Extension Support Specialist I- Biological & Environmental Engineering/ NYS Water Resources Inst. Located in New Paltz NY
April 16, 2021
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Extension Support Specialist I
Dept of Biological and Environmental Engineering / NYS Water Resources Inst
Located in New Paltz NY
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
The Climate Outreach Specialist will support communities in the Hudson Valley to adapt to climate change and build resiliency through community planning, ecological solutions, and collaborative design. The intended outcome of this work is to help local governments with planning for climate resilience and implementing policies and capital projects that reduce their vulnerability to flooding, sea-level rise, heat stress, and other climate risks. Climate outreach and community assistance will take into account issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) to help ensure low income, high minority, and/or underserved community interests are considered and addressed through this program.
The New York State Water Resources Institute (WRI) in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University works to improve the management of water resources in NYS. This is accomplished through research and partnerships with agencies and regional partners, such as the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Hudson River Estuary Program's (Estuary Program). Beginning in 2000, the Estuary Program initiated a watershed approach to improve and protect water resources and resilience in the Hudson River watershed by working with, and raising capacity of, local and regional partners, land use decision makers, watershed groups, agencies, municipalities, and landowners. The position and partnership will be guided by the five-year strategic plan known as the Hudson River Estuary Program Action Agenda.
The Climate Outreach Specialist will receive programmatic direction and oversight from the Estuary Program Climate Change Team Leader to independently implement these tasks and other Estuary Program climate priorities. As an integral member of the Estuary Program and WRI team, this position requires the ability to work with staff from a variety of partner programs, agencies, and organizations.
This position, located in New Paltz, NY, is a one-year termed appointment position. The current appointment is through December 31, 2021, with each addition annual extension depending on performance and secured funding.
Rewards and Benefits:
We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25th through January 1st.
Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
No relocation assistance is provided for this position.
Bachelor's degree plus 2 years' professional experience or Associate degree plus 4 years' professional experience or equivalent life experience
Critical thinking skills and ability to work on multiple tasks in a face-paced, changing environment
Excellent communication, writing, and proofreading skills.
Creativity in developing and delivering outreach materials, including public speaking and translating technical information into clear and accessible messages
Capability to coordinate projects with a diversity of stakeholders and partners with a range of interests and backgrounds
Working knowledge of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) issues, including environmental justice
Ability to work as part of a professional team, promoting cooperation, as well as exercising independent judgment to carry out discrete tasks
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Power Point and Word), virtual meeting platforms (e.g., Zoom), and remote work environments
Ability to occasionally work nights and weekends to attend specific meetings or events
Will require to have and maintain a valid driver's license (regional travel is required)
Familiarity with the Hudson River Estuary and the Hudson Valley region
Background in engagement and capacity building, especially with local governments and/or community-based organizations
Proficiency or fluency in Spanish language
Experience with website design and e-newsletter platforms and design tools (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite)
General knowledge of the causes and impacts of climate change and solutions for climate adaptation, equity and resiliency
Ability to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to generate graphics and do simple analyses
Degree in communication, environmental, natural or social science, environmental policy, landscape design, management, planning, or a related field
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