Organization: Environmental Resilience Institute at Indiana University
The mission of the Environmental Resilience Institute is to increase resilience to environmental change in Indiana and the Midwest by accurately predicting impacts and effectively partnering with communities to implement feasible, equitable, and research-informed solutions. While the threat of environmental change is one which has concerning implications for all forms of life on this planet, we recognize that environmental justice is especially linked to systemic racism. Therefore, we are committed to fighting for environmental justice and against systemic racism in all our work. ERI is deliberately cultivating staff and culture rich in diversity of thought, background, race, gender, ability, and lived experiences. We encourage all interested parties to apply.
- Serves as liaison to key stakeholders in public and private sectors on partnership opportunities advancing institutional initiatives.
- Initiates and maintains frequent interactions with relevant partners ensuring strong collaborative relationships and focus.
- Develops knowledge of issues and needs of initiatives, programs, and partners to make appropriate connections with university and external resources.
- Serves as a community resource facilitating programs, providing technical assistance, and ensuring communication to optimize project outcomes.
- Collaborates with university and external partners to identify funding needs and potential sources; participates in developing external funding proposals with education and outreach component.
- Communicates partner expectations with unit leadership to assist in operationalizing project outcomes; collaborates in the timely delivery of logistical, budgetary, and support functions.
- Determines and tracks key project metrics and assists in analysis and report development.
- May provide guidance to lower-level Institutional Advancement Consultants.
- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
- Degree in public administration, political science and/or in a subject related to environmental change.
- Master's Degree in a related field.
- 2 years of experience in outreach, engagement, public relations, or a related field.
- 1 year of experience working in the state or local government sectors, and/or working in the areas of climate adaptation, resilience, and/or greenhouse gas measurement and mitigation.
- Experience addressing environmental injustices.
- Experience with program and services marketing.
- Data management experience.
- Experience with public speaking.
- Experience with GIS.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
- Proficient communication skills.
- Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
- Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
- Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
- Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
- Ability to represent the company with external constituents.
- Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
- Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
- Highly thorough and dependable.
- Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to serve as an enthusiastic ambassador for ERI.
- Ability to speak about a variety of topics related to environmental change in front of a variety of audiences.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
May be required to temporarily work from home in accordance with IU's policy on responding to COVID-19.
Career Level: Career
Job Function: Development & Advancement
Job Family: Institutional Advancement
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