Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for an OOI Community Engagement Manager to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Community Engagement Manager is responsible for managing and implementing engagement efforts to maximize the use of OOI data among the scientific community, resulting in increased OOI-based publications in peer-reviewed journals, citations of those publications, and funded awards to use OOI or infrastructure for scientific research. The Manager works in the OOI Program Management Office (PMO) and collaborates with the OOI Marine Implementing Organizations (MIOs) to identify and develop OOI related content and to amplify stories and messaging using channels including meetings, print, social media, email, and web.
Maintain and lead the execution of the OOI Community Engagement Plan with detail sufficient to inform year-to-year activities as defined in the OOI Annual Work Plans
Work collaboratively with website personnel to enhance and maintain current OOI website incorporating science community feedback, statistics and other evaluation methods
Develop and implement a strategic plan for OOI use of social media, email, and other content channels informing target audiences of current activities and opportunities
Create and disseminate quarterly newsletters and program announcements
Use professional conferences as venues to enhance engagement
Host virtual and “live” events for new and existing users
Foster a community of practice
Interface with counterparts in WHOI Communications and at the MIOs to leverage engagement opportunities and amplify content and engagement efforts
Spearhead ongoing evaluation and reporting on OOI engagement efforts to identify trends and provide actionable insights and ideas
Monitor and report on statistics including data downloads, publications, citations, and funded awards
Collaborate with counterparts at other NSF Large Facilities such as the National Ecological Observing Network (NEON) and with parallel efforts such as the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) to share best practices and lessons learned
Interface with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to understand Sponsor constraints and to capitalize on parallel efforts
Partner with educational efforts that capitalize on OOI data and infrastructure
Publicize funding and other opportunities to potential users of OOI data and infrastructure
Collaborate with OOI staff to expand and grow the diversity and number of scientific users of OOI data and infrastructure
Other functions deemed necessary by the supervisor
As deemed necessary by supervisor
DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s in a relevant field required; Master’s degree preferred
Minimum five years of experience working in targeted community engagement or communications roles, preferably for a scientific or engineering organization
Demonstrated proficiency with planning and implementation of strategies for websites, social media, and other communication mechanisms with strong content writing skills required
Educational and professional background encompassing communications, marketing, and Ocean or Earth Science is required
Excellent organizational skills, as well as oral and written communications skills required
Strong Computer skills required include: WordPress, Power Point, Word, Excel and Outlook
Sample Writing Required
Visual abilities to include near, depth perception, and ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions, communicate effectively, talk, travel, work with others, around others, and alone. Other physical tasks include occasional standing/walking.
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About Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst.
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