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PICS is seeking a Program Manager at the University of Northern British Columbia.

This is a senior research and facilitation position that plays a critical role in the success of PICS at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC).

The Program Manager works with significant autonomy to build and deliver the PICS UNBC engagement program, and interface with the UNBC campus and external community. The position is responsible for the development and implementation of the PICS annual campus engagement program. The Program Manager must make decisions and recommendations on the PICS research program and outreach activities at UNBC, while also supporting PICS’ strategic plan and maintaining their own climate solutions expertise.

Responsibilities: The key functions of the PICS-Research Manager are:

  • Develop and implement an annual plan for engagement with members of the University of Northern British Columbia community to increase awareness, action and research related to developing and implementing climate change solutions. This includes, the following examples:

    • Building relationships with faculty across campus to increase awareness of and participation in PICS research opportunities.

    • Developing and implementing an annual plan for a public facing series of lectures/workshops/seminars etc. focused on particular themes.

    • Developing and implementing a program of engagement focused on PICS supported graduate students and aligning and coordinating the program with PICS overall student engagement program.

  • Contribute to the implementation of the overall PICS strategic direction, including:

    • Managing PICS programs. (Examples of such programmatic management include the PICS research engagement programs, Student Engagement, research partner interactions, government relations, overall leadership of events and outreach or leadership of specific PICS projects.

    • Serving as the liaison between UNBC projects and PICS Central, providing support for PICS-funded projects at UNBC, organizing kick-off workshops for each project, ensuring regular meetings of the project team, assisting in facilitating project partnership engagement, and tracking project impact;

    • Collaborating with other PICS staff to support the operation of PICS and provide effective implementation of multi-campus programs.

  • Develop and maintain expertise in a climate solutions field so as to become a valued contributor to the solution seeking community by:

    • Supporting, facilitating and participating in related networking and outreach opportunities.

    • Representing PICS through presentations, public engagement, and providing technical assistance on development projects.

    • Seeking out and participating in opportunities, activities and initiatives that move climate solutions closer to implementation.

Qualifications: This position requires a Master’s Degree in Natural or Social Science, Engineering, Economics or related field and a minimum of three years of experience including project management, event management, communications, and grant writing. The position also requires a solid understanding of climate change in general, with experience in adaptation and/or mitigation research, and ability to understand conceptually, and apply the objectives and focus areas of the PICS mandate. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Required knowledge includes: Good knowledge and demonstrated interest in climate change issues, particularly in relation to climate change solutions.
Demonstrated experience preparing and giving technical and non-technical talks, preferably related to climate change solutions or related topic.

Deadline for submission of application: Priority will be given to applications received by August 30, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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