Three Positions Available: Alaska Ocean Observing System

Date: 
5 May 2022

Three Positions Available
Alaska Ocean Observing System

Anchorage, Alaska

Application deadline: 25 May 2022

For more information, go to:
http://aoos.org/wp-content/uploads/Outreach-OA-position-description-2022...


The Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) invites applications for three roles within the organization. The roles include Ocean Acidification (OA) Network Coordinator, Outreach Director, and Community Engagement Coordinator. Due to their overlapping and synchronous natures, these roles could be filled by one or more employees working anywhere from half-time to full-time basis. These positions will ideally be based in Anchorage, Alaska.

AOOS is a regional network representing a consortium of federal, state, and local agencies, research organizations, and private industry committed to tracking, predicting, and adapting to changes in Alaska’s coastal and ocean environment. AOOS is part of the national Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) and the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS). AOOS works in partnership with Axiom Data Science to maintain the Ocean Data Explorer data portal.

Responsibilities for the OA Network Coordinator include:

  • Working with scientists to improve research coordination on OA in Alaska (identifying gaps, highlighting priorities, communicating across disciplines);
  • Engaging with stakeholders to identify OA information needs around the state and develop strategies within the network to best meet those needs;
  • Forming and facilitating connections between OA researchers and Alaska stakeholders;
  • Facilitating meetings, working groups, and workshops that include researchers, fishermen, Tribes, shellfish growers, educators, and others (separately or together);
  • Expanding engagement with rural and Tribal communities;
  • Presenting at public forums, including to local communities, interested stakeholder groups, and at national meetings and conferences;
  • Distilling new ocean acidification findings into understandable terms and developing outreach
    materials for a variety of audiences;
  • Maintaining and expanding OA Network communication pathways (network website, social media, monthly electronic newsletter, etc.); and
  • Engaging with the ocean acidification community beyond Alaska (NOAA’s Ocean Acidification program, other ocean acidification networks and researchers, the Global Ocean Acidification Network, etc.).

Responsibilities for the Outreach Coordinator include:

  • Translating marine science into understandable language for diverse audiences through outreach materials, presentations, and engagement;
  • Working with AOOS staff to update and implement the AOOS outreach plan;
  • Working with Axiom staff to expand outreach and usability of the AOOS data portal;
  • Giving public presentations and representing the AOOS program in public forums;
  • Maintaining the AOOS website, social media, impact report, newsletters, and other existing outlets while looking for new avenues for communication and engagement;
  • Supporting existing and new partnerships related to coastal hazards, navigation safety, climate change, and ecosystem impacts; and
  • Assisting with other aspects of the AOOS program.

Responsibilities for the Community Engagement Coordinator include:

  • Expanding relationships with stakeholders across Alaska to help understand stakeholder needs and ensure AOOS is producing products and resources to meet those needs;
  • Working with Program Coordinators to develop community engagement strategies for AOOS programs including the Alaska Ocean Acidification Network, the Alaska Harmful Algal Bloom Network, the Alaska Ecosystem Monitoring Network, and the Regional Ocean Data Sharing Partnership;
  • Expanding engagement with rural and Tribal communities;
  • Facilitating meetings, working groups, and workshops that include researchers, fishermen, Tribes, shellfish growers, educators, and others (separately or together);
  • Translating marine science into understandable language for diverse audiences through outreach materials, presentations, and engagement;
  • Giving public presentations and representing the AOOS program in public forums; and
  • Assisting with other aspects of the AOOS program.

To apply, submit a resume and a letter of interest with your proposal on what roles you could fill and at what level of effort per week to Holly Kent at Kent [at] AOOS.org.

Application deadline: 25 May 2022

For more information, including position qualifications, go to:
http://aoos.org/wp-content/uploads/Outreach-OA-position-description-2022...