[ES_JOBS_NET] California Academy searching for Manager of Environmental Sustainability Education & Engagement
taholloway at wisc.edu
Fri Sep 4 08:21:35 MDT 2015
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> California Academy of Sciences is searching for
> Manager: Environmental Sustainability Education and Engagement
> The California Academy of Sciences is experiencing a period of significant change. We have recently adopted a new mission statement – to Explore, Explain and Sustain Life on Earth – and are looking to bolster the sustainability-themed content of our museum floor, aquarium and planetarium shows, educational programs, public outreach efforts, media partnerships, and global engagement strategies.
> Our sustainability efforts are focused on sustaining the diversity of life on earth, and the crucial services ecosystems provide to humanity. To us, sustainability means preserving the fabric of life on earth, for ourselves and for future generations.
> So we are seeking a Manager of Environmental Sustainability Education and Engagement who will help lead new sustainability-themed efforts at the California Academy of Sciences (the Academy). The Manager will:
> Conduct high-level, synthetic research on the latest scientific, technological, engineering, economic, and policy landscape surrounding critical sustainability issues that are of interest to the Academy. Initial topics will include the sustainability of our energy, food, and freshwater systems at the global scale, and how these relate to the health of ecosystems and biodiversity worldwide.
> Based on the latest research, develop sustainability-themed education modules for new museum exhibits, public programs, and community outreach efforts based at the California Academy of Sciences. These may include a wide variety of written and multi-media materials, as well as elements for exhibits, planetarium productions, aquarium displays, etc.
> Develop sustainability “citizen action toolkits” for Academy guests, members, and the broader public of the Bay Area, to help them take steps towards achieving sustainability in their own daily lives, whether at home, at school, or at work.
> Share these educational modules and action toolkits with other museums, educational institutions, and non-profits across the world, to scale our sustainability solutions to the globe. A major focus of this goal will be building new institutional partnerships and networks to take our work to larger scales.
> This is a critical position for the California Academy of Sciences as it aims to be the world’s premiere sustainability-themed museum. We aim to be a respected sustainability education and engagement leader in the Bay Area, nationally, and across the world.
> The responsibilities are broad and varied. The Manager will be responsible for doing high-quality synthetic research on critical sustainability issues, producing and developing innovative sustainability educational modules and action toolkits based on the latest science, helping the Academy incorporate these into new exhibits and programs, and sharing them with other institutions around the world.
> We expect the Manager to be an experienced sustainability thinker, an outstanding researcher and writer, and someone who can collaborate with our exhibits, education, multi-media and communications professionals to develop high-quality materials. We also expect the Manager to work closely with scientists, engineers and policy experts from across the globe (as needed for different sustainability topics), internal educational & scientific staff, and Academy communications professionals, on a regular basis.
> This position reports to the Executive Director, and will work with several different divisions of the Academy. This position is anticipated to be a two to three year position, based on grant renewals.
> ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
> Lead the Academy’s new Global Sustainability Science, Education, and Citizen Actions program:
> Work with scientific experts – externally and internally – to gather, synthesize, and translate the latest scientific understanding and findings on key sustainability topics, starting with issues facing our global energy, food, and freshwater systems.
> Work with other Academy staff to develop sustainability-themed education modules for museum exhibits, public programs, and community outreach efforts based at the California Academy of Sciences. A major emphasis of this work is to create hands on and on-line education modules that be used inside and outside of the Academy.
> Work with Academy colleagues to develop global sustainability “action toolkits” for Academy guests, members, and the broader Bay Area public, to help them take steps towards sustainability in their daily lives, whether at home, at school, or at work.
> Share these educational modules and action toolkits with other museums, educational institutions, and non-profits across the world, to scale sustainability solutions to the globe.
> Also act, as needed, as key content expert and coordinator for other Academy projects, including acting as a scientific “go to” resource person for exhibits projects, educational programs, new planetarium shows, etc.
> And, of course, we expect the Manager to:
> Participate in Academy-wide meetings, collaborations, and partnerships as needed.
> Supervise other staff as needed.
> Travel, as necessary, to national / international conferences, meetings, workshops. Likely 3-4 trips per year.
> Follow all Academy safety regulations.
> Perform other duties as assigned.
> To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
> EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
> The ideal candidate will possess a combination of the following education and/or equivalent experience:
> Master’s level degrees in environmental science, engineering, or policy, with training and educational background in key sustainability issues.
> High-level research experience working on environmental and sustainability issues, including climate change, food security, energy issues, freshwater security, biodiversity conservation, etc. Examples of strong research work, such as peer-reviewed publications, are required.
> Experience in high-level professional settings, including writing, project management, and giving high-level presentations, participating in international scientific venues, etc.
> Professional experience in science communication, especially translating science to key stakeholders in government, non-profits, corporations, etc. Experience in government agencies, businesses, or non-profit organizations as a scientific translator a plus.
> KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
> Excellent writing and communication skills.
> Experience writing and delivering programs for multiple audiences, including the general public, non-scientific professionals, and working scientists.
> Knowledge of environmental sustainability topics, and their connections to earth system science, ecology, environmental science, climate change, food / water / energy security, etc.
> Excellent organizational skills.
> Ability to work independently, and as a team member.
> Enjoys working with creative people who are designers, not scientists. Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate with non-scientists. Enjoys iterative and collaborate experience design work.
> Familiarity with social marketing research and other theories of how and why people decide to take positive action for the environment. Ability to put that theory into practice through program design.
> Flexible and creative.
> Attention to detail.
> LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups or individuals.
> PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, and reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Must be able to lift 10lbs. Must be able to perform repetitive motions 75% of the time.
> TO APPLY:
> Academy employees interested in applying for any position need to read the Internal Position Request Guidelines. The policy is available on the Intranet on the HR page in the Shared Documents section under “Internal Position Request Guidelines”.
> TO REFER APPLICANTS:
> Academy employees should contact Elayne Graylow to recommend and refer qualified applicants. Please direct potential applicants to the Careers page on the Academy website to view open positions and apply online.
> The California Academy of Sciences will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (SF Police Code, Article 49).
> The California Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to ensure that all employees and applicants receive equal consideration and treatment, regardless of race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), religion, marital or domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical, mental or medical disability, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship, military service status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.
> The California Academy of Sciences is a non-smoking facility. Smoking is also prohibited in Golden Gate Park.
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