August 30, 2012
Lauren Becker, the Center for Inquiry’s current director of outreach, will shift roles within the organization, becoming the new director of marketing. Becker has been with CFI for seven years, also having served as communications assistant and outreach coordinator. CFI is now accepting applications to fill the outreach director position (see below).
“The work that CFI does—the scientific and secular values we represent—need to be fought for if we don’t want humanity to backslide into the Dark Ages,” declared Becker. “I’m very happy to move to this new marketing position and will do everything I can to make sure our work makes an impact, not just within the movement, but in the public square as well.”
Added Paul Fidalgo, CFI’s director of communications, “Lauren’s new role provides CFI with a stronger and more dynamic public relations operation, one that can better tackle the wide breadth of tasks involved in articulating CFI’s message. I’m thrilled to be able to work with her in this new capacity, and I expect great things.”
Before her time with CFI, Lauren earned a degree in geography, with coursework focusing on cultural landscapes, global perspectives, and the physical sciences of ecology, astronomy, forestry, and geology. She then worked in a variety of fields, including volunteering in the Canadian arctic, producing children’s programming for public television, and guiding hikes in Crater Lake National Park. Known by many for her commentaries on Point of Inquiry, CFI’s premiere podcast, she is an experienced environmental activist and advocate for science literacy and education. She holds a Masters of Education in Science and the Public.
Applications Now Being Accepted for Director of Outreach
The person in this position will be responsible for organizing, managing, and supporting CFI’s grassroots groups, including CFI branches, CFI On Campus student groups, and independent groups that are part of the CFI Network. It is a multi-faceted role that demands a high level of commitment, organization, and management skill, as well as a passion for the advancement of the skeptical and secular movements. Potential applicants are encouraged to visit CFI’s employment page for a full description of the job and application instructions.
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The Center for Inquiry, a nonprofit educational, advocacy, and research organization based in Amherst, New York, is also home to the Council for Secular Humanism and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. The mission of the Center for Inquiry is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values.