The Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Sciences is seeking a Social Science Research Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position.
The Social Science Research Coordinator in the Human Dimensions of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Sciences will work in collaboration with the Puget Sound Partnership of Washington State to manage social science integration across state, county, city and federal partners in Puget Sound restoration.
This position will utilize scholar practitioner skills in environmental social science and community-based resource management to continue facilitation of social scientific principles, methods, and data to Puget Sound restoration planning, implementation, and monitoring. They will:
Work collaboratively to identify and provide desired environmental social scientific expertise (often called human dimensions) to state, county, city, and federal partners to achieve the goals of Puget Sound restoration as established in the Puget Sound Action Agenda.
Work with existing partners to concretely plan and implement environmental restoration activities that support human health and wellbeing.
Partner with economic, ecological, conflict management and other existing subcontractors to find integrated approaches in the application and communications of the work.
Adaptively manage and refine accessible tools and materials to build regional capacity in the applied social sciences (often referred to as Human Dimensions).
Facilitate and support an existing advisory group of social scientists to network and provide feedback for Puget Sound restoration.
Act as project manager to this sub award from Puget Sound Partnership, providing work reports, managing project award and assisting in the development of future funding requests and scopes of work.
Teach one online course or mentor Professional Science Masters students in applied projects.
Depending on expertise and training, co-advise graduate students.
As project manager, the incumbent will sit at the Puget Sound Partnership offices in Washington and collaborate with state agency staff and existing regional groups to meet state mandates.
The Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences is an academic unit that reports to the College of Agricultural Sciences. The Department is composed of approximately 300 staff -including academic faculty, research assistants, classified staff, graduate students, temporary staff and undergraduate students. Approximately $8 million of externally funded research grants/contracts are received each year. Major cooperator and funding sources include most state and federal resources agencies. Cooperation is formalized through the department's participation in the Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.
The mission of the Department is to discover, integrate and disseminate knowledge about wildlife and fisheries resources, as well as ecosystems and human communities with which they interrelate. It accomplishes this through an interconnected program of 1) undergraduate and graduate education; 2) scholarly research; and 3) extended education.
Typically requires Master's Degree in field relevant to program focus.
Graduate degree in environmental social sciences (geography, planning, psychology, anthropology, environmental studies, etc.) or related discipline.
Demonstrated commitment to collaboration in all aspects of work, including, but not limited to, project design, publications, project evaluation, etc.
Demonstrated ability in using effective interpersonal communication to build relationships and networks across diverse disciplines and professional duties.
Computing skills including statistical software & cloud-based file sharing.
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Demonstrated organization and project management skills.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion in environmental management.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions.
This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq.
This work requires daily use of a computer and involves working 80-90% of the time at a government office during standard work hours and 10-20% of the time traveling to communities or partners within 1-3 hours from the main office headquarters.
The successful candidate may also be required to travel to two to three meetings that are long distance and require overnight stays.
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