We are hiring a SEEDS Sustainability Projects Coordinator student position (25-30hours/week, Nov 20-April 21,). Core job function is to develop and coordinate applied student-led sustainability research and interdisciplinary partnerships to advance UBC’s operational sustainability and wellbeing commitments, with a core focus on campus urban biodiversity and forestry planning work, and climate action commitments.
Preference for graduate student candidates from Forestry, IRES, LFS (applied biology, land and water systems), Science/Ecology and Geography. We will also consider experienced senior undergraduate students.
Please see details below and great if you can please share with your networks. Application Deadline is: Nov 19th, 2020
Job Title: SEEDS Sustainability Project Coordinator (Job ID: #883222, apply via CareersOnline)
Department: SEEDS Sustainability Program, Campus + Community Planning, VP External Relations
Appointment Duration/Hours: Nov 30th, 2020 to April 30, 2021 (25-30 hours per week)
Application Deadline/Process: Submit Resume, Cover Letter, Professional Writing Sample (1 pg max) via UBC Careers Online by Nov 19th, 2020.
Position Type: Graduate Research/Academic Assistant (GRA/GAA)
Education: Preference for a current student enrolled in a Masters or PhD Program (Forestry, Science/Ecology (Botany, Zoology, Applied Biology), Geography, Public Policy, Landscape Architecture)
Core Job Responsibilities:
- Develop and coordinate applied student-led sustainability research and interdisciplinary partnerships to advance UBC’s operational sustainability and wellbeing commitments, with a core focus on campus urban biodiversity and forestry planning work, and climate action commitments.
- Priority research areas include: Urban Biodiversity, Urban Forestry, Climate Action (Mitigation and Adaptation), Ecological and Human Wellbeing.
- Conduct research and analyze campus sustainability plans to identify applied research opportunities
- Coordinate full project life-cycle from scoping, ideation, initiation, monitoring and closing
- Meet with program operational, academic and community clients to create research proposals that can be integrated with suitable senior level UBC undergraduate and graduate courses.
- Support interdisciplinary partnership development
Skills and Experience:
– Familiarity with a broad range of sustainability practices and research, esp. urban biodiversity and forestry, climate mitigation and adaptation
– Ability to think strategically, creatively, and apply systems perspectives
– Excellent organizational and time management skills and strong attention to detail
– Experience with project management or coordination
– Experience with community-based action research and applied research
– Experience with performing secondary research and interdisciplinary work
– Experience with geospatial data management, analysis, and visualization is considered an asset
– Familiarity with GIS (Geographic Information System) and/or other analytical mapping programs considered an asset
Manager, SEEDS (Social Ecological Economic Development Studies) Sustainability Program
Community Development | Campus and Community Planning
Main Office #3331 -3rd Floor, 2260 West Mall, CIRS Building
Phone 604 822 3270 | Cell 604 722 5056
Web: www.sustain.ubc.ca/SEEDS | www.planning.ubc.ca