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Science Communications Professional

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The Hudson River Foundation is hiring a part time (20 hr/week) science communications professional to assist us in building our outreach capacity. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience communicating science to non-expert audiences and the capacity to produce clear, concise, persuasive, and well-designed communications addressing complex issues and information.

Applicant must have excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills, and fluency with modern communication platforms, channels, and tools.

2-3 years of experience in a similar communication capacity required, with evidence of maintaining a social media presence on a professional level including use of social media management tools. Individual must have an affinity for science and the capacity to understand scientific research, as well as the ability to work with a variety of individuals and partners to support their respective needs.

Part time (20 hour/week) position; excellent health insurance. The Foundation’s offices are located in Lower Manhattan; depending on experience, employment can be a mix of virtual and in-office work. Applicants are expected to live within reasonable commuting distance to Manhattan.

Applicants should send the following materials as a single pdf document to communications@hudsonriver.org: a cover letter which includes how your interests and qualifications intersect with the goals of the Foundation and the requirements of this job, a resume detailing previous positions and education background, and a portfolio of recent work including at least three examples of short-form expository writing; specific examples of web-based communications; and links to professional social media posts. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received with an anticipated start date of no later than November 1, 2021.

HRF is committed to serving the diverse communities of the Hudson River and to facilitating an ongoing and inclusive dialogue with scientists, managers, policy makers, other stakeholders, and the general public to address the environmental and societal challenges facing the community of the Hudson River and Watershed. We seek to enhance this work by supporting researchers, students and a Foundation staff with the unique and varied backgrounds, circumstances, needs, and perspectives of the community we serve, to achieve a workplace that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just.

The Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. The Foundation will consider qualified applicants in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local “Fair Chance” law.