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May 26, 2005

Job Opportunity: Assistant Director, Federal Relations - Marine and Environmental Affairs

Job Description
Assistant Director, Federal Relations - Marine and Environmental Affairs

The National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) is seeking an individual to manage a federal relations program relating to the marine, atmospheric, environmental and natural resources sciences for the NASULGC member institutions.

The Assistant Director is responsible for staffing the Association's Board on Oceans and Atmosphere, which is composed of Deans, Department Heads and other university administrators in the marine, atmospheric and climate sciences and the Board on Natural Resources, composed of scientific leaders in fisheries and wildlife; fresh water; forestry; ecology; and minerals and energy. The Assistant Director also staffs the committees of the Commission on Food, Environment and Renewable Resources, which is chaired by a president or chancellor of a NASULGC institution. The successful candidate will be responsible for organizing regularly scheduled meetings and events pertaining to all of these groups and will work under the direct supervision of the Executive Vice President. The Assistant Director identifies and monitors key legislation of interest to the boards and works with the boards to develop a strategy for advancing their agendas in Congress. The Assistant Director also facilitates partnerships between universities and federal agencies, including NOAA, NASA, USGS, Navy/ONR, DOE, NSF and EPA.

The successful candidate will possess:
* Working knowledge of the legislative process and Capitol Hill
* Non-partisan approach to federal relations
* Working knowledge of the Federal bureaucratic process, including development of Agency budgets
* Cultivation of key contacts in order to advance NASULGC interests
* Understanding of the land-grant system and allied institutions
* Understanding of ocean, coastal, atmospheric, and natural resource sciences issues
* A minimum of a bachelor's degree.
* Strong written and verbal communication skills.
* Ability to work efficiently and with attention to details.
* High level of computer literacy.

Salary range: low-mid 40's, with flexibility.

NASULGC is the nation's oldest higher education association. Currently, the association has 214 member institutions located in all fifty states. Its members constitute the major public research institutions in the nation. The association's mission is to support high quality public education through efforts that enhance the capacity of member institutions to perform their traditional teaching, research and public service roles. NASULGC is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Contact: Kerry Bolognese at kbolognese@nasulgc.org

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May 23, 2005

Job Announcement: Senior International Fellow

Job Announcement - Senior International Fellow Pew Center on Global Climate Change, Arlington, Virginia, USA

The Pew Center on Global Climate Change seeks a highly qualified and committed individual to work with the International team on policy analysis and outreach.

Starting Date: July/August 2005 (flexible)

Responsibilities Include:

.Research and analyze international climate policy issues. Work on oversight and editing of Pew Center reports . Coordinate planning and logistics for workshops, briefings, and other events . Monitor international and national (outside the U.S.) climate policy developments . Establish and maintain relations with representatives of governments, institutions, and stakeholders engaged in international climate policy. Conduct outreach at international climate negotiations and other meetings and conferences . Assist with administrative tasks as needed.


. Bachelor's degree or Masters in environmental policy, international relations, or related field . Strong analytical, writing, and editing skills. Interdisciplinary understanding of the climate change issue (technology, politics, economics) . Background in international climate negotiations and policy . Attention to detail . Willingness to pitch in at all levels .Willingness to travel . English fluency; other languages a strong plus

Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

Status: Full-time, regular, exempt

Application Deadline: June 15

About the Pew Center on Global Climate Change:

The Pew Center is an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan organization dedicated to providing credible information, straight answers, and innovative solutions in the effort to address global climate change. The Center was formed in 1998 with a large grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts. The Pew Center strives to inform the debate by publishing reports in the areas of domestic and international policy, economics, environmental impacts, and practical solutions relating to climate change. To facilitate dialogue among business, government, and non-governmental organizations, the Center hosts conferences and workshops on climate-relevant topics. Pew Center staff participate in meetings on international climate change issues, including the ongoing negotiations on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The Center's Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC) is comprised of major companies in diverse sectors demonstrating leadership in addressing global climate change by assessing opportunities for emissions reductions, establishing and meeting emissions reduction objectives, and investing in new, more efficient products, practices, and technologies.

The Center accepts no funding from corporations. For more information about the Pew Center visit www.pewclimate.org.

