The College of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences is seeking a Climate Impacts Research Consortium Project Manager/Outreach Coordinator. This is a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.
This position works with the Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC), one of eleven regional projects of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Regional Integrated Science and Assessment (RISA) program. CIRC, which serves the Northwestern states, is an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Oregon State University (OSU), University of Idaho, University of Oregon, University of Washington, University of California-Merced, and Conservation Biology Institute. CIRC's vision is to transform data into usable knowledge for climate adaptation through co-production of knowledge with partners in the region. CIRC is hosted in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) at OSU, and its funding runs through August 2021.
This position has the primary responsibility for managing the project and for leading stakeholder engagement. Managing the project includes coordinating and facilitating team meetings and other internal communications, ensuring timely reporting to NOAA, tracking internal budgets and sub-awards to partners, and other responsibilities. The position will also lead stakeholder engagement in three specific ways: (1) managing the relationship with the Stakeholder Advisory Council, (2) participating in community engagement projects for which the incumbent develops and cultivates relationships with on-the-ground partners, and (3) assisting with the development of an online climate toolbox, coordinating interactions with beta testers and project partners. The position also supports informal mechanisms for gathering and synthesizing continuous input from stakeholders, partners, and researchers to help with the formative evaluation process and ensure that critical needs are identified. The position will report to the principal investigators of CIRC.
Typically requires Master's Degree in field relevant to program focus.
Bachelor’s degree in an area relevant to climate, natural resources, and/or community resilience.
Experience in public outreach or extension.
Familiarity with basic climate science and ability to articulate knowledge of relevant literature.
Evidence of ability to manage and coordinate a multi-investigator, multi-institutional, interdisciplinary research effort.
Ability to manage complex budgets.
Demonstrable commitment to communicating science information to non-scientists, computer skills to support communication, and excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Expertise or education in climate, watershed science or management, or landscape science or management.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
Occasional travel within the Northwest and to national RISA meetings is required. Work can be performed virtually under the direction and guidance of CIRC PIs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with training, education, and experience.
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