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Living With Fire Special Projects Manager

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Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a full-time Administrative Faculty position as the Living With Fire Special Projects Manager with Cooperative Extension. The Living With Fire (LWF) Program is a statewide interagency effort coordinated by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) that teaches communities to live more safely in wildfire prone regions. This position will work on short-term projects that are dictated by grant funding. The Special Projects Manager will work closely with the entire LWF team and will be directly supervised by the Living With Fire Director. In the short-term, the Special Projects Manager will be leading and coordinating the development of a fire-science curriculum for northern Nevada and contributing to other statewide programming. Future project focus will be determined by grant funding. The job duties for this position include, but are not limited to the following: lead and coordinate the development of a high school fire science curriculum for Northern Nevada; build relationships with stakeholders to develop curriculum; work with Extension 4-H program to recruit a network of high school teachers; coordinate and deliver “teach the teacher” trainings; develop project status reports including budget, deliverables and project timelines.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and three years of related work experience or a Master’s degree and two years of related work experience. Related work experience: Community education programming, outreach, Cooperative Extension programming, community development, program management, K-12 education

Schedule or Travel Requirements

Regular travel to local events within 100 miles
Statewide travel to events, 10%

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in K-12 outreach and educational activities
Understanding of fire ecology or other ecological principles (rangeland ecology, forest ecology)
Experience in working with fire practitioners
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Strong writing skills, especially in science communication
Experience in website development and social media platforms

Attach the following attachments to your application

  1.  Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for Three Professional References
  4. Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

Posting Close Time

This posting will close at 12:00 am on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 pm the day prior.

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