ES195 Communications Lead

We are seeking candidates to lead NASA’s effort to communicate effectively and innovatively the activities and accomplishments of its Heliophysics program, to a broad range of professional, lay, and stakeholder audiences.


  • NASA is the world leader in heliophysics science. The Communications Lead will work with communications professionals and scientists around the agency to identify, develop, and coordinate a wide variety of communications efforts and approaches to tell that story and increase public knowledge of NASA’s heliophysics research and space observatories.
  • The incumbent’s home office will be located at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The position provides opportunity for innovation, visibility, and broad impact, working closely with NASA communications teams that consistently rank among the most effective in the federal government.
  • The Communications Lead will work with the Heliophysics Division at NASA Headquarters to identify, develop, and implement strategies for communicating with the public and the scientific, applications, and user communities. In addition:
  • Coordinate closely with the Office of Communications at NASA Headquarters and NASA field centers on agency-wide strategic communications efforts.
  • Collaborate with program and project personnel within the Division and across NASA Field Centers
  • Lead the coordination among a variety of communications teams with varying areas of expertise and skill sets.

**** USA Citizenship or permanent Residency required ****

Skills and Education

  • BA/BS in a communications or physical science field
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in public affairs or a similar field
  • Background in communicating science to public audiences.
  • Strong writing experience.

Team ADNET brings over 30 years of experience to information systems and professional services for the federal government. With a history of expertise in software development, computer network design, IT security, mission operations support, and educational outreach, Team ADNET has now expanded into Space and Earth Science at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD.

Team ADNET is working with Goddard Space Flight Center to fulfill NASA’s vision for space exploration, and working with the Science and Exploration Directorate to fulfill its many missions.

ADNET is an employee-centric company, committed to providing premier benefits that support our employees and their families. With affordable medical and dental plans coupled with leading disability and life insurance options, ADNET offers our employees the benefits most sought after by today’s professional. Furthermore, our benefits package features the extras that distinguish us from other small businesses, ensuring our high employee retention that our customers appreciate. Some features of our compensation plans include:

  • Annual Leave/Sick Leave
  • Military and Family Emergency Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Swag Bags
  • Flexible hours
  • Performance Bonuses
  • Medical and Dental Plans
  • Direct Deposit Payroll
  • 401K Plan with Company Matching and Immediate Vesting
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • In-house Seminars/Workshops/Classes
  • Management Retreats/Seminars