Project Coordinator for RNA CoObs-IARC

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  • Job Number:525910
  • Classification:Research Professional 3
  • Grade:Grade 80
  • Work type:Hybrid, On Campus, Remote, Remote within Alaska, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Intl Arctic Research Center
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Accounting/Finance/Grants, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Research/Science

Position Summary:

Are you someone that enjoys research/science and you want to be part of a diverse and stimulating team? Then this is the position for you. The International Arctic Research Center (IARC) needs your support to help coordinate and track Arctic research activities across different research teams engaged at the forefront of Arctic science. A key part of this work is support of a project that seeks to improve benefits derived from long-term observations of Arctic change (Research Networking Activity for Sustained Coordinated Observations of Arctic Change). Do you thrive in a collaborative team environment? And do you have strong organizational skills? We encourage you to apply! To be successful in this position, you must be a person that enjoys facilitating and communicating across teams and projects, be task-oriented and an effective writer. This position is a valued contributor to leading initiatives like: The Arctic Observing Summit, the US Arctic Observing Network, and other research projects that are helping us understand and adapt to a rapidly changing Arctic. We invite you to join the IARC team and invest in expanding your professional portfolio. We offer growth opportunities that may be of interest to you such as: Assisting with putting a Roadmap for Arctic Observing and Data Systems into action, connecting with the international Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks initiative, creating agendas, facilitating, taking notes for regular meetings, etc. If you are a person that enjoys new software, the position uses Basecamp project management to stay organized. You will be maintaining the RNA CoObs website by writing and submitting annual and other reports for the National Science Foundation (NSF), supporting a team of Indigenous liaisons and task teams focused on achieving greater equity in Arctic observing, maintaining and growing a network from the local to the pan-Arctic scale, and advancing observing system design and implementation.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: -Ability to synthesize and communicate information and research results for internal and external reporting and outreach.
-Advanced knowledge of interdisciplinary research methods, analytic procedures, and peer-review publication processes.
-Ability to maintain and develop databases and websites.
-Ability to use social media platforms for outreach.
-Knowledge of climate change science, impacts, and adaptation in Alaska and the Arctic.
-Strong analytic skills.
-Advanced computer skills, including familiarity with Google Suite, online scheduling tools, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe.
-Ability to collect, analyze and interpret data.
-Ability to plan and create comprehensive reports and to work closely with graphic designers and the IARC communications team to create final products.
-Ability to understand and solve complex problems.
-Ability to communicate effectively and professionally both orally and in writing.
-Ability to manage and write website content.
-Familiarity with project management software.
-Basic knowledge of budgets and the granting process.
-Ability to conduct business in a professional and timely manner.
-Ability to respond to and prioritize workload.
-Proven ability to collaborate in research and academic settings.
-Ability to observe and assess situations, deal with project principal and co-investigators, research collaborators, stakeholders and funders diplomatically, and solve complex problems.
-Familiarity with key aspects of the national and international Arctic research and observing landscapes, such as the U.S. Interagency Arctic Policy Research Committee activities and associated collaboration team efforts.
-Knowledge and familiarity with key aspects of state, local, and federal dimensions of Arctic research and policy and the related rightsholder and stakeholder communities in Alaska.
-Knowledge of University, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to outreach, publication and grants management.
-Knowledge of grants and federal reporting agency requirements.
Required Experience & Education:

Master's Degree and 2-3 years of progressive research experience at a postgraduate level in a field relevant to the research (e.g. Science, Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, sociology, Political Science, Economics etc.), or an equivalent combination of training and experience is required.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 80, based on education and experience (DOE).

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

The position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on he review process for applications will begin on October 23, 2023. To ensure consideration for this position, please apply by 11:55pm Alaska Standard Time by October 22, 2023. 

Diversity Statement:

At IARC, we value a culture of inclusion that leverages the research, educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engages all individuals to help each thrive. Our strength and success as a research institute and university are built on the foundation of a wide range of perspectives and experiences. IARC is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, follow this link to IARC's DEI statement . If you are interested in helping IARC build a deeper understanding of the Arctic and respond to society's needs through actionable science, we encourage you to apply.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Delia Lopez-Ketzler, International Arctic Research Center (IARC) HR Coordinator and Personnel Specialist, at or 907-474-1960.

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