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AGI GEOSCIENCE POLICY ASSOCIATE POSITION

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has an immediate opening for a Policy Associate to work in our Geoscience Policy program communicating timely policy information to the geoscience community. This is a full-time position based at AGI headquarters in Alexandria, Va., with some time spent on Capitol Hill.  

Primary duties and responsibilities include: producing and editing the Geoscience Policy Monthly Review, a web-based digest of legislation and policy developments in geoscience-related issues; handling logistics for Congressional visits, internship and fellowship programs; contributing content to our website and social media platforms; and supporting the work of the Geoscience Policy program through monitoring , analyzing, and reporting on appropriations bills, legislation, and policy developments in geoscience-related issues as needed.

Candidates must be able to work collaboratively and tactfully with AGI staff and many external stakeholders; have exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; and have a strong interest in federal-level policy issues. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s or Ph.D. a plus. Geoscience background and experience dealing with federal policy strongly preferred. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, names and contact information for three references in a single document to jobs@agiweb.org, listing “Geoscience Policy Associate” in the subject line. Review will begin on 1 May 2016; the position will remain open until filled. AGI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information on the Geoscience Policy program, see http://www.americangeosciences.org/policy-critical-issues

The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represent more than 250,000 members. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information service to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests among geoscience professionals, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education at all levels, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resilience to natural hazards, and the health of the environment.

 http://www.americangeosciences.org/.

Education Programs Manager

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is seeking a candidate for the position of “Education Programs Manager” who is enthusiastic about the potential of Earth and space science (geoscience) education to improve people’s lives and enhance their interactions with the Earth. The Education Programs Manager will work with the Director of Education and Outreach and other AGI staff to contribute to the operation of AGI’s many, varied education-related projects, including program design, scheduling, budgeting, review, enhancement, creation, and record-keeping. Established abilities to work with teachers, informal educators, and/or the public would be an asset, as would skills in developing educational materials and conducting programming for those audiences. In that most of the department’s programs are designed to support K-12 teachers, some level of training related to school contexts and concerns is essential—training and experience as a classroom teacher would be a plus, but is not required. Knowledge of one or more fields in the geosciences (e.g., geology, meteorology, oceanography) would also be very useful in this work. Skills with Microsoft productivity tools (e.g., Word, Excel) are also helpful.

The Education Programs Manager will work on a team that affects education at local, national, and international levels. While this position will be housed in the Department of Education and Outreach, AGI’s collaborative work environment may also call for interaction with projects across AGI departments, and in AGI’s Center for Geoscience and Society. Entry level and early career professionals with appropriate work experience and training will be considered, along with more experienced candidates, especially those who are shifting between career tracks. AGI offers a flexible and dynamic working environment that is ideal for learning and applying diverse skills. The position calls for some travel and work on weekends (e.g., for public events). The Education Programs Manager will be housed in AGI’s main office, 4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302.

Qualified candidates must submit a single e-mail with a cover letter that addresses the qualifications given above, a resume, and contact information for three references to Ed Robeck, Director of Education and Outreach. Information about salary requirements would also be helpful. Please submit these items in a single e-mail with the subject line “Education Programs Manager Application” to ecrobeck@agiweb.org . Applicants are encouraged to learn more about AGI (http://www.americangeosciences.org). AGI is an equal opportunity employer.

AGI is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 geoscience professionals. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEARCH - AMERICAN GEOSCIENCES INSTITUTE

The Search Committee invites applications for the position of Executive Director for the American Geosciences Institute (AGI).

The Executive Director conducts the affairs of the Institute, with direction from the Executive Committee, including administering all planning and policies, supervising AGI staff and coordinating the various activities, projects and programs of the Institute. The Executive Director maintains and fosters relationships with the officers and administrators of the 51 AGI member societies, international and regional associates, and with other geosciences and science-related organizations in addition to academia, government agencies, and industry representatives.

The ideal candidate will be an established scientist who has demonstrated leadership and vision in their field; possesses proven senior management and budgetary experience and excellent interpersonal skills; and has a record of success as a fundraiser for not-for-profits. The successful applicant must have the ability to communicate effectively across the scientific community, academia, industry, government and the public.

An earth sciences background is highly desirable.  An advanced degree is preferred.  The successful candidate must be willing to relocate to the Washington, DC area and willing to fulfill the demands of frequent travel.

A Position Description is available at www.americangeosciences.org/executive-director-search/position-description.

Interested persons are invited to submit a resume, an expression of interest, and a list of five references.  Submission may be made by email to executive-director-search@americangeosciences.org or by mail to the address below. Review of applications will begin April 2016.

Chair, Search Committee
American Geosciences Institute
4220 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302

Applications and inquiries will receive confidential consideration. AGI is an equal-opportunity employer.

OUTREACH ASSOCIATE - AMERICAN GEOSCIENCES INSTITUTE

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) invites applications for its Outreach Associate, a paid, full-time position starting immediately. This is an entry-level, one-year position, with potential for continuing after the first year. The Outreach Associate reports directly to the AGI Outreach Manager and undertakes a variety of duties for the AGI Outreach and Education departments, including writing and editing, preparing electronic documents and updating web pages, and various clerical functions. A major responsibility is project support for Earth Science Week, an annual public awareness campaign promoting education in the geosciences. A bachelor’s degree in earth science or earth science education and basic computer and social media skills (Microsoft Office, HTML, Adobe Creative Suite, Facebook, Twitter) are required. Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Geoff Camphire, Outreach Manager, American Geosciences Institute, 4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302, gac@americangeosciences.org. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about AGI (http://www.americangeosciences.org) and Earth Science Week (http://www.earthsciweek.org). AGI is an equal opportunity employer.

AGI is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.

PHILMONT SCOUT RANCH VOLUNTEER GEOLOGIST PROGRAM - CIMARRON, NEW MEXICO, USA

Sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists

Volunteer to teach and demonstrate area geology in back-country New Mexico! Philmont Scout Ranch is one of three national high-adventure bases owned and operated by the Boy Scouts of America. Located in the southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico, Philmont is a 137,000 acre ranch dedicated to outdoor activities. The twelve-day backpacking experience serves over 21,000 high-school-age boys and girls from all over the USA as well as several foreign countries.

Fifty-four positions are open again this year, to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Volunteers will receive a sign-up packet with scout applications (you have to be a scout, at least for the summer!), medical forms, and brochures in May 2016. Students who would like to volunteer must show proof of enrollment in a graduate-level program. The 2016 season begins on June 11. August 6 begins the last session of the program.

For more information and to sign up, contact Ed Warner, 62 South Ash St, Denver CO 80246, USA, +1-303-331-7737, ewarn@ix.netcom.com. Alternate contact: Bob Horning, P.O. Box 460, Tesuque, NM 87575, USA, +1-505-820-9290, rrhorning@grappawireless.com. Learn more about the geology of the area at http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/pp_505/html/pdf.html.