[CESElist] Climate Change Campaign Project Coordinator position
egeary at globe.gov
Thu Sep 18 09:07:02 MDT 2008
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.
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Director, The GLOBE Program
*Project Coordinator (Program Specialist III): Climate Change Coordinator*
*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
*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).
_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
_Other Duties_ may be assigned by the GPO director as needed.
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 teachers.
* 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
* 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.
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.
Boulder, CO, US.
Regular, Full-Time (R1)
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