Job Description:

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Integration and Application Network seeks a Science Communicator for its regional, national, and international projects. The successful candidate will support a variety of science communication products that meet the goals and objectives of the projects assigned to them. Specific tasks will include graphic design, data visualization, use of content management systems, and social media support. Specific tasks include layout and design of printed products (newsletters, report cards, reports, books), data analysis (R studio, Microsoft Excel, ArcPro), and teaching science communication courses and workshops. Support (note taking, scheduling, etc.) for workshop planning, organization, and facilitation, stakeholder engagement, and office administrative tasks is expected. Excellent communication skills, a strong work ethic, and attention to detail are required. Overnight travel to project meetings and conferences is expected.

The Integration and Application Network ( is a global leader in scientific synthesis, science communication, and ecosystem health report cards, with ongoing projects in the US, Australia, Asia, Africa, and Europe. Our projects seek to engage stakeholders and scientists to create solutions to difficult environmental problems. We are seeking a detailed oriented, productive individual that can help advance these types of projects through effective visual science communication and excellent data analysis.

Location: Annapolis, MD or Cambridge, MD

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates should have a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, chemistry, or environmental science with at least three years of professional experience. Technical skills using relevant software programs (Adobe Creative Suite, ESRI ArcMap or ArcPro, Microsoft Office, R Studio, etc.) to develop print and digital media as well as to analyze complex, disparate datasets are required. Excellent communication and organizational skills are necessary. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with little supervision is a must. Self-directed work is a large portion of the work time. Ability to work both in-person and virtual or a hybrid is required.


Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in a natural science or environmental science related field. Minor in art or artistic prowess is a great advantage. Advanced experience using Adobe Creative Suite, ArcPro, and or/R Studio is helpful. Familiarity with teaching college-level or professional courses is preferred.

EEO Statement: The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is an equal opportunity employer. The Center’s policies, programs, and activities are in conformance with pertinent Federal and State laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, and disability. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; or related legal requirements should be directed to the Director of Human Relations, Center Administration, P.O. Box 775, Cambridge, MD 21613.

Salary Range: 45,000-55,000

University Information: The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science unleashes the power of science to transform the way society understands and manages the environment. By conducting cutting-edge research into today’s most pressing environmental problems, we are developing new ideas to help guide our state, nation, and world toward a more environmentally sustainable future through five research centers—the Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg, the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, the Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge, the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology in Baltimore, and the Maryland Sea Grant College in College Park.

Additional Information: The Integration and Application Network’s mission is to inspire, manage, and produce timely syntheses and assessments on key environmental issues. Science communication is a core tenet of the team and is used in all aspects of work conducted by IAN staff. IAN is a network which includes different agencies and institutions in different locations.

Applications received by August 16, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Documents should include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) references, and a writing sample. A web address or PDF attachments of previous work is preferred.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Writing sample

Optional Documents

  1. Portfolio