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Academic Program Manager - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 09:45 AM

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Letters and Science is seeking a full-time Manager (official title: Academic Program Manager) to manage The UWM Field Station. The Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations, including overseeing routine maintenance and safety of infrastructure and facilities, review and approval of user applications, coordinating land management activities, and development of use guidelines. The Manager regularly interacts with and reports to the Associate Dean of the Natural Sciences and works with an Advisory Board to develop and implement a management plan for the Station’s use and protection of its natural resources. The Manager is expected to coordinate field research programs and instructional activity for campus-based courses, coordinate and participate in teaching short summer field courses, and further efforts to expand outreach activities to local and regional communities.

Located 30 miles north of Milwaukee, the UWM Field Station provides exceptional opportunities for research and teaching in high quality natural communities. UWM owns 320 acres adjacent to the Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area, one of the largest and most diverse wetlands in southern Wisconsin. Its 2,200 acres contain bog lakes, marshes, sedge communities, shrub-carrs, swamp hardwoods and large expanses of cedar-tamarack swamp forest. High quality beech maple forest, and restored prairies are also present on the property. The station has an excellent research lab and instructional facilities and housing for visiting researchers and students.
For more information see https://uwm.edu/field-station/

For more information, please see https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/35888

 
Marketing and Communication Specialist
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 09:40 AM

Summary

https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/226107/mktg-communications-specialist

The University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) seeks an experienced, strategic, and enthusiastic storyteller to join our staff as a Marketing and Communication Specialist. We are looking for someone who can translate, communicate, and engage in science with our research, undergraduate, alumni and northern MI communities. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to bring their creativity and experience to our community.

UMBS is a biological field research station, located in northern Michigan. For more than 100 years, we have been exploring how the natural world works though research and education. This position will be based onsite in Ann Arbor during the fall and winter terms and at the UMBS campus in Pellston, Michigan June 1 – August 15 (via multiple stays or a continuous residency). We will also consider staff who want to live in northern MI year-round with trips to Ann Arbor. You will report to the Biological Station Director and Associate Director.

Marketing and Communications Specialist’s responsibilities include:

Communications

Develop and implement a communications strategy for UMBS

  • Create and manage the communications schedule
  • Design and distribute effective messages and materials to:
    • Recruit students and researchers with the goal of increasing the diversity of academic and research program participants within U-M and beyond                              
    • Produce regular communications (newsletters, email updates for the UMBS community)
    • Coordinate external communications to increase awareness of scientific contributions and impacts of UMBS-based research and programming
    • Build networks with UM and regional news organizations by contributing regular article ideas
    • Manage website content and social media messaging
  • Develop and lead plan to recruit undergraduate students for all Biological Station programs. Select, train, and coordinate student ambassadors for campus outreach presentations and events

Outreach & Development

  • Improve the way we communicate our science and engage with internal University and external communities
  • Develop and implement community engagement opportunities for UMBS, inlcuding, creating outreach opportunities for northern Michigan communities by hosting engagement activities such as talks, science days and open houses
  • Develop, coordinate, and host public, donor, and alumni events for the Biological Station at UMBS and Ann Arbor  

            * Organize and lead tours of the Biological Station
            * Organize and promote annual lecture series based at the station and regional venues to engage with the northern Michigan and Ann Arbor community

           * Be the on-site lead for LSA Advancement development events

  • Coordinate UMBS fundraising strategies by providing written materials and logistical organization. Track and prepare gift stewardship and donor correspondence

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

Required Qualifications*

  • 3+ years of professional experience in communications, community engagement or related fields or a combination of education and experience
     
  • Excellent interpersonal, project management, and communication (oral, written, visual design) skills
     
  • The ability to generate a variety of high-quality written material for different audiences on a short timeline
     
  • Previous experience creating and implementing successful recruitment or marketing communication plans
     
  • Team oriented with a willingness to work collaboratively to reach team goals and experience working with a diversity of people and groups
     
  • Ability to work independently and keep supervisors updated on your progress
     
  • IT skills, such as producing newsletters, articles, press releases, website, social media, digital advertising, and/or other media communications
     
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (or similar), Mailchimp (or similar), creating video content, using social media

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience with effective science translation and engagement
     
  • Experience in developing marketing or brand strategy
     
  • Training in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)

Additional Information

As one of the world’s great liberal arts colleges, LSA pushes the boundaries of what is understood about the human experience and the natural world, and we foster the next generation of rigorous and empathetic thinkers, creators, and contributors to the state of Michigan, the nation, and the world.