Send resume and cover letter to:

Elliot Diringer, Director of International Strategies
c/o The Pew Center on Global Climate Change
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 550
Arlington, VA 22201

or electronically in a Word Document to: jorgec@pewclimate.org

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May 06, 2005

A new NOAA scholarship for undergraduate students

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program is a new scholarship for undergraduate students majoring in a discipline area related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA’s programs and mission, e.g., biological, life, and agricultural sciences; physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; social and behavioral sciences; and teacher education. Up to $28,425 is available per student. The deadline for submission is May 23, 2005.
To learn more, click here.

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May 03, 2005

Position opening: Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC)

Attached is a flyer announcing an opening for a Program Officer (Study Director) in the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate at the National Academies. We would appreciate it if you could post this and/or pass it along to interested, qualified candidates.

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May 02, 2005

Interdisciplinary Training for Recent Ph.D. Graduates Addressing Climate-Change/Impacts


Interdisciplinary Training for Recent Ph.D. Graduates Addressing Climate-Change/Impacts

*DISCCRS II Symposium*
March 26 - April 2, 2006
Asilomar Conference Center
Pacific Grove, CA
Register now to become part of the DISCCRS network and receive the DISCCRS newsletter. After years of disciplinary specialization, graduates from a wide array of backgrounds must increasingly work together to address global climate-change issues. It can take years to broaden perspectives and gain the necessary collegial networks and experience. DISCCRS, an initiative funded by NSF and NASA, seeks to jump-start the process.

*Symposia for recent PhD graduates*
Annual symposia will bring together 36 new scholars from the natural and social sciences, humanities, mathematics, engineering and related
fields to foster collegial networking, understanding across disciplinary, institutional and geographic boundaries, and early-career development. Participants will present their research in plenary sessions. Established interdisciplinary professionals will be on hand to share their perspectives. Consultants will teach participants to communicate across disciplines and with a non-specialist audience. Representatives of Federal agencies will describe programs and funding opportunities. Time will be provided for informal interactions as well. Symposia are currently funded for 2006, 2007 and 2008.

*Webpage and electronic newsletter*
Electronic resources are used to extend the program scope beyond the symposium participants. The portal to DISCCRS is http://aslo.org/phd.html. A unique feature is the on-line Ph.D. Dissertation Registry, which introduces graduates to a world-wide community and provides a concise overview of current work.
Dissertation abstracts are archived in a fully searchable format. The site also includes resources for early-career development. Graduates from all disciplines and countries are encouraged to register
their Ph.D. dissertation abstract using the interactive form at
http://aslo.org/forms/phdform.html. Once registered, graduates are placed on a mailing list to receive a weekly digest of news and time-sensitive announcements. The newsletter includes sections for
resources, news, job announcements, meetings, courses, internships, plus a forum for open discussion. Send postings to disccrs@whitman.edu.

*Recent Ph.D. Graduates from all countries and disciplines* are invited to join the DISCCRS Program and apply to be a DISCCRS Symposium Fellow. Graduates completing Ph.D. requirements between Oct. 1, 2002 - Sept. 30, 2005 are eligible to apply for the DISCCRS II Symposium. An interdisciplinary committee will select 36 applicants based on the submitted materials. Selection will favor those with interdisciplinary interests. Symposium application deadline is October 2, 2005. Support for symposium travel and on-site expenses will be provided for selected applicants.

**DISCCRS: Dis*sertations* I*nitiative for the Advancement of* C*limate* C*hange* R*e*s*earch
DISCCRS is Supported by NSF and NASA through grants to Whitman College (C.S.Weiler, PI) and University of Oregon (R.B. Mitchell, PI).

This initiative is jointly sponsored by the following societies: AAG, AERE, AGU, AMS, ASLO, ESA, ESS-ISA.
Susan Weiler
DISCCRS Program Director
C. Susan Weiler, Ph.D. Office for EarthSystem Studies
Tel: 509-527-5948 Whitman College Fax: 509-527-5961 Walla Walla, WA 99362
Programs for Recent PhDs
DIALOG poster
DISCCRS poster
http://www.aslo.org/phd/disccrsposter.pdf Workshop
Report, Meeting the Needs of Interdisciplinary Ph.D.
Graduates in a Changing Global Environment

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