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Oct 19 18

Seasonal Field Assistant

by Scarlet R. Bliss

Seasonal Field Assistant at Wright-Locke Farm

Reports to: Farm Manager

Roughly 40 Hours/Week; Tuesday through Saturday

April—end of October and minimal hours into November and December (start and end dates somewhat flexible)

Pay: Previous experience taken into consideration, $13/hour

 

Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Farm Manager, the field assistant works to meet the needs of the Wright-Locke Farm and the farm sales program. Exposure to: planting, seeding, harvesting, cultivating, soil fertility, and field maintenance.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work primarily with the Farm Manager to complete field tasks that will include but are not limited to seeding, transplanting, planting, weeding, harvesting, mowing, Farmers Market preparation, and Farmers Market staffing
  • Meet with Farm Manager each workday morning during the growing season to define what needs to be completed during the day and by whom. A team approach is required throughout all aspects of this job.
  • Observe and actively experience small-scale farming.
  • Assist with supervising other employees and volunteers, young and old and all abilities
  • Help in preparing and participation in markets, wholesales, and other market-based activities.
  • Assist in preparing and participation in farm sponsored events.
  • Assist in fostering capacity of farm
  • Responsible to assist with tracking weekly harvests
  • Assisting with tracking Organic Certification activities
  • Responsible as lead at 1 of 2 Farmers Markets
  • Assist in Greenhouse propagation and plant sales
  • Driver’s License and a good driving record

Additional Qualities:

  • Passion and interest in working/learning about small-scale, low-input, sustainable vegetable, flower, and herb production
  • Dedicated, hard worker—willing to fulfill commitment
  • Self-starter, self-disciplined, goal orientated
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Be in good physical condition and able to lift 50lbs
  • Ability to work in a potentially challenging environment and be adaptable
  • Have own transportation and be punctual
  • Energetic nature and willing to have fun

**Housing is NOT provided.

**Interested persons should send their resumes and references with an introduction email to farmer@wlfarm.org

Oct 19 18

Plant Ecology | Archbold Biological Station

by Grace L. Schumaker
Research Internships in Plant Ecology, Archbold Biological Station, Florida
Beginning Jan-April 2019; running 8 months.
Applications due November 26, 2018.
Ideal for Students with Undergraduate Degrees Contemplating Graduate School
 
Includes independent research project. Provides Stipend, Room and Board.
 
Internships available at Archbold Biological Station in south-central Florida in the Plant Ecology Program, led by Dr. Eric Menges, which emphasizes conservation biology, plant demography, restoration ecology, fire ecology, landscape ecology, and fire management. We study many rare species of endemic vascular plants in endangered Florida scrub and related communities. Active fire management provides outstanding opportunities for short-term comparative studies in fire ecology. Our long-term (as long as 31-year) datasets on dozens of scrub plants gives context to short-term, focused, field projects. A large-scale experimental restoration provides a useful context for restoration ecology projects.  Additional information can be found at the Archbold website:  http://www.archbold-station.org/ or the plant ecology program website: http://www.archbold-station.org/html/research/plant/plant.html or our intern website: http://www.archbold-station.org/html/research/plant/plantinternship.html
 
Interns live on site and receive a room, breakfasts and lunches, and a weekly stipend of $160. Each intern works 20 hours per week assisting with a wide range of ongoing research projects. The remainder of the week can be devoted to an independent research project. Internships run for 8 months (can sometimes be extended) and offer an opportunity for experience in every aspect of scientific research, from project choice and experimental design to oral and written presentations. Our internships are ideal preparation for graduate research in ecology. Most of our interns have gone on to academic or professional positions and many have first-authored publications based on their intern projects.
 
Archbold Biological Station is active in research, conservation, and education. Our facilities include a 5000 ha preserve, an outstanding regional library and a GIS lab running ArcINFO. We have a staff of about 50 with many visiting scientists, an active seminar program, and a relaxed biological station atmosphere.
 
Ideal candidates will have independent research experience, classwork and experience in ecology and botany, field ecology experience, strong grades, statistical and GIS skills, and excellent letters of recommendation.
 
To apply for an internship in the plant ecology lab, please provide the following: a cover letter stating research interests, a resume or CV, and a summary of grades. Arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to us via email. Materials should be sent by March 2, 2018. 
 
