Program Director (Non-Faculty) – Climate Science Director in San Marcos, TX

Texas State University
San Marcos, TX
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San Marcos, TX Texas State University Program Director (Non-Faculty) - Climate Science Director Job Number: 2022263 Location: San Marcos Department: Meadows Ctr for Water & the Environment Recruitment Type: Open to All Job Type: Full Time Monthly Salary: $6,000 - $7,500 Job Category: Exempt Job Description: The primary purpose this job is to lead the Meadows Center's climate program, which will include (1) overseeing and conducting climate-related research in science, social science, and policy through contracts and leveraging personal interests; (2) communicating on the climate program to researchers, policymakers, and the public; and (3) elevating the Meadows Center's role as a vital source of scientific information on climate change impacts on water resources for the general public and policymakers. Responsible for developing and coordinating research opportunities and supporting stakeholder and agency engagement and consultation. Responsible for working with faculty and staff at Texas State University and other universities, foundations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. This position will mainly support grant-funded projects, including climate decision support systems for planners and resource managers. Job Duties: Manage the establishment and operations of a robust, respected, and externally funded climate research program at the Meadows Center. Coordination and oversight of program staff, students, contractors and Fellows involved in climate science work at the Meadows Center. Develop relationships and seek external funding support. Coordinate across programs of the Meadows Center to integrate climate science and research into all of the Center’s work products and priorities. Additional Information to Applicants: Some nights and weekends required. Under ‘Applicant Documents’, you may submit examples of Recent Publications such as Research Paper, Power Point Presentation, etc. This is optional Job Open Date: 02/09/2022 Job Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Normal Work Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Normal Work Hours Start: 8:00AM Normal Work Hours End: 5:00PM Posting Notices: Applicant must have a valid Texas Driver's License and be a driver in good standing with less than ten (10) points deducted for driving infractions as determined by the employer driving standards system., YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A TRANSCRIPT., You will be required to electronically attach a resume, cover letter, and list of references to your application. Legal and Required Notices: Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. br> Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications. Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles. Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE. Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions. For a detailed description of this position and to apply, visit or call (512) 245-2557 or visit our office at 601 University Dr., J.C. Kellam Bldg., Suite 340. About Texas State and San Marcos: Texas State University is a emerging research institution located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor and in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It is the largest of eight campuses in the Texas State University System and one of the 75 largest universities in the country, with over 38,000 students and approximately 4,000 faculty and staff Texas State is located in San Marcos, a growing community of over 50,000 people located about half way between Austin and San Antonio. Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and pecan trees on the campus add to the charm of the university's picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides outdoor recreational activities throughout the year. Why work @ Texas State? • Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents! • Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more! • Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program • Great professional development opportunities: choose from a variety of workshops, training, online learning and even access educational leave opportunities and reimbursement for academic courses • An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus • Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation. Copyright ©2022 Inc. 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Required Qualifications: • The position requires either a Ph. D. in climate science or a related field (e.g., atmospheric science/meteorology, physical geography, hydroclimatology, climate/earth systems science, hydrology, civil/environmental engineering, astrophysics, etc.) or a Master’s degree with equivalent experience. • Excellent skills in oral, written, and digital communication are also required. Preferred Qualifications: In addition to the required qualifications, the preferred qualifications will be used to differentiate candidates that meet all the minimum required criteria: Strong project management ability and experience working with/in research cohorts related to water resources and climate change. Financial and budget management skills are desired. Familiarity with technical components necessary to ensure the completion of essential duties and the coordination of internal staff and external stakeholder partnerships. Areas of knowledge include: • Water resources and hydrological dynamics at multiple spatial scale. • Flood, climate, and water resource modeling. • Climate change impact assessments. • Ensemble climate models (i.e., CMIP5 GCMs, RCMs, etc.) • Bias correction and downscaling methods. • Quantitative data analysis with programming languages (e.g., Python, R, MATLAB) Possesses the drive to learn and keep up to date with current scientific and policy-related publications and expand their areas of knowledge to accomplish tasks.
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