Estuarine Resilience Planning and Policy Specialist (New York Sea Grant); Kingston, New York
Estuarine Resilience Planning and Policy Specialist
Extension Associate New York Sea Grant College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Kingston, New York
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education, and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.
New York Sea Grant (NYSG), one of the largest of the state Sea Grant programs, is a cooperative program of the State University of New York (SUNY) and Cornell University, with administrative offices at Stony Brook University, extension administration at Cornell University. Residents of New York State depend on our coasts for ports and marinas, trade and recreation, and their contribution to economic and environmental sustainability. NYSG is currently "making a difference" by supporting about 45 important research and outreach projects on issues such as shoreline protection, fisheries, aquatic invasive species, water quality, and harmful algal blooms.
Focus of the position:
Plan,develop,implementandevaluate a regional extensioneducationprogram pertaining to estuarine resilience with a focus on watershed and land use planning and policy in the face of climate change and extreme weather. Issues to be addressed may include climate change, extreme weather and sea level rise impacts on the wetlands, shorelines, communities, public lands as well as adaptive river and shoreline planning. Groups served may include coastal communities, coastal businesses, public and/or private landowners as well as teachers. Work closelywithuniversityfaculty, governmentagenciesandnon-governmental organizationsto develop programming relevant to NewYork'sHudsonRiverValleythat may be replicatedinother regional coastalestuarineandriverinesystems.
The job duties include:
ProvidingleadershipwithinNewYorkSeaGrantandCornell CooperativeExtensionregardingextensionprogram managementconcerningestuarine resilience with a focus on watershed and land use planning and policy in the face of climate change and extreme weather.
Identifying researchandeducation needs relatedtoestuarinescience and communicating thoseneeds to the NewYorkSeaGrant Institute.
Establishing and maintaining a regional Program AdvisoryCommitteemade up ofcitizens,publicofficials, researchers,educators,user groups and environmental leaders to guideprogram direction, content, progress,andevaluation.
Developingspecific grant proposals from outsidefundingsourcesandfulfillingallrequiredgrant reportingresponsibilities.
Being responsible for administrativereportingduties includingmonthlynarrativeandannual reporting as required.
Collaboratingwith regional andnational SeaGrant Extensionnetworks, CornellfacultyandCornellCooperativeExtension on interdisciplinaryprograms relating to estuarineresourceuse and conservation.
This position is full-time and will be located in the CCE Ulster County Office, Kingston, New York. This is a one-year appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance.
Master's degreein coastal/naturalresourcemanagement,land use planning, marine/environmental policy or closelyrelatedfield.
2+yearsofprogressivelyresponsibleexperiencein Sea Grant Extension, CooperativeExtension, adulteducation or the equivalentisrequired.
Experience in successfully conductingappliedresearch and extendingthis to potential usersthroughorganizededucation.
Substantialknowledgeof principles, theory, andresearch in subject matter field and knowledgeofadult educationrelated to area ofspecialization.
Advanced computer skillsand the ability to use computerandlongdistanceeducationtechnologies in their areaof programmingexpertise.
Demonstratedability to develop extension programs andteachadults.
Experience with initiating, conductingandevaluating extensionprograms.
Ability to defineandinterpret original research projects.
Ability to leadandeffectivelyparticipate in professional team efforts.
Ability to relateeffectively to co-workers, advisors,communityandprofessional leaders andtargetedaudiences.
Experience in communicatingeffectively through multiple media.
Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position, and have reliable transportation as well as have and maintain a valid and unrestricted New York State driver's license.
Knowledge of relevant codes and ordinances.
Experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other mapping programs to visualize data and experience working with complex issues with diverse stakeholders.
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