EMAIL APPLICATIONS ONLY! Send to Eric Menges at emenges@archbold-station.org
 
Archbold is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications
from members of underrepresented groups
Oct 19 18

Data Visualization Research Assistant | Tufts Boston Health Sciences Campus

by Grace L. Schumaker
Data Visualization Research Assistant – Tufts Boston Health Sciences Campus
 
The Predictive Analytics and Comparative Effectiveness (PACE) Center at Tufts Medical Center studies the use of predictive analytics in medical decision making.  To better understand the extent of Clinical Prediction Model (CPM) development and to help researchers and clinicians, we  created the Tufts PACE CPM Registry, a field synopsis of over 1,000 CPMs that predict clinical outcomes for patients with and at risk for cardiovascular disease.   
 
The Tufts PACE CPM Registry has been made partially available online for public use at: http://pace.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/cpm/ and we are seeking assistance from a Tufts student interested in predictive analytics to further enhance the functionality of this website.  Specific duties include working with Tableau, data visualization, and assistance in content management of the website.  The ideal candidate will be able to work approximately 5 hours per work at a rate of $15/hour.
 
Please send a resume and short cover letter with your relevant experience to Carolyn.Talmadge@tufts.edu
Oct 19 18

Research Intern | Earthwatch

by Grace L. Schumaker

Earthwatch  is an international environmental nonprofit organization that engages people in scientific field research and education. To achieve our mission, we offer research expeditions at exciting locations around the globe. Participants on these expeditions assist top scientists as they investigate important questions about how we
can better protect our planet.

LOCATION: BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES
POSITION TYPE: INTERN (UNPAID)
DEPARTMENT: RESEARCH
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POSITION SUMMARY:
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Earthwatch supports field research that utilizes highly motivated non-specialist volunteers, also called citizen scientists, to collect data.
The Research Department is responsible for soliciting, reviewing, and recommending research proposals for funding and supporting researchers throughout their Earthwatch
careers. Earthwatch supports cutting-edge science through field-based expeditions that address:
• What is changing? (Discovery)
• Why is it changing? (Understanding)
• What can we do? (Action)

Research Associate Interns will assist the Research Department in a variety of tasks to help support the research team and Earthwatch scientists.
Applicants accepted on a rolling basis.
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RESPONSIBILITIES:
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Internships offer training in a variety of tasks and provide individuals an opportunity to be part of an exciting and dynamic team. Internship responsibilities may shift
with seasonal needs. Responsibilities may include:
•       Tracking impacts of field-based research projects on local ecological systems, socio-cultural systems, management plans, and on regional, national, and
international policies
•       Evaluating project contributions to the increase of scientific knowledge through scientific peer reviewed journal articles
•       Writing scientific outputs and outcomes of Earthwatch projects in a way that is accessible to the public
•       Data entry and management

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REQUIREMENTS:
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This is an office-based position. Ideal candidates will have:
•       Understanding of biology, ecology, environment, anthropology
•       Good attention to detail
•       Adaptability, multi-tasking skills, and the ability to be a self-starter
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As part of Earthwatch’s Intern Program, interns earn expedition credits and travel stipends that can be used towards a qualified Earthwatch Expedition. Interns are also
invited to participate in Earthwatch activities. We require a minimum commitment of 120 hours over a minimum of one month. We also encourage use of the internship for
academic credit, thesis, or practicum work towards degree or certificate programs.

All applicants must make their own living arrangements for them to stay within commuting distance to Boston, placement will be based on qualifications and availability.

To apply, please submit one document online here (https://earthwatch.org/About/Job-Details/research-associate-intern ) containing all of the following items. Incomplete
applications will not be considered.
•       A Cover Letter illustrating your qualifications, why you are interested in this internship, and what you are looking to gain from this internship
•       A current resume, detailing relevant office and/or field experience
•       Your availability (days per week, and months of availability)
•       Full contact information for three professional and/or personal references
•       A recent writing sample excerpt (1 page max)

Please contact Stephen Hart, Research Project Manager, for more information: sthart@earthwatch.org

