AGU

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Manager, Thriving Earth Exchange Cohorts

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION

AGU is recognized as an innovator among scientific organizations and a world leader in advancing Earth and space sciences. We strive to lead by pioneering new ways to grow the exchange of scientific knowledge, encouraging the emergence of new and convergent fields of study, evolving our programs and operations as we anticipate the changing needs and expectations of our global community, and leveraging our science to help society.

The Thriving Earth Exchange is an AGU Strategic Initiative that leverages Earth and space science for societal benefit. Thriving Earth Exchange helps community leads and scientists work together to use Science to advance local priorities related to sustainability, resilience, and environmental issues. The Manager of Community Science Cohorts will manage the cohort program, including ensuring the success of Thriving Earth Exchange projects that are part of the cohort, and a good experience for community leaders, fellows, and scientists.

The Thriving Earth Exchange is an AGU Strategic Initiative that leverages Earth and space science for societal benefit. Thriving Earth Exchange helps community leads and scientists work together to use Science to advance local priorities related to sustainability, resilience, and environmental issues. The Manager of Community Science Cohorts will manage the cohort program, including ensuring the success of Thriving Earth Exchange projects that are part of the cohort, and a good experience for community leaders, fellows, and scientists.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

The Manager of Thriving Earth Exchange Cohorts, Thriving Earth Exchange will serve as the lead responsible for the overall management of the Thriving Earth Exchange cohort program. In this capacity the incumbent will:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the cohort program, including
    • Supervising the program managers who interact directly with Thriving Earth community leads, scientists, and partners
    • Ensuring that Thriving Earth Projects make progress toward community outcomes and that participants have rewarding experiences
    • Working with other Thriving Earth Exchange staff to ensure we have enough high-quality volunteers to meet program goals
    • Manage the selection, training, matching and coaching of all volunteers
  • Develop and implement timelines for all regular cohort program activities
  • Assist the Director in developing plans and timelines for new or expanded cohort activities
  • Represent and advocate for the resources (including staff) necessary to successfully support cohorts as they complete community science projects
  • Work with external and internal partners to help advance cohort-related program goals
  • Ensure cohorts and volunteers prioritize work with people and communities who have been historically left out of science

ESSENTIAL VALUES

  • Accountability: Own it
    • Prioritizes cohort operations to ensure positive outcomes for communities
    • Ensures that all Thriving Earth Projects and Volunteers have what they need to be successful
  • Member & Customer Service: Members and customers first
    • Listens actively, acts accordingly, and ensures community leads, fellows, scientists, and partners have a positive experience.
  • Teamwork: Together everyone achieves more
    • Proactively looks for ways to help the cohort model and process contributions to overall Thriving Earth Exchange and AGU goals,

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent organizational, analytic and project management skills, including the ability track and manage multiple complex projects at the same time and meet deadlines and the ability to set priorities.
  • Ability to build systems that support and streamline the work of managing cohorts,
  • Ability to evaluate proposed program changes and additions in terms of the impact on staff and volunteers
  • Ability to make decision making using sound judgement based on Thriving Earth Exchange principles and AGU values.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, including superior skill in presenting.to/teaching and facilitation in both public and private settings
  • High degree of professionalism and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated discretion on confidential matters.
  • Skill in managing and mentoring staff and coordinating activities across staff.
  • Ability to create and manage teams to achieve goals on a budget and with a timeline
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