[ES_JOBS_NET] Global Hub Director - Future Earth (Research Faculty), Boulder, CO

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Tue Apr 21 06:04:01 MDT 2015


Posting Title 	Global Hub Director - Future Earth (Research Faculty)
Campus 	Boulder
City 	Boulder, CO
Position Type 	Research Faculty
Posting date 	04/19/2015
Closing date 	
Full/Part Time 	Full-time
Background Check Required? 	Yes
Job Summary 	
Posting Description 	

The US Hub of Future Earth initiative

Future Earth is the global research platform providing the knowledge and 
support to accelerate our transformations to a sustainable world.

Bringing together and in partnership with existing programmes on global 
environmental change, Future Earth will coordinate new, inter- and 
trans-disciplinary approaches to research on three themes: Dynamic 
Planet, Global Sustainable Development and Transformations towards 
Sustainability. It will also be a platform for international engagement 
to ensure that knowledge is generated in partnership with society and 
users of research. It is founded on the principle of the co-creation and 
co-design of these knowledge products. Future Earth is open to all 
stakeholders of interest including researchers of all disciplines of the 
natural and social sciences, as well as engineering, health, law and 
civil society.

Future Earth is sponsored by the Science and Technology Alliance for 
Global Sustainability (“the Alliance”) comprising the International 
Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council 
(ISSC), the Belmont Forum of funding agencies, the United Nations 
Educational Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United 
Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations University 
(UNU), and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

A globally distributed Secretariat

The architecture of the globally distributed Secretariat is unique and 
currently encompasses five Global Hubs located in five different 
countries, connected through a dynamic, networked structure. This will 
include Regional Hubs and partners. The distributed model unites a 
diversity of perspectives, stakeholders and geographical locations. The 
new Future Earth Secretariat is committed to inclusivity and to 
fostering the creativity and innovation required to address the 
challenges of global environmental change. In this spirit it will 
provide coordination and enabling services to Future Earth communities 
of researchers, decision makers and practitioners. While distributed on 
3 continents, the Secretariat will operate as a single entity under the 
direction of an Executive Director. The distributed governance 
infrastructure is placed in the five hubs under the direction of five 
Global Hub Directors.

This Research Associate position will serve as Global Hub Director – The 
US Hub of the Future Earth Secretariat

The Global Hub Director will engage the world’s leading experts in 
sustainability and environmental research from a trans-disciplinary 
perspective. The directors will engage various stakeholders in strategic 
dialogues with these research communities to both understand and find 
solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems, based on the 
best available knowledge. The directors will ensure that Future Earth 
integrates this knowledge, based on research performed with integrity 
from different disciplines in a process of collaboration and co-design.

Global responsibilities: The Global Hub Director will be employed by the 
University of Colorado at Boulder to work with and report to the 
Executive Director of the Future Earth Secretariat. The US Hub is one of 
five Global Hubs and the directors of each hub and the Executive 
Directors of each hub form the Executive team responsible for the 
overall leadership of the secretariat.

Hub-level responsibilities: Locally, each Global Hub Director will have 
the overall responsibility for the leadership of a Future Earth Global 
Hub. In this capacity he or she will be responsible for overseeing local 
operations, financial & human resources management, and communications 
pertaining to their Global Hub.

We are seeking an experienced leader and manager with a strong 
international profile, who will:
- Support the Future Earth staff in achieving strategic and programmatic 
objectives, develop new projects and raise program-specific funds.
- Strengthen the existing leadership and governance structure of Future 
Earth by facilitating the development of strategic priorities and 
thematic areas, and implementing new initiatives
- Ensure integration across the hubs to achieve optimal collaboration, 
communication and cooperation between the various parts of the 
headquarters team
- Facilitate dialogue with key sectors of society

Minimum Qualifications 	

- University degree (PhD or equivalent degree/experience)
- Understanding of global environmental change and sustainability 
issues; integrated systems thinking on socio-environmental interactions 
and sustainable solutions
- 10+ years of experience in managerial positions and/or as part of the 
executive team of an international organisation or research institution
- Experience in implementing organizational change/transition
- Proven record of strong financial and human resources management skills
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders
- Proven track record in successful resource mobilization
- Excellent communications skills
- Fluency in English

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and abilities 	

Key competencies:
- Values & Ethics: Demonstrates personal behaviour that integrates and 
promotes strong values of trust, inclusivity, respect, transparency and 
fairness into the organization’s practices.
- Strategic Thinking: Translates vision into concrete direction and 
plans. Integrates multiple domains of information and identifies the 
links. Seeks broad perspectives, expertise and clarification when 
required. Identifies solutions, alternatives, and consequences.
- Engagement: Implements inclusive, cooperative approaches with peers, 
staff, and superiors. Promotes consensus across diverse groups, 
interests, and opinions. Mobilizes the team to achieve organizational 
goals. Communicates and supports organizational decisions. Follows 
through on commitments. Communicates vision and information with clarity 
and commitment.
- Action Management: Identifies and communicates priorities, milestones, 
timelines, and performance measures. Ensures necessary resources, 
processes, and systems are in place. Performs risk analysis to assess 
viability of opportunities. Seeks and heeds early warning signs, 
adapting plans and strategies as required. Follows through on the 
organization’s business plan from planning, implementing, monitoring, 
and evaluating to reporting.
- People Management: Implements a strategy to ensure workforce capacity 
to meet current and future organizational needs. Sets clear expectations 
and provides clear direction. Coaches, challenges, and provides 
opportunities for growth. Builds complementary teams. Manages staff 
workload. Provides honest, straightforward feedback and manages 
- Financial Management: Raises, allocates and manages resources 
transparently. Implements strategies to achieve operational efficiencies 
and value for money. Operates and monitors rigorous systems for 
Financial Information Management. Acts on audit, evaluation, and other 
objective performance information.

Desired Qualifications 	
Special instructions to applicants 	

Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff andEEOData 
(application) form, and upload the following required documents:

1 – Cover Letter, which includes a description of your vision for the US 
Hub of Future Earth and an indication of salary requirements.
2 – Curriculum Vitae
3 – List of three Professional References from whom an official written 
letter of recommendation will be requested from the hiring unit at the 
appropriate time during the search
4 – Proof of highest degree earned

Review of applications will begin May 24, 2015 and continue until a 
successful candidate has been identified.

This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, 
retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and 
sick leave accruals.

The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all 
final applicants being considered for employment.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and 
productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, 
we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being 
considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal 
history record check, and anEPLS(Excluded Parties List System) check.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of 
employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of 
the third day of work.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative 
action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained 
faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance 
of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces 
diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis 
of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including 
pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender 
identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or 
political philosophy in its programs or activities, including 
employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be 
directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative 
formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with 
disabilities by contacting Human Resources at adacoordinator at colorado.edu.

Job posting contact 	Jason Neff
Job posting contact telephone 	303-492-6187
Job posting contact email 	Jason.C.Neff at colorado.edu
Job Posting Number 	RF02452
Quicklink for Posting 	http://www.jobsatcu.com:80/postings/99238 
Open Until Filled 	Yes

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