The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI) works collaboratively with the University of Nebraska faculty, administrators, and staff, along with external partners, both domestically and internationally. This position will work directly with the Director of Policy, and collaborate with other directors and staff of DWFI, in the development, implementation, and execution of policy projects, preparation of reports, and communication efforts. The ideal candidate will possess program and project management skills with the knowledge and aptitude to ensure projects are progressing on established timelines and protocols. As allowed, traveling nationally and internationally will be expected to coordinate and evaluate progress of ongoing projects with partners. The position will assist in administering the student intern program of DWFI by supervising and mentoring students, as well as assist in supervision of program consultants. This position will also lend expertise in the development of research and proposals to obtain external funding.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Master's degree plus 3 years of demonstrated program management and project coordination experience in the public or private sector required. Demonstrated knowledge of water resources issues and expertise in a relevant field such as engineering, agronomy, or agricultural economics necessary. Capacity to work with and coordinate across disciplines essential. Must have demonstrated experience presenting before stakeholder groups. Experience in organizing and hosting technical workshops required. Technical skills and thorough knowledge in relevant science, including agriculture and water science necessary. Must have strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Good technical, analytical, organizational, problem-solving and decision-making skills essential. Ability to multi-task and work independently required. Must have record keeping and computer skills, including proficiency with spatial data (e.g. ArcGIS).
Five years of demonstrated project management experience in the public or private sector, with professional experience in a water-related field preferred. Experience leading teams and knowledge of supply chain management logistics is desirable.
Posted Salary: $37,500/yr. minimum
Job Type: Part-Time Temporary
Internal Number: 72009
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With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.