*Develop and execute a strategic, multi-year outreach and research agenda, including the engagement of national organizations as partners, to promote the communication of the research in community sustainability;
*Support on-going efforts to maintain and foster CSUS alumni and other stakeholder relations;
*Convene national and statewide project partners virtually and in person to enhance collective understanding and collaboration and possible funding;
*Develop and submit funding proposals in service of CSUS research and to financially support CSUS students, fulfill objectives and manage budgets and reporting requirements of grants awarded, work with and oversee support staff responsible for grant management and reporting;
*Develop and maintain CSUS's web presence as well as being liaison with CABS for web design;
*Participate in relevant CSUS work group and/or community of practice as interest and time allows;
*Document and share project work and accomplishments; maintain regular internal and external communication about project activities; develop and report on an annual plan of work; manage advertisements and etc.;
*Represent projects at local, state and national meetings;
*Report to and collaborate with project principal investigators as funding requires;
*Help to foster, facilitate and maintain CSUS culture of trust, support and accountability;
*Liaison with CANR (College of Agriculture & Natural Resources) and University Development
Masters -Socio-environmental systems or related field
Doctorate -Socio-environmental systems or related field
*At least 2 years of experience in outreach/communication research
*Demonstrated project leadership, resourcefulness, and self-motivation
*Ability to balance multiple simultaneous projects and to easily shift between working independently and as part of a team
*Strong written and verbal communication skills and experience using a broad range of communications tactics
*Ability to effectively engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholder groups such as academic faculty and staff, community members, organizational partners and funders
*Knowledge and use of technology in completing job requirements including Microsoft Office Suite, Qualtrics or other survey software, R or other statistical programming software, web-based search and information systems, and phone/web conferencing systems
*Available to travel throughout the state and within the U.S. and possession of a valid, current state driver's license
*Understanding of and commitment to equal opportunity/affirmative action and diversity/pluralism
Experience with pre/post award grant management and reporting
Required Application Materials
A cover letter describing the interest in and qualifications for the position, Curriculum Vitae or resume, samples of written and visual communication pieces, and three letters of reference including names and contact information.
CSUS Mission: Our vision is to lead and aid in the development and revitalization of sustainable communities, thus enhancing the capacity of current and future generations to reach their potential.
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