Science Communicator- Modesto/San Francisco/Sacramento
Salary Range: $68,000-$78,000 per year
Job Type: Exempt, full time with benefits
Experience Level: Mid-Level (3-5 Years)
Anticipated Start Date: August 7 th , 2023
Sustainable Conservation (a leading non-profit in its field) advances the collaborative stewardship of California’s land, air, and water for the benefit of nature and people. Every day, we bring together businesses, landowners, and government in some of the most productive yet economically disadvantaged parts of California, to steward the resources on which we all depend in ways that are just and make economic sense. Please visit www.suscon.org to learn more about our work.
Sustainable Conservation is committed to addressing policies and practices that have historically prioritized economic benefits to some at the ecological, health, and/or economic expense of others. We engage with diverse entities like businesses, non-profits, agricultural communities, government, etc. to partner in co-creating solutions to catalyze more substantial improvements in areas of California where the stakes are highest for getting it right. Centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in our mission and vision is the fullest expression of how we aim to support California. Only by weaving these values through everything we do – both within individual programs and the organization, both in the field and at the office – can we help shape a California where all can truly thrive.
Sustainable Conservation has an exciting opportunity in our Development and Communications team. This cross-program role will be a key contributor in expanding our reach by working across programs as a Science Communicator. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer with dotted lines to all program leads, this newly designed position will help support all our programs: Accelerating Restoration, Water for the Future, Waste Not (dairies and water quality) and Advancing Soil Health. The Science Communicator will collaborate with program staff and Development and Communications staff to identify, gather, analyze, and present data from our work in compelling and clear written, visual, and digital collateral. This position will also help the organization advance our mission by identifying new storytelling opportunities. A passion for translating and communicating complex, science- based information, data, and concepts to various audiences, a keen interest in learning about our work, and an exceptional ability to present visual stories from data are key skills needed for success in this role.
Location: This position will ideally be based at San Francisco office, but we are open to working from our Modesto or Sacramento offices. Our teams work in a hybrid work environment with an option to work remotely a few days a week. Periodic travel throughout the state will be required.
Degree/Education and Years of Experience
**** Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences or natural resources management or a related field, with 3-5 years of demonstrated experience in outreach and/or communication.
Experience and Skills Required
What we offer: A competitive compensation package based on experience, fully paid health insurance benefits, generous match on 401k, FSA, EAP, vacation, floating days, sick leave, plus the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day as holiday leave. Our greatest benefit is our culture. Our staff is collaborative, dedicated, and caring. We believe in articulating and practicing our values (Collaboration, Respect, Results, Honesty, Learning, Well-Being) at work and have a strong commitment to bringing a DEI lens to our work and workplace culture.
At Sustainable Conservation we value culture and diversity and as an equal opportunity employer we encourage qualified individuals from all backgrounds to apply to our job openings.
To Apply:* Please send your cover letter and resume, 3-4 writing examples including any visual content to [email protected] ** __and include “Science Communicator” in the subject line.*
San Francisco, California, United States