Experience with Adobe InDesign and Constant Contact software
- Experience with stakeholder engagement
Documents Needed to Apply:
Resume and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant:
References will be collected later in the applicant review process as appropriate.
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