Opportunity: Communications Manager, Schmidt Ocean Institute

OpportunitySchmidt Ocean Institute is a U.S. non-profit private operating foundation (www.schmidtocean.org) established in March 2009 to advance oceanographic research and catalyze open sharing of information about the oceans.

We bring together advanced science and state-of-the-art technology to achieve lasting results in ocean research, to catalyze open sharing of the information, and to communicate the resulting knowledge to audiences around  the world. The Institute is devoted to the inspirational vision of our Founders that the advancement of technology and open sharing of information will remain crucial to expanding the understanding of the world’s oceans.

Job summary

The Communications Manager will assist in setting and guiding the strategy for Schmidt Ocean Institute’s program communications, public relations messaging, and outreach programs to consistently articulate our mission as a public benefit ocean research facility operator. Joining our small yet growing highly collaborative team, the Communications Manager will ensure that Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) is viewed as a global trend setter in technologically advanced marine science.

The Communications Manager will lead program activities to engage, influence, and generate action and public support for a strong and healthy ocean through scientific research, innovation, and open sharing of information. The Communications Manager will work closely with the senior management of the Schmidt Ocean Institute as the communications partner on a variety of strategic initiatives. S/he will be responsible for creating and implementing strategic communications plans for generating national and global media coverage, and for contributing content to and ongoing development of the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s digital channels and interactive programs. This position helps identify, facilitate, and manage external relationships and opportunities for organizational recognition and visibility.

Schmidt Ocean Institute’s headquarter is based in Palo Alto, California with offices in San Francisco, Washington DC, and other locations distributed across the United States. This position can be fulfilled remotely, with some travel to our main office and the Institute’s 274’ oceanographic research vessel Falkor (location varies, including international).

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Consortium for Ocean Leadership