Over the next 3 – 5 months, COMPASS intends to grow our capacity as we support scientists to effectively engage in the public discourse about the environment.

We seek people (staff and/or consultants) who can deepen and broaden our capacity to:

  • Support scientists to help set and advance society’s conversations about the environment. This work primarily includes connecting scientists with journalists, through traditional and online media. We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals who understand journalism, have a nose for news, can find a story, can contribute to nurturing and growing our network of journalists, and are excited to explore new ways for scientists to engage with influencers of the social discourse.
  • Understand and synthesize the overall state of the latest science about key environmental topics, and where that science is heading– especially for ecosystem services, water, forests, and climate resilience (we continue to have a deep commitment to oceans, but already have sufficient expertise on our team in that area).
  • Connect scientists to policy audiences. We’re looking for people who have policy networks and experience in natural resources, fresh water, ecosystem restoration, climate resilience, and other areas related to environmental change. We are interested in people who have experience working on these topics at the Federal level in the Legislative or Executive Branches, as well as people with strong networks at regional and state levels.


For more about what we are looking for and how to apply, dowload the announcement here.