The South Central Climate Science Center seeks to hire a program coordinator who will manage the daily activities of our core office.
Position: The University of Oklahoma, in collaboration with Texas Tech University, Louisiana State University, The Chickasaw Nation, The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, invites applications for the position of Program Coordinator for the South Central Climate Science Center. Science, education, and outreach activities of the Center are focused in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana.
This position is a full-time, 12-month appointment, hosted in Norman, OK. Travel is required for some Center activities. For more information about the Center see our website at http://southcentralclimate.org/. Apply at http://jobs.ou.edu/, position #170156.
Salary: $48,000 – $58,000 annual; salary commensurate with skills and experience.
Responsibilities: The individual selected for this position will manage the daily activities of the South Central Climate Science Center (CSC), a program funded by the U.S. Geological Survey of the Department of the Interior. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for operations of the core office, located at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK, including the following:
• Managing the day-to-day operations of the South Central CSC;
• Ensuring effective communication and sharing of results among the CSC’s consortium members, in service to the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives and other external partners in the south-central U.S.;
• Collecting and assembling information for project reports both externally to funding agencies and internally for university purposes;
• Organizing and facilitating agenda and logistics of CSC-led meetings, workshops, internship programs, and other events;
• Serving on CSC boards or committees and engaging in strategy sessions, workshops, and partners’ meetings;
• Monitoring progress compared to milestones and identifying problems;
• Participating in the development of projects and proposals;
• Managing the submission of consortium-led proposals to the DOI/USGS annual supplementary project solicitation;
• Supervising or mentoring undergraduate students; and
• Conducting CSC-related research as time permits.
Requirements: Applicants should have completed a Masters degree in Ecosystem Sciences, Climatology, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Zoology, or related fields. Exceptional applicants from other disciplines will be considered. Proficiency with computer applications, including Powerpoint, MS-Word, and Excel (or Mac OSX equivalents), is required. The successful candidate will have exceptional organizational and technical writing skills. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to use new software with minimal instruction. The position requires well-developed human relations and communication skills, including written and oral. 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.
Environment: The host office for the South Central Climate Science Center is located in Norman, OK, on the campus of the University of Oklahoma. Federal, University, and Tribal Nation employees work collegially in a dynamic environment within a new building on our award-winning research campus. We are one of the most diverse scientific units on campus, and we value teamwork, cooperation, and innovation. Individuals intending to advance their careers without serving or mentoring others need not apply. We seek self-disciplined and productive candidates who want to help agencies, businesses, communities, and organizations adapt to a changing climate.
The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented groups and those who choose to help us grow as a diverse and inclusive community.