Masters in Conservation & Restoration Science and Ridge to Reef Training Coordinator

Location
Irvine, CA
Posted
Aug 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
  • Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology


  • RECRUITMENT PERIOD



    Open date: August 18th, 2017

    Next review date: October 2nd, 2017
    Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

    Final date: October 3rd, 2017
    Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


    DESCRIPTION


    Masters in Conservation & Restoration Science and Ridge to Reef Training Coordinator

    ACADEMIC COORDINATOR I

    The Center for Environmental Biology (CEB) and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) in the Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine (UCI), invites applications for an Academic Coordinator to facilitate the implementation and operation of two new graduate education programs; the Masters in Conservation and Restoration Science (MCRS) and the Ridge-to-Reef (R2R) Graduate Training Incubator. Both programs focus on enhancing the professional skill set of graduate students and connecting academic research to practitioners and societally relevant issues. The MCRS is a professional masters program focused on providing recent graduates and professionals returning to academia with the skills and knowledge base to hold leadership and management positions in environmental fields related to conservation, restoration, and sustainability. R2R is funded by a National Science Foundation Research Training (NRT) grant to promote professional skills and stakeholder-driven scholarship among graduate students. Both programs focus on providing career paths whereby excellent research is placed into action through non-profit, agency, or business actors working in teams with academia, or through effective translation of knowledge to decision- and policy-makers.

    The successful applicant will help implement educational elements in the MCRS and R2R programs and provide assistance in engaging community partners, including California State Parks, Irvine Ranch Conservancy, Natural Communities Coalition, Orange County Parks, Irvine Ranch Water District, and Back Bay Science Center. The Coordinator will act as a student advocate and interface with faculty, staff, and an external evaluator to enhance student success. The Coordinator will assist with CEB's successful student internship program, in which students receive pedagogical training and participate in K-12 and after-school science education programs. The Coordinator will work to integrate MCRS and R2R activities into UCI field sites, including the Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center, the San Joaquin Marsh, and the Burns-Pinyon Ridge Reserve. Specific duties will include interfacing with students, organizing meetings, assisting with project finances, coordinating logistics for program elements, and developing communications, advertising, and website materials. The Coordinator will oversee staffing and planning for recruitment efforts on and off-campus and serve as a liaison with internship partners. Duties also include attending an annual program meeting in the Washington-DC area and contributing substantially to the writing of annual progress reports.

    REQUIREMENTS: Masters degree (PhD Preferred) in the environmental sciences, ecology, education, or a related field, plus 2-3 additional years of pedagogical training, formal or informal science education, or engagement / outreach experience. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

    Qualified candidates should send curriculum vitae along with the names and addresses of three references to the following on-line recruitment URL to submit the material requested:

    https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04239

    For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Travis Huxman at thuxman@uci.edu.

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
    Job location Irvine, CA

    REQUIREMENTS

    Documents
    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
    • Cover Letter (Optional)
    • Statement of Research (Optional)
    • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
    • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. (Optional)
    • Misc / Additional (Optional)
    References
    3-5 references required (contact information only)


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