Deputy Director Position open

The Deputy Director position is available at the National Center for
Ecological Analysis & Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California,
Santa Barbara (UCSB) .

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 National
Communications Office (LTER-NCO), State of Alaska Salmon and People
(SASAP), TomKat UC Carbon Neutrality Project, and an emerging initiative in
support of a Masters in Environmental Data Science (MEDS).

Each year NCEAS hosts more than 500 visiting scientists and practitioners
and over 30 resident scientists, including an estimated 10 post-doctoral
associates, 8 Center Fellows, and 15 Researchers, and has a staff of
approximately 25 administrative, scientific computing and informatics staff
coordinated by the Executive Director and Deputy Director. The resident
scientist community will grow over the next few years.

The Deputy Director will work with the NCEAS Executive Director, the SNAPP
Executive Director, other Initiative Directors, and other NCEAS staff and
scientists to support and promote the mission of the Center. As part of the
role in support of SNAPP, s/he will also serve as SNAPP Deputy Director.


   - Support project reporting and administration for Center-led
   initiatives, in particular for SNAPP as SNAPP Deputy Director (up to 70%
   time), TomKat Carbon Neutrality, SASAP, and MEDS (expected 2017)
   - Provide financial oversight (in collaboration with financial managers
   at partner organizations)
   - Coordinate and compile mid-term and final reports from project
   activities (in particular working groups and post-docs)
   - Liaison between working group PIs, Project Directors at NCEAS, and
   other SNAPP staff as needed
   - Manage RFP processes and interactions with SNAPP Science Advisory
   - Manage inquiries
   - Assign proposals to SAC
   - Work with funded PIs to revise and finalize proposed activities
   - Follow up with all proposal PIs
   - Serve as a key member of the SNAPP Management Team, helping provide
   strategic direction
   - Collaborate with SNAPP Director on SNAPP Board of Directors reporting,
   meeting coordination, and preparing Board packets
   - Track expenses and budget (in collaboration with NCEAS Business
   - Coordinate logistics (in collaboration with NCEAS Events and Travel
   - Collaborate with SNAPP Executive Director in development of legally
   binding SNAPP agreement across principal and consortium partners
   - Lead production of project reports (project summary, working group
   stats, post-doc outcomes, etc.) to funding agencies/partners
   - In collaboration with the Executive Director, develops new funding
   initiatives to support NCEAS activities, including writing grant proposals
   - Responsible for a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of
   Center’s scope and detailed daily workings. Represent NCEAS and SNAPP at
   national and international meetings and conferences, when necessary

*Minimum Qualifications*: Masters in Environmental Science, Ecology or
related field.

Preferred Qualifications: 3-5 years work experience in a related field with
project management and reporting responsibilities; Demonstrated experience
in developing budgets and tracking expenses in Excel and related systems;
Demonstrated effectiveness in written and oral communication, including the
ability to deliver effective presentations to diverse audiences and be an
effective spokesperson for NCEAS and SNAPP initiatives; Outstanding
organizational skills; Ability to manage several projects/tasks at the same
time; Able to work well with a wide range of constituencies, including
governmental bodies; non-governmental organizations, industry, academic
institutions, and community representatives; Able to work effectively both
independently and collaboratively; and Experience in grant-writing, in
particular to government agencies and foundations.

*How to Apply *

Open until filled. Next review date is November 14, 2016 with a final
review date of December 31, 2016. Submit a cover letter explaining your
interest and qualifications for the position, your CV or resumé, and
contact information for 3 non-peer references along with your online
application at

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