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion in LSA, please visit lsa.umich.edu/lsa/dei.

To learn more about LSA’s Mission, Vision and Values, please visit lsa.umich.edu/strategicvision.

Benefits at the University of Michigan

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
     
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
     
  •  Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
     
  • Life insurance
     
  • Long-term disability coverage
     
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/226107/mktg-communications-specialist

U-M EEO/AA Statement

 The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including one booster when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely and temporary workers.   More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

 
Marketing and Communication Specialist
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 09:40 AM

Summary

https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/226107/mktg-communications-specialist

The University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) seeks an experienced, strategic, and enthusiastic storyteller to join our staff as a Marketing and Communication Specialist. We are looking for someone who can translate, communicate, and engage in science with our research, undergraduate, alumni and northern MI communities. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to bring their creativity and experience to our community.

UMBS is a biological field research station, located in northern Michigan. For more than 100 years, we have been exploring how the natural world works though research and education. This position will be based onsite in Ann Arbor during the fall and winter terms and at the UMBS campus in Pellston, Michigan June 1 – August 15 (via multiple stays or a continuous residency). We will also consider staff who want to live in northern MI year-round with trips to Ann Arbor. You will report to the Biological Station Director and Associate Director.

Marketing and Communications Specialist’s responsibilities include:

Communications

Develop and implement a communications strategy for UMBS

  • Create and manage the communications schedule
  • Design and distribute effective messages and materials to:
    • Recruit students and researchers with the goal of increasing the diversity of academic and research program participants within U-M and beyond                              
    • Produce regular communications (newsletters, email updates for the UMBS community)
    • Coordinate external communications to increase awareness of scientific contributions and impacts of UMBS-based research and programming
    • Build networks with UM and regional news organizations by contributing regular article ideas
    • Manage website content and social media messaging
  • Develop and lead plan to recruit undergraduate students for all Biological Station programs. Select, train, and coordinate student ambassadors for campus outreach presentations and events

Outreach & Development

  • Improve the way we communicate our science and engage with internal University and external communities
  • Develop and implement community engagement opportunities for UMBS, inlcuding, creating outreach opportunities for northern Michigan communities by hosting engagement activities such as talks, science days and open houses
  • Develop, coordinate, and host public, donor, and alumni events for the Biological Station at UMBS and Ann Arbor  

            * Organize and lead tours of the Biological Station
            * Organize and promote annual lecture series based at the station and regional venues to engage with the northern Michigan and Ann Arbor community

           * Be the on-site lead for LSA Advancement development events

  • Coordinate UMBS fundraising strategies by providing written materials and logistical organization. Track and prepare gift stewardship and donor correspondence

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

Required Qualifications*

  • 3+ years of professional experience in communications, community engagement or related fields or a combination of education and experience
     
  • Excellent interpersonal, project management, and communication (oral, written, visual design) skills
     
  • The ability to generate a variety of high-quality written material for different audiences on a short timeline
     
  • Previous experience creating and implementing successful recruitment or marketing communication plans
     
  • Team oriented with a willingness to work collaboratively to reach team goals and experience working with a diversity of people and groups
     
  • Ability to work independently and keep supervisors updated on your progress
     
  • IT skills, such as producing newsletters, articles, press releases, website, social media, digital advertising, and/or other media communications
     
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (or similar), Mailchimp (or similar), creating video content, using social media

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience with effective science translation and engagement
     
  • Experience in developing marketing or brand strategy
     
  • Training in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)

Additional Information

As one of the world’s great liberal arts colleges, LSA pushes the boundaries of what is understood about the human experience and the natural world, and we foster the next generation of rigorous and empathetic thinkers, creators, and contributors to the state of Michigan, the nation, and the world.

