Wayne State University
Detroit, MI, USA
Wayne State is Hiring!
Lead the Wayne State University Special Events & Services team as the Senior Director, Special Events and Services! Our goal is to provide superior service and deliver high quality, memorable Wayne State University experiences for all event attendees.
The Senior Director, Special Events and Services oversees the operations of the Special Events and Services department. Serves as a key thought leader by directing the planning, design and execution of strategies, objectives and activities for university special events. Works closely with university leadership, the WSU Board of Governors and internal and external partners and constituents. This position reports to the VP, Development & Alumni Affairs and President of WSU Foundation.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, hospitality, sales, business or related fields. Minimum seven years’ progressively responsible experience in planning and execution of high profile events for development/fundraising organizations, large universities and/or non-profit or a corporate/businesses.
Preferred Qualifications: Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) or Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
We offer a competitive total compensation package with many benefits for our employees and their families. Our benefits include; free tuition for employees, 50% off for spouse/dependents, up to 10% match 403(b), premium healthcare choices, generous vacation, and more.
Wayne State University’s mission is to create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.
We inspire our students to be curious and passionate by supporting their education
We support our faculty as they discover new approaches, solutions and areas of inquiry through multidisciplinary, translational and applied research.
We engage our community through impactful partnerships, enriching the culture and economy of Detroit and beyond.
Apply online at https://jobs.wayne.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=206129
To learn more about the position, please connect with us by sending your resume and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Union of Concerned Scientists
Washington, DC, USA
Two Year Temporary Position
Federal Defense CampaignWashington, DC Office
Are you a creative, people-centered campaign organizer? Do you want to help us hold the Trump administration accountable for attacking science, and grow a diverse and inclusive activist network? The Federal Defense Campaign at the Union of Concerned Scientists collaborates across all our issue campaigns, from climate change to nuclear safety. We’re looking for an organizer who’s capable of leading campaigns in target states and engaging supporters nationally, and who can dream up creative and effective campaigns around votes and hearings on Capitol Hill. Join our team and help keep science in public policy!
Washington, DC, USA
Senior Policy Advisor, Clean Energy
Third Way’s Clean Energy Program is committed to the fight against climate change. We are seeking a Senior Policy Advisor to join our efforts to create a zero-carbon energy future. This individual will help lead our educational engagement with Congressional policymakers on clean energy, innovation, and climate policies. The Senior Policy Advisor will explain these trends to an informed audience through written and digital content, and collaborate with teammates and external partners on strategies to advance key policy priorities.
As the Senior Policy Advisor, a typical day might include…
Formulating strategies and managing relationships with members of Congress and congressional staff, as well as other key constituencies—such as leaders in energy innovation and industry, and climate and clean energy advocates—to promote Third Way’s clean energy and climate agenda;
Producing high-impact policy recommendations on key actions that governments can implement to help advance innovation and critical clean energy technologies in the United States, including carbon capture, advanced nuclear, next-generation renewables, energy storage, and others;
Developing written materials, and digital content that translate complex energy issues to a general audience in a compelling and easily understandable way; and
Working with the Clean Energy and other Third Way teams to plan and execute events and stakeholder engagement activities to further our mission.
This might be the job for you, if you…
Have an undergraduate or graduate degree in a relevant field;
Have a minimum of three to five years of relevant experience working in climate and clean energy technology and policy, including working in or with Congressional offices;
Have an understanding of energy systems and clean energy technologies, including nuclear, renewables, and carbon capture;
Have exceptional writing skills, including the ability to explain complex topics to a non-expert audience in a clear and engaging way;
Have strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage coalitions, plan complex events, and coordinate activities with a large number of collaborators and participants;
Have experience with federal budget and appropriations process (this is a plus)
Enjoy working collaboratively with others;
Would like to develop and expand innovative technologies that will help dramatically reduce carbon emissions and address climate change;
Think creatively about how you communicate your ideas to our audiences, including the use of digital platforms, such as audio, video, and infographics, as well as traditional written material; and
Are entrepreneurial in how you come up with new policy ideas and strategies to build support for policy ideas that will have a significant impact.
In the Third Way Culture, we are looking for…
Self-starters : People who see and seize opportunities, take risks, learn from failure, and will bring a sustained passion for our mission.
Collaborators : People who work in teams—sharing ideas, brainstorming, co-authoring products, and advancing its shared priorities.
Creators : People who fosters divergent thinking; that aren’t afraid to take on the orthodoxies of the left or the right. Team members come up with original insights, find unique ways to look at data, and challenge their preconceptions.
Results-oriented : People who function with an organizational commitment to clear objectives, ambitious timelines, accountability for results, and a focus on impact.
Third Way is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Future Earth, the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), and the Colorado State University Global Biodiversity Center, are partnering to fill two postdoctoral positions for ocean sustainability science, to be based at NCEAS in Santa Barbara, California.
PEGASuS 2: Ocean Sustainability, is a partnership between Future Earth, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), and Global Biodiversity Center at Colorado State University. Our vision is to accelerate transformations to a more sustainable and equitable planet by drawing on collective knowledge. Recognizing that the research community on its own cannot adequately address these challenges, we are partnering to support two ocean sustainability working groups involving not only researchers, but also innovators in policy, business and civil society to generate research that meets society’s needs.
