FSU Coastal and Marine Lab Outreach Coordinator

Company: Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory

URL: http://www.marinelab.fsu.edu/

Contact Person: Felicia Coleman

Application Deadline: December 31, 2014


The intent is to provide full coverage of the research and outreach conducted at the FSUCML. This person is expected to explore emerging methods of promotion for the FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory that will attract people in the communities of Franklin, Wakulla, and Leon counties and beyond to know who we are, what we do, and excite them to be part of the action.

Among the ongoing duties for the person in this position are:

Coordinates & develops outreach for the following events
Lecture Series (Monthly) and Lunch Bunch Series (ad hoc). Faculty defines speakers; outreach person works with speaker to develop announcements; prepares & distributes announcements. Staff prepares auditorium and reception)
Workshops – works with artists, writers, scientists to develop weekend workshops for the public; develop & distribute announcements
Display development, organization and staffing at outreach events
Whatever Floats Your Boat Regatta (Annual) Open House (Bienniel in odd years) – works with the entire staff to coordinate these events
Newsletters – compiles content with Director, distributes
Website – ensures that we have news/event items regularly for FSUCML website and for FSUCML Facebook. All lectures and workshops go on the FSU Calendar and will appear on the website
Distributes mailing through email CONSTANT CONTACT lists.
Maintains FSUCML heritage protocol records


The FSUCML seeks an Outreach Coordinator for a full-time OPS position. The successful candidate will be outgoing, like to meet and talk to people, have an open mind, loads of imagination, strong initiative, and be willing to help us develop new communication strategies that will bring more attention to the excellent research being conducted by the scientists associated with the lab. The successful candidate should be proficient in the use of social media (e.g., facebook, twitter) and be able to conduct interviews with faculty and visiting scientists using videography. Strong communications skills a must. Marketing experience preferred.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your application electronically (PDF files preferred, in a single file that contains a cover letter, resume, a sample of your writing skills, and the names and email addresses of three references) to Lara Edwards ([email protected]). Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. FSU is an AA/EEO employer. Female and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The FSU Coastal & Marine Laboratory is located in St. Teresa, Florida, about 45 miles southwest of the FSU main campus.

Job Originally Posted on: Thursday, April 24, 2014