[ES_JOBS_NET] Fwd: Job Announcement: ESLC seeks Coastal Resilience Specialist

Elizabeth Dahl eedahl at loyola.edu
Tue May 13 08:20:08 MDT 2014

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From: Maryland Sea Grant <research at mdsg.umd.edu<mailto:research at mdsg.umd.edu>>
Date: May 12, 2014 8:59:09 PM EDT
To: Dr.Elizabeth E.Dahl <eedahl at loyola.edu<mailto:eedahl at loyola.edu>>
Subject: Job Announcement: ESLC seeks Coastal Resilience Specialist
Reply-To: Maryland Sea Grant <research at mdsg.umd.edu<mailto:research at mdsg.umd.edu>>

This email is sent courtesy of Maryland Sea Grant.

Maryland�s Eastern Shore is one of the most vulnerable places in America to sea level rise, with risk to our coastal communities and critical wildlife and resource lands. Toward this challenge, ESLC seeks an energetic, dynamic individual to join our highly skilled team of professionals as Coastal Resilience Specialist. This new full-time position is responsible for leading an organizational effort to begin planning and preparing for the effects of climate change and other coastal hazards on the Shore�s landscape and its communities. The focus of the position will be to work  with Eastern Shore town and county leaders to better understand and identify opportunities to build coastal resilience and to develop (and/or design) a program  to deliver technical assistance and foster leadership among local government officials and staff.

The ideal candidate would possess the following skills and qualifications:

-3+ years of experience in climate adaptation or land-use planning, public administration, flood plain management, or hazard mitigation, emergency response planning, or related field;

-Comprehensive knowledge of sustainability and coastal resilience issues;

-Ability to review effectively local government planning documents, comprehensive plan, water and sewer plan, subdivision regulations, hazard mitigation plans, emergency operations plan, critical area maps, evacuation studies, floodplain maps, building codes, etc.;

-Experience in issue education and leadership development (e.g., developing such professional learning programs conferences, workshops, webinars, etc.);

-Strong understanding of land use planning policies and regulations, as well as current trends and issues, especially in Maryland;

-Expertise in project management and delivery; and,

-Excellent public speaking, writing, and communication skills.

Also preferred are the following skills/traits:

-Post-graduate degree in planning, economic development, public administration, climate, coastal or marine science, geography or related field;

-Demonstrated experience with local government (rural preferred);

-Experience in fundraising, business model development, and foundation grants;

-Love of teamwork, and being part of a learning organization; and,

-Excellent research, analytical writing and public speaking skills; and,

-Commitment to and knowledge about Maryland�s Eastern Shore.

About the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy: ESLC is a leading regional land trust on Maryland�s rural Eastern Shore responsible for preserving more than 55,000 acres since 1990. Eastern Shore Land Conservancy launched its town work to catalyze healthy, vibrant and sustainable towns through leadership development, community design, and on-the-ground projects. For more information about our work, please visit: www.eslc.org<http://www.eslc.org>.

To Apply: To apply send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: Attn: Human Resources, ESLC, PO Box 169, Queenstown MD 21658 orhr at eslc.org<mailto:orhr at eslc.org>.
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