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The Institute of the Environment has openings for three job positions: Program Coordinator, Student Part-time Communications Assistant, and Administrative Assistant. Please scroll down for more information.

Program Coordinator

The Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS) is seeking a professional individual for the position of CCASS/Native Nations Adaptation Program Coordinator who will be responsible for supporting multiple activities associated with CCASS, and one project in particular, the Haury Native Nations Climate Adaptation Program. This position will provide ongoing office management/program/grant support and event coordination for CCASS, including correspondence, scheduling of events, appointments and travel, business support and establishing and maintaining record systems.

For the Haury Native Nations program, the coordinator will support training and participation of Native American staff, students, and interns involved in climate adaptation planning and research efforts undertaken with tribes in Arizona and the Southwest, under guidance of an advisory committee of Native American scholars, tribal representatives and faculty involved in climate adaptation research and engagement. The person in this position must have good communication skills and initiative, while demonstrating excellent judgment and ability to work independently.

CCASS fosters and facilitates cross-campus, community, state, national, and worldwide collaborations that promote resilience and adaptation to climate change challenges, promoting solution-driven opportunities created by such challenges. The Haury Native Nations Program is a new program that aims to build tribal capacity to meet challenges associated with climate change and build collaborative networks among tribes and with scholars to help meet these challenges. The position will allow work already being undertaken at UA to be strategically targeted to promote adaptation activities within Native Nations and coordinate on-campus activities so that they build capacity and facilitate outreach to various tribes on climate change, drought, natural resource issues, and vulnerability assessment.

More information is at UA Career Track (job # 57005). 


Student Part-time Communications Assistant

The UA’s Institute of the Environment (IE) is seeking a current UA freshman, sophmore, junior, or early graduate student for part-time employment for the remainder of the 2014–15 academic year or longer.

The selected candidate will work closely with our communications team on projects that enhance environmental communication and collaboration both on and off campus. The position requires a combination of strong, proven writing skills, acute attention to detail, initiative, a willingness to learn, and an interest in the environment. The selected candidate would begin in January 2015.

Job duties include:

1. Updating a variety of websites, using the content management system Drupal                 (training will be provided)

2. Creating and maintaining environmental faculty and grad student online profiles

3. Helping compile content for several websites IE manages

4. Selecting and sizing photographs to illustrate news stories

5. Assisting in communications/marketing strategies via social media

6. Writing news stories and announcements, depending on experience

7. Helping with event promotion: creating and distributing fliers, maintaining event             toolbox, and staffing events as needed and depending on experience

8. Front desk duties may include answering the phone and front door, watering plants,       distributing staff mail

9. Other duties as requested

Pay range: $9-$12/hour; minimum of 15 hours/week.

To apply: Please submit the following to Stephanie Doster, scdoster@email.arizona.edu: letter of interest, resume, one faculty reference, and one personal reference. Please indicate if you would be available to work over the 2015 summer.

The Institute of the Environment (IE) fosters and facilitates cross-campus, community, state, national, and worldwide collaborations that help explain and resolve environmental challenges and seize solution-driven opportunities created by such challenges. IE also provides a portal to the internationally-recognized expertise of nearly 300 affiliated faculty and research staff across campus and to programs, events, and projects that transform environmental research into useful knowledge for decision makers, consumers, and other stakeholders.

For more information about IE, visit http://www.environment.arizona.edu/, and for more on environment and sustainability at the UA, visit http://portal.environment.arizona.edu/.


Administrative Assistant

The University of Arizona's Institute of the Environment (IE) seeks a full-time Administrative Assistant to be the welcoming persona of our organization and keep operations running smoothly. The selected candidate will perform a variety of tasks related to scheduling meetings, providing travel support, hosting visitors, organizing special events, general office maintenance, and overall support of the directors and staff. An individual with a warm and professional demeanor who is comfortable relating to people at all levels and demonstrated excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills is desired. Pay:$25,478 - $37,915 DOE. To apply, please see UA Job #56890. Application review will begin November 19, 2014.