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    Job Opening: Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee Staff

    Chesapeake Research Consortium
    Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee Staff
     Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires talented, passionate and diverse individuals. The CRC seeks such an individual to support the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee.
    Since its creation in December 1984, the Chesapeake Bay Program’s (CBP) Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) has worked to enhance scientific communication and outreach throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed and beyond. STAC provides independent scientific and technical advice in various ways, including (1) technical reports and position papers, (2) discussion groups, (3) assistance in organizing merit reviews of CBP programs and projects, (4) technical workshops, and (5) interaction between STAC members and the CBP.  STAC serves as a liaison between the region’s scientific community and the CBP. Through professional and academic contacts and organizational networks of its members, STAC ensures close cooperation among the various research institutions and management agencies represented in the Bay watershed. For more information about STAC activities, please visit http://www.chesapeake.org/stac.
    The STAC Staff position requires abilities in event/workshop/meeting planning, budgeting, science communication, and strong writing and editing skills for technical and policy report preparation such as scientific summary reports and factsheets. Experience with meeting minutes, agenda planning, and database management would be a plus. Candidates should have a strong desire to work with science and policy related to the Chesapeake Bay watershed and should be able to travel within the watershed when required. Attention to detail and organization is essential. Strong written and oral communication, administrative, and time management skills are also required to be successful in this position. A qualified candidate should have the ability to work independently with little supervision and be able to multitask. A Bachelor’s degree is a minimum requirement for consideration and candidates with backgrounds in environmental science, policy, and management fields will receive the highest consideration. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) is required and familiarity with Adobe Acrobat Professional, Photoshop, InDesign, and Internet Content Management Systems would be a plus. Additionally, candidates should have skills and experience that enable them to produce content for various written, audio, and web-based communications.
    The annual salary is $40,000 plus a very competitive benefits package including medical and dental coverage, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, short-term disability, and a 401K plan.
    All application materials, including a detailed cover letter, resume, list of at least three references, academic transcripts (unofficial are fine), and a short writing sample should be sent to Rachel Dixon, STAC Coordinator, CRC, at dixonra@si.edu by July 29, 2016. Please include information concerning education and professional background, as well as immediate and long-term career goals in the cover letter.
    Additional information about the Chesapeake Research Consortium is available at http://www.chespaeake.org.
    CRC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or national origin. CRC maintains a drug-free workplace. All CRC Staff are required to complete a federal background check upon hire.
    Announcement Close Date: Until position is filled. First priority will be given to applications received by July 29, 2016.

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