USRA is seeking a knowledgeable and experienced Head of Communications and Public Outreach for SOFIA to deliver high impact scientific results to the public, the astronomical community, and NASA management.
(1) Lead a team of communications specialists at USRA, and work closely with NASA Public Affairs and the science community. A key role is to maximize the exposure of the most intellectually engaging and potentially newsworthy science coming from the Stratospheric
Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), build the visibility for the science behind SOFIA, and conduct Science Outreach, Public Engagement and Public Affairs activities.
(2) Be responsible for the Public Affairs, Public Outreach and Scientific Outreach programs for the SOFIA program. The incumbent will manage the staff and activities associated with the public affairs and outreach programs and will be held accountable for achieving the objectives established by NASA and USRA for keeping the science community, the media, and the public at large informed as to the scientific status of SOFIA, its accomplishments, and opportunities for participation in the Observatory’s programs.
(3) Provide leadership and vision to continue and grow SOFIA’s successful astronomy news and public outreach program.
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