Posting Number PG192809EP
Internal Recruitment No
Working Title SE CASC Program Manager
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience
Work Schedule Monday to Friday; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; 32 hrs week
Job Location Raleigh, NC
Department Applied Ecology
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. SE
CASC is a regional center that is part of a national network of nine CASCs
embedded in all regions of the U.S. and led by a National CASC.
Essential Job Duties
The SE CASC Program Manager position will provide program management,
coordination, outreach, and engagement support for the SE CASC, a university-
federal partnership hosted at NC State. Essential duties include but are not
Administers the execution of the SE CASC Engagement and Outreach Strategic
Directs all communications for the program for the purpose of disseminating science results to partners across the Southeast, including the monthly newsletter, website design, content, and updates, news releases, social media, and the creation of web-based and print materials and video products;
Develops and track metrics to evaluate outcomes of outreach efforts;
Provides expertise to ensure all SE CASC materials are accessible to a diverse audience;
Contributes expertise related to SE CASC outreach and engagement in team
meetings of NCSU and USGS staff;
Engages with National CASC and regional CASCs in areas relevant to this
Serves as the primary contact with the USGS National CASC for highlights of SE CASC work and events;
Represents the SE CASC in meetings of other regional CASCs and the National CASC;
Represents the SE CASC at relevant national and international meetings;
Leads the planning and implementation of the SE CASC science webinar
Collaborates with PIs at nine consortium institutions across the Southeast
to facilitate engagement with and outreach to stakeholders and partners;
Supervises at least two Science and Engagement student Interns annually;
Mentors the Global Change Research Fellows graduate students on climate
adaptation synthesis and communications products, and the planning and
implementation of up to four seminars annually;
Facilitates Working Groups, Project Leads, and Federal Scientists in the
development of actionable final products for partners;
Provides assistance in grant proposal writing and the development of
Provides support in administrative duties and science planning, including
but not limited to consortium and staff meeting coordination, annual
reporting, and engaging with the Science Advisory Committee and new
Supports the implementation of research support workshops for graduate
students at NCSU and consortium universities and science symposia and
other convenings of research and management partners across the Southeast.
Other duties as assigned.
The position supports the SE CASC university director and assistant director,
five federal staff, over 170 faculty affiliates, nine Consortium Institutions,
and ten Global Change Fellows (grad fellowships) per year. Interacts
regularly via conference calls, workshops, and training with other Program
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience
M.S. degree or equivalent in a scientific field such as Ecology,
Conservation, Zoology, Biology, Climate Science, Journalism, or a related
Demonstrated expertise in communicating complex science topics to non-
expert audiences using media such as science articles, news releases, data
visualizations, videos, science posters, or technical reports;
Proficiency in common software supporting external outreach such as
WordPress website development, MailChimp email design and management,
Trello team coordination, DaVinci video editing, and Slack team
Skills in best practices to facilitate engagement among teams comprised of
research and management communities and with external users of science.
Other Required Qualifications
Connections with researchers in the NCSU Dept of Applied Ecology and the
larger campus community;
Effective interpersonal skills and presentation style;
Familiarity with NC State University business systems;
Strengths in organizational abilities and attention to detail.
Required License(s) or Certification(s)
Valid NC Driver's License required No
Commercial Driver's License required No
Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions
Job Open Date 08/18/2023
Anticipated Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a CV and cover letter along with an example of outreach
communication such as a writing sample; website design, video, social media
Position Number 00004833
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
Department ID 112101 - Applied Ecology
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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employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons
hired to work in the United States.
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How did you learn of this opportunity?
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If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.
(Open Ended Question)
Do you have, or will you have by the date of hire, a Master's degree in ecology, conservation, zoology, biology, climate science, journalism, or a related field?
Application Materials Required
Contact Information for References
Short Writing Sample