South Central CSC Seeks Assistant Sustainability Scientist

5.26.2017 (Fri)

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Position Description

This position develops and delivers trainings for Pueblos and Tribes in New Mexico (primarily) and other areas of the south-central U.S.  The position leads education and outreach activities that are designed to increase knowledge of climate change, seek development of climate adaptation programs on Tribal lands, and promote opportunities for collaboration through research partnerships.  The position helps researchers to transfer the scientific results of knowledge development, tools and datasets to Tribes for use in climate adaptation planning. 

The selected candidate will join a diverse, interdisciplinary team dedicated to supporting the use of climate information in adaptation planning.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Environmental Sustainability, Native American Studies, Regional Planning, or related fields (by July 1, 2017), exceptional applicants from other disciplines will be considered.
• 18 months experience developing relationships of trust in Indian Country.
• Well-developed organizational, communications (written and oral), human relations, and technical skills.
• Demonstrated ability to be highly organized, handle multiple projects, complete work within deadlines, and create and deliver effective presentations.
• Demonstrated cultural competence and ethics working with Indigenous peoples and communities.
• Demonstrated understanding of sovereignty, Tribal governance, traditional knowledge, different cultures, and place-based or culturally based decision making.
• Applicants should be motivated, have the ability to complete projects with minimal supervision, and be able to both serve and lead collegially as a team player.
• Proficiency with computer applications, including Powerpoint, MS-Word, and Excel (or Mac OSX equivalents).
• Must have basic knowledge of accounting principles.

Preferred Qualifications

• Additional education or experience, especially as related to vulnerability assessment, climate adaptation planning, small-group facilitation, or climate science-related research.
• Master’s degree in Geography, Environmental Sustainability, Native American Studies, Regional Planning, or related fields.
• Project management experience.
• Experience with web-based delivery of information.