Oct 19 18

Start-Up Manager

by Scarlet R. Bliss

START-UP MANAGER LOCALLY-SOURCED & NATURAL FOODS MARKET Join the leadership of a successful enterprise in the fast expanding $20 billion local food industry. Start-up food-hub Grow Ohio Valley has built production, sales and distribution infrastructure to grow local agriculture into a force for social and economic change throughout the Appalachian rust-belt. The company is expanding and seeks to hire an ambitious, creative, community-minded retail manager to lead its new Public Market initiative—a place-based, locally-sourced and natural foods market in the downtown center of three USDA food desert census tracks in Wheeling, West Virginia. Amidst broad community interest and support from municipal, state and national funders, this venture will galvanize a thriving community through providing access to local and healthy food in a way that improves the financial wherewithal of local and regional farmers. This position is a unique opportunity to become a leader developing food systems toward prosperous economic development and real social equity.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES This position will lead the launch and management of the Public Market toward profitability. It reports to the company’s Executive Director and Board of Directors. Responsibilities include to: • Establish and maintain productive farmer and other producer relationships. • Adjust product mix and merchandizing to maximize market profitability operating within its mission. • Develop and execute successful marketing and promotional programs. • Engage the community through creative outreach and event programs. • Adjust and develop new operating policies and procedures as required. • Schedule and manage 2 – 4 additional market staff, and disburse payments to producers and vendors. • Develop and maintain accurate budget projections and assist fundraising efforts.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Qualified individuals will demonstrate evidence of the following skills, attributes and experiences: • Self-starter, hard worker and natural leader • Passionate local and/or natural food enthusiast • Knowledge of or experience in grocery or agriculture–food safety, post-harvest handling, pricing, marketing, and merchandising • Ability to coordinate and conduct successful outreach across diverse populations • Experience in all or some of the following: – Retail merchandising and management – Accounting and budgeting – Profit and loss responsibility – Managing staff and reporting to executive management • Must have or gain immediate proficiency in Excel, POS and accounting software

 

MARKET CONCEPT Set to open in May 2019, the Public Market is a year-round, non-profit farmers market that brings local and natural foods into the heart of downtown. The market will financially benefit local farmers by selling local foods on consignment when possible, returning 70-80% of sales dollars to farmers versus just 15% in traditional grocery markets. In doing so, the market will channel million dollars to local farmers. The market will emphasize locally sourced, high quality natural and ethically sourced foods. It will be housed in an excellent downtown retail space, secured through a partnership with the City. The market is clearly differentiated from other regional markets with its unique local and natural-oriented product mix, its prime location, and strong support from regional farmers and funders, including the USDA, the WV Department of Agriculture, WV DHHR, and the City of Wheeling among others.

 

ABOUT GROW OHIO VALLEY Grow Ohio Valley is a fast growing non-profit food hub with a vision to achieve regional food security. Founded in 2014 by an urban farmer and a Harvard Business School graduate, the initiative is recognized as a positive change agent throughout the Ohio Valley. It has developed 6-productive farming sites, a small aggregation center, and a loyal customer base; aggregates fresh healthy food from 20 local farms; and delivers food-access and food and nutritional literacy programs that reach 5,000+ students a year. Through these efforts, we hope to fashion a new economic landscape; one offering increased prosperity, improved health, and a better environment!

 

COMPENSATION $30,000 per year plus benefits, up to $40,000 for highly experienced applicants Qualified applicants should send their resume with a cover letter explaining interest to PublicMarket@GrowOV.org . No calls please.

Oct 19 18

Botanist, Tennessee Natural Heritage Program

by Scarlet R. Bliss
This is an announcement for a full-time botanist position with the Tennessee Natural Heritage Program. 
 
The position will be open from Oct 31 to Nov 13, 2018.
 
This Tennessee Natural Heritage Program Botanist position will assist with the division’s efforts to protect and conserve native plant species while serving as the division’s liaison with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by coordinating endangered, threatened, and at-risk plant species recovery projects and the state’s ginseng program. The position will report to the Natural Heritage Program Manager in the Bureau of Parks and Conservation Division of Natural Areas. The position is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
The position opens on October 31, 2018. All interested candidates should submit applications via the Tennessee Department of Human Resources for the position TDEC-Environmental Consultant 3 at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/tennessee/default.cfm
 
The position will remain posted until November 13, 2018. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will then receive supplementary questions to answer within five business days.
 
