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contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all
identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from
underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneer of purpose-
driven science and Cornell University's second largest college. We work across
disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned
research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we
seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food,
energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-
being. International Programs meets the fundamental challenges of development
and food security through teaching, research, and outreach programs that
involve undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and mid-career
The Biological and Environmental Engineering Department (BEE) is one of the
largest of its kind in the country with a very diverse faculty, staff and
student population. The department serves three integrated functions: teaching
of undergraduate and graduate students; research on problems in biology and
the environment; and public outreach to help society implement new knowledge.
Within CALS and BEE resides The New York State Water Resources Institute
(NYSWRI). NYSWRI has as its mission to improve the management of water
resources in New York State and the nation. NYSWRI collaborates with regional,
state, and national partners to increase awareness of emerging water resources
issues and to develop and assess new water resource management approaches,
technologies, and policies. NYSWRI connects water research and water
This position will assist in administration of NYSWRI programs, and in
extension of applied research to stakeholders throughout the state and region.
Duties will include, but not be limited to, assisting in:
Administration of grants and contracts
Reporting to sponsors, including tracking and collating metrics and
activities of NYSWRI staff
Communication to various stakeholders, including academics, water resource
managers, policy makers, media outlets, and the public
Maintenance of NYSWRI administrative architecture, including our website
and organizational databases
Student intern program management and other student training opportunities
Creation of extension materials that translate state of the art science
into applicable advice/tools for NY's water resource management and policy
This position is full-time (39 hours/week) and will be located in Ithaca,
New York This is a one-year appointment with possible extension depending on
funding and performance.
Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.
Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University embraces
diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports
students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly
encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to
Associate's Degree with 1+ year of experience in a natural resource or
related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proven ability to work in a multicultural environment is critical.
Meticulous record keeping.
Must be comfortable with multitasking and adapt to competing priorities.
Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively to support the
efforts of the overall projects to accomplish required tasks and achieve
departmental objectives while creating a high quality and respectful work
Excellent written and oral communication skills, organizational skills
with the ability to prioritize multiple projects, demonstrate flexibility,
adapt to changes and provide consistent and accurate information.
Demonstrated computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, and
databases) and experience with report preparation and analysis.
Experience demonstrating sound judgment, creativity, research and problem
Proactive in identifying and following up on organizational needs,
determining tasks necessary to meet requirements and deadlines, and
identifying and engaging support staff and resources as needed.
Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy with a wide range of
internal and external constituencies is a must.
Bachelor's Degree with multiple years of experience in a natural resource
or related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience in one or more of the following involving aquatic invasive
species: field work in waterbodies and wetlands involving surveys, general
data collection and analysis, and control and management.
Ability to synthesize and manage data, identify trends and communicate
these to various stakeholders.
Ability to publish manuscripts in trade and peer reviewed journals.
Experience with traditional university-based extension programming.
University Job Title:
Program/Extension Aide III
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