Posting Number PG192561EP
Internal Recruitment No
Working Title Assistant Director of SECASC - SE Climate Science Center
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience ($80,000 - $90,000)
Work Schedule Monday - Friday; - 8am-5pm
Job Location Raleigh, NC
Department Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (SE CASC)
About the Department
The Department of Applied Ecology performs teaching, research, and extension
in the biological and ecological sciences. The Southeast Climate Adaptation
Science Center (SE CASC) focuses on climate and other global change sciences
to help fish, wildlife, ecosystems, and people adapt to a changing climate.
Essential Job Duties
The Assistant Director of SECASC position is to provide high-level program
management and coordination support for the SE CASC. This position serves as
the primary point of contact with the United States Geological Survey (USGS)
for budgeting and works closely with the National CASC on various initiatives.
The Assistant Director also takes a lead role in developing and implementing
the biennial Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Symposium.
Essential duties include but are not limited to:
Administers SE CASC research, capacity building, and communication
Monitors and tracks all SE CASC budgets and metrics, including pre-award
functions such as project budget and scope of work development for NC
State PIs, as well as post-award activities by acting as the single point
of contact for the university and the USGS grant management requirements;
Manages and oversees all communications for the program including final
proofing and approval of the monthly newsletter, websites, and interface
with the Data Steward, and mentoring of the team of communication interns;
Builds relationships across the university and with Consortium
institutions throughout the Southeast and also nationally and
Develops materials to broadcast goals, mission, and results/impacts;
Develops and maintains project database and tracking;
Coordinates the regular webinar series;
Facilitates meetings with Working Groups, Project Leads, Federal
Scientists, and other stakeholders;
Facilitates conversations and engagement with the Federal SE CASC Director
Participates in research and engagement meetings;
Coordinates annual reporting as required by the funding agency;
Provides support to the Global Change Research Fellows, including
reviewing applications of potential candidates, guiding, mentoring, and
assisting in the graduate student's research, presentations, and
interactions with other researchers at a regional and national level;
Represents the SE CASC in all National CASC meetings relevant to the
Represents the SE CASC at regional and national meetings;
Provides annual support and operations for the National Atmospheric
Deposition Program National Trends Network.
The position supports four federal staff; over 170 faculty affiliates, five
Consortium Institutions, and 12 Global Change Fellows per year. Interacts
regularly via conference calls, workshops, and training with other regional
CASC Assistant Directors, Directors, and Federal Directors and Deputies.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience
Relevant Bachelor's Degree with at least three years of relevant
Experience working with budgets and developing budget justifications;
Experience working with a regional or national Climate Adaptation Science
Other Required Qualifications
Ability to coordinate and manage research and education/outreach program,
writing and editing technical reports for non-scientists, website design
and social media technology, MS office Suite.
Master's Degree in Ecology, Forest Ecology, Climate Science, or a related
Experience in project management and communications;
Exemplary organizational skills to develop ideas, proposals, analysis
mechanisms, project tracking, and other activities;
Some experience with climate change science and/or policy.
Required License(s) or Certification(s)
Valid Driver's Licence or the ability to obtain a NC Drvier's Licence
within 60 days of hire. The position will need to drive on occasion to
regional science symposiums and events.
Valid NC Driver's License required Yes
Commercial Driver's License required No
Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions
Job Open Date 05/23/2023
Anticipated Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach a Cover Letter, CV, and contact information for three (3)
Position Number 00102902
Position Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.00
Appointment 12 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Mandatory - Medical Emergencies
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Department ID 112106 - SE Climate Science Center
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age,
sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a
disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities
requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview
process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at
the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.
If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact
Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected].
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks.
Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must
be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive
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hired to work in the United States.
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(Open Ended Question)
Do you have a elevant Bachelor's Degree with at least three (3) years of relevant experience?
Do you have a Master's Degree in ecology, forest ecology, climate science or a related field?
A valid driver's license is required. This license must be maintained throughout employment. Do you have a valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a North Carolina Driver's License within 60 days of hire?
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