 
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
TDEC-Environmental Consultant 3 (Natural Heritage Botanist)
Division of Natural Areas
https://www.tn.gov/environment/program-areas/na-natural-areas.html
Annual Salary Range: $56,832 – $90,901
 
About the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)
The department is responsible for:
• Safeguarding the health and safety of Tennessee citizens from environmental hazards,
• Protecting and improving the quality of Tennessee’s land, air, and water, and
• Managing the system of 56 Tennessee State Parks and 85 Natural Areas
TDEC has approximately 3,200 employees supported by a total budget of more than $400 million
with funding from dedicated fees and state parks revenue, federal sources, and the state general
fund. The Department is the chief environmental and natural resource regulatory agency in
Tennessee with delegated responsibility from the U.S. EPA to regulate sources of air pollution,
radiological health issues, solid and hazardous waste, underground storage tanks, water pollution,
water supply, and groundwater pollution. TDEC has eight regional offices serving as the primary
point of contact for their respective regions.
 
Summary & Distinguishing Features
The Environmental Consultant 3 will serve as a Natural Heritage Program Botanist and will assist
with the division’s efforts to protect and conserve native plant species while serving as the division’s
liaison with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by coordinating endangered, threatened, and at-risk
plant species recovery projects and the state’s ginseng program. The position will report to the
Natural Heritage Program Manager in the Bureau of Parks and Conservation Division of Natural
Areas. Based in Nashville, this position is may require some overnight travel.
 
Duties and Essential Functions
• Design, conduct and analyze plant conservation projects, using surveys, monitoring and
basic conservation biology research.
• Assist with the review and compilation of the state’s rare plant list, the maintenance of plant
species and natural community records in the natural heritage database, and the ecological
restoration and management of rare plant species habitats.
• Conduct field work and plant conservation projects in difficult terrain or habitat.
• Write grant proposals and conduct grant project management.
• Guide the assessment and ranking techniques process as it applies to the rare flora of a
specific region.
• Communicate with a variety of conservation partners and maintain excellent working
relationships. Serve as a resource of information for these business partners.
• Utilize working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping software and
Global Positioning System (GPS) units.
• Operate various types of equipment used for plant conservation.
• Conduct written and verbal public outreach related to plant conservation including
publishing articles, serving as a guest speaker to external stakeholders, or partnering with
specific Tennessee State Parks to provide public interpretive programs.
 
Competencies
• Working knowledge of the ecological concepts and flora of the Eastern United States,
Endangered Species Act, Lacey Act, CITES, and related laws.
• Familiar with conservation issues in Tennessee or the region.
• Experience with assessment and ranking techniques applied to the rare flora of a state or
region, statistical methods and the display of data and analytical results, and databases used
to track rare species locations.
• Excellent attention to detail and ability to organize complex projects, data, files, and records.
• Strong communication skills and the ability to write technical reports and correspondence.
• Experience guiding or implementing habitat management.
• Comfortable using Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
 
Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s
degree in environmental science, physical sciences (e.g. physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology),
ecology, sustainability or applied science in sustainability, life sciences (e.g. biology, microbiology,
health physics or biophysics), environmental health, pre-medicine, engineering or other acceptable
science or natural resource related field. Five years of full-time professional environmental
program, natural resource conservation work. Graduate in acceptable science or natural resource
related field may be substituted for the required experience, on a year-for-year basis, to a
maximum of two years (24 semester hours is equivalent to one year).
 
Application
The position opens on October 31, 2018. All interested candidates should submit applications via
the Tennessee Department of Human Resources for the position TDEC-Environmental
Consultant 3 at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/tennessee/default.cfm The position will
remain posted until November 13, 2018. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will
then receive supplementary questions to answer within five business days.
 
Prior to the above-listed application window, interested candidates may send a resume and writing
example to David.Lincicome@tn.gov. TDEC is an AA/EEO/ADA employer.
Oct 12 18

Harvest of the Month Coordinator | Maine Department of Education’s Child Nutrition

by Grace L. Schumaker
The Maine Department of Education’s Child Nutrition Team manages several federal programs to improve the nutrition environment and reduce hunger for pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students including Farm to School initiatives. Harvest of the Month is a program that promotes the use of seasonal, local foods in school menus by highlighting a different product each month. The Harvest of the Month Coordinator will develop and oversee the Maine Harvest of the Month Project and will actively recruit schools to participate. The position will develop marketing materials for school nutrition programs and conduct trainings and technical assistance to schools to ensure they have the tools for success. This position will involve statewide travel and overnights as needed.
 
