Assistant Director, Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force, University of Colorado – Boulder

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The Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force (GCF) is a project of the University of Colorado, Boulder’s Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) and the Laboratory for Energy & Environmental Policy innovation (LEEP). The GCF is inviting applications for an Assistant Director position to join Professor William Boyd (Project Lead), Colleen Scanlan Lyons (Project Director) and a team of four additional staff members based in Boulder, CO who act as the GCF’s global Secretariat working with five coordinators located in the GCF’s main countries/regions.

Description

University of Colorado

Renewable & Sustainable Energy Institute

Laboratory for Energy & Environmental Policy innovation

Senior Professional Research Assistant

Working Title: Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force Assistant Director

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force (GCF) is a project of the University of Colorado, Boulder’s Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) and the Laboratory for Energy & Environmental Policy innovation (LEEP). The GCF is a unique collaboration among 38 states and provinces in ten mainly tropical forest countries (Brazil, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Spain, and the United States) that seeks to advance subnational leadership and jurisdictional approaches to forest protection and low emissions development. GCF states and provinces encompass more than one-third of the world’s tropical forests, including more than three-fourths of Brazil’s and Peru’s and more than half of Indonesia’s. For more information, see www.gcftaskforce.org.

The GCF is inviting applications for an Assistant Director position to join Professor William Boyd (Project Lead), Colleen Scanlan Lyons (Project Director) and a team of four additional staff members based in Boulder, CO who act as the GCF’s global Secretariat working with five coordinators located in the GCF’s main countries/regions. This position is funded by a grant from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) through December 31, 2020, and may be extended beyond this timeframe (funding permitting).

The GCF Assistant Director will work closely with the Project Director and other staff. His/her primary responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

Strengthening of the Network

  • Assist with strategic planning across the GCF network, including travel domestically and internationally to run and/or participate in workshops, meetings, and general outreach to GCF member states and provinces
  • Coordinate with the United Nations Development Programme in implementing a pledge from the Government of Norway
  • Manage the GCF Executive Committee and conduct other network-wide outreach and communications
  • Produce policy briefs, correspondence, presentations, and other communications materials for public outreach and education, special events, and donor requirements

Development of Strategic Partnerships

  • Collaborate with relevant departments at CU (including the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, Colorado Law, Environmental Studies, Engineering, Geography, Anthropology and other related fields)
  • Develop a GCF intern program
  • Scope and advance partnerships with stakeholders, including civil society organizations, donors, indigenous peoples organizations, financial institutions, and private companies

Grant Management and Monitoring:

  • Execute all aspects of grant management and compliance, including extensive reporting and related requirements
  • Oversee domestic and international subcontractors, including developing annual scopes of work, soliciting and approving their bi-annual reports
  • Develop and implement GCF systems for results-based management, data management, and reporting
  • Handle miscellaneous administrative matters/logistics as needed

Fundraising and Donor Development:

  • Assist in prospecting new opportunities
  • Assist with donor development and grant-writing

Outreach and Communications

  • Improve GCF’s capacity-building and visibility tools
  • Oversee GCF communications plan and strategies

Qualifications

  • Minimum Qualifications and Required Competencies
  • Masters in a related field, such as international development, environmental studies, geography, anthropology
  • General understanding of international forest, climate and development policy
  • 10+ years of professional experience in related field
  • Experience in international project management, with project management expertise in one of the key regions of the GCF
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, Bahasa Indonesian and/or French with preference for Bahasa Indonesian
  • Proven track record of results-based management with complex, multi-stakeholder projects
  • Superb written communication skills for a variety of audiences and purposes (fast, well-researched, accurate, and effective)
  • Exceptional professional with positive attitude
  • Strong interpersonal relations skills, cross-cultural sensitivity, and the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with diverse groups of people
  • Proven ability to work independently
  • Proven ability to structure and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Attention to detail, particularly with reporting and monitoring
  • Ability and desire to travel domestically and internationally to meet with GCF members and stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in a related field, such as international development, environmental studies, geography, anthropology
    in Demonstrated experience raising funds and networking with foundations, aid agencies, multilateral development banks and other donors
  • Experience working directly with governments in developing countries
  • Experience working with Indigenous Peoples
  • Experience working with commodity supply chain and/or other private sector actors
  • Experience working with or leading decentralized networks

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Special Instructions to Applicants: The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at adacoordinator@colorado.edu.

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Unofficial transcript(s), Additional Attachments – Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions: Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 – Cover Letter; 2 – Resume; 3 – The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree; and 4 – Letter of Recommendation. This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals. Applications accepted through January 15, 2018.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 — Boulder Campus – 11087 – Energy & Envir Policy Lab

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Dec 11, 2017

Unposting Date: Jan 16, 2018, 6:59:00 AM

Posting Contact Name: Debra Haffey

Posting Contact Email: debra.haffey@colorado.edu

Position Number: 00741351

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