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GLIN==> Re: Communications & Technology specialist position at Lake Erie Center, University of Toledo open through Dec. 5, 2008

The University of Toledo
CWA Position
Job 999263  Communications and Technology Specialist, Lake Erie Center:
This full time position will communicate the Lake Erie Center’s environmental research, education, and outreach activities to government agencies, educators, environmental and public health groups, and other end users.  The dual primary functions of the position are (a) website and database development and administration; and (b) designing, writing, and publishing the newsletter, brochures, presentations, and articles for environmental magazines and newspapers – along with complex maps using GIS software.
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This position will also support the Lake Erie Center in all of its Information Technology needs.  This position will create web-based databases and integrate online forms and reporting for Lake Erie Center programs.  The position will also be in charge of audiovisual operations at Lake Erie Center events and conferences.  In the absence or unavailability of the director this position may represent the Lake Erie Center at meetings, professional lunches, etc.  This will include communicating and interacting with high level governmental officials, and Ph.D. researchers.  Full Time.  The starting rate for this position is $19.25 per hour.
The requirements for the position include:
·       Bachelors degree required, preferred in Information Technology, Computer Science, Geography, Ecology, Biology, or related field. Masters Degree preferred.
·       1-2 years experience in creating and maintaining a website required.
·       Experience creating and editing communications materials, brochures, articles, etc.
·       Experience with computer web databases and statistics required.
·       Interpersonal communication skills are necessary to represent the Lake Erie Center with high level governmental officials and Ph.D. scientists.
·       Experience and/or coursework with Geographic Information Systems software preferred.
·       Candidates must be creative and have excellent writing, editing, and presentation skills.
·       Background knowledge of Lake Erie, the Great Lakes, and the basics in the fields of ecology, fisheries, geography, biology, and chemistry preferred.
To apply, submit a cover letter (include position title and job #), a resume, two writing samples,  and a list of three professional references to: The University of Toledo, Human Resources Department, Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390; Fax (419) 530-1490; or email recruit@utoledo.edu .  Use only one method of application.  Resumes must be received by Friday, December 5, 2008.
The University of Toledo is an Equal Access, Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.