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Program Manager, Climate Assessment for the Southwest

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Laboratory and Research

Posting Number: req12146

Department: AZ Inst for Resilience

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Arizona Institute for Resilient Environments and Societies (AIRES) at the University of Arizona is in search of a Program Manager, Climate Assessment for the Southwest (Res Program Admin Officer II). The research program administration officer will manage a variety of operational and administrative activities for the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS), a Southwest regional climate research program funded by NOAA. Activities are focused on providing operational support for the CLIMAS research team including: coordination of research and community engagement efforts across the Southwest; managing CLIMAS communications and public outreach efforts; planning program events, symposia, and training sessions; collecting, synthesizing, and reporting CLIMAS project updates and achievements. This position will work closely with the program's director, staff, and researchers across the CLIMAS network.

The Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) program was established in 1998 as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments program. CLIMAS is a collaboration between UA and New Mexico State University. The CLIMAS team is made up of experts from a variety of social, physical, and natural sciences who all work with partners across the Southwest to develop sustainable answers to regional climate challenges. CLIMAS's institutional home is the Arizona Institute for Resilient Environments and Societies (AIRES) at the University of Arizona. AIRES coordinates interdisciplinary programs and groups of faculty, students, and projects across the UArizona campus to develop practical, applied solutions that further resilience in our natural and human communities.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Duties & responsibilities:

* Working with the director, staff, and researchers, help coordinate research and community engagement efforts across the Southwest.

* Manage and develop external CLIMAS communications.

* Collect and analyze information monthly and annually from program PIs about progress toward research objectives.

* Manage internal communications for the CLIMAS team.

* Communicate with CLIMAS program funders and similar research programs across the U.S.

* Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, skills & abilities:

* Basic knowledge of climate change and climate-related issues in the U.S. Southwest.

* Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral formats.

* Familiarity with grant management and grant writing.

* Skill in coordinating and convening diverse stakeholders and interest groups.

* Ability to coordinate and plan in-person and online events.

* Familiarity with relational databases, including designing, organizing, and querying information in a database.

* Familiarity with graphic design software (e.g. Adobe suite) and/or business intelligence software (Tableau, PowerBI, etc.).

* Familiarity with basic website management using a content management system (e.g. Wordpress, Drupal).

* Familiarity with using social media platforms for program-related outreach (e.g., Twitter, YouTube).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience related to program administration is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with project management, such as scheduling, logistics, budgets and financials, annual reporting, and/or evaluation.
  • Demonstrated experience developing science communication and outreach materials.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $55,000 - $60,000

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Research Program Admin

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Gigi Owen

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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