[ES_JOBS_NET] Position Available: Director, CUAHSI Water Data Center
marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Tue Aug 19 10:01:19 MDT 2014
From: Emily Geosling <EGeosling at CUAHSI.ORG>
Subject: Position Available: Director, CUAHSI Water Data Center
The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, I=
nc. (CUAHSI) (www.cuahsi.org<http://www.cuahsi.org>) is seeking a Director=
for the Water Data Center (WDC), a facility that provides water researcher=
s with state-of-the-art data publication, discovery, download, re-use, and =
archiving capabilities. The WDC is a flagship facility of CUAHSI, an indepe=
ndent non-profit corporation, and is supported by the National Science Foun=
dation. Although designed to serve the hydroinformatics needs of the academ=
ic water community, the WDC's data suppliers and users include private and =
government entities throughout the U.S. and the world. The position is loca=
ted in Medford, Massachusetts, near Boston.
The WDC is in its formative stage and the Director is expected to set both =
the strategic and tactical direction for the Water Data Center in consultat=
ion with the CUAHSI Board of Directors and community advisory committees. T=
he successful candidate is expected to develop plans for future services of=
the WDC and to develop the funding strategy to achieve these services. The=
Director also interacts with the community to ensure that the WDC services=
are effective in advancing water science. This position is outward-looking=
as well, engaging other NSF-supported projects and facilities as well as r=
epresenting the WDC in national and international standards organizations. =
The Director will be advised on informatics issues by a senior software eng=
ineer, but will be responsible for strategic decisions on technical approac=
h, resource requirements, and prioritization of activities.
The WDC Director reports to the Executive Director of CUAHSI, who provides =
budgetary oversight. The incumbent prepares reports for the National Scienc=
e Foundation on the operations of the WDC and negotiates the cooperative ag=
reement funding for the WDC with NSF in consultation with the Executive Dir=
ector. The WDC Director is responsible for managing staff (currently 4.2 FT=
Es) to achieve the technical, educational, and outreach goals of the WDC.
* Evolve the vision for the Water Data Center.
* Structure work plans and lead staff to deliver outstanding operational se=
rvices and programs.
* Maintain relationships with the Board of Directors, oversight committees,=
funders, and academic research community.
* Represent CUAHSI in conferences, professional associations, and other pub=
* Develop and execute business plan for Water Data Center.
* An advanced degree in a water-science discipline with research experience=
. A PhD is desirable but candidates holding Masters Degrees with significan=
t experience will be given full consideration.
* Knowledge of geo-informatics, especially data publication and management
* Personnel management experience
* Knowledge of standards-based, services-oriented architecture is desirable
CUAHSI was founded in 2001 by 33 universities and has since grown to over 1=
30 members from the US and around the world. CUAHSI is recognized as a lead=
er in the development of data standards and participates in the Open Geospa=
tial Consortium (OGC), the Commission on Hydrology of the World Meteorologi=
cal Organization (UN), and the international Global Earth Observing System =
of Systems (GEOSS).
The position is available immediately. Interviews will begin on October 1, =
2014 and will continue until the position is filled. For further informatio=
n contact Richard P. Hooper, Executive Director (rhooper at cuahsi.org<mailto:=
rhooper at cuahsi.org?subject=3DPosition%20Available:%20Director,%20CUAHSI%20W=
To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter (containing a state=
ment of interest in the position), curriculum vitae, references, and salary=
requirements to busmgr at cuahsi.org<mailto:busmgr at cuahsi.org?subject=3DPosit=
CUAHSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Communications and Outreach Manager
Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc.
196 Boston Ave, Suite 3000
Medford, MA 02155
P: (339) 221-5400 x204
E: egeosling at cuahsi.org<mailto:egeosling at cuahsi.org>
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