Academic Coordinator
University of California Santa Barbara
United States

NCEAS Academic Coordinator

Job #JPF01958
  • National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis / Office of Research / UC Santa Barbara

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 10th, 2021

Next review date: Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Apr 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) seeks an Academic Coordinator with specialization in design and facilitation of highly interactive meetings and trainings. NCEAS facilitates synthesis research and collaboration in environmental science, ecology, and environmental data science, conducted as part of research initiatives led by NCEAS and Center Fellows. Center-level initiatives include the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP), the Long Term Ecological Research Network Communications Office (LTER-NCO), and an emerging initiative in support of a Masters in Environmental Data Science (MEDS).

This Academic Coordinator will work with the NCEAS Executive Director and other NCEAS staff and scientists to support and facilitate scientific collaborations across the Center and its scientific working groups.

Coordinate and facilitate highly engaging scientific collaborations
Organize and conduct trainings in virtual and in-person environments
Work with NCEAS staff to evaluate and improve current scientific collaboration and trainings

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in ecology, environmental science or a related field;

Preferred Qualifications:
Familiarity with ecological science and environmental issues;
Four or more years as a scientific professional engaged in large, interdisciplinary, cross-institutional collaborations;
Demonstrated effectiveness in facilitation and support of highly engaging scientific collaborations, including effective meeting facilitation in virtual and in-person environments;
Ability to coordinate and manage several projects/tasks at the same time;
Ability to translate complex scientific information and concepts to a variety of audiences, including the general public;
Ability to work well with a wide range of constituencies, including governmental bodies, non-governmental organizations, industry, and communities;
Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively;
Familiarity with standard document, graphic design, publishing, and virtual collaboration software.
Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
Experience coordinating scientific collaborations across a diverse range of participants and time zones;
Demonstrated ability to organize and communicate scientific information and modes of collaboration in a way that is effective for multiple audiences and enhances accessibility and usability;
Experience teaching others how to host effective virtual and in-person meetings;
Strong networking and relationship-building skills and interest in building broad collaborations.

Salary and Benefits:
Academic Coordinator Position, with salary step commensurate with qualifications.
Full benefits package included.

Please apply through UC Recruit:

APPLY BY: 3/24/21
(for primary consideration)
Position will remain open until filled.

Required Documents to Apply:
Curriculum Vitae: Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position
Contact information for 3 references

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Job location
  • Santa Barbara, CA

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