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion in LSA, please visit lsa.umich.edu/lsa/dei.

To learn more about LSA’s Mission, Vision and Values, please visit lsa.umich.edu/strategicvision.

Benefits at the University of Michigan

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
     
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
     
  •  Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
     
  • Life insurance
     
  • Long-term disability coverage
     
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/226107/mktg-communications-specialist

U-M EEO/AA Statement

 The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including one booster when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely and temporary workers.   More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

 
Associate Director: Itasca Biological Station (University of Minnesota
Sunday, November 20, 2022 04:26 PM

Associate Director - Itasca Biological Station (University of Minnesota)

The Itasca Biological Station & Laboratories of the University of Minnesota (UMN) is located in Clearwater County at the headwaters of the Mississippi River and is near the meeting point of the three largest North American Biomes -- the needle-leaved Coniferous Biome reaching north to the arctic, the broad-leaved Deciduous Biome stretching east to the Atlantic, and the Prairie Biome stretching westward to the Rockies. At this ecotone, and approximately midway between the equator and the North Pole, Itasca is an ideal place to study and teach the diversity of North American ecosystems. Itasca State Park receives over 600,000 visitors per year, with a high percentage of overnight stays, so the field station is also an ideal place for engaging the public. This field station is a part of The College of Biological Sciences (CBS) at the UMN.

Essential Functions:

45% Administrative and Leadership 

  • Compile Itasca’s progress metrics, budget requirements, and staffing needs and, in conjunction with the Station Director, communicate them to leaders in CBS and the greater University community.
  • Partner with the Itasca Director to create staffing, maintenance, and outreach plans that align CBS’s diversity equity and inclusion goals and the station’s budgets
  • Lead, mentor, and manage a variety of different team members in human resources, finance, operations, and undergraduate summer student assistants

35% Curriculum, Teaching, Outreach

  • Field course coordination (working with Director) – Curricular decisions, Director of Undergraduate Studies outreach, recruitment, learning outcomes, pre-requisites, student experiences, student services oversight
  • Onboard students and faculty as a Living Learning Community
  • Work with the Director to develop creative strategies to foster the College of Biological Sciences diversity and inclusion goals (e.g. working with the Operations Associate to enhance e-presence, developing diverse partnerships, etc.)
  • In time, develop and teach (or co-teach) a field course that matches discipline
  • With an eye on equity, diversity and inclusion, invite University and community stakeholders to develop and lead programming that enhances researchers’ opportunities, student experiences, and regional connections with Itasca
  • Promote, develop and coordinate regular seminar series, research meetings, and targeted collaborations with multicultural organizations

20% Research Coordination 

  • Coordinate researchers, proposal reviews, site usage, and reporting metrics, with help of station scientists
  • Manage regular seminar series, research meetings, and targeted collaborations
  • Collaborate with other scientists in research and research community-building 
 

Required Qualifications:

This job requires either 1) working in-person at the Station year-round (no Station housing offered), or 2) residing on-site at the Station during the summer season (mid-May through mid-September, Station housing offered) and working on the St. Paul campus for the remainder of the year. When living on-site, you may be required to assist users after hours.

  • Ph.D. in biology, ecology or related scientific field with field-based experience or a Masters with substantial experience in the required areas 
  • A commitment to public outreach and the ability to build diverse community partnerships and inclusive educational programs
  • Excellent communication skills and experience effectively working with researchers, and students from diverse backgrounds
  • Familiarity with operations at a remote field station
  • A record of working autonomously and providing leadership and direction remotely 

 To apply, please visit: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/352552

 
Diversity Statement:
 In order to achieve inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff, CBS is committed to the foundational scientific practice of examining assumptions and biases. The CBS community believes that community self-awareness, active institutional efforts, and individual advocacy will help remove barriers for the success of all community members across differences, including race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, geography, and socioeconomic status or background. The Associate Director at Itasca will lead with this commitment.
 
