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Communications Coordinator

The Communications Coordinator will play a key role in building nationwide awareness and support for restoration of the Mississippi River Delta on behalf of the National Audubon Society, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the National Wildlife Federation. The coordinator will work closely with other staff members to create and produce content for web and print, conduct media outreach, and distribute key information to for the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign staff. While the coordinator will work under the National Audubon Society, subject to all its human resource policies and benefits, s/he will have a primary reporting role to the joint campaign’s communications committee.

This position may also be located in New Orleans, LA.

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Assistant Project Scientist

The Assistant Project Scientist will work with the Sierra Nevada Researchers Institute researchers on projects in the area of climate communications, including the communication of issues related to climate change and variability, such as the perception of climate impact on natural resources, land use, and policy. The candidate will work with hydrologists, earth scientists, ecologists, geographers, cognitive scientists, and social scientists in the SNRI and develop sustainable partnerships with federal agencies on projects that will engage varied stakeholders on a range of climate communication issues, especially with relevance to the Sierra Nevada region and San Joaquin Valley. In leading team-based projects, the individual will aim to develop a set of best practices for educating policy-makers, educators, public agencies, and the general public on climate issues and risks (immediate and long-term) and developing ways to make climate messages more effective. The candidate will use a variety of scientific methods and approaches to analyze the presentation, content, and efficacy of climate communications for varied audiences, for instance, surveys, interviews, scenarios, decision analysis tools, and social media. The individual is expected to have grant-writing experience and actively seek extramural funding. Of special interest are applicants with an interest in climate communication and/or risk perception around water in Central California.


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