Science Translator

The South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center in Norman, OK seeks to hire a Science Translator to implement our science communications strategy, engage with stakeholders, and develop content for and update our website.


Job Duties:

The incumbent will be responsible for translating South Central CASC science through factsheets, newsletters, social media, etc. to promote, facilitate, and improve the use of climate science in natural and cultural resource management decisions; strengthening internal communications and partnerships across the South Central CASC consortium through webinars and conference calls; and leading the design of new webpages and update online content using WordPress. This position also will work with other Federal and fellow CASC staff to ensure consistent messaging across the National CASC network, as well as serve as the main point of contact for communication requests from the National Climate Adaptation Science Center. In addition, the Science Translator will assist South Central CASC staff in engaging with stakeholders, planning and implementing workshops and meeting, and compiling material for reports.

The selected candidate will join a diverse, interdisciplinary team dedicated to supporting the use of climate information in adaptation planning. The position will be located in our main office at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma.


Required Education/Experience:

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in a climate science-related field (e.g., geography, meteorology, environmental sustainability, or similar) OR equivalent combination of education/job related experience.
  • 0-12 months of experience in a communications-related field (e.g., journalism, visual communications, or similar) with a strong understanding of climate science.


  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented for accuracy of data and information.
  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Must be able to read and interpret policy as well as State and Federal regulations.
  • Able to effectively evaluate projects/programs and produce comprehensive reports.
  • Composition and editing skills.
  • Must have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Experience working on a PC or Mac computer operating system. 


Department Preferences:

  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in climate-science related field (e.g. geography, meteorology, environmental sustainability, or similar).
  • Experience in communications-related field (e.g., journalism, visual communications, or similar).
  • Interest or familiarity in climate/weather science, science communication, or environmental science.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Familiarity with story maps using ArcGIS online.
  • Experience in web design, WordPress or HTML.

For more information, please see the attached flyer or contact Emma Kuster ( To apply, visit (Job Number 200770).

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