Strategic Communication and Public Relations Project Administrator, Climate Communication Consortium of Maryland

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Strategic Communication and Public Relations Project Administrator, Climate Communication Consortium of Maryland
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Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia
January 31, 2014


The George Mason University, Center for Climate Change Communication (4C) ( seeks to hire a Strategic Communication and Public Relations Project Administrator for one of its funded projects, the Climate Communication Consortium of Maryland ( The position is half-time with the possibility of full-time, funding permitting.

The Administrator will develop and implement communication plans, and execute administrative support, for a Consortium of approximately 40 individual member organizations in Maryland. The communication planning and development component of the position includes organizational strategization and content creation – such as press releases, fact sheets, web content, social media, and communication guides – in coordination with member organizations, research members of the team, and specialists such as photographers, graphic designers, and website developers. Administrative support of Consortium public relations comprises tasks including call and meeting planning, maintaining internal communication within the organization, coordination of committee activities and communication, and generation and maintenance of organizational records, to include notes, websites, member data, and reports.

Candidates should have experience in developing and implementing strategic communication for organizations, providing administrative support, and facilitating internal communication for groups with multiple partner institutions. Ability to communicate clearly in a variety of contexts is a must; understanding of climate change science and policy contexts is also highly beneficial. Other requirements include highly proficient organizational skills, and the ability to adapt in a dynamic environment.

The position will be filled at the earliest possible opportunity. Salary range is between $40,000-$50,000, and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position will initially be through August 2014, with renewal for a second year given satisfactory performance and available funds. Members of under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

The position will be officially open at the week of January 6, 2014, or shortly thereafter. To apply, you will need to submit a cover letter, resume, names of three references, and a writing sample. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Karen Akerlof at with “Application for Consortium Position” in the subject line.