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Earthwatch Institute RFP
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 07:36 AM

Subject: Earthwatch Institute announcing RFPs for projects starting in 2020

 

Body: Earthwatch is an international nonprofit organization that engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. Since 1971, Earthwatch has supported rigorous scientific research that promotes the advancement of scientific knowledge and action that addresses global change and helps sustain biodiversity.

Earthwatch is currently seeking proposals from scientists for field-based research that actively engages citizen scientists (recruited by Earthwatch) in projects that address key conservation and sustainability issues in the following areas: 

-       Biodiversity Conservation Action

-       EcoHealth Action

-       Marine Conservation Action

-       Restoration Ecology Action

-       Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry Action

In all of these areas, we are prioritizing research that takes measurable action in addressing threats to biodiversity, ecosystem resiliency, agriculture and forestry, and human health associated with global change.

 

Please visit http://earthwatch.org/Research-Funding/Apply-for-Funding  to access detailed RFPs and our portal for submitting pre-proposals for review. The deadline for pre-proposal submissions is Sunday, June 10, 2018, 11:59 PM EDT. 

 

Please direct inquiries to: [email protected]

 
Raystown Field Station Residence Director
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 07:32 AM

Raystown Field Station Residence Director

Juniata College, a nationally ranked liberal arts college located in the scenic mountains of central Pennsylvania, invites applications for the position of Raystown Field Station (RFS) Residence Director. The successful candidate for this position will have dual responsibilities both as a Residence Director for the college remote field station with 14 resident students and with the Raystown Field Station as an academic program assistant to support undergraduate courses and labs taught as part of the station residential semester. The Director of the Field Station and Director of Residential Life supervises this position. This position is live-in; evening and weekend hours are expected. This position is full-time with a 12-month employment term.

The Specific Responsibilities of the RFS Program Assistant include:
• Develop, implement and assess the learning community residential programs at RFS
• Assist the facilities supervisor in general station operations and visitor support.
• Assist the RFS teaching faculty in classroom and laboratory exercises and provide field support logistics.
• Assist in the implementation of field research projects.
• Assist the Enrollment Office with scheduling new student tours.
• Oversee vehicle management and scheduling.
• Manage Social Media accounts for RFS. 
• Maintain kayaks sign out and usage schedule.

The Specific Responsibilities of the Resident Director (RD) include:
• Communicate, monitor, and enforce the policies and procedures that affect the residence hall operation
• Address residents’ needs and help to mediate roommate conflicts
• Coordinate the opening and closing procedures for the residence halls at the beginning and end of each semester and for holiday periods. 
• Report damages, repair needs, and replacement needs to the Field Station Office. 
• Develop and implement strategies that mirror the Residential Compass for students residing at the station. 
• Attend and monitor RFS campus functions, as needed.
• Intentionally engage with outdoor student organizations and coordinate activities at the field station.
• Utilize student development theories to assist with assessing student needs, setting goals, developing and evaluating programs. 
• When necessary, make referrals for students facing academic, personal, or other concerns. 
• Participate in the overall administration of the Office of Residential Life by serving on committees and tasks forces, representing the office as requested, and cooperatively assisting colleagues. 
• Maintain a positive and supportive working relationship with all members of the Residential Life staff
• Attend one-on-one meeting with Director of Residential Life on a bi-weekly basis or as needed. 
• Assist the Dean of Students Office with judicial proceedings for residents who have allegedly violated a Juniata College policy. 
• Assume on-duty responsibilities for residents and visitors at the station. 
• Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Director of Residential Life. 

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is required. Previous professional or paraprofessional experience in campus activities and/or residential life is preferred.
Applicants with previous experience with environmental field science and / or outdoor education are also preferred. 

It is the policy of Juniata College to conduct background checks. 

Juniata College takes positive steps to enhance the ethnic and gender in both its campus and its curriculum. The College commits to this policy not only because of legal obligations, but because it fully believes that such practices are basic to human dignity. 

To apply for this position, please complete our online application:

Online Application

Contact [email protected] with questions.

 
Research Associate Professor/Manager North Inlet-Winyah Bay
Monday, May 21, 2018 09:27 PM

Position Announcement

Research Associate Professor

Manager, North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

University of South Carolina

Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, Georgetown, SC

Applications are being accepted for a research associate professor position located at the

University of South Carolina Baruch Marine Field Laboratory in Georgetown, SC. This

individual will serve as the Manager of the North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research

Reserve (NI-WB NERR) that is headquartered at the Baruch Marine Field Laboratory. The NIWB

NERR is one in a network of 29 sites around the U.S. and its territories that make up the

National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS). Reserves conduct research, monitoring,

education and stewardship activities that improve our understanding and management of coastal

areas.

