Inclusive Science Communication Program SpecialistDESCRIPTION Exciting opportunity alert! Join the team at the University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute as an Inclusive Science Communication Program Specialist and help us center equity, inclusion, and intersectional perspectives in science communication. Thanks to the support of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Rita Allen Foundation (via the Civic Science Associate program), and Burroughs Wellcome Fund, you’ll lead our efforts to support and expand the global inclusive scien......
Exciting opportunity alert! Join the team at the University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute as an Inclusive Science Communication Program Specialist and help us center equity, inclusion, and intersectional perspectives in science communication.
Thanks to the support of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Rita Allen Foundation (via the Civic Science Associate program), and Burroughs Wellcome Fund, you’ll lead our efforts to support and expand the global inclusive science communication community of practice through training, resources, and networking opportunities. You also will collaborate with the Metcalf team to develop, implement, and evaluate training programs and the biennial Inclusive SciComm Symposium. Plus, as a Civic Science Associate, you’ll gain personal professional development as part of a larger community of professionals committed to justice, equity, and accessibility in the field. Don’t miss this chance for meaningful impact and personal growth!
Salary range for the role is $50,821 – $76,151 and is commensurate with lived and professional experience. The position will be based at the University of Rhode Island’s Kingston campus, six miles from Narragansett Bay, 30 miles from Providence, the state capitol, and nestled on the coast between Boston and New York. URI offers a generous benefits program including health insurance, retirement, and leave. While this position requires a physical presence in Rhode Island, occasional remote work is possible.
Metcalf Institute (https://metcalfinstitute.org/) offers a supportive work environment where our team’s diverse experiences and perspectives are valued. The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other protected groups members are encouraged to apply. We strongly encourage applications from individuals whose identities are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, journalism, or science communication.
If you are passionate about promoting equity and inclusion in science communication and have experience in community building and/or program development, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Join us in shifting the paradigm of science communication and make a real difference in the world!
To view the full position description and apply, visit https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/11804 (Posting number SF01577).
The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by June 30, 2023. Second consideration may be given to applications received by July 28, 2023. Applications received subsequent to the first consideration date may not be given full consideration.
ABOUT METCALF INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute is a global leader in professional development training and programs for public audiences, benefitting more than 3400 journalists, scientists, and science communicators, as well as their audiences, since 1998.
Our proven training model has a significant multiplier effect, helping millions of news consumers worldwide access accurate, contextual environmental news coverage that relates environmental science and environmental justice to daily lives and sparking essential conversations that address these complex issues.
Metcalf Institute integrates this work across the University of Rhode Island as well as beyond the university.
In all our programs, Metcalf Institute advocates for and amplifies marginalized and underrepresented voices in science, journalism, and science communication. We build and support an international network of science communicators via the biennial Inclusive SciComm Symposium to prioritize inclusion, equity and intersectionality and dismantle the legacies of racism and exclusion in these professions.