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Search #: 495563
Work type: Full-time
Location: Avery Point Campus
The University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks applicants for the position of Environmental Justice Community Coordinator (Research Assistant 2) at the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) to provide support for and contribute to the development of an environmental justice mapping tool, as well as a pilot grants program for community partners to engage in hyper-local planning on the disproportionate impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities. CIRCA is a multi‐disciplinary center that coordinates applied research and engagement programs to develop and advance practical solutions to problems caused by changing climate. CIRCA is located on UConn’s Avery Point Campus in Groton, CT.
The Environmental Justice Community Coordinator (EJCC) will work with the CIRCA team, and closely with the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Office of Climate Planning (DEEP OCP), as well as, key stakeholders of the Connecticut Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3), Equity and Environmental Justice (EEJ) Working Group, to develop and implement a pilot grants program for EJ community partners; as well as lead associated engagement activities on behalf of CIRCA. Activities will include participating in the development and launch of an environmental justice mapping tool, the development and launch of the grants program, facilitating outreach activities to raise awareness and generate interest among EJ community partners, as well as, managing grant activities, organizing capacity-building workshops for grantees, and reporting on outcomes.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This is a full-time, 12-month position. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495563 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on October 17, 2021.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
Advertised: Sep 17 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 17 2021 Eastern Daylight Time