Posts Tagged ‘communications’

Job Opportunity: Communications Manager and liaison for the Coastal Resources Center, URI
Application Deadline: February 9, 2013

Serve as the communications manager and liaison for the Coastal Resources Center (CRC). Responsibilities include keeping key CRC stakeholders, including but not limited to the public, donors, coastal and marine policy-makers and practitioners, press agencies, and other key audiences updated on CRC projects and initiatives. Write and/or edit copy for the CRC website and other “corporate” documents including the Center’s Prospectus and other marketing and outreach materials; author and/or edit program success stories, publications, news editorials, newsletters; and edit program proposals and program technical reports as needed. Coordinate with other CRC staff tasked with providing communications services for their program/projects. Also serve as a mentor and communications liaison with program communications specialists in CRC program field offices in developing countries. Some international travel, limited to 4 weeks per year, required.

Application info on the URI human resources site at


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New York City, NY

With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life. Reporting to the Associate Director – Planned Giving, the Development Coordinator is responsible for administrative, data-related and communications tasks for the Planned Giving and Donor Communications groups within EDF’s Development department.


  • Maintain the Development project space and disseminate Donor Communications information to staff
  • Establish systems and procedures to capture and store relevant information in an easily accessible manner
  • Train Development colleagues in the use of the project space, troubleshooting problems and serve as a resource for staff
  • Create, maintain and improve planned giving project space and donor database information
  • Create, run, and distribute reports to track and manage planned giving goals
  • Coordinate all aspects of hard copy and electronic donor mailings
  • Draft charitable gift annuity proposals, tax letters, acknowledgments and estate letters
  • Create new templates for Planned Giving donor communications
  • Produce twice annual Osprey Watch newsletter, overseeing every aspect including planning/scheduling, engaging freelance writers, reviewing and supervising draft articles and graphic design layouts, pulling mailing lists, and managing distribution
  • Track open estates to ensure timely follow-up with executors and the collection of estate gifts
  • Manage the annual report donor listing process from creation, through review, to final publication


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-4 years work experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; demonstrated expertise in Excel required
  • Experience with fundraising databases and report-writing software strongly preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint and pgCalc planned giving software preferred
  • Crackerjack organizational skills and a can-do, self-starter attitude
  • Eagerness to work in a fast-paced work environment — and ability to get up to speed quickly, solve problems independently, and juggle multiple assignments on deadline
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Motivation to develop relationships and work collaboratively across the department and the organization
  • Experience w/ Common Ground a plus

Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

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Cambridge, MA or Washington, D.C.

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is the leading science-based nonprofit working for healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop solutions that will provide basis for changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices. The USC Center for Science and Democracy (CSD) is a new initiative dedicated to restoring the essential role of science, evidence-based knowledge, and a constructive debate in the U.S. policymaking process. The chosen candidate will oversee the cultivation and development of the UCS Science Network and develop and implement outreach strategies around CSD events and reports.


  • Create and implement plans to recruit, train, and engage scientists, engineers, and other individuals interested in informing policymakers and the public of science
  • develop strategies for communicating with experts and engaging them in the organization
  • Track and report engagement opportunities and accomplishments
  • Oversee maintenance of the Science Network database
  • Communicate with supporters and seek opportunities to engage them in projects


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (advanced degree is preferred)
  • 3-5 years of successful and progressively responsible experience in outreach, community organizing, campaign, and/or advocacy (preferably non-profit)
  • Experience with legislative and media strategies and program planning, coordination, and implementation in helpful
  • Ability to work independently and multitask
  • Strong familiarity with research, social media, database software, word processing
  • Experience working with scientists and scientific topics is strongly preferred
  • Understanding and passion for improving how science informs policymaking

Submit cover letter, resume, salary requirements, two non-academic writing samples, and how you learned about the position via email tojobs@uscusa.org and include “CSD Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line.

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Boston, MA

The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is looking to hire a Grant Writer to assist the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. This candidate would largely be involved with writing proposals and reports, develop and execute foundation cultivation and stewardship strategies, identify and solicit corporate sponsors for special events, cultivate new prospects through telephone and mail inquiry, and other tasks as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, or equivalent

Email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to AMCJob215@outdoors.org with “Grant Writer position” in the subject line.

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Las Vegas, Nevada

The Desert Research Institute is the environmental research arm of the Nevada System of Higher Education, conducting research in air, land and life, and water quality across the state of Nevada, the United States, and every continent. The Institute apply scientific understanding to the effective management of natural resources while meeting Nevada’s needs for economic diversification and science-based education opportunities. The candidate chosen to fill this position will help implement the Desert Research Institute’s comprehensive public relations and communications efforts.


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing, public relations, or a related field
  • Minimum 2 years professional experience in public relations, public information, and/or journalism
  • Experience writing/editing news releases and generating news for internal and external communications
  • Knowledge of communication and PR tactics and ethics
  • Effective use of online social networking


  • Full time, entry level position
  • $41,000/year (non-negotiable)
  • Health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement
  • Paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, paid relocations

Visit http://www.jobs.dri.edu for a complete description, required qualifications, and how to apply online.

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