Environment & Behavioral Economics Communications Assistant

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Human behavior is at the root of both environmental problems and their solutions.

Communications Assistant

We are seeking two talented employees who crave learning new skills and aren't afraid to tackle big projects. As our Communications Assistant you will have ownership over important initiatives that will help us grow. The Communications Assistant is responsible for supporting social media efforts, including developing content for Facebook, Twitter and blogs. This will require research into the growing application of behavioral science to the environment. Our ideal candidate is someone who walks into a room of people and walks out with new friends! Someone who is thoughtful when interacting with online communities and building relationships. Interested applicants should have communications, research and writing skills. Basic knowledge of environmental issues is needed. Interest and experience in environmental psychology or behavioral economics is preferred.

Specific duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring traditional and non-traditional media outlets for coverage and opportunities

  • Writing content for social media (blogs, tweets, Facebook posts, newsletters) and other communication as needed

  • Researching behavioral insights

  • Creating visual-based content for social media

    What you will learn:

  • How to create a long term social media plan and marketing calendar

  • How to schedule social media and track social media analytics and report

    results and new ideas to our marketing team

  • How to create compelling content

  • Techniques to create viral loops between our Facebook, twitter, and blog


    Qualifications/skills and knowledge requirements

  • Background in marketing, communication, or other related discipline

  • Strong writing skills

  • Must be well-organized, self-motivated and detail-oriented

  • Knowledge of media including Twitter, Facebook and blogging

  • Ability to meet deadlines and demonstrate initiative

  • Fearless - not afraid to be a bold and outside the box thinker

  • Love for using social networking sites, and excitement to learn new skills


  • Every two weeks, we have intern activities, which include at least one field trip, one-on-one mentorship, gain professional development, and to present your own input and research to the group.

  • We work hard to pair our volunteers with projects that are interesting to them or important for their career growth.


    Root Solutions works to provide conservationists and policy makers with tools and resources informed by the proven methods of behavioral economics and behavior design, allowing them to create more effective campaigns, policies, and strategies that reflect how people are actually motivated and make decisions. By understanding human behavior, and the factors which influence the choices people make, conservationists will be able to "nudge" people toward decisions and behavior that are good for them and good for the planet.

    As a young non-profit with ambitious goals (including expanding our work to all cause movements), our existing funding is restricted to program activities. Root Solutions is primarily volunteer run.

    Location & Logistics

    This position includes in-person work with the opportunity to mix in remote work. Position is part time. We generally ask for a commitment of at least 4 working days, over the course of a 10-week period. Ideal start date is during September. We are happy to offer flexibility with your schedule, and are open to any variants of days that works best for you.


    This is a volunteer position

    Application Materials

    Deadline for Applications is November 1st, however, we will continue accepting applications on a rolling basis for future career opportunities. The end date is flexible based on the start date and number of days worked per week. Interested applicants should submit a brief cover letter and resume to:

    Lauren Highleyman
    Project Manager
    Email: info@therootsolutions.org

    Subject Heading: Communications Assistant

    Indicate whether you are able to work for class credit or note whether you will receive any work-study or grant money for this position.

    Root Solutions




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Sat Sep 01, 2018 - Wed Nov 21, 2018
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM


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  • 4 days a week, 10 week commitment
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