THIS POSITION IS CLOSED
Earthwatch is an international environmental nonprofit organization that engages people in scientific field research and education. To achieve our mission, we offer research expeditions at exciting locations around the globe. Participants on these expeditions assist top scientists as they investigate important questions about how we can better protect our planet.
Location: South Melbourne, Australia
Position Type: Full time, fixed term
Contract ends 30 November 2014 with extension possibility
Salary: $60,000 - $65,000, plus superannuation
Deadline for Application: This position is closed.
The Program Manager, ClimateWatch is responsible for facilitating the community engagement and scientific outcomes for ClimateWatch and assisting Earthwatch Institute (Australia) to grow ClimateWatch into a sustainable citizen science program.
ClimateWatch was developed by Earthwatch Institute (Australia) with the Bureau of Meteorology and The University of Melbourne to understand how changes in temperature and rainfall are affecting the seasonal behaviour of Australia's plants and animals. The first continental phenology project in the Southern Hemisphere, ClimateWatch enables every Australian to be involved in recording data through climatewatch.org.au and mobile apps that will help shape the country’s scientific response to climate change.
Program Manager works closely with Director of Science and external stakeholders to deliver ClimateWatch. The key responsibilities include:
- A tertiary degree, preferably in a related field: tourism, conservation biology, social science, organisational management or environmental science and at least 1 - 3 years of professional experience.
- Excellent written and oral communications skills, including demonstrated ability to communicate well with a range of technical and non-technical audiences.
- Demonstrated proficiency in software packages including Word, Excel, databases and computer systems.
- Demonstrated problem solving ability.
- Energy and a capacity to manage a number of competing priorities within tight timeframes.