Required Duties:
· Research and recruit potential schools to participate in the Harvest of the Month Project
· Provide technical assistance to schools by phone, email or in person, including one-on-one assistance as needed, to assist with successful implementation
· Consult with the Child Nutrition Consultant to establish contacts and assist with development
· Develop marketing materials for each Harvest of the Month, including posters, newsletters, taste testing’s and recipes
· Develop a calendar of each Harvest of the Month, keeping in mind seasonality, and including dairy and seafood
· Plan and conduct five regional trainings for schools with help from the Maine Farm to School Network and Child Nutrition Agency
· Utilize resources to develop program materials, such as other State Agencies and non-profits including the Maine Farm to School Network, Maine Dairy and Nutrition Council and Gulf of Maine Research Institute
· Develop and maintain a website for schools to access marketing materials for the program
· Create project timeline to ensure timely completion of duties · Compile quarterly reports as required
· Report to the Child Nutrition Director and/or designee
· Additional duties may be assigned as project moves forward
 
This is a part- time, 12 month (tentative) position with flexible hours. The position will be located in Augusta and will involve statewide travel and possible overnights. Pay rate: $18.48/hr. Start date will begin when the right candidate is found. The position is being contracted through a temp agency, which we will connect the candidate with.   
 
For interest and more information please contact Stephanie Stambach at stephanie.stambach@maine.gov or 624-6732.
Oct 12 18

Plate Waste Assistant | Northbound Ventures

by Grace L. Schumaker

Northbound Ventures still has a few part-time research assistant positions to
fill immediately for an active plate waste study in Boston-area schools.
Details are below.

Interested candidates should email Scott Richardson at
scott@northboundventures.com with the subject line “Boston-area plate waste RA
inquiry”.

Please include your weekday availability for all dates
between Oct 15 and Nov 20. Afternoon availability is especially needed.

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Job Title: Part-time Research Assistant, Plate Waste Study

Reports To: Research Director

Job Overview:
This is a part-time position supporting data collection for a research study
investigating student lunchroom eating habits in Boston-area public schools.

Data collection will occur Monday-Friday from approximately 9am-4pm for 6-8
weeks beginning in early October.  If interested and available, qualified
applicants will be eligible to join a second round of data collection
beginning in late Spring 2019.

Research assistants are primarily responsible for supporting the collection of
student plate waste data in a public school setting.  Duties primarily consist
of collecting and accurately recording the weights of school lunch components
remaining on students’ trays at the end of the lunch period.  This is a great
opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students studying nutrition, public
health, or education to gain field experience in primary data collection.

Responsibilities and Duties:
•       Arrive punctually at school study sites on assigned days.  All study
sites are proximal to public transportation and carpooling options may also be
available for team members.
•       Perform daily set-up and breakdown of data collection sites, including
labeling lunch trays, and assisting with clean-up after data collection.
•       Collect and store lunch trays from 3rd-8th grade students at the end
of each lunch period for measurement.
•       Accurately weigh and record lunch meal components in a spreadsheet on
a laptop computer.
•       Complete other study-related tasks as requested.

Qualifications:
•       High School diploma (or equivalent) required, bachelor’s degree
preferred.
•       Availability during weekday work hours (9am-5pm) from October 1, 2018
– November 20, 2018.  Candidates are not required to work all days per week,
but must be available for the entire shift on days they select.  Preference
will be given to candidates with greater availability / flexibility.
•       Ability to stand for 4-6 hours and work in a loud, fast-paced
environment (school cafeteria).
•       Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and ability to type 35-50 words per
minute.
•       Punctuality, attention to detail, and a strong commitment to advancing
knowledge through rigorous data collection.
•       Positive attitude, flexibility, and ability to work well with others.
•       Must pass criminal background check.

Compensation:
•       $15 per hour.  This is a temporary position and does not include
healthcare or other benefits.
•       Course credit, as relevant and arranged with candidate’s academic
institution.

