[ES_JOBS_NET] Deputy Director of NCEAS in California

TRACEY HOLLOWAY taholloway at wisc.edu
Mon Oct 17 07:18:11 MDT 2016

 Deputy Director 
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) 
Academic Coordinator II 
The Deputy Director position is available at the National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). NCEAS facilitates synthesis research and collaboration in environmental science, ecology, and environmental data science, conducted as part of research initiatives led by NCEAS and Center Fellows. Center-level initiatives include the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP), the Long Term Ecological Research National Communications Office (LTER-NCO), State of Alaska Salmon and People (SASAP), TomKat UC Carbon Neutrality Project, and an emerging initiative in support of a Masters in Environmental Data Science (MEDS). Each year NCEAS hosts more than 500 visiting scientists and practitioners and over 30 resident scientists, including an estimated 10 post-doctoral associates, 8 Center Fellows, and 15 Researchers, and has a staff of approximately 25 administrative, scientific computing and informatics staff coordinated by the Executive Director and Deputy Director. The resident scientist community will grow over the next few years. 
The Deputy Director will work with the NCEAS Executive Director, the SNAPP Executive Director, other Initiative Directors, and other NCEAS staff and scientists to support and promote the mission of the Center. As part of the role in support of SNAPP, s/he will also serve as SNAPP Deputy Director. 
 Support project reporting and administration for Center-led initiatives, in particular for SNAPP as SNAPP Deputy Director (up to 70% time), TomKat Carbon Neutrality, SASAP, and MEDS (expected 2017): 
o Provide financial oversight (in collaboration with financial managers at partner organizations) 
o Coordinate and compile mid-term and final reports from project activities (in particular working groups and post-docs) 
o Liaison between working group PIs, Project Directors at NCEAS, and other SNAPP staff as needed 
o Manage RFP processes and interactions with SNAPP Science Advisory Council 
 Manage inquiries 
 Assign proposals to SAC 
 Work with funded PIs to revise and finalize proposed activities 
 Follow up with all proposal PIs 
o Serve as a key member of the SNAPP Management Team, helping provide strategic direction 
o Collaborate with SNAPP Director on SNAPP Board of Directors reporting, meeting coordination, and preparing Board packets 
 Track expenses and budget (in collaboration with NCEAS Business Officer) 

 Coordinate logistics (in collaboration with NCEAS Events and Travel Coordinators) 
 Collaborate with SNAPP Executive Director in development of legally binding SNAPP agreement across principal and consortium partners 
o Lead production of project reports (project summary, working group stats, post-doc outcomes, etc.) to funding agencies/partners 
 In collaboration with the Executive Director, develops new funding initiatives to support NCEAS activities, including writing grant proposals. 
 Responsible for a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Center’s scope and detailed daily workings. Represent NCEAS and SNAPP at national and international meetings and conferences, when necessary. 

Minimum Qualifications: 
 Masters in Environmental Science, Ecology or related field. 

Preferred Qualifications: 
 3-5 years work experience in a related field with project management and reporting responsibilities; 
 Demonstrated experience in developing budgets and tracking expenses in Excel and related systems; 
 Demonstrated effectiveness in written and oral communication, including the ability to deliver effective presentations to diverse audiences and be an effective spokesperson for NCEAS and SNAPP initiatives; 
 Outstanding organizational skills; 
 Ability to manage several projects/tasks at the same time; 
 Able to work well with a wide range of constituencies, including governmental bodies; non-governmental organizations, industry, academic institutions, and community representatives; 
 Able to work effectively both independently and collaboratively; 
 Experience in grant-writing, in particular to government agencies and foundations. 

Salary and Benefits: 
Academic Coordinator Position, with salary step commensurate with qualifications (likely $60,000 - $76,000). Full benefits package included. 
Please apply through UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00862 
Required Documents to Apply: Curriculum Vitae: Your most recently updated C.V. Cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position List of References: 3 non-peer references (name and contact information only at this point) 
Anticipated Start Date: January 2017 
The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. 
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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