Position open: AFSC Science Communication Specialist 

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The Alaska Fire Science Consortium (AFSC) seeks a science communication specialist to assist with the discovery and dissemination of wildland fire science as part of our collaborative, dynamic team.


AFSC works at the boundary of science and wildfire management in Alaska. We are grant funded by the Joint Fire Science Program and based at University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Our primary purpose is to strengthen the link between fire science research and on-the-ground application by promoting communication between managers and scientists, providing an organized fire science delivery platform, and facilitating collaborative scientist-manager research development. Meetings, phone calls and personal interactions with members of the research and fire management community are central to achieving AFSC’s mission. AFSC has secure base funding through September 2020.

Primary Duties

  • Stakeholder communication
  • Website migration and maintenance
  • Event publicity
  • Follow-up after events: analyzing evaluations, editing and posting recordings on the website
  • Meeting science and administrative requests
  • Social media posts

The position includes the opportunity to engage in other aspects of AFSC work and to participate in fire science research in collaboration with university and agency scientists and to develop innovative events.

Required Skills:

  • Strong written and oral communication and analytical skills
  • Familiarity with common digital communication methods including word processing, social media, web pages, and video.
  • Strong skills in organization, planning, and accountability
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, team environment
  • Preference for experience or education in wildland fire, science, and/or communications.

This is a part-time position for approximately 20 hrs/week. Benefits are not provided.

Please note that the review of this posting will start on 4/6/2018, at 11:55 PM Alaska Time.

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