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The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Integration and Application Network seeks a Project Manager for regional, national, and international projects. IAN Project Managers direct and manage projects that engage diverse stakeholders to co-design solutions to complex social and environmental problems. The successful candidate will be responsible for fostering and maintaining relationships with project partners and stakeholders, working with partners to conceptualize and carry out projects, managing project teams that include science communicators and interns, working with other project managers, and additional administrative tasks. Specific tasks include workshop planning and facilitation, meeting management, data collection and analysis (R studio, excel, ArcPro), mapping and spatial analysis, grants management and budgeting, and supervision of junior staff in these and similar tasks.

Project Managers have a career progression that begins with managing existing projects, advancing to writing and submitting proposals as Co-Investigator, and generating an independent research portfolio as Principal Investigator.

The Integration and Application Network is a global leader in scientific synthesis, science communication, and socio-environmental health report cards, with existing and previous projects in Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America, and island nations. Our projects seek to engage stakeholders and scientists to co-create solutions to difficult environmental problems. We are seeking a detailed oriented, productive team player that can lead these types of projects.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have a PhD in biology, ecology, environmental science, social science or related field, with at least two years of professional experience, including in a project management or supervisory role. Technical skills using relevant software programs (Adobe Creative Suite, ESRI ArcMap or ArcPro, Microsoft Office, R Studio, etc.) to manage and analyze complex, disparate datasets are required. Exceptional writing and communication skills are necessary. Excellent supervisory and organizational skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications: Stakeholder engagement, social science, document design and production, and business management experience is a plus.

University Information: The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science unleashes the power of science to transform the way society understands and manages the environment. By conducting cutting-edge research into today’s most pressing environmental problems, we are developing new ideas to help guide our state, nation, and world toward a more environmentally sustainable future through five research centers—the Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg, the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, the Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge, the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology in Baltimore, and the Maryland Sea Grant College in College Park.

Additional Information: The Integration and Application Network’s mission is to inspire, manage, and produce timely syntheses and assessments on key environmental issues. Science communication is a core tenet of the team and is used in all aspects of work conducted by IAN staff. IAN is a network which includes different agencies and institutions in different locations.

EEO Statement: The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is an equal opportunity employer. The Center’s policies, programs, and activities are in conformance with pertinent Federal and State laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, and disability. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; or related legal requirements should be directed to the Director of Human Relations, Center Administration, P.O. Box 775, Cambridge, MD 21613.

Location: Annapolis, MD or Cambridge, MD

Salary: $65,000-$70,000

Benefits include paid time off, sick leave, health insurance, tuition remission, retirement, professional development, etc.

Applications received by September 19, 2022 will receive full consideration.

Documents should include a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and a portfolio.

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