Community Engagement Specialist
The Public Library of Science (PLoS) - San Francisco, CA

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We are currently looking for a talented Community Engagement Specialist to join our Education and Contributor Support team within our rapidly growing San Francisco office.

The primary responsibilities of the Community Engagement Specialist center on the support of activities that involve the PLOS journals’ Editorial Boards and their interactions with PLOS (staff and Editors) and other members of the PLOS Editor community. This support is provided through a number of means to enable onsite and virtual meetings, discussions, and educational and social events.

  • Provide strategic guidance, logistical support, and centralized coordination to the journal teams in the organization and coordination of Editor summits and meet ups
  • Development and maintenance of a log of activities, documents, and related materials used to record the events and to serve as helpful sources of available material and information for planning future activities and events
  • Work directly with the Editorial Board Manager and Editorial Board Program Manager in the development and maintenance of existing and future technologies
  • Building from an original Academic Editor Knowledge Base site that allows education, discussion, and information sharing
  • Learning and executing the steps to fully develop the platform in use, adding features that announce conferences, educational materials, and other means
  • Identifying potential opportunities for other forms of community collaboration
  • Work across PLOS departments to optimize the use of virtual space and technology created
Qualifications and Experience
  • BA or BS degree required; coursework in the sciences desirable
  • One to two years work experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong time management and customer service skills
  • High degree of attention to detail
  • Proven problem solving skills; ability to think creatively in order to develop solutions
  • Expertise with the Office suite (especially Excel) required
  • Familiarity with eLearning management systems, database systems, and/ or Salesforce desirable
  • Proven ability to learn and use new consumer software tools with minimal instruction
  • Previous event-planning experience desirable