Two postdoctoral researchers will be based at NCEAS in Santa Barbara, California. Each postdoc will participate in the research of one or both of the Future Earth-NCEAS working groups, depending on experience and interest, as well as conduct independent research related to ocean sustainability. Postdocs will also work with the Future Earth Secretariat in key synthesis and coordinating roles associated with the Ocean Knowledge-Action Network (KAN), a global network of ocean sustainability researchers and practitioners. The Ocean KAN is sponsored by Future Earth, UNESCO-IOC, SCOR, and the WCRP. These positions will give post-docs significant opportunities to maximize the impact of their research, and to work at the interface of international science and policy with the Ocean KAN, the NCEAS working groups and through major global science-policy initiatives such as the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Research related to the Future Earth NCEAS working groups (30-50% time)
Each postdoctoral researcher will participate in the work of one or both of the Future Earth-NCEAS working groups (see below), as appropriate based on experience and interest. Each applicant must specify his or her interest in either or both of the working groups. Additional information on either project can be made available.
Independent research (20-40% of time)
Each postdoctoral researcher will be afforded significant time to pursue his or her own research interests, publish independent research in peer review journals, attend scientific conferences, and apply for research grants.
Future Earth Secretariat - synthesis and coordination (20-40% time).
Each postdoctoral researcher will work with the Future Earth Secretariat, and the Ocean Knowledge Action Network (KAN) leadership to develop ocean research and action products in association with major Future Earth research, synthesis and assessment processes, and to support the development and growth of the Ocean KAN.
RESIDENCY AT NCEAS:
NCEAS is located in scenic downtown Santa Barbara, California. The Center is known for fostering interaction and collaboration, a characteristic that leads to the success of its visiting scientists. NCEAS has a growing and thriving community of postdocs, resident scientists, and analysts, and frequent influx of leading scientists and practitioners from around the world participating in working group projects across a diverse range of initiatives. We expect that postdocs will contribute their knowledge, interests, and enthusiasm to the intellectual atmosphere. The postdoc should anticipate spending the vast majority of their time in residence at the Center and will have the opportunity to travel to relevant national and international events and conferences.
Both post-doctoral researchers will be included as a part of the Future Earth Secretariat (associated with the Global Hub in Colorado and the Ocean KAN) and will be expected to travel internationally to attend, present, and support at key Future Earth meetings and workshops. International travel may also be required in association with the Future Earth-NCEAS working groups. All work-related travel expenses will be supported by NCEAS and Future Earth.
Required● Ph.D. in marine science, environmental science, ecology, or a relevant disciplineAdditional● Strong analytical skills including data science, database management and data visualization● Ability to review and synthesize large amounts of literature and complex information● Strong communication and interpersonal skills● Strong organizational skills● Ability to design, manage, and help lead workshops to bring disparate groups together● Ability to take initiative and work both independently and as part of a globally distributed research network● Knowledge in policy, management, economics, and/or other social science relevant to the coastal zonePreferred● Strong publication record● Experience working with groups outside of academia (industry, NGOs, etc.), and international working experience.
PEGASuS is funded in part by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Science Program and the NOMIS Foundation. PEGASuS is jointly administered by Future Earth and Colorado State University's Global Biodiversity Center. Postdoctoral researchers will be based at NCEAS in Santa Barbara, California.
TO APPLYPlease apply through UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01425
INSTRUCTIONSPlease submit the following required documents via UC Recruit:-CV-Cover Letter-Contact information for three references-Statement of Research-A short (3 page) proposal of research you would want to conduct as part of your independent project. We expect projects to primarily be synthesis and/or analysis research; the proposal should include a short section setting the context and motivating the work, a main section explaining the research questions, methods, and data that will be used, and a short final section that addresses expected applied implications of the work.
APPLY BY:12/21/18 (for primary consideration)Positions will remain open until filled.
Positions to start as soon as possible.
WORKING GROUP PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS
Project 1: Defining the observing system for the world’s oceans - from microbes to whales
A globally coordinated and sustained ocean observing system is urgently needed to systematically assess the status of the ocean's biodiversity and ecosystems and how these are responding to increasing resource use, including coastal development under long-term climate change scenarios. Based on a set of measurable biological characteristics or “biological essential ocean variables" derived from the requirements of 24 multilateral environmental agreements, existing monitoring capabilities and scientific and societal impact, scientists at NCEAS will design a monitoring network to answer specific scientific questions on high priority global phenomena in response to calls for guidance from policy makers and managers. By mapping the current spatial extent of observations for these essential variables, from microbes to whales and coastal ecosystems to the deep sea, the scientists will identify how to capitalize on what is already being achieved and what remains to be done to develop a globally coordinated, fit for purpose, and sustained ocean observing system. Scientists will also develop a roadmap to ensure that products maximally support monitoring progress against the Convention on Biological Diversity 2050 Vision, Agenda 2030 and other critical international agreements including scientific platforms related to climate change, biodiversity, and ecosystem services as well as the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The roadmap will include where current indicators can be updated to make better use of scientific information and impact the future development of scientific priorities.Principal investigators: Nic Bax (University of Tasmania), Daniel Dunn (Duke University), Patricia Miloslavich (Simon Bolivar University)
Project 2: Managing Ocean Change and Food Security: Implementing Palau’s National Marine Sanctuary
One of the most acute challenges for ocean nations and coastal communities is food andnutritional security, including sustaining wild capture fisheries in a time of rapid and profoundchange in the oceans and in the global food sector. Palau’s commitment to protect ocean ecosystems and resources for its people, demonstrated in a policy to close 80% of its EEZ in 2020, provides an unprecedented opportunity to take a systems approach to tackling this complex and urgent challenge. The Government of Palau has asked us to convene a working group to synthesize existing research and create a portfolio of policy and management options supporting food security and marine resource sustainability in the context of the new closure. The proposed working group will be guided by a policy committee of ministers and other senior government policymakers from Palau and other Pacific Island nations to ensure that its work meets the needs and priorities of government decision-making, and develops avenues for impact at scale, within the broader western Pacific region.Principal investigator: Fiorenza Micheli (Stanford University)
The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.