SfN is searching for an Outreach Coordinator that will support the Neuroscience Literacy & BrainFacts.org team. The Coordinator will help execute SfN's outreach initiatives, by working closely with all team members and SfN departments that provide support services, with an emphasis on public outreach and promotional efforts, including working with key audiences and on external events. This role is ideal for a candidate that has interests in public education and the desire to help support science outreach.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES will include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Works with manager and web editor to provide administrative and programmatic support for SfN's education and outreach programs, on various initiatives (including at the Annual Meeting).
Contributes to developed partnership programs for set-up of exhibits, and represents SfN at educational and outreach meetings. Plays a key role in executing all education and outreach events and activities at the annual meeting, including the Brain Awareness Week Event and staffing the SfN Booth.
Supports webinars and other programs on outreach and education topics developed by BrainFacts.org or its Editorial Board offered throughout the year. Coordinates all email and telephone responses to public inquiries including those from education communities and neuroscience professionals.
Processes, tracks, and fulfills all requests for SfN's public information and outreach materials.
Provides timely and thorough administrative assistance on financial responsibilities of the department, including the accurate and swift processing of order requests.
Provides accurate and timely data for senior management, Council, the BrainFacts.org Editorial Board, the Public Education and Communication Committee, and affiliated subcommittees and working groups.
Keeps information relating to SfN's education and outreach programs up to date on BrainFacts.org and SfN.org.
Enhance BrainFacts.org audience pages by finding scientifically vetted resources for educators and generating ideas for developing such resources.
Helps maintain and build relationships with key organizations and institutions involved in public education and outreach.
Works with team members, volunteer leadership, and individuals across the organization.
Participates in department-wide activities throughout the year including the Annual Meeting, Brain Awareness Week, and others as needed.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree required.
2 years' of work experience.
Experience working in a non-profit organization, preferably a professional or educational society.
Experience in education (in a classroom or informal, i.e., museum, summer camp, etc.) preferred
Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
Strong organizational skills, with high attention to detail and proactivity
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to multi-task and set priorities in a flexible manner to address changing needs and deadlines
Ability to work under tight deadlines
If this is you and you are eager to make meaningful contributions to a highly relevant and important mission, please submit a cover letter with your salary requirements and a copy of your resume for consideration. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.
Our generous benefits package includes: medical, dental, disability and life insurance; flexible spending accounts, two retirement plans with employer matching and nonmatching contributions; 12 days of paid vacation, 12 days of paid sick leave, with additional personal leave and 10 paid holidays; gym membership reimbursement; and tuition reimbursement.
The Society for Neuroscience is wholly dedicated to recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse group of talented people. We are committed to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected criteria, in accordance with applicable law and we welcome Veteran applicants.
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About Society for Neuroscience
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is a nonprofit membership organization of scientists and physicians who study the brain and nervous system. SfN is the world's largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to advancing understanding of the brain and nervous system.