(EPA GRANT CE 99206922)

Brief Description: The Corporation for the Conservation of the San Juan Bay Estuary needs to continue the long-term process of increasing the public and social knowledge of the San Juan Bay Estuary system. Knowledge of the ecosystem is the first step towards its restoration and conservation. Our communications program includes a wide arrange of tools and activities to promote the understanding of the complex aquatic ecosystem in which most of the Puerto Rico Metro Area population lives, including a high number of underserved communities. For this reason, the Corporation has a contract opening for a highly experienced, seasoned Communications Contractor.


  • Maintains and increases the SJBEP’s media and social media presence through educational postings and promotion of restoration and educational activities.
  • Drafts press releases for the approval of the Executive Director.
  • Advises the Executive Director, the spokesperson of the organization, on all aspects relevant to the media.
  • Secures media coverage as necessary or possible according to the activities, projects and initiatives of the organization.
  • Develop in collaboration with SJBEP staff contents about the projects of the SJBEP.
  • Sends weekly compendiums of the most relevant news regarding the environment, water issues and the San Juan Bay Estuary to the Executive Director.
  • Coordinates coverage and maintain an archive of photo and video documentation.
  • Measures and maintains a clear view of the public perception of the San Juan Bay Estuary.
  • Prepares monthly media reports including leverage data and clippings.
  • Promotes a good relationship between the organization and all kind of media outlets.

Deadline and Email:

Current contractors, volunteers and employees of the Corporation for the Conservation of the San Juan Bay Estuary, as well as the persons interested in this contract must submit their resume by June 5, 2017 WITH “COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST” ON THE SUBJECT to the following email: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.

Funding: $50.00 per hour from October 12, 2016 to September 30, 2017, and renewable for another fiscal year of the San Juan Bay Estuary Program.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations or related field AND several credit hours in community development from an accredited university; at least ten to fifteen years experience working with the media in Puerto Rico, and a strong local media network; at least two years working with social media, including mailing list marketing. Strong writing skills in English required. Experience in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with teams, and community members; experience in working collaboratively with all levels of internal and external stakeholders in a highly-collaborative environment.

The Corporation for the Conservation of the SJBE provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or genetics.