[ESIP-all] Fwd: Climate Change Campaign Project Coordinator position announcement
bruce at tnms.org
Thu Sep 18 14:12:14 EDT 2008
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Ed Geary <egeary at globe.gov>
> Date: September 18, 2008 8:07:02 AM PDT
> Subject: Climate Change Campaign Project Coordinator position
> The GLOBE Program at UCAR is seeking a full time Project Coordinator
> to help lead the planing (now-2010) and implementation of a
> worldwide student research campaign on Climate Change that will
> launch in 2011 and wrap up in 2013.
> I have pasted the Job Information at the end of this email, but the
> following URL will take interested persons directly to the UCAR Job
> Description and online application process
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> Ed Geary
> Director, The GLOBE Program
> *Project Coordinator (Program Specialist III): Climate Change
> Tracking Code
> Job Description
> *PLEASE NOTE*: This is a new, full-time position. Initial
> consideration will be given to applications received prior to
> Friday, October 3, 2008. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed
> on an as-needed basis.
> UOP - The Global Learning & Observation to Benefit the Environment
> (GLOBE) Program
> Paid relocation
> *BASIC JOB FUNCTION*: The Project Coordinator for the Climate Change
> Campaign will have primary responsibility for planning, development,
> and implementation of GLOBE's worldwide student research campaign on
> Climate Change that will launch in 2011 and end in 2013. The goals
> of the campaign are to (a) engage > 1 million students (K-16) and
> teachers in climate research, (b) enhance climate and environmental
> literacy for students, teachers, parents and citizens and (c)
> encourage action stewardship on climate-related environmental issues
> at local and regional levels. The successful candidate will have a
> strong background in science and education including a proven
> ability to work with scientific, educational, and business partners
> (U.S. and international), and demonstrated success in grant writing
> and project implementation.
> *ADDITIONAL INFORMATION*: GLOBE is an international, inquiry-based
> education and science program that unites students, teachers, and
> scientists in study and research about Earth's environment. The
> goals of the GLOBE Program are to: a) improve student achievement in
> science; b) increase scientific understanding of the Earth as a
> system; c) enhance environmental awareness of individuals worldwide,
> and d) inspire the next generation of global scientists. The GLOBE
> Program Office (GPO) at UCAR is responsible for facilitating GLOBE's
> operations worldwide, including coordination with GLOBE Earth System
> Science Projects (ESSP).
> *DUTIES INCLUDE*:
> _Project Coordination, Management, and Assessment_: Leads the
> planning, development, and implementation of GLOBE's worldwide
> student research campaign on climate change. The project coordinator
> will work closely with GLOBE teachers and Partners, NASA and other
> climate scientists, sponsors, and GPO Director and staff to plan the
> campaign and support its implementation and assessment in GLOBE
> regions around the world. Specific duties include: (a) planning and
> facilitating campaign activities including workshops and meetings,
> climate campaign events, and engagement of scientists in campaign
> activities, (b) defining the ultimate scope of the campaign based on
> resource availability, staffing, community and sponsor interests and
> other factors, (c) identifying, adapting and integrating high
> quality climate science and education resources (e.g. learning
> activities, NASA, NOAA, and GEOSS data sets, professional
> development modules and courses, student assessments, etc.) into the
> GLOBE Research Collaboratory, (d) managing the climate campaign
> budget, (e) writing reports and making presentations about the
> climate campaign, and (f) developing (with the GPO evaluator)
> metrics and strategies for collecting evaluation data on key climate
> change campaign activities and resources to assess the impact of the
> campaign on students, teachers, Partners, scientists, and communities.
> _Collaboration Building_: Builds, strengthens, and manages strategic
> collaborations with other organizations doing climate change
> research and/or education including: (a) US government agencies
> (e.g. NASA, NSF, NOAA, Dept. of Energy, Dept. of Education, etc.),
> (b) International and US scientific and education organizations
> (e.g. IPCC, WMO, GEO, UNESCO, AGU, AMS, NSTA, NGS, COSEEs), and (c)
> businesses, foundations, and other NGO's. The project coordinator
> will work with GPO staff, with NASA, and with GLOBE's NSF-funded
> Earth System Science Project partners to insure the effective
> integration of their products, services, data, and tools into the
> GLOBE Research Collaboratory in support of the Climate campaign.
> _Grant Writing_: The Project Coordinator will have primary
> responsibility for generating external funding to support the
> campaign through external grant proposals and sponsorships. The
> project coordinator will work closely with the GPO director and
> other GPO staff to set and reach funding targets and insure that all
> grant proposals and sponsorship activities are prioritized and
> aligned with other GPO development activities.
> _Other Duties_ may be assigned by the GPO director as needed.
> *REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE*:
> Education and Experience
> * Master's degree in science (atmospheric, oceanographic, Earth
> system, environmental. ecosystem) with at least 7 years'
> experience teaching and doing research in climate related field.
> Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
> * Strong scientific background in and experience doing research in
> Atmospheric, Climate, Environmental, Ecosystem, or some other area
> of Earth System Science
> * Experience facilitating scientific research by students and
> * Thorough knowledge of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,
> Mathematics) education including knowledge of U.S. and
> International science education standards and assessment.
> * Experience developing high-quality STEM curricular materials and
> conducting high-quality STEM professional development
> * Proven ability to develop and manage complex science education
> projects that involve the use and sharing of scientific data and
> ideas by students and teachers
> * Proven ability to work and build effective collaborations with
> scientists, educators, policy makers and sponsors in both the US
> and internationally
> * Proven success in grant writing to support science education
> projects and activities.
> * Self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work independently and
> * Excellent oral and written communication skills.
> * Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks.
> * Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines,
> and use discretion and judgment in completing assignments.
> * Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact
> effectively with culturally diverse constituents and sponsors
> * Demonstrated ability to use word processing, database/spreadsheet,
> presentation, and communications software.
> * Ability to sit at a computer and focus on work for extended
> periods of time (up to 6 hours/day)
> * Ability to travel
> *DESIRED (but not required):*
> * Ph.D. in science or science education, with at least 3 years'
> experience conducting scientific research and/or teaching at the
> undergraduate or secondary level, and/or developing and managing
> science education projects.
> *Required Experience*
> Master’s degree in science or public administration, and at least
> three years of relevant program experience; or an equivalent
> combination of education and experience.
> Job Location
> Boulder, CO, US.
> Position Type
> Appointment Type
> Regular, Full-Time (R1)
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