ESA Science Programs Specialist

Title: Program Specialist

Department: Office of Science Programs

Supervisor: Associate Director of Science Programs

Classification: Full time, Temporary, Non-exempt

About ESA

The Ecological Society of America, founded in 1915, is the worldÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s largest community of professional ecologists and a trusted source of ecological knowledge, committed to advancing the understanding of life on Earth. The Society publishes five journals and a membership bulletin and broadly shares ecological information through policy, media outreach, and education initiatives.

About ESAÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Office of Science Programs

We connect the research and management communities, support the use of science to inform decision making and build capacity among scientists by:

Training: We offer workshops and courses to help scientists gain the skills they need to navigate changes in funding, policy, and technology.

Facilitating engagement: We connect ESA members with agencies that require ecological knowledge and expertise.

Synthesizing information: We help make ecology more accessible to managers and the public.

Facilitating peer review: We help agencies conduct peer reviews of scientific studies and programs that agencies use to support decision making.

Position Overview

ESA seeks an energetic candidate with strong organizational and communication skills to provide administrative and logistical support for a variety of programs in the Office of Science Programs (e.g. ESAÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Sustaining Biological Infrastructure Training Initiative, and the Panel on Vegetation Classification). A basic background in and appreciation for ecology, biology, and/or environmental sciences is desired.

The Program Specialist will work with the Associate Director of Science Programs to organize and manage special ESA meetings, workshops, and training events that will bring scientists together on a wide range of topics. Additional duties may include taking notes, updating websites, taking photos and creating promotional materials, and tracking budget information. There may be opportunities to network with scientists in a variety of disciplines and contribute to workshop/grant reports and presentations.

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