Administrative, Clerical, Support, Education and Training
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) is seeking an Outreach and Education Coordinator.
The Outreach and Education Coordinator supports ASBMB’s efforts to enhance public perception of science and science literacy through the development and implementation of local, national, and virtual science outreach events. This role additionally coordinates activities to promote and improve biochemistry and molecular biology education.
Responsibilities and Duties
Under the guidance of the department director, the Outreach and Education Coordinator will be responsible for the following:
Serve as staff liaison to the Science Outreach and Communication Committee, including coordination of the event planning for committee retreats and other committee related events
Oversee the Society’s communication training program, which includes running “The Art of Science Communication” online training course
Collaborate with the department director and ASBMB staff to develop new training programs, resources and materials that help prepare ASBMB members to engage with the public
Collaborate with the Diversity and Undergraduate Education Coordinator to implement the Student Chapters Outreach Seed Grant program
Provide logistic support for the member-led ASBMB degree-accreditation program
Coordinate development, administration and scoring of the annual degree certification exam
Develop content related to the department’s programs for the Society’s website, member magazine, and marketing efforts
Assist with the development and execution of departmental webinars
Assist with the management of education and outreach events at the Society's Annual Meeting
Maintain outreach and education information on the Society's website
Provide support to the department director, as needed
Attend events as assigned by the department director (minimal travel)
Other duties as required
Skills and Qualifications:
A./B.S. in Life Sciences required, Master's in a molecular life science field preferred
Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Web Development, social media platforms
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines
Strong oral and written communication skills, with additional science communication experience a plus
Ability to be flexible and work creatively as part of a team or autonomously
Prior experience at a non-profit scientific organization and/or working with volunteers preferred, as is experience with science outreach programs
For more information about The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), please visit: http://www.asbmb.org
ASBMB is an equal opportunity employer.
About American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Our organization is a member of FASEB. FASEB is made up of 30 scientific member societies, representing more than 130,000 researchers from around the world. Our members are scientific societies that share a common vision for the advancement of research and education in biological and biomedical sciences.