Education Project Leader: Editor of Water Education Materials


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 leading a team of volunteers in producing content that increases public awareness about water contamination.

  • Topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Water Education

    • Sources of Contamination

    • Environmental Impacts

    • Contaminant Information

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Edit, publish, and monitor content

    • Manage editorial calendar so that content is produced on schedule.

    • Update/maintain style guide to ensure materials are consistent and high quality.

    • Increase SEO of our webpages using keywords developed by our web analysts.

    • Regularly monitor webpages for broken and error links.

    • Assist in writing educational content when needed.

    • Design graphics for website if needed.

  • Lead a Team

    • Manage on average 3-4 volunteers and hold them accountable for their work.

    • Execute project plans by assigning and following up on tasks.

    • Be the bridge of communications between your team and the Associate Director.

    • Provide assistance and mentorship to volunteers through writing process.

    • Plan and conduct subteam meetings, including sending agenda, taking meeting minutes, and follow up.

  • Collaborate

    • Assist Associate Director in brainstorming and developing the Editorial Calendar.

    • Assist Associate Director in identifying targets for project plans.

    • Deliver project updates at monthly Education Group meeting.

    • Provide monthly report of your team’s progress to the President, Vice President, and Director of Education.

EXPERIENCE

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

  • Demonstrated experience as a writer, editor, and/or proofreader

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM field (e.g. Environmental Science, Physical Sciences, Engineering, or other related field) and/or Education a plus

  • Previous laboratory experience in academic/industrial research a plus

  • Previous experience with WordPress a plus

  • Graphic design skills 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.

  • 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:

If interested, 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. We would love to hear from you!


Skills

  • Management
  • Administrative Support
  • General Education
  • Community Outreach

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