The Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI), an institute within the IU Office of the Vice President for Research, is part of the Grand Challenge initiative, Prepared for Environmental Change. For more information, visit our website: here
ERI seeks an Implementation Manager to serve as the key staff person developing and implementing materials, programs, and services offered by IU's Grand Challenge Prepared for Environmental Change (PfEC) to meet local governments' needs as they prepare their communities for environmental change.
This includes managing the development and execution of ERI's strategy to produce and deliver relevant tools and reliable resources to state and local governments. Participates in a multi-disciplinary team that creates and executes ERI's publications, online presence, and mission driven events and exhibits. Oversees staff hired to assist with government-focused activities.
Works closely with the ERI directors, steering committee, affiliated faculty and staff to serve as an ambassador for the Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI). Manages relationships with and outreach to local and state governments, nonprofit and trade organizations that work in the government sector, businesses, and other organizations involved in resilience and climate change activities.
Coordinates with the ERI Communications and Outreach Manager to proactively identify PfEC research and activities of relevance to stakeholder audiences, and to respond to requests for information by providing reliable resources on preparing for environmental change. Responsible for contributing to ERI's presence on the web and social media.
Bachelor's degree in public administration, political science and/or in a subject related to environmental change, and two years of experience in an outreach position and/or working in the state or local government sectors and/or working in the areas of climate adaptation, resilience, and/or greenhouse gas measurement and mitigation.
Possess a valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.
Ability to speak about a variety of topics related to environmental change in front of a variety of audiences. Ability to work effectively and take initiative with minimal supervision. Excellent organizational and time management skills, including ability to prioritize tasks. Ability to demonstrate independent decision-making skills.
Master's degree. One to three years of experience with public relations, marketing, data management, GIS, and public speaking.
Working Conditions / Demands
The ability to travel throughout the state of Indiana and for occasional out-of-state trips. This position may on occasion require work in the evenings or weekends in order to meet with government contacts or others. Must be able to carry, assemble and set-up exhibit equipment and display boards, and on occasion set up chairs and tables for presentations and workshops.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3PR
Job Function: Marketing & Communications
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