SE CASC Program Manager

North Carolina State University
September 18, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Posting Details

Posting Information

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 limited to:

  • Administers the execution of the SE CASC Engagement and Outreach Strategic Plan

  • 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 position
  • 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 series;
  • 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 graphics;
  • 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 partners;
  • 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 Managers.

    Other Responsibilities

  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications

    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 field;
  • 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 communication;
  • Skills in best practices to facilitate engagement among teams comprised of research and management communities and with external users of science.
  • Other Required Qualifications


    Preferred 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 campaign.

    Position Details

    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 AA/EEO

    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 credit.

    NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you learn of this opportunity?
  • NCSU Website
  • NCSU Executive Search Services
  • Other Online Job Board
  • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
  • Job / Career Fair
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • HERC
  • Professional Journal
  • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
  • Professional Organization
  • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
  • NCSU Employee Referral
  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
  • Other
  • 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?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Application Materials Required

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Contact Information for References
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Short Writing Sample
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