IANRE Science Writer

University of Alaska

IANRE Science Writer


Job No:


Classification:Communications Specialist 3

Grade:Grade 78

Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks

School/Business unit:UAF Institute of Agr Nat Res & Ext


Categories: Agricultural/Life Sciences/Vet Medicine


Position Summary:

The Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension seeks science communicator to support IANRE research units across Alaska in communicating the importance of agriculture to Alaska's complex food system and the Institute's efforts to address the challenges and opportunities that climate change presents to the state. This position will support IANRE's education efforts including expanding public relations outreach through multiple channels on current research outcomes, expanding IANRE's efforts to modernize messaging, and broadening the reach of IANRE's mission to diverse groups in Alaska. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated understanding of scientific processes and experience communicating these processes across diverse audiences.


The Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension supports UAF's land grant mission through research at the Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station, outreach and training through the Cooperative Extension Service and training through the Mining and Petroleum Training Service. This position will work closely with the communications manager and team to ensure IANRE researcher's work is leveraged at the campus, state and national levels, and to bring that work into context for external groups. IANRE serves staff and researchers across the state of Alaska, making both in person and remote collaboration necessary.


Successful candidates should be comfortable working with scientists, researchers and others to understand complex ideas and translate those ideas into messaging for multiple audiences. Candidates with a demonstrated interest in food systems and food security, and a desire to work independently in a creative atmosphere are encouraged to apply. This is a new position funded through philanthropic support with lots of room for a self-motivated and creative candidate to set the direction of the work and contribute to statewide efforts to inform and strengthen food systems in Alaska.


Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications or related field and two years relevant experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


Position Details:


This position is located on the Troth Yeddha' campus in Fairbanks Alaska. This is a full-time, term-funded, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and https://www.alaska.edu/hr/benefits/support/prospectiveemployees.php. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the https://www.alaska.edu/hr/benefits/compensation/files/fy24_staff_salary_grid.pdf, Grade 78, based on education and experience.


Applications will be accepted for review on March 06, 2024, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on DAY BEFORE REVIEW DATE March 5, 2024.


This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.


*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: http://www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Kenna Metivier, Signers' Business Office Assistant HR Manager at mailto:kjmetivier@alska.eduor 907-474-1847


Applications Close: Open until filled


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Fairbanks, AK

2 month(s) ago

Closing Date 2025-02-15