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[Met-jobs] Climate Integration Associate at the University of Michigan Climate Center/Great Lakes Integrated Sciences + Assessments (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Wed, 23 Mar 2016 19:23:09 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

We have a job opening for a Climate Integration Associate at the
University of Michigan Climate Center/Great Lakes Integrated Sciences +
Assessments in Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A. Information about the position is
given below. The online application can be found at the following link :
<http://umjobs.org/job_detail/122799/research_area_specialist_inter>.
This would be a great position for an individual interested in applied
climatology and climate communication.

Position: Climate Integration Associate
The Climate Center at the University of Michigan is seeking applicants
to fill the position of Climate Integration Associate. The role of this
Climate Integration Associate position will be to distill raw climate
data and scientific information into useful, usable resources for
community leaders, government officials and other researchers.
Applicants need to be able to clearly communicate meaningful elements of
emerging climate science to audiences ranging from the general public to
other climate scientists. Through this role the incumbent will support
Climate Center programs, especially the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences
+ Assessments (GLISA) program. GLISA is one of ten Regional Integrated
Sciences and Assessments (RISA) programs supported by the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to inform and study
climate adaptation efforts. GLISA is a partnership of Michigan State
University and the University of Michigan.

Responsibilities*
•Work closely with stakeholders in the Great Lakes region to identify
climate information needs and to continuously improve techniques for
incorporating climate information into decision-making
•Maintain and develop inventory of observational and projected climate
data for stakeholder use and applied climate science research
•Conduct applied climate research to support climate adaptation efforts
in the region
•Generate resources that effectively communicate climate science online,
in-person and in print
•Develop organizational relationships with federal, state, and local
agencies, professional associations, non-profit organizations, and
private sector entities
•Work with a cross-GLISA team to evaluate and improve in climate
integration and outreach techniques
•Coordinate research efforts across the RISA community, linking GLISA
efforts with other RISA teams across the country

Required Qualifications*
•Masters degree in Atmospheric Science, Climate Change, or Applied
Climate Science
•Demonstration of strong interpersonal and written communication skills
•Experience working with communities and/or decision makers in an
outreach capacity
•Demonstration of strong analytical skills and proficiency with
quantitative data analysis
•Ability to work comfortably in a broad, interdisciplinary environment
•Ability to travel frequently to regional and national destinations
•Proficiency with computer applications, including: Python, R, IDL,
MatLab, GIS, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, website design or
management software, such as Drupal

Desired Qualifications*
•Experience in writing project proposals and securing grants
•Geographic familiarity with the Great Lakes region, the Midwest, or the
Northeast
•Familiarity with climate service agencies such as the RISA program,
Regional Climate Centers (RCCs), and Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and
organizations
•Experience working with communities and/or decision makers in an
outreach capacity

Additional Information
The Climate Center is part of the Graham Sustainability Institute. At
the Graham Sustainability Institute, our dedication to academic
excellence for the public good is inseparable from our commitment to
diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our mission of engaging, empowering,
and supporting faculty, staff and students to foster sustainability
solutions includes ensuring that each member of our community thrives.
We believe that diversity is key to individual empowerment, and the
advancement of sustainability knowledge, learning and leadership.
Please note:
This is a term limited position through 8/31/20 based on performance and
renewed funding.
If you have additional questions about the position, please contact
Elizabeth Gibbons (<elzrenc@umich.edu>).


How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and
should be attached as the first page of your resume or CV. The cover
letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline
skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Please also
include a list of professional references.


Background Screening
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job
candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third
party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will
be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer.

--
William 'B.J.' Baule
Climatologist, University of Michigan Climate Center
Great Lakes Integrated Sciences + Assessments
Graham Sustainability Institute at the University of Michigan
wbaule@umich.edu
glisa.umich.edu | graham.umich.edu/climate



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