Adaptive Management Coordinator

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Apply By: 
23 January 2020
2 days remaining

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Job Description:

This position will implement the outreach program as part of the Louisiana Watershed Initiative and assist the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority with the designation process to locate a National Estuarine Research Reserve in the state of Louisiana.

Job Responsibilities:

Amite River Basin Local Model Use Pilot Component (45%)  Coordinate Sea Grant project-related activities. Handling any meeting needs (scheduling events for Sea Grant staff, coordinating meeting locations, etc.) for initial and ongoing engagement with community staff and stakeholders. Attending and taking detailed notes at all events, both internal team meetings and community meetings. Assist in the collection and synthesis of information from conversations with key stakeholders familiar with the Amite River Basin. Transcribing interviews collected by Sea Grant staff. Verifying meeting days, times, and locations. Assisting in the planning, coordination, and implementation of the kick off and final workshops with pilot communities, including ongoing engagement with pilot communities. Coordinate the drafting and editing of model use guides that emerge from workshop feedback.

National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) Implementation in Louisiana: (45%) Work with Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority in planning for NERR designation phases as outlined by NOAA Office of National Estuarine Research Reserve System; Help to coordinate meetings with stakeholders to explain the NERR designation process and benefits to coastal zone management; Help manage Site Selection Committee, and other designated committees involved in the NERR designation process;  Assist with planning and implementation of site selection public meetings and stakeholder engagement associated with the NERR designation process; Perform research and develop outreach materials associated with the NERR designation process.

Work with the Louisiana Sea Grant Law & Policy Program to conduct legal research on related land use policies and legal implications. (5%)

Other duties as assigned. (5%)

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree and 1 year of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Juris Doctorate and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Special Instructions:

Please provide cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.

Please attach ALL required documents under the "Resume/CV" section of your application.

A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire

Posting Date:

January 9, 2020

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

January 23, 2020