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Program Manager – Southwest Fire Science Consortium

Intermountain West, Southwest
Posted 1 month ago

Employer: Southwest Fire Science Consortium / Northern Arizona University

Location: Flagstaff, AZ

Application deadline: August 29, 2022

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We sit in a ponderosa pine forest at the base of the highest mountain in the state.  The salary starts at $62,996 and is commensurate with qualifications. We are looking for someone who believes in connecting science and management, working with policy makers and the public, and with the energy to grow our program. The world of wildland fire has many challenges and we create opportunities to discuss and address those challenges. Our partnerships are strong and growing, and we hope to find someone to help us continue that. If you enjoy working with a diverse array of people from different disciplines, agencies, NGOs and tribes we look forward to your application.

Job Description:

Maintains and manages the Southwest Fire Science Consortium within the School of Forestry. Assists with development and ensures the implementation of policies and practices and conducts oversight, review, and analysis of the effectiveness and compliance of the program(s). The position oversees government relations, communication/outreach, partnerships, event planning, and deliverable tracking/budgeting. Additional work includes developing and creating communication materials for the media, and policy makers as needed, helping to develop new partnerships, oversight of communication via social media, working with a team to create working papers, GIS Story Maps, and videos that support the goals of the program. The manager will also help with proposal development to continue and expand new lines of work and will track new and existing budgets. The manager will also support the development of contracts and agreements with federal partners.

  • 30% Communication/Outreach/Networking
  • 20% Government Relations and Policy
  • 20% Creating and Maintaining Partnerships
  • 20% Budget and Organizational Planning
  • 10% Event Planning

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