Flood Resilience Educator
Full job posting and to apply: University of Vermont Employment Opportunities | Flood Resilience Educator (uvmjobs.com)
Lake Champlain Sea Grant
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
University of Vermont
This position is wholly supported by grant funds and it is contingent upon the continuation of these funds. Therefore, the University cannot guarantee employment beyond 18-months from beginning of employment. This job is a full-time (1.0 FTE) exempt (does not earn overtime pay) Outreach Professional position with a salary budgeted in at the “mid pay band” of $39,000 to $74,100 per year. It is a union position and is eligible for a hybrid schedule. This position has funding support from The Nature Conservancy.
This position will promote enhanced municipal flood resilience by providing outreach and education that reflects science-based research. Working closely with partner organizations, the flood resilience educator will develop and deliver programs and tools that help community leaders understand and effectively prepare for and respond to the impacts of climate change on communities within the Lake Champlain basin of Vermont.
This position will enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities of municipal leaders to take measures that protect river corridors, advance flood-resilient and equitable land use planning, and restore river-floodplain systems to reduce future flood risk. Specifically, this position will help municipal leaders to understand and address: the importance of protecting river-corridor/floodplain systems; tools, resources and planning techniques that can be implemented to protect communities from flooding and other weather-related hazards; opportunities for financial support following floods or other environmental disasters; co-benefits of river-floodplain ecosystems; and the connection between local policy decisions and downstream impacts.
A bachelor’s degree and two years related experience are required, as well as effective communication skills, experience developing, implementing, and evaluating outreach programs, and the ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences.
Questions? Please contact Gary Deziel, Gary.Deziel@uvm.edu