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Director of Freshwater Strategy

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Posting Date

2/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Director of Freshwater Strategy
UW System Title:  Outreach Program Manager II

Essential Job Functions

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay seeks a Director of Freshwater Strategy to lead the University in an external-facing capacity in its water-related initiatives. The position’s top priority, accounting for at least half of the position’s time, is to lead the University’s efforts, in partnership with regional stakeholders and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in the designation of a National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) for the Green Bay ecosystem. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is the designated state lead on the project. Additional responsibilities include collaborating with Titletown Tech ( https://titletowntech.com/ ) on efforts related to their Agriculture, Water & Environment vertical. In addition, the Director of Freshwater Strategy will work to expand the University’s partnerships with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Science, Freshwater Collaborative Wisconsin, and the Division of Extension at University of Wisconsin-Madison to create opportunities and expand the impact of our existing freshwater academic and research programs, advance efforts to transform the University’s waterfront holdings across its multiple campus locations and research properties to better serve public and university interests, and to coordinate with regional governments, governmental and tribal agencies, and non-profit organizations on projects related to the region’s water assets and their role in improving quality of life and the recruitment and retention of high quality talent to Northeastern Wisconsin. The Director of Freshwater Strategy will report jointly to the Dean of the Cofrin School of Business and the Dean of the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Serve as the main point of contact for all NERR designation activities.
  • Coordinate and manage NERR-related committees, comprised of both internal and external partners.
  • Work with state partners and the NOAA to coordinate and conduct public meetings in areas most aligned with the potential NERR designation.
  • Work with local, state, and federal partners to lead the site-selection process for the Green Bay NERR.
  • Work with local, state, and federal partners to lead the development of the draft, and ultimately final, Environmental Impact Statement for the Green Bay NERR.
  • Work with local, state, and federal partners to lead the development of the draft, and ultimately final, Management Plan for the Green Bay NERR, including the development of the Green Bay NERR research, education, stewardship, and administration priorities.
  • Conduct public presentations and represent the NERR project as the local project contact.
  • Make all reasonable effort to reach a diverse audience and to ensure equitable access to programs and facilities.
  • Collaborate with Titletown Tech on efforts related to their Agriculture, Water & Environment vertical.
  • Work to expand the University’s partnerships with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Science and Freshwater Collaborative Wisconsin.
  • Create opportunities and expand the impact of our existing freshwater academic and research programs.
  • Help to advance efforts to transform the University’s waterfront holdings across its multiple campus locations and research properties to better serve public and university interests.
  • Coordinate with regional governments, governmental and tribal agencies, and non-profit organizations on projects related to the region’s water assets and their role in improving quality of life and the recruitment and retention of high quality talent to Northeastern Wisconsin.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a closely related field at time of application
  • Three years of professional experience
  • Demonstrated success in planning, implementing, and evaluating multi-partner programs
  • Demonstrated leadership in leading high-visibility, public-private or related partnerships

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's Degree in a closely related field
  • Strong background in freshwater-related industry, natural resource management, or education
  • Experience developing programs/centers in natural resources, with an emphasis on freshwater
  • Experience securing external support through granting, fundraising, or development

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions Of Appointment

Position is a full-time Academic Staff appointment.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

Salary

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

BENEFIT DETAILS
The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Search Jobs" screen,
  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Director of Freshwater Strategy"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references  


You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Kathleen Jurecki
Phone: (920) 465-2638
Email:  jureckik@uwgb.edu

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, April 26, 2020.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.