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Content Director

Do you believe the STEM community brings a valuable perspective to challenges faced by cities, counties, and states? Engineers & Scientists Acting Locally seeks to inspire, encourage, and empower people in STEM to be active civic participants. We are a dedicated group of volunteers working to help our fellow members of the STEM community more effectively engage with their local communities and governments. And we would be thrilled to have you join our ranks.

ESAL is looking for a volunteer to oversee and grow our highly-regarded awareness-raising, storytelling, and instructional written content. ESAL generates original articles that highlight people and organizations who are using STEM expertise to enhance local government and nonprofit decision making, and that dives deep into everything you need to know to act locally on STEM-related topics. If growing and managing a content strategy for a small, high-impact organization sounds exciting, this might just be the right role for you!

As the ESAL Content Director you will:

  • Set strategies to generate a portfolio of original articles that feature diverse individuals, organizations, and topics and fill content gaps in ESAL’s archive. 
  • Oversee the work of the Content Coordinator, Content Editor, and Writers.
  • Work with the Content Editor to ensure consistent tone, voice, and style across articles.
  • Interview and onboard new Content Team volunteers when needed.
  • Manage monthly Content Team meetings to ensure the team members are coordinated and planning for near- and longer-term goals. 
  • Serve on ESAL’s Leadership Committee collaborating with Directors of other ESAL teams.
  • Work remotely for ~5-10 hours/month under the guidance of the Managing Director.
  • Make at least a 6 month commitment to volunteering with ESAL.

In return, by volunteering with ESAL you will gain the opportunity to:

  • Network with engineers and scientists across the country who are passionate about improving their communities.
  • Demonstrate that you can develop and drive an organization’s content strategy and coordinate across institutional priorities.
  • Demonstrate leadership in a policy and civic engagement organization.
  • Influence and shape a growing organization that is receiving broad recognition from the science policy community due to its unique focus on non-federal engagement.
If you are interested in helping us change how engineers and scientists think about policy engagement, please contact us with a paragraph describing your interest and a link to a bio or an attached resume at
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