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Metcalf seeks publicity coordinator

Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting seeks a part-time publicity coordinator to manage communications and strategic outreach efforts for Metcalf Institute.

The person in this position will be responsible for conducting independent research and composing formal communications, leading the effort to develop a strategic outreach program, researching and implementing outreach activities, and maintaining records and databases. This person will also assist in the implementation of endowment and grant-funded activities of the Metcalf Institute.

The position is 26 hours per week and includes benefits.

A bachelor's degree and professional experience in communications or media/public relations is required. Strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and experience with web resources also required. Experience with database management is preferred.

For a full description for this position, Marine Research Specialist I, and instructions on how to apply, visit the University of Rhode Island Web site: Submit your application before April 3rd, 2009.