Olentangy River Wetlands Research Park (ORWRP) Research Administration Management Analyst

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH, USA 🇺🇸

Job Title: Olentangy River Wetlands Research Park (ORWRP) Research Administration Management Analyst

Department: FAES | School of Environment and Natural Resources

We are seeking a coordinator to oversee research and outreach programs of the Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetlands Research Park (ORWRP) at The Ohio State University.  This urban wetland facility is located on the OSU campus and managed primarily by the School of Environment and Natural Resources, for which it plays a role in all three mission areas of research, education, and outreach.  In coming years, the ORWRP will be the site of increased long-term environmental monitoring, habitat restoration, and public education programming, while continuing to be a “living classroom” for SENR and other OSU students.  Thus, we are seeking a motivated, experienced individual to participate in the development and lead the day-to-day research and outreach activities at this unique environmental resource. In addition, the coordinator will provide support to the teaching mission at ORWRP and perform some administrative duties. The coordinator will work at the direction of the ORWRP Leadership Committee and be directly supervised by the Chair of that entity.  

Additional Information:

Position Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Takes the lead for enacting goals of ORWRP Management Plan (in development), under the supervision of the ORWRP Chair.
  • Primary point of contact for research, outreach, and teaching functions.
  • In collaboration with ORWRP Chair, takes primary role in the establishment and design on long-term environmental monitoring protocols at ORWRP within the goals of the Management Plan.
  • Leads the development and design of outreach programming for diverse audiences at ORWRP within the goals of the Management Plan.
  • Delivers outreach programming.
  • Oversees the collection, management, and analysis of long-term environmental data.
  • Supervises research and outreach volunteers and student employees.
  • Provides instructional support to courses offered in the Heffner Building classrooms and labs, as well as on grounds in coordination with Facilities Manager.
  • Prepares quarterly and annual progress reports to the Wetlands Leadership Committee.
  • Collaborates with the ORWRP Chair and other faculty on pursuing project funding for Research and Outreach.
  • Manages teaching and research labs, including being primary contact for EHS.
  • Purchases materials and supplies needed for research, outreach, and teaching activities.
  • Manages Lenel account for building access.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent combination of education/experience and minimum of 2 years’ experience in Natural Resources, Biological Sciences, Ecology, or related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of environmental research and monitoring in either terrestrial or freshwater aquatic systems.
  • Applied experience collecting and managing natural resource monitoring data, in either aquatic or terrestrial contexts.
  • Experience delivering environmental content to lay audiences.
  • Experience writing technical reports in the Natural Sciences.
  • Supervisory experience in the Natural Resources or related fields.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years’s experience in Natural Resources, Biological Sciences, Ecology, or related field.
  • Record of peer-reviewed publication in Natural Sciences or related fields.
  • Experience delivering presentations to a professional audience.
  • Knowledge and experience in managing freshwater wetlands.
  • Knowledge and experience in ecological restoration and associated monitoring.
  • Knowledge and experience of managing invasive species.

Function: Research Administration

Sub-Function: Research Administration Management

Career Band: Individual Contributor – Specialized

Career Level: S2

Vaccine Requirement

Ohio State is focused on enhancing the health and safety of our community. Therefore, the university is requiring every student, faculty and staff member to be compliant with Ohio State’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

By the start of employment, all newly hired employees must receive at least the first dose of a two-dose series or a single dose of a one-dose series COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals who choose a two-dose series vaccination must receive the second dose within 45 days of their start date. Proof of vaccination will be required at time of hire.

Candidates may request a medical or religious exemption from the vaccination requirement. Campus employees may also request an exemption for personal reasons. Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, College of Medicine or OSUP Employees are not eligible for personal exemptions. All exemptions are subject to Ohio State’s approval and subject to change, including revocation, due to legal and regulatory requirements.

Location: Heffner Wetland Research and Education (0222)

Position Type: Regular

Scheduled Hours: 40

Shift: First Shift

Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.  A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.

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