The mission of the Environmental Resilience Institute is to increase resilience to environmental change in Indiana and the Midwest by accurately predicting impacts and effectively partnering with communities to implement feasible, equitable, and research-informed solutions. While the threat of environmental change is one which has concerning implications for all forms of life on this planet, we recognize that environmental justice is especially linked to systemic racism. Therefore, we are committed to fighting for environmental justice and against systemic racism in all our work. ERI is deliberately cultivating staff and culture rich in diversity of thought, background, race, gender, ability, and lived experiences. We encourage all interested parties to apply.
Serves as liaison to key stakeholders in public and private sectors on partnership opportunities advancing institutional initiatives.
Initiates and maintains frequent interactions with relevant partners ensuring strong collaborative relationships and focus.
Develops knowledge of issues and needs of initiatives, programs, and partners to make appropriate connections with university and external resources.
Serves as a community resource facilitating programs, providing technical assistance, and ensuring communication to optimize project outcomes.
Collaborates with university and external partners to identify funding needs and potential sources; participates in developing external funding proposals with education and outreach component.
Communicates partner expectations with unit leadership to assist in operationalizing project outcomes; collaborates in the timely delivery of logistical, budgetary, and support functions.
Determines and tracks key project metrics and assists in analysis and report development.
May provide guidance to lower-level Institutional Advancement Consultants.
Specific department responsibilities:
The Implementation Manager serves as the key ERI staff person developing and implementing materials, programs, and services offered by IU's Grand Challenge Prepared for Environmental Change (PfEC) to meet local governments' needs as they prepare their communities for environmental change. This includes participating in development and managing the execution of ERI's strategy to produce and deliver relevant tools and resources for state and local governments.
Participates in a multidisciplinary team that creates and executes ERI's publications, online presence, and mission driven events and exhibits; oversees staff hired to assist with government-focused activities.
Works closely with the ERI directors, steering committee, and staff to serve as an ambassador?for the Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI), serving as a liaison to manage relationships with and outreach to local and state governments, nonprofit and trade organizations that work in the government sector, businesses, and other organizations involved in resilience and climate change activities .
Bachelor's degree in a related field.
Degree in public administration, political science and/or in a subject related to environmental change.
Master's Degree in a related field.
2 years of experience in outreach, engagement, public relations, or a related field.
1 year of experience working in the state or local government sectors, and/or working in the areas of climate adaptation, resilience, and/or greenhouse gas measurement and mitigation.
Experience addressing environmental injustices.
Experience with program and services marketing.
Data management experience.
Experience with public speaking.
Experience with GIS.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Proficient communication skills.
Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
Ability to represent the company with external constituents.
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
Highly thorough and dependable.
Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to serve as an enthusiastic ambassador for ERI.
Ability to speak about a variety of topics related to environmental change in front of a variety of audiences.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
May be required to temporarily work from home in accordance with IU's policy on responding to COVID-19.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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