Research Coordinator in Journalism and Media Communication

Recruiter
Colorado State University
Location
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Posted
01 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Apr 2018
Ref
55320
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Journalism and Media Communication teaches classes in journalism and technical communication skills and prepares students for careers in television news and video production, news-editorial journalism, public relations/communication management, and technical-specialized journalism. Faculty also conduct extensive funded research and provide professional liaison and outreach programs to Colorado media and communication departments.

Position Summary

The department of Journalism and Media Communication is seeking two, part-time research coordinators with experience in technical communication in the field of natural resources management . This position exists to provide technical communication support to the Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate (NRSS) Office of the National Park Service through the Effective Communication of Natural Resource Conditions in Parks project – a joint effort between the Department of Journalism and Media Communication at Colorado State University and the NRSS. The Effective Communication of Natural Resources Conditions in Parks project exists to support communication efforts of scientific information that is targeted for use by resource managers within the National Park Service system as they make management decisions regarding park resources. The research coordinator(s) hired through this announcement will provide high-level formatting and editing support for research publications produced by the Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate office of the National Park Service. This position will complete essential technical communication duties for the Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate Office of the National Park Service. Technical communication duties primarily involve editing, formatting, and writing of technical publications. Other supporting tasks will be related to project outreach and marketing, creating and monitoring a publication database system, creating materials (e.g., websites) for effective display of research findings, and coordinating activities related to the Effective Communication of Natural Resource Conditions in Parks project. This is an ongoing project primarily intended to provide technical editing and formatting support for a range of technical publications. The research coordinator(s) will report to Assistant Professor, Ashley Anderson and will work in conjunction with the NRSS office of National Park Service to monitor the progress of this position.

Required Job Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and at least one (1) year of professional experience related to technical writing and editing are required.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Master’s degree in a field related to natural resources, communication, outreach, education, or leadership is preferred.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Formatting and Editing Support Duty/Responsibility

This position will complete essential technical communication duties for the Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate Office of the National Park Service. Technical communication duties primarily involve editing, formatting, and writing of technical publications by creating materials for effective display of research findings. Proofreading and editing technical papers and reports. Creating and monitoring a publication database system.

Percentage Of Time 70 Job Duty Category Support, Outreach and Coordination Duty/Responsibility

The project exists to provide support for resource managers making management decisions in the National Parks. The research coordinator(s) will provide support by administering and coordinating project activities related to the Effective Communication of Natural Resource Conditions in Parks. Performing project outreach and marketing efforts and ensuring technical publications meet NPS publication standards.

Percentage Of Time 30

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. If you have questions, please contact Amparo Jeffrey at amparo.jeffrey@colostate.edu.

Search Contact Amparo Jeffrey, amparo.jeffrey@colostate.edu

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.