Job: Digital Communications and Events Coordinator

Department: GL – Geophysical Lab

Salary: TBD

Location: Washington, DC

The Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution for Science seeks a highly motivated individual to join our professional support staff. The Carnegie Institution is a privately endowed institute dedicated to scientific discovery. The Geophysical Laboratory, located on the Broad Branch Road campus in NW Washington D.C., has thirteen senior scientific staff and more than twenty researchers dedicated to the pursuit of cutting edge science in the area of Earth and planetary science, astrobiology and the physics and chemistry of materials. Professional support staff are critical to the success of the Lab and include a team of technical and administrative personnel. We are searching for a Digital Communications and Events Coordinator who will undertake a range of duties as described below.

Summary of Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage departmental website and social media accounts.
  • Manage departmental communications (e.g., newsletter, public outreach)
  • Schedule, publicize, and organize weekly scientific seminars.
  • Arrange scientific functions and events on campus and occasionally off campus.
  • Coordinate our summer internship program with assistance from senior scientific staff.
  • Point of contact for visitors and new employee arrivals.
  • Perform office administration tasks (e.g., order supplies, shipping).
  • Function as an integral member of the front office team and assist the Director and Controller as needed.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors or Associates degree.
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite software, and Drupal.
  • Minimum of three years experience in website and social media management.

Preferred Attributes and Experience

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively and maintain a good working relationship with a diverse group of individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Writing and editing experience desirable.
  • Experience in coordinating and managing group events.
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign a plus.

Only complete applications submitted via this Carnegie website will be considered.

The prospective employee will work at the Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC. The Carnegie Institution for Science 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, or other protected group status.