Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center hiring program and communications managers

Are you committed to helping build a resilient future across the U.S. Midwest and around the world? Are you looking for a way to support scientists and practitioners in helping to adapt to a changing climate? Then you would be a great fit for the new Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (Midwest CASC).

The Midwest CASC is currently hiring a Program Manager and a Communications Manager. Both positions are based in the Twin Cities and will work in the lively, interactive and interdisciplinary setting of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment. Diverse skills and experience are welcome.

The application deadline is end of the day January 17, 2022.

Program Manager job opening

As Midwest CASC Program Manager, you’ll be responsible for leading the administrative functions and services of the CASC. You will also direct the fiscal activities of the CASC to include budgeting, accounting and financial reporting.

Midwest CASC is looking for a professional who:

  • Has excellent project management skills and an ability to move projects forward in a collaborative manner.
  • Has experience in developing and managing complex project budgets.
  • Is comfortable working with distributed teams and stakeholders of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Has a connection or commitment to sustainability or environmental issues and topics.

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Communications Manager job opening

As Midwest CASC Communications Manager, you’ll oversee developing, implementing, and evaluating the center’s first communications program. You will develop and manage a new website; coordinate email, social media and media relations; and execute strategies to share the work of the Midwest CASC and its partners, including developing a variety of outreach-oriented communications products and tools.

Midwest CASC is looking for a professional who:

  • Has experience leading – or relevant to leading – a communications program, including developing and evaluating the effectiveness of strategies, plans, and tactics.
  • Has strong writing, editing and design skills, which would lend themselves to creating a variety of compelling content.
  • Has an orientation toward relationships and can collaborate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and partners.

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About the Midwest CASC

Established in 2021, the Midwest CASC is a consortium of higher ed and natural resource institutions, the ninth such partnership in U.S. Geological Survey’s national CASC network. The consortium provides regionally relevant scientific information, tools, and techniques to resource managers and communities in Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Learn more on the Midwest CASC website.

Map showing states with Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center members.