Climate Change Outreach Specialist

The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science and Michigan Technological University are advertising a Climate Change Outreach Specialist position, based remotely, term 12 months. This position would join the Climate Change Response Framework team with a special focus on synthesizing and communicating how a changing climate may affect forest ecology and management in urban areas.  The position will translate science into practical educational outreach to natural resource managers within the Midwest and Northeast regions of the U.S. This position is classified as "Research Scientist I" and will be filled through Michigan Technological University. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply.  Michigan Tech is an EOE which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATIONS BY SEPTEMBER 4, 2020

 

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Research Scientist I

Job No: 20131
Department: College Forest Resources & Envr Sci
Work Type: Staff Full-time
Location: Remote, Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Research

Term position for 1 year (12 months). Extension of this position is dependent on funding.

 

Job Description Summary

Synthesize and communicate information on interactions between climate, forest ecology, and forest management. Aid scientists in addressing specific topics related to broad-scale climate vulnerability assessment of urban forests and climate adaptation. Enhance communication and accelerate the rate at which our research is translated to multiple stakeholder groups. Work as a member of the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS), whose charter members include Michigan Technological University and the USDA Forest Service.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

  • Participate in NIACS outreach activities through print- and web-based media, presentations, organization of workshops, and other methods.
  • Work effectively with scientists to synthesize research information and results into non-technical language for a variety of audiences.
  • Collaborate with research and management partners on carbon management, climate change, and forest management related projects.
  • Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. 

 

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

  • Master’s degree in forest ecology/management, natural resources, environmental science/policy, technology transfer or related fields with and emphasis on natural resources management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in forest ecology/management, natural resources, environmental science/policy, technology transfer or related fields and two years experience in natural resources management, technology transfer/outreach or related fields, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.

 

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

  • Proficiency with computer applications, including word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Demonstrated ability in translating scientific research products into non-technical language.

 

Desirable Education and/or Experience

  • Publication design and layout experience.
  • Experience with web page design and/or publication software.
  • Experience in urban forestry and/or urban ecology
  • Competence using GIS programs for the generation of maps and basic calculation

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet and manage deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple work projects and types of activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with accuracy, precision, and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in both technical and non-technical terminology at a variety of skill levels.

 

 

 

Research Scientist I

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Job No: 20131
Department: College Forest Resources & Envr Sci
Work Type: Staff Full-time
Location: Remote, Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Research

Term position for 1 year (12 months). Extension of this position is dependent on funding.

Pay Rate/Salary - 

No Less Than $44,000

 

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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