Oct 5 18

Aquatic Ecology Research | Auburn University

by Grace L. Schumaker
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program
Warm-water Aquatic Ecology
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA
Summer 2019: May 19 to July 28
http://wilsonlab.com/reu/
 
Overview: We are excited to invite applications from undergraduate students to participate in a National Science Foundation supported summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program focused on the ecology of southeastern ponds, rivers, reservoirs, and estuaries.  Ten undergraduate students will work closely with a team of Auburn University faculty to explore aquatic ecosystems, complete a student-driven research project, participate in a variety of professional development and social activities, develop and lead an outreach project, and share their research findings in a symposium at the conclusion of the program.  Participants will work closely with our mentors to develop an interdisciplinary project involving complementary fields, such as community ecology, limnology, evolution, fisheries management, molecular biology, conservation, biogeochemistry, biodiversity, and microbiology.  The program will run from May 19 to July 28, 2019 (10 weeks).
 
Flyer: Please help us advertise the program by posting our flyer at your institution – http://wilsonlab.com/reu/pubs/reu_flyer.pdf  
 
Eligibility: All applicants who are interested in receiving NSF support must currently be a (1) U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident and (2) an undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior graduating no earlier than September 2019 or a high school senior that will start their undergraduate education the following fall semester after the REU program.  We are especially encouraging students from traditionally under-represented groups in biology (i.e., African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, students with disabilities, first generation college students, and U.S. veterans) as well as students from institutions with limited research opportunities (e.g., community colleges) or students in financial need to apply.  The online application is available at http://wilsonlab.com/reu/application.html
 
Support: Participants will receive a stipend ($5,500) plus housing and subsistence, financial assistance for travel to and from Auburn, and support for lab and field supplies.  For full consideration, on-line applications must be received by 1 February 2019.
 
International students: Although not financially supported by our REU Site, we are also open to including a few strongly motivated and self-funded international students in our REU Site research and professional development activities.

Contact information: For more information about the REU Site, visit http://wilsonlab.com/reu/ or contact Dr. Alan Wilson (wilson@auburn.edu).
Oct 5 18

Academic Coordinator

by Scarlet R. Bliss
The Benioff Ocean Initiative (www.boi.ucsb.edu) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, seeks an academic coordinator to assist in the initiative’s goal of generating actionable environmental change in the oceans.
 
The Benioff Ocean Initiative is a new endeavor led by UCSB that aims to use marine research and marine scientists to help solve pervasive ocean problems— it’s an experimental model in innovating ways to translate university-powered research into tangible solutions to problems that affect ocean ecosystems and human communities.
 
The academic coordinator’s main duties will be to provide organizational support, project management, and administrative support. Incumbent will also provide considerable input in carrying out responsibilities that will include organizing scientific working groups to study ocean issues, coordinating ocean-related public outreach activities and working with contractors/service providers to carry forward projects generated by research groups.
 
Responsibilities include:
• Manage scheduling for BOI activities. Analyze incoming scheduling requests and general public communication to determine scheduling priorities; incumbent must be able to communicate effectively and accurately across diverse organizations.
• Coordinate travel logistics for BOI activities.
• Coordinate regular meetings and data sharing between group and collaborators. Use scientific understanding of group focus areas to research potential collaborators and local stakeholders at project sites (e.g. academic groups, NGOs, government agencies, etc.). Perform research and analysis, draft correspondence, and provide short- and long-term planning support.
• Develop, create, and present budget data and reports to the Director.
• Provide relevant policy information to staff and handle multiple complex and confidential projects that
require strong administrative and organizational skills.
• Oversee supply acquisition for multiple projects, lab equipment maintenance and setup, and work with contractors and service providers as required by specific projects.
• Oversee recruitment and training of volunteers and student assistants (medium-sized lab) for multiple projects, as well as training them on methods and skills required for each project. Additionally, provide leadership and guidance to volunteers throughout project duration.
• Plan and execute events and workshops associated with BOI programming. Synthesize and present meeting and workshop results.
• Assist with BOI social media communications.
 
Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in marine science, biology, ecology, environmental studies, or related field.
 
Preferred qualifications:
• Experience developing and managing project or programmatic budgets
• At least 1 year of administrative assistant, project coordination or related experience
• Experience in science outreach and communication
• Experience working in a science setting outside of academia (e.g. NGO, government)
 
The position is open to be filled immediately. The duration of the appointment is for 12 months at 100% time, reappointment is possible depending on performance and funding. Salary and benefits are competitive, commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience.
 
Electronic applications (including a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references) should be sent to: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01315
 
For primary consideration apply by October 19, 2018
 
Position open until filled.
 
The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to this position.
 
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.