OPEN POSITION

ScienceCounts Civic Science FellowScienceCounts, a non-profit organization committed to increasing Americans’ support for science is seeking a highly motivated individual to help build stronger connections between marginalized communities and public science. The ScienceCounts Civic Science Fellow for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Public Engagement will help to design, implement, and evaluate a novel engagement program involving an underrepresented and/or marginalize community. The ScienceCounts Civic Science Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to work closely with leaders in the aeras of science engagement research and community practice. The Fellow will gain valuable experience and knowledge in wide range of areas such as social science research, group facilitation, project design and management, and social impact evaluation and reporting. This Fellowship, which is supported by the Science in Society Funders Collaborative, including the Rita Allen Foundation, Burroughs Welcome Fund, Kavli Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and David and Lucile Packard Foundation, is well-suited for an entrepreneurial individual wanting to help to narrow the divide between science and society. ResponsibilitiesWith the support of ScienceCounts’ executive director, the Fellow will lead a new public engagement program from conception through conclusion by:

  • conducting research on existing efforts in public engagement with science involving ethnic minority and lower socioeconomic communities in the U.S.,
  • convening a design team from the civic science and science engagement communities,
  • facilitating the design and development of an engagement program with a duration of six-to-nine months,
  • providing administrative and operational support for the program while in the field,
  • analyzing the program’s impact through various metrics defined by the design team, and
  • summarizing the findings and recommendations in a published final report and a professional presentation.

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in STEM or relevant field, or Bachelor’s degree in STEM or relevant field and three years of experience in science public engagement, advocacy, or community activism.
  • Demonstrated interest in serving communities in need
  • Strong oral and written communications and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in project management
  • Ability to work independently and strong problem-solving abilities

SalaryThe ScienceCounts Civic Science Fellow for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Public Engagement is an 18-month position with an annual salary of $80,000 - $90,000 annually plus benefits. The successful candidate will work from home. Application:Applications should be submitted via email to fellow@sciencecounts.org no later than August 20, 2021. Please submit:

  • A cover letter discussing your motivation to apply for this fellowship
  • Current CV
  • Contact information for two references

ScienceCounts is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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OPEN POSITION

ScienceCounts Civic Science FellowScienceCounts, a non-profit organization committed to increasing Americans’ support for science is seeking a highly motivated individual to help build stronger connections between marginalized communities and public science. The ScienceCounts Civic Science Fellow for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Public Engagement will help to design, implement, and evaluate a novel engagement program involving an underrepresented and/or marginalize community. The ScienceCounts Civic Science Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to work closely with leaders in the aeras of science engagement research and community practice. The Fellow will gain valuable experience and knowledge in wide range of areas such as social science research, group facilitation, project design and management, and social impact evaluation and reporting. This Fellowship, which is supported by the Science in Society Funders Collaborative, including the Rita Allen Foundation, Burroughs Welcome Fund, Kavli Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and David and Lucile Packard Foundation, is well-suited for an entrepreneurial individual wanting to help to narrow the divide between science and society. ResponsibilitiesWith the support of ScienceCounts’ executive director, the Fellow will lead a new public engagement program from conception through conclusion by:

  • conducting research on existing efforts in public engagement with science involving ethnic minority and lower socioeconomic communities in the U.S.,
  • convening a design team from the civic science and science engagement communities,
  • facilitating the design and development of an engagement program with a duration of six-to-nine months,
  • providing administrative and operational support for the program while in the field,
  • analyzing the program’s impact through various metrics defined by the design team, and
  • summarizing the findings and recommendations in a published final report and a professional presentation.

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in STEM or relevant field, or Bachelor’s degree in STEM or relevant field and three years of experience in science public engagement, advocacy, or community activism.
  • Demonstrated interest in serving communities in need
  • Strong oral and written communications and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in project management
  • Ability to work independently and strong problem-solving abilities

SalaryThe ScienceCounts Civic Science Fellow for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Public Engagement is an 18-month position with an annual salary of $80,000 - $90,000 annually plus benefits. The successful candidate will work from home. Application:Applications should be submitted via email to fellow@sciencecounts.org no later than August 20, 2021. Please submit:

  • A cover letter discussing your motivation to apply for this fellowship
  • Current CV
  • Contact information for two references

ScienceCounts is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.