Oberlin, OH - Posted on: Wednesday 04/15/15
The Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College invites applications for the position of Assistant Project Manager for Environmental Dashboard. This is a full-time, one-year, non-continuing grant-supported position, with the potential for renewal.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will assist in the management, communication, development and assessment of “Environmental Dashboard,” a novel technological system that provides community residents with environmentally and socially contextualized real-time feedback on electricity and water flows and environmental conditions through residential and commercial buildings and through whole cities. More information on the project can be found at: www.EnvironmentalDashboard.org. Specific responsibilities include:
Monitoring progress on all components of the project. This includes managing and updating task lists and meeting agendas.
Communicating with community partners and serving as a point person for further development of content for the “Community Voices” component of the project.
Working closely with K-12 teachers and college faculty to develop educational materials that incorporate the Environmental Dashboard.
Teaching short lessons in K-12 classrooms on resource use and climate change using the Environmental Dashboard.
Presenting the project and/or assisting in the presentation of the project in a variety of contexts to members of other communities that might be interested in replicating all or part of Environmental Dashboard.
Assisting in management of and serving as a resource for students who work on the social science portion of the project. Contexts include student research assistants, students taking the “Practicum in Ecological Communications and the Oberlin Project,” private readings, independent research and honors projects.
Playing a significant role in managing the Environmental Dashboard website and content on the digital signage.
Assisting the faculty research team in the design, implementation, analysis and reporting on experiments associated with the project.
Requirements: We seek an individual with a bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience. The hire must have excellent organization and project management skills, strong analytical skills, strong communications skills (verbal, writing and visual presentation), a high level of responsibility, demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and as a member of a collaborative team, ability to communicate effectively with diverse segments of society ranging from children, city officials, members of the business community, low income communities, civic and political leaders, etc.
Desired Qualifications: Experience with: project management, teaching (especially K-12), curriculum development, organizing for environmental and/or social justice causes, website management, photography and graphic design, statistical analysis, advanced computer skills.
Applicants should submit a résumé, 2- to 4-page writing sample, and a cover letter describing qualifications and interest in the position and contact information for at least three references to: Dr. John Petersen: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.