[Coral-List] Fwd: Position as Science Director with COMPASS

Joanie Kleypas kleypas at ucar.edu
Tue Jun 29 12:19:45 EDT 2010

Correction to previous post: the deadline  for the COMPASS position is  
July 19 rather than July 9. Apologies for my error.
Joanie Kleypas

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Joanie Kleypas <kleypas at ucar.edu>
> Date: June 29, 2010 6:06:37 AM MDT
> To: "coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov" <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
> Subject: [Coral-List] Position as Science Director with COMPASS

> COMPASS (Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea) is  
> seeking a
> new Assistant Director of Science. They are looking for a recent PhD
> (within past 5 yrs) who is eager to work at the nexus between science
> and policy. This individual will support and continue to grow a  
> program
> to capture and advance the state of the science of ocean ecosystems  
> and
> strategically connect that science to decision-makers, both regionally
> and nationally.
> This is a great opportunity for an early career scientist, and details
> are below (NOTE THE JULY 9 DEADLINE)
> Job Announcement: Assistant Director of Science
> COMPASS (Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea) seeks
> motivated candidates for the position of Assistant Director of  
> Science.
> COMPASS works to advance marine conservation science and communicate
> that science to policymakers, practitioners, the media and the public.
> We seek to raise awareness of ocean issues and inform ocean policy
> discussions with credible, peer-reviewed science. Staff are based at
> locations throughout the country including academic institutions  
> (Oregon
> State University; the University of Washington; the National Center  
> for
> Ecological Analysis and Synthesis / University of California, Santa
> Barbara; Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Lab; and Clark Univers 
> ity)
> and other organizations (Monterey Bay Aquarium and SeaWeb in  
> Washington
> DC). See www.compassonline.org for more details.
> Position Description
> The Assistant Director will work with COMPASS’ Director of Science  
> to
> support and continue growing a program to capture and advance the  
> state
> of the science of ocean ecosystems and strategically connect that
> science to decision-makers. The Assistant Director will support the
> synthesis, development, and communication of peer-reviewed science
> related to the role and importance of ocean ecosystems, the threats
> those ecosystems face, and policy solutions to address those threats.
> These efforts are designed to ensure that the latest science informs,
> frames, and catalyzes policy discussions and that the scientific
> community is well-positioned to address key gaps that arise in those
> discussions. The Assistant Director will also work with the broader
> COMPASS team to support a broad range of activities.
> In support of COMPASS’ science development and synthesis program, t 
> he
> Assistant Director will:
> • Build relationships and synergies within the ocean science communi 
> ty
> • Stay current on new and emerging marine science
> • Support the synthesis of emerging marine science and the strategic
> communication of that science to decision-makers
> • Support the implementation of ongoing initiatives to advance salie 
> nt
> ocean science through policy-relevant scientific working groups,
> workshops, and larger meetings
> • Create opportunities to advance the state of the science by seedi 
> ng
> and supporting symposia at key scientific meetings, catalyzing new
> research, and seeding new collaborations
> • Develop and lead the implementation of new strategies to capture a 
> nd
> advance the state of ocean science
> • Stay current on regional and national ocean policies
> • Work with COMPASS’ communications and policy teams to ensure  
> science
> is better communicated and used
> • Provide scientific content and strategic input to COMPASS staff,
> programs, and initiatives
> Qualifications
> COMPASS welcomes applications from candidates with strong  
> communications
> skills, exceptional organizational skills, strong backgrounds in
> relevant marine science, and experience in marine policy and/or ocean
> conservation issues.
> The candidate must have:
> • A recent PhD (within last 5 years) in marine sciences (marine ecol 
> ogy,
> fisheries science, oceanography, or related social sciences with a
> marine emphasis)
> • A detailed understanding and appreciation for marine sciences beyo 
> nd
> her specific area of expertise
> • Ability to evaluate and synthesize diverse marine scientific conce 
> pts
> • Ability to effectively and succinctly communicate scientific
> information to broad audiences, especially managers and policymakers
> • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a
> fast-paced environment, and manage multiple projects simultaneously
> • Excellent written and oral communications skills
> • Excellent organizational skills
> In addition, the candidate will preferably have:
> • Ability to understand and evaluate national, regional and state-le 
> vel
> marine policy and management issues, particularly science needs  
> related
> to these issues
> • Experience with science-policy communications
> • Ability to communicate and coordinate with diverse audiences
> (government, non-governmental organizations, academia and/or the  
> private
> sector)
> • Demonstrated initiative
> • Familiarity with social media and online communications
> Application Deadline: For full consideration, application materials  
> must
> be received by July 19, 2010.
> Compensation and Location
> Salary is commensurate with experience, including a generous benefits
> package. The preferred location for this position is at Oregon State
> University in Corvallis, Oregon (co-located with the Director of
> Science). However, locations in other university settings,  
> particularly
> those proximate to other COMPASS staff (e.g., University of  
> Washington,
> Stanford University, University of California Santa Barbara or Clark
> University) may be possible and negotiable.
> How to apply
> Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, writing  
> sample,
> and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Karen
> McLeod, COMPASS Director of Science, at
> karen.mcleod at science.oregonstate.edu.
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> Joanie Kleypas
> Integrated Science Program / Climate & Global Dynamics
> National Center for Atmospheric Research
> PO Box 3000
> Boulder, CO 80307-3000
> ph: 303-497-8111
> fx: 303-497-1700
> kleypas at ucar.edu
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