We are seeking a full-time Science Communication Liaison to expand the reach and impact of science produced at NCEAS and support COMPASS’s work to champion, connect, and support diverse science leaders to improve the well-being of people and nature. You will be embedded within and based at NCEAS in Santa Barbara, CA, working closely with members of the COMPASS team, both in-person and remotely. Your primary responsibilities will be to: (1) coach and support NCEAS-affiliated scientists to strategically engage with journalists, policymakers, and other audiences around salient environmental topics; (2) train NCEAS-affiliated scientists to be more effective and strategic communicators; and (3) observe and connect with the range of research underway at NCEAS, scouting for opportunities that you’ll elevate to COMPASS as an organization to support individual scientists and/or NCEAS working groups to have greater impact. By acting as a liaison among COMPASS, NCEAS, and NCEAS affiliated scientists, you will support scientists to amplify the impact of their research, reach key audiences across a diversity of contexts and geographic scales, and ultimately help to realize the potential of science to create a better future…Read More Both NCEAS and COMPASS are deeply committed to workplace policies, practices and culture that prioritizes diversity, equity, inclusion, and other core values. You will be supported by and contribute to these values and practices. You will work closely with Ben Halpern (Director) and the leadership team at NCEAS and Estelle Robichaux and other team members at COMPASS, and be integrated into both organizations, with opportunities to work with and learn from multiple team members and across multiple projects. Our two organizations have worked together in multiple capacities for the past two decades, and there is ample support and eagerness within both organizations to help the person in this position to thrive. RESIDENCY AT NCEAS: NCEAS is located in scenic downtown Santa Barbara, California. The Center is known for fostering interaction and collaboration, characteristics that lead to the success of its visiting scientists. NCEAS has a growing and thriving community of postdocs, resident scientists, and analysts, and a frequent influx of leading scientists and practitioners from around the world participating in working group projects. WORKING WITH COMPASS: COMPASS is a distributed organization with offices in Portland, OR and Washington, D.C. As a pioneer in the science communication field, COMPASS has provided thousands of environmental scientists with the knowledge, skills, and networks they need to strategically engage and inspire solutions to some of society’s greatest challenges. Their work is built around the idea that scientists are the best people to share what they know, and that when scientists communicate effectively, they can change the world. TERM OF APPOINTMENT: This position is funded for 2 years, with the possibility of extension pending further grant funding and evaluation of performance. CLOSING DATE: Preference will be given to applications received by March 15, 2020. Position is open until filled. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.