Great Lakes Transport Extension Educator – Duluth, MN
This is a Minnesota Sea Grant College Program position in the University of Minnesota’s academic staff category. This position will serve the Minnesota Sea Grant Program and the entire Great Lakes Sea Grant Network especially with regard to the transport of hazardous materials across the Laurentian Great Lakes region. The position has two major emphases: Maritime transport and Great Lakes hazardous materials transport.
Maritime Extension: The staff member will work with the maritime industry, policy makers, natural resource professionals, the Great Lakes Sea Grant community, and Great Lakes researchers to increase cooperation among organizations, improve environmental management, and apply university research results to help solve problems and improve efficiencies. Outreach activities will focus on maritime issues such as supply-chain security, short-sea shipping, intermodal transportation, economic and environmental impacts, waterway infrastructure maintenance, ballast water management to minimize invasive species introductions, and trade and regulatory policies.
Hazardous Materials Transport: The staff member will work with the hazardous materials transport industry, policy makers, natural resource professionals, the Great Lakes Sea Grant community, and Great Lakes and Lake Champlain researchers to increase cooperation among organizations, improve environmental management, and apply university research results to help solve problems and improve efficiencies concerning the transport of hazardous substances across the Laurentian Great Lakes Region. Activities will focus on hazardous materials transport issues, coordinate Great Lakes Sea Grant efforts surrounding them, take on the primary responsibility for the risk optimization extension program started under the Volpe Institute funding, coordinate the webinar series, keep web resources effective, provide information on trade and regulatory policies, seek extramural funding, create forums and workshops, and could potentially sit on NOAA’s hazardous response committee, among other duties aligned with the legacy “crude move” emphasis.
Candidates must possess at least a Masters degree and should have at least 3 years experience.
To be eligible, you must meet all of the following REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
A Master’s degree is required. This degree must be from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent.
3 years experience working on maritime transportation, hazardous materials transport, marine/coastal policy.
Excellent written, interpersonal, and group presentation communication skills, with demonstrated experience in communicating science to non-scientists.
Demonstrated experience in developing, planning, and implementing education or outreach programs for diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability of working effectively in a team setting with staff, constituents and partners with varying backgrounds, interests, and abilities in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
Self-motivated with demonstrated ability to work independently.
Best qualified applicants may also demonstrate the following PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Understanding of Great Lakes maritime and hazardous materials transport issues such as supply chain security, short sea shipping, intermodal transportation, economic and environmental impacts, spill response planning, waterway infrastructure maintenance, ballast water management to minimize invasive species introductions, and trade and regulatory policies.
Understanding of environmental justice concepts as they relate to hazardous materials transport
Ability to communicate complex maritime related issues effectively to lay audiences.
Experience at writing and administering grants.
Demonstrated ability to use a variety of training methods, including online/virtual methods.
Demonstrated high level of analytical, organizational, and planning skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of logic models and evaluation techniques.
Strong interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of individuals, both within and outside the college and university.
Experience working with and resolving stakeholder differences
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team including experience leading project teams.
Experience in developing and implementing regional and national extension programs.
To Apply, Contact:
Please see https://seagrant.umn.edu/articles/great-lakes-transport-extension-educator for more information about the position, contact information, and directions for how to apply.