SciComm Trainers Network

Network Weaver (Coordinator)

The Opportunity

The SciComm Trainers Network (SCTN) is a newly formed national network of individuals and groups committed to advancing science communication training. We're seeking our first staff person, a half-time Network Weaver, to help us cultivate our community, professionalize our field, and grow participation to broaden our diversity and inclusion. The Network Weaver will play a critical role in facilitating the Network's development and growth. The Network is housed at the Institute for Learning Innovation (ILI) (

We are science communication trainers, aspiring trainers, researchers of training, and funders of training efforts working to build scientists' capacity to engage diverse audiences and strengthen relationships across society.

Our ideal Network Weaver will enjoy building relationships and connecting groups to achieve common goals; have a passion for science communication training and public engagement; equity and inclusion; excel at project management; and derive satisfaction from facilitating and supporting collective efforts for the SCTN. The Network Weaver will also work to advance ILI's mission to innovate around free-choice learning in general and professional learning in particular, and apply these innovations to the SCTN. The Network Weaver will thrive in a virtual work environment day-to-day and will also have major roles in developing and facilitating occasional in-person convenings. Operating in close partnership with the SCTN Core Team ( and as part of the ILI team, the Weaver will work independently but not alone.

How to Apply

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To applly, please send the following:

  1. A cover letter that reflects how your experience qualifies you to become the Weaver for the SciComm Trainers Network. Please include your experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  2. A chronological resume.

Please send the two documents as PDFs to Paula Manley at with the email subject line: SCTN Weaver Search

All inquiries will be handled confidentially. Please use this email to request an accommodation. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Due date is May 19, 2020.

Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

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Last updated: 2020-06-08