Communications Specialist I: Lincoln, Nebraska

School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
Job Category
Full time Positions
$45,015/yr. minimum
Last Date to Apply
Serve as liaison between the School of Natural Resources (SNR) and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) to develop outreach program materials to disseminate wildlife research findings to various stakeholder groups (70% of appointment). This public engagement will include the use of multiple communication platforms such as NebGuides, podcasts, YouTube videos, website development, and other social media outlets. Assist Dr. Andrew Little’s research lab in the development of research proposals, oversee current research projects conducted by undergraduate and graduate students, manage data sets, analyze data, prepare research papers and reports suitable for publication, and presentations (20% of appointment). Employee has the opportunity to work with NGPC biologists and SNR faculty with the development of Structured Decision Making frameworks for natural resource management. Provide coordination and communication between the SNR and NGPC for the pheasant project and other wildlife-related projects in Dr. Little’s lab (10% of appointment). Funding is available for two years with the expectation of renewal of position provided satisfactory performance.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in communications, biology, ecology, wildlife and fisheries management, or a related field plus two years of relevant experience. An advanced degree in a related discipline will be considered as relevant experience. Experience must demonstrate science communication, prioritization, organizational, facilitation, and recordkeeping skills. MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and audio and/or video editing software skills. Experience with project management, website design/management, and development of outreach materials. Demonstrated ability to train others. Data analysis skills. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in communications, biology, ecology, wildlife and fisheries management, or related field. Extensive experience with podcast development, photography, audio and video editing (e.g. YouTube), website design/management, and science communication through social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.). Knowledge of agriculture and natural resource conservation practices. Experience developing peer-reviewed publications, extension documents, and research reports. R and ArcGIS skills. Strong interest in science communication to the general public, K-12 educators, politicians, and other natural resource professionals. Supervisory experience. View requisition S_210067 at for complete details and to apply. Applicant review March 11. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Criminal history background check will be conducted. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.
Contact Person
Leonita Masek
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