Wildlands and Woodlands (www.wildlandsandwoodlands.org), a 12-year, New England-wide conservation initiative of the Harvard Forest (http://harvardforest.harvard.edu/) and Highstead (www.highstead.net), seeks a talented communication professional with a background in conservation or other environmental field. The Regional Conservation Communication Manager will work as part of a team to develop and implement communication strategies that inform and inspire conservationists, policymakers, foresters, scientists, funders, and public audiences to work together to protect New England's forests and farms and to promote livable cities and towns that are sustained by thriving natural infrastructure.
Supervised by the Harvard Forest Director of Outreach & Development, this person is responsible for print and digital media production, events management, and communications planning and implementation as part of a strategic working group.
Projects will include publication roll-outs to the media, policymakers, conservation professionals, and the public; and amplification of Wildlands and Woodlands products and ideas (including policy documents, conservation finance reports, scientific papers, and conservation stories and events) across print and digital platforms, leveraging a wide range of organizational partners. This work must be balanced with daily tasks of editing, proofreading, updating websites, managing contact lists, and posting on social media platforms.
All applicants who wish to be considered must submit one PDF document containing your cover letter, resume, names and contact information for 3 relevant references, short appropriate writing sample and link to an example of a web or print product you have produced. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Full-time 1 year term position. Grant funded position with likelihood of continuation based upon performance and funding.
Position based at the Harvard Forest in Petersham, Massachusetts.
Anticipated starting salary of $58,000.All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Harvard Forest, an internationally recognized center for basic and applied research in ecology, conservation and ecosystem studies, with 40 full-time staff is one of 26 Long Term Ecological Research sites across the country sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The Forest facilities include a research and administrative complex, 4000 acres of land, and residential buildings. The Forest is located in Petersham, a small rural town in north central Massachusetts about 70 miles west of Cambridge. For more information visit http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/.
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary