Job: Communications Coordinator

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: Based on experience

Location: Baltimore, MD

Communications Coordinator

Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Embryology


Communications Coordinator will develop the department’s communication and marketing plan through oversight and hands on production of media, promotions, and website content. Develop materials to deliver the department’s messages to the public and the media. Oversee and assist with organization and coordination of conferences, meetings, seminars, and other events.

Through external communications and internal event planning the role will provide clear and strong dialogue to the public

Media & Communications

  • Design, write, and produce department newsletters.
  • Manage accounts and efforts on all social media platforms
  • Field and direct all public questions generated through social means.
  • Produce and maintain original content on department website
  • Work with scientific staff to write editorial and promotional content.
  • Provide full social media coverage of all department events and conferences.
  • Schedule, develop & produce promotional media series.
  • Communicate and raise involvement with existing donor base.
  • Design content for promotional events or displays.
  • Coordinate with other communications teams on packaging institution wide promotional materials.

Event Coordination & Scheduling

  • Coordinate public lecture series
  • Internal Departmental Event and activity planning.
  • Weekly seminar concierge assistance.
  • Create and compile results of Department wide surveys and public event invite systems.
  • Large Event Assistance and resource management.

Additional Administrative Support

  • Procurement Assistance as needed.
  • Complex and international shipping assistance.
  • Other duties as assigned by Business Manager.

Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Background in biology or scientific writing.
  • Ability to synthesize complex biological science papers into accessible summaries and press releases for a general audience.
  • Proficiency with graphic design software and layout software
  • Familiarity in working in a team setting.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, handling multiple projects.
  • *On site writing sample will be required.*

Additional Information

The Department of Embryology is one of six departments comprising the Carnegie Institution for Science. The department functions as a private, non-profit research institute affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University and is located adjacent to the JHU Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. The department consists of 11 laboratories studying a variety of questions in cell and developmental biology. For more information about the Department, visit

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability.