Community Engagement Manager

District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 19, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity for a Community Engagement Manager to run the Open Forum on Broadening Participation in STEM. 

The Open Forum on Broadening Participation in STEM is a collective online space for expanding the reach of the NSF INCLUDES community and for sharing current and historical knowledge on broadening participation in STEM. The Open Forum on Broadening Participation in STEM will be guided by a Community Engagement Manager with experience in the broadening participation community. The community engagement manager will be the catalyst for the community - responsible for the content and engagement strategies for the community. The community engagement manager also will provide synthesis of the content being developed within the Open Forum and beyond.

Are you ready to be a Force for Science? 

What You’ll Do

  • Develop and execute the content and engagement strategy for the Open Forum on Broadening Participation in STEM – which may include member spotlights, news summaries, journal clubs, synthesis of archive material, and more
  • Develop and execute the launch strategy for the formal launch of the Open Forum
  • Working with PI (Editor-in-chief), create and source all content for the community in its inception period
  • Identify and communicate with broadening participation professionals in a variety of settings to encourage them to join the Open Forum
  • Host webinars and other onboarding activities such as welcome threads and skills shares to welcome and integrate new members on a regular basis
  • Respond to queries from Open Forum members which may include technical questions, offers of expertise, and requests for content development 
  • Moderate conversations for civility and relevance – encouraging a diversity of input and creating a respectful environment for productive discussion
  • Oversee the selection and day-to-day support of a small team of Community Leaders to manage the topical sub-groups – including assisting in their training as community engagement managers
  • Develop a community playbook for the Open Forum to codify the key components of the community strategy and to scale the NSF INCLUDES community activities via the topical sub-groups and beyond
  • Report on engagement metrics for the groups on a regular basis, devising appropriate changes in content strategy as the community matures

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors or master’s degree in a scientific or education-focused discipline
  • At least two years’ experience in a communications role – including creation of online content and synthesis of materials
  • Knowledge and experience of broadening participation activities in STEM
  • Excellent communication skills, especially in the online environment – a demonstrable online presence such as blog and Twitter account is desirable
  • Previous experience with volunteer coordination; Able to manage and inspire a volunteer team in roles with which they may be unfamiliar 
  • Previous experience with managing online communities – with a desire to facilitate diverse, inclusive and productive dialogue

Application Process  

Submit a resume, cover letter, and work samples of online content and community engagement, by December 3, 2020. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. A Recruiter will contact you with next steps if you are selected for an interview.           

AAAS is an EEO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category. AAAS uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.


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