Wood Based Bioeconomy Project Director (Research Foundation Title: Senior Research Support Specialis

College of Environmental Science and Forestry

United States

January 23, 2022

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Wood Based Bioeconomy Project Director (Research Foundation Title: Senior Research Support Specialis

Category: Research Foundation Department: Sustainable Resources Management Locations: Syracuse, NY Posted: Jan 4, 2022 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: Part-time Position ID: 141131

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About College of Environmental Science and Forestry:

Founded in 1911, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is the nation's oldest and most respected school dedicated to the study of the environment, developing renewable technologies and building a sustainable future. The ESF main campus is in Syracuse, NY and has regional campuses throughout Central New York and the Adirondack Park. ESF consistently earns high rankings in US News and World Report, Forbes, Peterson's Guide, The Washington Monthly, Princeton Review and other national college guidebooks.

Job Description:

Title: Wood Based Bioeconomy Project Director (Research Foundation Title: Senior Research Support Specialist)

Unit: Sustainable Resources Management

Salary: $45,000 - $48,500 for 75% time plus benefits

Duration: part time (75%) for 2 years or full time for 1.5 years, with potential for extensions

Location: Syracuse, NY. On campus or remote-based work possible with regular visits to campus.

The Climate & Applied Forest Research Institute (CAFRI) at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY- ESF) in Syracuse invites applications for a Senior Research Support Specialist to work with Dr. Timothy Volk and others in the CAFRI team to assess and determine opportunities and challenges associated with developing the wood-based bioeconomy in New York State (NYS). This work will fulfill a critical need in NYS's understanding of the role that the wood-based bioeconomy can play in meeting the greenhouse gas reduction and environmental justice targets in NYS's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). This study will draw on existing information on woody biomass supply and potential in NYS to explore the development of new uses for this material, while continuing to support existing wood-based industries in the state. New uses for the woody biomass supply in NYS include, but are not limited to biochar, biochemicals, bioenergy, mass timber buildings, nanocellulose, wood-based textiles, and other products. This project will involve engagement with stakeholders in multiple sectors across the region to understand their perspectives on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges to both support and expand the wood-based bioeconomy in New York. The project will develop a plan for coordinating R&D to spur the creation of new technologies and companies that can make use of NYS's woody resources and provide input for public policy to spur the growth of the wood-based bioeconomy. As part of this process and engagement with stakeholders a network will be established across different sectors to facilitate information sharing and collaboration that are essential for growth in this sector.

Primary Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to)

  • Complete reviews and summarize other wood-based bioeconomy initiatives in the U.S and around the world
  • Build connections and collaborate with a range of different stakeholders involved in other wood based bioeconomy initiatives in the state, country and around the world
  • Develop, organize and implement a series of stakeholder engagement meetings in different regions of NYS to assess opportunities and barriers to developing the wood-based bioeconomy
  • Collect, analyze, and summarize information from various stakeholder meetings, surveys, and other data and use it to develop a wood based bioeconomy roadmap
  • Design and conduct a series of information sessions to get input on the draft wood-based bioeconomy roadmap for different regions of NY
  • Write bioeconomy roadmap, progress and final reports, publications, information sheets, and assist with grant applications
  • Present findings to stakeholders, colleagues, policy makers, and the public
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders from a range of different fields and perspectives, and collaborate with staff from the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets and Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Requirements:

    Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Public Administration, Environmental Engineering, Forestry, Natural Resources, or relevant field, with 5 years of progressively more complex technical and project coordination experience with programs involving external sponsors or within complex organizations OR a relevant graduate degree with 3 years of progressively more complex and technical project experience relating to projects or programs involving external sponsors or within complex organizations
  • Superior coordination, communication (both written and oral), project management, task prioritization, and interpersonal skills are required.
  • The successful candidate should have the ability, background, and/or experience to work closely and effectively with varied audiences, including government administrators, businesspeople, national organizations, New York State residents, and faculty, students, and college leaders.
  • Strong track record of writing strategic plans, roadmaps, reports to grant agencies, papers and information sheets.
  • A self-starter that embraces new challenges, motivated, focuses on successful outcomes and promotes teamwork.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with designing and implementing programs to gather information from diverse groups of stakeholders such as focus groups, information sessions, surveys etc.
  • Prior experience with bioeconomy, bioenergy, or forest industry
  • A strong commitment to working with diverse individuals and communities
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs
  • Additional Information:

    In accordance with the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" institutions of higher education are required to prepare an annual report containing information on campus security policies and campus statistics. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off- campus buildings or property owned or controlled by SUNY-ESF; and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting SUNY-ESF University Police at 315-470-6667 or by accessing the following web site: https:// www. esf.edu/univpolice/crimereports/

    SUNY ESF is a Smoke and Tobacco Free campus and is dedicated to providing a healthy and safe environment for the entire campus. For more information you can visit our Tobacco and Smoke Free Policy at https: // www. esf.edu/au/documents/ESF Tobacco Free.pdf

    The Research Foundation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Application Instructions:

    Application Instructions

  • Employment application, cover letter, and resume must be submitted on-line
  • Application Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit their application by January 23, 2022 to assure optimal consideration.

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