Director of Freshwater Strategy

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Green Bay, WI, US

JOB DETAILS:

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WORKING TITLE: Director of Freshwater Strategy

UW SYSTEM OFFICIAL TITLE: Outreach Program Manager II

POSTING DATE: February 27, 2020

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay seeks a Director of Freshwater Strategy to lead the University in an external-facing capacity in its water-related initiatives. The position’s top priority, accounting for at least half of the position’s time, is to lead the University’s efforts, in partnership with regional stakeholders and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in the designation of a National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) for the Green Bay ecosystem. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is the designated state lead on the project. Additional responsibilities include collaborating with Titletown Tech ( https://titletowntech.com/ ) on efforts related to their Agriculture, Water & Environment vertical. In addition, the Director of Freshwater Strategy will work to expand the University’s partnerships with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Science, Freshwater Collaborative Wisconsin, and the Division of Extension at University of Wisconsin-Madison to create opportunities and expand the impact of our existing freshwater academic and research programs, advance efforts to transform the University’s waterfront holdings across its multiple campus locations and research properties to better serve public and university interests, and to coordinate with regional governments, governmental and tribal agencies, and non-profit organizations on projects related to the region’s water assets and their role in improving quality of life and the recruitment and retention of high quality talent to Northeastern Wisconsin. The Director of Freshwater Strategy will report jointly to the Dean of the Cofrin School of Business and the Dean of the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Serve as the main point of contact for all NERR designation activities.

  • Coordinate and manage NERR-related committees, comprised of both internal and external partners.

  • Work with state partners and the NOAA to coordinate and conduct public meetings in areas most aligned with the potential NERR designation.

  • Work with local, state, and federal partners to lead the site-selection process for the Green Bay NERR.

  • Work with local, state, and federal partners to lead the development of the draft, and ultimately final, Environmental Impact Statement for the Green Bay NERR.

  • Work with local, state, and federal partners to lead the development of the draft, and ultimately final, Management Plan for the Green Bay NERR, including the development of the Green Bay NERR research, education, stewardship, and administration priorities.

  • Conduct public presentations and represent the NERR project as the local project contact.

  • Make all reasonable effort to reach a diverse audience and to ensure equitable access to programs and facilities.

  • Collaborate with Titletown Tech on efforts related to their Agriculture, Water & Environment vertical.
     
  • Work to expand the University’s partnerships with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Science and Freshwater Collaborative Wisconsin.
     
  • Create opportunities and expand the impact of our existing freshwater academic and research programs.
     
  • Help to advance efforts to transform the University’s waterfront holdings across its multiple campus locations and research properties to better serve public and university interests.
     
  • Coordinate with regional governments, governmental and tribal agencies, and non-profit organizations on projects related to the region’s water assets and their role in improving quality of life and the recruitment and retention of high quality talent to Northeastern Wisconsin.

QUALIFICATIONS:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a closely related field at time of application

  • Three years of professional experience

  • Demonstrated success in planning, implementing, and evaluating multi-partner programs

  • Demonstrated leadership in leading high-visibility, public-private or related partnerships

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in a closely related field

  • Strong background in freshwater-related industry, natural resource management, or education

  • Experience developing programs/centers in natural resources, with an emphasis on freshwater

  • Experience securing external support through granting, fundraising, or development

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED