Careers in the Plant Sciences

Botanical Communications Manager

Chicago Botanic Garden - Boise, Idaho, USA

Position Title: Botanical Communications Manager
Position Type: Permanent Position
Application Review Begins: Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Application Deadline: Friday, September 22, 2023
Institution: Chicago Botanic Garden
Department/Division: Negaunee Institute for Plant Conservation and Action
Field (e.g., systematics): Science and Policy Communication
City: Boise, Idaho, USA
General Information: The Chicago Botanic Garden and the Bureau of Land Management is recruiting a Botanical Communications Manager to assist the national Plant Conservation and Restoration Program of BLM, communicating with a wide variety of audiences including federal, state, local, and tribal agencies; non-governmental organizations and interest groups; industry; and other stakeholders.

Position is located at the Boise, Idaho Office of Bureau of Land Management.
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Please direct questions to Chris Woolridge at:
Qualifications/Requirements: Required Qualifications
Master’s degree in ecology, botany, biology, communications, business administration, or equivalent with appropriate experience. Some knowledge of plant conservation and restoration. Strong communication, project management, and organizational skills. Experience with data and web management and Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Desire to work with volunteers and interns. Occasional outdoor and weekend work may be involved, valid driver’s license required.
Preferred Qualifications
Teaching experience. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, and Drupal.
Responsibilities: Responsibilities
In this role you will be responsible for the following:
1. Create, write and distribute a wide variety of materials to communicate information about SOS and Plant Conservation and Restoration Programs and activities to audiences. Materials may include reports; newsletters; talking points; briefing papers; speeches; web and social media content; and other information materials.
2. Assist the Plant Conservation and Restoration Program Lead with a variety of tasks, including but not limited to:
- Writing and editing briefing documents, budget documents, and federal reports.
- Coordinating and attending meetings with federal and non-federal collaborators.
- Managing Program Lead’s email and calendar, including keeping them aware of high priority tasks and deadlines and drafting emails on their behalf.
- Responding to urgent requests for information and addressing rapidly shifting priorities.
- Supporting plant conservation and restoration outreach through social media, listservs, handouts, conference exhibits, presentations, and web content.
3. Provide communication research and planning for Seeds of Success and the BLM Plant Conservation and Restoration Program.
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): Apply at:〈=en_US.

Please direct questions to Chris Woolridge at:
Compensation Range:
Contact Name: Chris Woolridge,