opportunity

Funding Opportunity: AFRI - Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area

This AFRI Challenge Area focuses on the priority to mitigate and adapt to climate variability and change. It supports activities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase carbon sequestration in agricultural and forest production systems, and prepare the nation's agriculture and forests to adapt to variable climates. The long-term outcome for this program is to reduce the use of energy, nitrogen fertilizer, and water by ten percent and increase carbon sequestration by fifteen percent through resilient agriculture and forest production systems. In order to achieve this outcome, this program will support multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants.
 
 

Important Dates

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
 
Closing Date: 
Thursday, November 17, 2016
 
Other Due Date: 

Letter of Intent: The Letter of intent must be received at NIFA by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on September 14, 2016 Application Deadline Dates: Full Applications must be received by Grants.gov by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 17, 2016

Letter of Intent Due:

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
 
Contact for Electronic Access Problems: 

electronic [at] nifa [dot] usda [dot] gov

Diversity, Education and Outreach Specialist Job Opportunity

Friday, May 15, 2015

Diversity, Education and Outreach Specialist

Initial consideration will be given to applications received prior to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5th, 2015. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis. NCAR – Outreach Services Group at NCAR’s Computational & Information Systems Lab (CISL) Click here for more information and to apply.

BASIC JOB FUNCTION:

This person oversees, promotes, participates in, and implements education, outreach, and diversity programs on local, regional, national, and international scales. These outreach efforts are generally focused on developing external community and student interest in and application of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines that support CISL’s computational mission in the atmospheric and related sciences.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Social Media Networking and Communication: Develops and implements a diversity-oriented Social Media Strategy. The Coordinator should be familiar with principal social media outlets and their use as marketing tools, focusing on diversity-related sites, particularly those in STEM fields.
  • Writes stories and takes photographs for CISL’s monthly newsletter. Creates written brochures and pamphlets describing CISL programs. Develops and maintains a creative, timely and appropriate presence in various social media venues.
  • Diversity Liaison: Works with Human Resources and the NCAR Diversity and Outreach Director to coordinate diversity efforts across the organization. Participates in the NCAR Diversity Committee. Collaborates with the State of Wyoming’s diversity program(s) and the EPSCoR program in support of diversity goals for the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC). Coordinates efforts in NSF programs such as the National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). Makes presentations to internal and external entities outlining program goals and achievements.
  • Relationship Building: Identifies and cultivates important relationships with key Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) for promoting atmospheric and computational science programs and as sources for prospective interns and students for other positions within the Lab. Creates a plan, builds and nurtures relationships with MSIs, and performs outreach visits to bolster CISL’s diversity and education goals.
  • The SIParCS Program Lead is a centerpiece of CISL’s efforts to integrate research and education. Continues the growth and success of this interdisciplinary internship program, which typically brings 10–15 student interns to work for CISL each summer. Supports the ongoing operation of all aspects of CISL’s SIParCS internship program, including recruitment, application tracking and candidate hiring process. Helps develop new proposal ideas and identifies appropriate funding sources, develops program budgets, and ensures that the program remains within budget.
  • Develops a successful and impactful outreach and community engagement exhibit and event portfolio in support of CISL’s mission. Helps develop and align exhibit concepts and ideas with the CISL Strategic Plan, then works with subject matter experts to design and implement these exhibits and events. Finally, the incumbent ensures that the exhibits and events are used effectively to realize CISL’s diversity, outreach, and education goals.
  • Works with partners such as the Wyoming Business Council, Minority Serving Institutions, and the broader university community to define messaging and implement exhibits and events for maximum collective impact. Coordinates with other internal and external organizational units on the effective use of exhibits at both at the NCAR Mesa Laboratory and the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center. Ensures that booth designs are cost effective and appropriate to planned venues. Defines, collects, manages, and reports all metrics required for these events.

REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree, at least four to six years of relevant program experience in outreach programs, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Specialized understanding of outreach, education, diversity, and internship programs.
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret institutional policies and procedures and guide others.
  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Strong knowledge of word processing and graphic design. Proficiency in database, presentation, and spreadsheet applications. Skill in working in a networked computing environment.
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills. Advanced knowledge of English composition, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage. Working knowledge of proofreading, editing, and publication production.
  • Proficiency in the use of spreadsheets, budgets, and financial tools systems (accounting and reporting systems).
  • Advanced skill in the use of Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Works with limited budgets that support quality exhibits, workshops, or meetings.
  • Ability to work under high pressure and be flexible in response to changing plans.
  • Ability to work independently, plus the ability to work effectively in team situations.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing in a public outreach capacity.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and multi-tasking skills. Sensitivity in working in multi-cultural settings.
  • Ability to represent the organization on entity-wide or institution-wide committees.
  • Ability to delegate work and provide training. May supervise staff and students.
  • Ability to travel.

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, domestic partner status, disability, or veteran status.

Job Location

Boulder, Colorado, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Appointment Type

Full-Time

Teacher’s Workshop: Plant Genotype-to-Phenotype Innovations in Genetics and Technology

Event date(s): Thursday, July 25, 2019
Location: Danforth Plant Science Center, 975 N. Warson Road, St. Louis, MO


MO DIRT Soil Health Training

Event date(s): Friday, April 20, 2018
Location: Lincoln University Cooperative Extension, 201 N Stoddard St., Sikeston, MO 63801


Start date: 
Friday, April 20, 2018
 
Location: 
Lincoln University Cooperative Extension, 201 N Stoddard St., Sikeston, MO 63801
 
Audience: 
General public

Time: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
 

Registration: Click here to register on-line or contact us at
modirt [at] danforthcenter [dot] org or 314-587-1412

Summer Research Institute

Event date(s): Wednesday, May 31, 2017 to Saturday, June 3, 2017
Location: Hot Springs, AR


The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts is hosting a Summer Research Institute from May 31-June 3, 2017.  For more information on joining the summer institute, contact: ArkansasEPSCoR [at] gmail [dot] com.

 

Funding Opportunity: AFRI - Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area

Event date(s): Thursday, November 17, 2016


Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area

This AFRI Challenge Area focuses on the priority to mitigate and adapt to climate variability and change. It supports activities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase carbon sequestration in agricultural and forest production systems, and prepare the nation's agriculture and forests to adapt to variable climates. The long-term outcome for this program is to reduce the use of energy, nitrogen fertilizer, and water by ten percent and increase carbon sequestration by fifteen percent through resilient agriculture and forest production systems. In order to achieve this outcome, this program will support multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants.
 
 

Important Dates

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
 
Closing Date: 
Thursday, November 17, 2016
 
Other Due Date: 

Letter of Intent: The Letter of intent must be received at NIFA by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on September 14, 2016 Application Deadline Dates: Full Applications must be received by Grants.gov by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 17, 2016

Letter of Intent Due:

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
 
Contact for Electronic Access Problems: 

electronic [at] nifa [dot] usda [dot] gov