Education: Associate, Researcher & Writer


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


About

ABOUT THE EDUCATION GROUP

The Education Group is part of Save the Water TM (STW)’s Public Awareness efforts. We design educational materials to inform concerned citizens about water contamination and what they can do to help. Our content is distributed through the STW website and our Day in the Life of a Scientist (DILOS TM ) STEM Classroom Workshop. Through education, we aim to arm our readers to be agents of environmental and social change so that we may preserve our water sources for generations to come.

SUMMARY

  • Support the Education Group by researching and writing content that increases public awareness about water contamination.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research topics on water contamination using credible sources.

  • Catalog references and fact check sources.

  • Write educational content on topics including, but not limited:

    • Water Education

    • Sources of Contamination

    • Environmental Impacts

    • Contaminant Information

  • Update content on website when needed.

  • Monitor webpages for broken and error links.

  • Assist Project Leader in brainstorming content for the website.

  • Deliver project updates at monthly Education Group meeting

  • Create graphics when needed

EXPERIENCE

  • Excellent content writing skills (grammar, punctuation, etc.)

  • Background in STEM field (e.g. Environmental Science, Physical Sciences, Engineering, or other related field)

  • Previous experience with WordPress preferred but not necessary

  • Graphic design skills preferred, but not necessary

  • Background in STEM education as instructor or tutor a plus

  • Previous laboratory experience in academic/industrial research a plus

REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and details simultaneously.

  • Effective oral communication skills and ability to work cooperatively with staff.

  • Innovative thinker who is passionate about our cause.

  • Familiar with current school age trends.

  • Continuous access to internet is required- as a virtual organization, we rely on multiple Google platforms (e.g. Gmail, Hangouts, Calendar, and Drive) to support our workflow and communication.

  • Availability during US Eastern Time Zone is preferred

How to Apply:

Please include a 1-2 page writing sample that exemplifies your ability to communicate an academic topic, preferably in a STEM field. This sample can be an excerpt from an essay or report.

Submit the above along with your resume to newvolunteers@savethewater.org.

Skills

  • Research
  • Environmental Education
  • Internet Research
  • General Education
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • 5 hours a week & reply emails within 3 days

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