The Tropical Responses to Altered Climate Experiment (TRACE; forestwarming.org) is seeking a full-time Project Coordinator to assist the Principle Investigators in coordinating and maintaining a climate change experiment taking place in the Luquillo Experimental Forest in eastern Puerto Rico. TRACE is an in-situ field warming experiment that aims to study the effects of climate change on tropical forests, particularly effects on carbon and nutrient cycling. The Project Coordinator with work with the Project Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of the project. Specifically, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for general project administration, management of volunteers and interns, social media, and educational outreach. Examples of tasks include managing budgets and purchasing, coordinating intern hiring and volunteer schedules, facilitating outreach activities such as educational tours of the project, engaging in social media, coordinating with contractors and field station staff on day-to-day operations, maintaining orderly and detailed records for paperwork, and assisting as needed with field and lab work.
We seek a dynamic, resourceful, and highly organized individual with a Master of Science or equivalent work experience in Biology, Ecology, Earth, Environmental Science or related field. Required experience and skills include: 1) excellent written and verbal communication skills with fluency in both English and Spanish to communicate with scientists, contractors and support staff and to write scientific reports and a blog for the project; 2) experience with project and budget management as well as purchasing; 3) excellent interpersonal and leadership skills to coordinate day-to-day research activities for TRACE and to supervise and schedule with contractors, interns, students, and volunteers; 4) a valid driver’s license; and 5) willingness to occasionally conduct physically demanding field work under climatically challenging conditions. Other highly valued skills include: website design, database management, forestry knowledge, laboratory experience, and experience working in tropical countries.
This is a full-time, contractual position, based at the Sabana Field Research Station in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. Interested applicants should send an email to Megan Berberich (email@example.com) with the following documents compiled in a single PDF document: a letter of intent including a statement of career goals, curriculum vitae, copy of university transcripts, and contact information for three references. Please also include “TRACE Project Coordinator Position” in the email subject line. Review of applications will begin July 23, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Expected start date is September 1, 2018.