Director of Education: Black Rock Forest
Sunday, November 20, 2022 04:18 PM

Black Rock Forest (BRF) is a growing environmental non-profit organization with programs in
research, education, and conservation and is seeking a Director of Education. The organization’s
facilities, including offices, labs, classrooms, and a lodge, are located in the 3,920-acre Forest of
the same name in Cornwall, NY. BRF has a staff of 15 and functions as a biological field station
with 26 miles of hiking trails and another 17 miles of gated forest roads.


Position Summary:
The Director of Education at Black Rock Forest will be responsible for bringing state of the art
educational programming to K-16 students, teachers, and the general public to foster scientific
inquiry. The Director of Education will work closely with the Executive Director, Science and
Conservation staff, and Consortium Members to strengthen the organization and advance the
mission of advancing scientific understanding of the natural world through research, education,
and conservation programs.


Job Description:
• Manage the Education Program including participating in strategic planning, supervising
staff, managing budgets, and overseeing classroom and laboratory space.
• Serve as program-level liaison between Black Rock Forest and the institutional members
of the Black Rock Forest Consortium.
• Collaborate with teachers, researchers, program staff, and consortium members to
develop new activities and curricula including use of the recently renovated Moretti
Education Center.
• Plan, coordinate, and lead forest explorations and lab investigations in science and related
disciplines for groups of students from elementary school age to college
• Support logistics for school groups and public education visits, including adherence to
appropriate policies and procedures.
• Ensure that all educational programs promote cultural competence, diversity, equity, and
inclusion
• Manage online access to forest data and curricular materials (e.g., Peck Stacpoole Online
Education Collection)
• Maintain physical educational resources including field equipment and lab spaces in the
Moretti Education Center, overseeing purchasing as needed
• Support integration of technological advances in education including the use of
smartphone app innovations and digital data collection tools
• Support community science activities in the Forest for students and the public
• Leverage operational budget by writing grants and seeking funds to expand the BRF
education programs.
• Occasional travel to New York City and throughout the Hudson Valley for meetings and
events, as well as some work on evenings and weekends, is required.

Qualifications & Experience:
• Bachelor’s and graduate degrees, preferably in environment-related sciences and/or
education, especially STEM/STEAM education.
• Significant training and teaching experience in a range of K-12 educational settings in
disciplines related to the biological and physical sciences.
• Demonstrated cultural competence and experience with promoting diversity, equity, and
inclusion in teaching and in organizations.
• Experience designing hands-on and inquiry-based learning activities, includingexperiential and transdisciplinary education, with a view to adapting for different age-groups and audiences, including youth of color, immigrants and underserved youth.

• Proven superior communication skills (written, oral, digital) for a wide range of age-
levels.

• Creative, dynamic, innovative, self-motivated, and willing to work with a variety of
audiences.
• Experience in the use of technologies for teaching and learning including video
production and editing.
• Knowledge of the Hudson Highlands’ ecology, forest ecosystems, history, and
conservation desired, though not essential.
• Willingness to work and hike outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
Additional Information:
At Black Rock Forest we value diversity, in our ecosystems and in our organization. We are
committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace and in our science, education, and
conservation. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented group members as we
seek to diversify and strengthen our organization, science, and society.


Application Materials:
(Any questions please contact Susanne Vondrak at [email protected])
• Cover letter
• Resume
• Names and contact information of three professional references
• Statement of Educational Philosophy (max. 2 pages)
• Recommended:
• Forest-related lesson plan that you have used and/or created, and a written reflection
on the lesson activity. OR:
• Brief video (max. 10 min) of sample teaching (outdoor or indoor forest-related
lesson) and written reflection on the activity.


Application Deadline: Monday December 19, 2022 5pm EST
Salary: $75,000 – $85,000 per year plus competitive health and retirement benefits
Start Date: January 2023 or later
Driver’s license necessary

 
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