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FEMC Director

at University Of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont, United States

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Advertising/Posting Title FEMC Director Diversity Statement The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are required to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. Posting Summary

The Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative ( FEMC ) is a long-term forest health and environmental monitoring program formed by a partnership of natural resource agencies in New York and New England, The University of Vermont, and the USDA Forest Service. The FEMC provides monitoring, coordination, science translation tools, and data management services to cooperators across the Northeast.

The FEMC Director provides scientific leadership, stakeholder engagement, and management of the organization to support the long-term monitoring, collaborative partnerships, and information products servicing a broad array of stakeholders.

This position is a unique and exciting opportunity to develop regionally-relevant translational science, services and supports for monitoring professionals and researchers across the New England and New York region, involving a range of interests and issues related to forest ecosystem health, management and function.

The successful candidate will have the ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships, create spaces for collaboration and information sharing across organizational and disciplinary boundaries, and identify strategies to address those needs efficiently in concert with work being done by other organizations and groups.

Working closely with the FEMC Principal Investigator, the FEMC governing committees and the FEMC funders, the Director is responsible for implementing the strategic vision of the Cooperative; developing scientifically sound collaborative projects to respond to the monitoring and assessment needs of Cooperators using program funds; analyzing and interpreting and communicating environmental monitoring and research information; direct supervision of the FEMC Program Operations Manager and administrative supervision of classified staff, with indirect responsibility for the entire FEMC staff; identifying and pursuing additional funds to support Cooperator priorities as appropriate; coordinating stakeholder meetings and leading presentations, training and workshops to support and advance the outreach, education and information-sharing needs of the Cooperative.

Note that while classified as a Researcher, this position is not intended to develop a personal research program at the University, instead being focused coordinating and translating others’ research through the scientific and organizational leadership of the FEMC .

Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)

Master’s degree in a field related to forestry, ecology, environmental science or geography.

A minimum of two years of program or project leadership, including supervision of multiple employees, is required.

Proven ability to build relationships across organizational and disciplinary boundaries in the natural resources management field.

Experience independently managing, organizing, analyzing and interpreting environmental data from forest systems.

Ability to communicate complex scientific concepts to a range of audience types from a highly technical audience to a lay audience.

Highly effective written and oral communication skills, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, and use judgment to perform duties with limited supervision.

Experience managing a governing or advisory committee, including developing agendas, facilitating meetings, following guidelines and maintaining membership.

The ability to commit to two years in the position is required.

Desirable Qualifications

Familiarity with the ecology and natural resource issues of the Northeast preferred but not required.

Experience developing and executing a strategic plan for an organization is preferred

Other Information Special Conditions A probationary period may be required, Contingent on continued funding FLSA Exempt Hiring Min (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 53800.00 Payband Max (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 102220.00 Staff Hiring Band Hiring salary budgeted at low end to mid pay band Union Position Posting Details

Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is subject to removal without notice.

Job Open Date 03/11/2022 Job Close Date (Jobs close at 11:59 PM EST.) Open Until Filled No Position Information Position Title Researcher/Analyst Posting Number S3457PO Department Rubenstein Sch Env & Nat Res/57000 Position Number 00025954 Employee FTE 1.0 Employee Term 12 Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents

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Job Posting: JC207278462

Posted On: Mar 13, 2022

Updated On: Jul 29, 2022