Position Description:

The Reserve Manager oversees and coordinates operations of the NI-WB NERR, a partnership

between the University of South Carolina and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric

Administration (NOAA). Management activities include regular communication with program

coordinators, approving and reviewing budget expenditures, advertising and filling position

vacancies as needed, and coordinating reserve activities and facility operations with USC Baruch

Institute staff in Columbia and at the coast, the Belle W. Baruch Foundation, and with other

partners on the Hobcaw Barony property. The Reserve Manager also coordinates with NOAA’s

Office for Coastal Management to ensure consistency with NOAA requirements and to further

site-based and system-wide priorities. Primary responsibilities include preparing and submitting

semi-annual reports, tracking and reporting on required performance measures, participating in

NERR System-wide (NERRS) meetings and workgroups, coordinating activities with other

reserves in the NERRS network, working with staff to update the reserve management plan

(every five years), and participating in NOAA program evaluations. The Manager also prepares

annual reserve operations proposals and budgets (in collaboration with the program coordinators)

that support management goals and objectives outlined in the reserve’s management plan.

Minimum qualifications:

Ph.D. in marine or environmental science, coastal resource management, or environmental

policy. Knowledge and experience in program development, implementation, evaluation and

management with an emphasis on coastal systems. Ability to communicate effectively with

different audiences including scientists, policy-makers, educators and members of the general

public. Experience implementing policy and managing grants and associated budgets. Strong

leadership skills with experience organizing and facilitating meetings for staff and other

audiences.

This position is a full-time, grant funded position with a starting date of July 1, 2018. Salary:

$57,156 - $64.855, depending on experience. Full benefits provided including annual and sick

leave, state retirement, and health insurance.

For additional information and to apply for this position please use this link:

http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/30044

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. James L. Pinckney, Director, Baruch Institute, at

[email protected].

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not

discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color,

religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran

 
NEON Manager Field Operations - Hilo, Hawaii
Monday, May 21, 2018 09:20 PM

Job Description:

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

 Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Program is currently seeking a Field Operations Manager. This position is located in Hilo, HI and manages NEON operations at Pu'u Maka'ala Natural Area Reserve..

 Occasional travel outside the region will be required.

NEON is a continental-scale ecological observation facility sponsored by the National Science Foundation that gathers and synthesizes data on the impacts of climate change, land use change and invasive species on natural resources and biodiversity. The observatory is designed to collect high-quality, standardized data from field sites across the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

JOB DESCRIPTION

This position manages a broad scope of scientific inquiry, managing a multi-disciplinary team of field scientists who collect measurements related to botany, invertebrates, soils, micrometeorology, and eddy flux at one NEON site in Domain 20 - Hawaii (Pacific Tropical).

 MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan, schedule, conduct and ensure accurate execution, within NEON scientific parameters and annual budget, of all maintenance, repair and field sampling activities for 1 NEON field site.
    • Coordination for instrument maintenance is required for approximately 40 different sensors, data acquisition system, power distribution system and supporting infrastructure (i.e. tower, instrument hut, boardwalks).
    • Coordination for field observations and collection are conducted using approximately 15 different protocols and multiple SOP’s with varying schedule requirements based on local ecosystem and current field conditions.
  • Recruit, train and manage all regular and temporary personnel supporting field office, lab and field site tasks.
  • Act as liaison between regional stakeholders, including educational and research organizations, local property owners and the general public and NEON Headquarters. 
  • Communicate NEON status and activities, local activities and partnerships, and regional issues and concerns to appropriate regional stakeholders and NEON staff. Work with regional stakeholders to resolve issues or concerns.
  • Plan and participate in local/regional community engagement activities (i.e. local/regional conferences or meetings, invited talks).
  • Ensure compliance with NEON safety policy and procedures.
  • Ensure appropriate equipment, materials and supplies are available to support required field activities. Ensure accuracy and efficient use of funds within assigned region.

  

THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in life science field.
  • 5 years previous experience supervising personnel including participating in hiring, training, and evaluating performance.
  • Previous experience developing and managing budgets and schedules.
  • Previous experience performing ecology related lab and field activities and/or maintaining scientific instrumentation (e.g. meteorological and aquatic sensors).
  • Previous experience communicating with external stakeholders such as customers, funding agencies, regulatory agencies, etc.
  • Requires critical human relation skills to understand, select, develop and motivate others.
  • Permanent U.S. Work Authorization required

 

THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Previous experience managing a technical field operations group.
  • Graduate study in biology, ecology, environmental science or related field.
  • Previous experience leading or participating in outdoor activities in remote areas.

 

Apply at: https://performancemanager8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=65202&company=battelle&username=

 

BENEFITS

Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected classes covered under federal or applicable state and local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.”

 
Toolik Field Station Facility Supervisor
Monday, February 05, 2018 11:04 AM

The Toolik Field Station (TFS) Facility Supervisor manages many aspects of on-site operations at Toolik Field Station including supervising up to 20 staff members and providing high-level service to a wide variety of users of the station.  This position splits time in residence on site at the station and at the administrative offices on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. 

The Toolik Field Station, a unit of the Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks is a world-renowned Arctic field station located 360 road miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska on the rural Dalton Highway. The remote station supports researchers, students, and others from around the world. The population of the station can vary from 3 to 150 residents throughout the year (over 400 different individuals annually) and is open 365 days a year.

The ideal candidate has experience in remote operations, leadership, supervising multiple staff, and professional and high-level customer service. 

For a full description of the position and to apply: http://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/508626/toolik-field-station-facility-supervisor-job1820

For questions about the position contact:  Brett Biebuyck, (907)474-2466, [email protected]

 
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