The successful candidate will provide a wide-variety of program management assistance for the implementation of NCCOS research programs and communicating research results internally and externally. Specific responsibilities include: 1) assist with the preparation of documents related to interagency agreements, memorandums of agreements, and similar types of packages; 2) track funding packages through the approval process; 3) represent the NCCOS/Charleston laboratory at scientific committee meetings or conferences; 4) coordinate the Hollings Marine Laboratory communication team; 5) communicate research findings for users and for incorporation into government reports; 6) serve as coordinator of the NOAA peer review process for manuscripts and reports; 7) serve as point of contact for Charleston laboratory’s education and outreach program, as well as lab internships and teacher training programs; 8) provide support for the planning, development and facilitation of scientific workshops; 9) create and edit annual reports, newsletters, brochures and other publications in coordination with the NCCOS leadership; and 10) provide administrative support to the laboratory directorate including routine email responses, scheduling, correspondence, and printing/copying.
Minimum requirements: 1) B.A./B.S. in one of the natural sciences or in communications with a scientific focus; 2) five years of experience in program management assistance and/or science communication; 3) demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast-paced team environment; 4) excellent communication skills including synthesis of reports into short summaries; 5) demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 products; 6) demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills; 7) ability to work productively in a team environment and individually. Physical requirements: ability to work proficiently with computer key boards and read monitors. Preferred qualifications: 1) experience preparing documents related to interagency agreements, memorandum of agreements, and similar documents, 2) experience providing program management support to senior leaders of an organization, with preference to governmental organizations; and 3) Master’s degree in one of the natural sciences, or communications.
To apply please submit a resume, the names and contact information for three professional references, and a cover letter detailing how you meet each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. Evaluation of candidates will begin September 10, 2018.
CSS, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.