Assistant Director, Research Programs Services/Assistant Director, Sustainability Institute Posted Jul 21
Florida A&M University, Sustainability Institute , Tallahassee, FL
 
The Sustainability Institute (SI) at the School of the Environment-Florida A&M University (FAMU) mission is to catalyze and support research, teaching, and service to address global, regional, and community sustainability challenges while improving campus efficiency, fostering innovations, and preparing students as sustainability problem solvers. The SI is now accepting qualified applications for an Assistant Director, Research/Programs Services (Assistant Director, Sustainability Institute) position (Job Opening ID=3410).
Responsibilities
The Assistant Director will in collaboration assist the Director of the Sustainability Institute and the Dean of the School of the Environment to advance Florida A&M University’s teaching, research and service in areas related to social, environmental, and economic sustainability in harmony with FAMU’s overall mission. The individual will also contribute to broadening FAMU’s Institutional Impacts in local, national, and global communities and regional initiatives across Florida, and leverage and strengthen academic programs through collaborative efforts.
The Assistant Director in collaboration with the director will operationalize the management and administrative direction of the Sustainability Institute and will advance sustainability as an organizing principle for innovative teaching, research, and community engagement. As a member of the leadership team, the Assistant Director will work in collaboration to advance FAMU’s mission as a best-in-class university addressing urgent social and environmental challenges, and garner significant extramural funding to support this mission.
Position goals are:
1. Advancing leadership in sustainability policy development and implementation, and strategic planning on sustainability issues.
2. Promoting interdisciplinary research and scholarship across academic areas including environmental, social, and economic sustainability via stakeholder engagements.
3. Ensuring student engagement and recruitment, sustainability education, experiential learning locally, nationally, and globally in collaboration with our schools and external stakeholders.
4. Expanding extramural funding for FAMU sustainability endeavors through pursuit of grants, contracts, and public and private sector partnerships.
5. Advancing campus wide activities to support the President’s Climate Commitment and other stakeholder initiatives.
6. Working with the Dean of the School of the Environment to advance efforts in all the areas described above.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties maybe assigned):
1. Advancing sustainability policy development and implementation, and strategic planning on sustainability issues.
a. In collaboration with the Director of SI develop and implement strategic activities to advance the Institute’s goals and priorities.
b. Work collaboratively with the SOE recruiter through community outreach and educational activities that will increase student enrollment.
2. Promoting interdisciplinary research and scholarship across academic areas including environmental, social, and economic sustainability via stakeholder engagements.
a. Establish programs to advance research and teaching in sustainability areas.
b. Establish means to promote interdisciplinary, trans-disciplinary faculty efforts.
c. Establish partnerships throughout the University and relevant communities to build collaborative efforts.
d. Advance efforts to disseminate sustainability research findings and share FAMU’s sustainability endeavors through lectures, conferences, webinars, publications, and social media.
3. Expanding extramural funding for FAMU sustainability endeavors through pursuit of grants, contracts, and public and private sector partnerships.
a. Seek public, private and industry partners to develop collaborative projects.
4. Promoting student engagement, sustainability education, experiential learning locally, nationally, and globally in collaboration with our schools and external stakeholders.
a. Implementing student engagement, sustainability education, experiential learning locally, nationally, and globally in collaboration with our schools and external stakeholders.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :
A minimum of a master’s degree/MBA /JD (Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Business) with at least five years’ experience.
Recommended Competencies
Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities
• Demonstrated effective leadership and in-depth knowledge of sustainability issues
• Demonstrated ability to raise funds and grantsmanship
• Excellent communication (oral and written) skills, organizational skills, management skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to multi-task.
• Ability to work independently and in teams to include students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders.
Pay Plan
• 12 months; A&P; Full time, Regular

How to Apply
• Applicants are required to complete the online application (http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?hr) with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history and education details. If you are a current FAMU employee, you must apply through Self Service in iRattler.
Conditions of Employment-R7-Conditions of Employment

• Proof of Identity and Employment Eligibility: Only United States (U.S.) citizens or aliens who have a legal right to work in the U.S. are eligible for employment. Federal law requires proof of your authorization to work in the United States. You will be required to provide proof of your identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of employment.
• An official college transcript, a high school diploma, or other educational documents must be submitted, where applicable, at the time of employment.
• Selective Service System Registration: Section 110.1128, Florida Statutes, prohibits employment by the State (including re-hire after a break in service) of any male born after October 1, 1962, who failed to register with the Selective Service System, under the provisions of the U.S. Military Selective Service Act, during the person’s period of eligibility (ages 18 through 25). Additionally, if currently employed by the State, this law prohibits the promotion of such person. You may be required to provide documentation.
• Reference Checks and Background Screenings: reference checks and background screenings are conditions of employment.
• Sunshine State Law: This search is being conducted under Florida law, including the Sunshine law and Public Records law.
R8-Reasonable Accommodations
• If you require a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADAA), please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs at (850) 599-3076 at least ten (10) days prior to the start of the event. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the University by calling TDD via FRS (800) 955-8771.


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