FEMC Project Coordinator

Burlington, VT
Aug 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Details

Advertising/Posting Title FEMC Project Coordinator Diversity Statement The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. Posting Summary
The Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC) is a long-term forest health, environmental monitoring and research program formed by a partnership of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, The University of Vermont, and the USDA Forest Service. The FEMC provides monitoring, coordination and data management services to cooperators across the northeast.
The FEMC Project Coordinator designs, plans, and oversees a number of projects that support the needs of FEMC cooperators. These projects are driven by the evolving needs of FEMC cooperators with the goal of understanding, tracking and responding to forest ecosystem health issues. These projects range from the execution of field monitoring programs and integration/analysis of disparate datasets, to the development of new web-based and geospatial data visualization tools.
Working closely with the FEMC Director, responsibilities include communicating with partners and stakeholders to understand their needs and goals and how they fit with the FEMC mission; designing project work plans (including staffing requirements); oversight and execution of the project plan including: project budget tracking, temporary employee supervision, progress and final report compilation, data analysis and interpretation, communication and dissemination of deliverables; and, outreach and development activities to engage new collaborators and expand the work of the FEMC. Assist in the preparation of grant proposals, administrative reports, presentations at program and professional meetings, planning of the FEMC Annual Conference, and related technical, administrative, and outreach duties.
Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
Bachelor's degree in ecology, forestry, geography or other field related to environmental science and three years of experience to include a minimum of one year of experience in project management, grant development/management and/or program administration required.
Demonstrated familiarity with basic research principles and methods, general applied statistics, data acquisition and sampling methods required.
Effective written and oral communication skills, proven experience in management multiple complex projects, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both remotely and in person are required.
Desirable Qualifications
Knowledge of ecological systems and environmental issues of the northeast desirable. Experience with ArcGIS software suite and/or statistical computing packages desirable.
Other Information Special Conditions Category Job Type Full-time FLSA Exempt Hiring Min (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 38500.00 Payband Max (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 73150.00 Staff Hiring Band Staff Union Code NU

Posting Details

Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is subject to removal without notice.
Job Open Date 08/09/2017 Job Close Date (Jobs close at 11:59 PM EST.) Open Until Filled No

Position Information

Position Title Research Specialist Posting Number S1268PO Department Rubenstein Sch Env & Nat Res/57000 Position Number 00024558 Employee FTE 1.0 Employee Term 12

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The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


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