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Dec 27 / BARD CEP

Resiliency Manager, The College of New Jersey

Organization: The College of New Jersey

Position Title: Resiliency Manager

Location: The Resiliency Manager will be expected to convene with the Resiliency Team at the TCNJ campus in Ewing, NJ 1-2 days/week and be willing to work from a remote office in the Ocean County area the remaining 3-4 days a week.

Dates and compensation: The state title for this position is Project Specialist. The position of Resiliency Manager Manager/Project Specialist is a Grant Funded position within the state. Compensation will be based upon the candidate’s professional experience and academic and applied skills set. The College offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and prescription plans as well as paid leave time and tuition savings programs. Employees will be eligible for the TCNJ pension program following one year of employment. The salary range is $50,000-$65,000.

Application Deadline: January 9, 2015

Description: The Sustainability Institute at The College of New Jersey seeks a motivated individual to join our team working as a Resiliency Manager with the NJ Resiliency Network. The NJ Resiliency Network works with public, non-profit and academic partners across the state to provide municipalities with the tools and resources to become stronger, more resilient communities. (See www.NJResiliency.com.) The Sustainability Institute is a “think and do” tank that works to advance understanding and implementation of best practices that will lead to sustainable development.

The successful Resiliency Manager candidate is a skilled planner and/or project manager who will assist local governments with resilience, coastal hazard, and adaptation policy and planning in New Jersey’s central coastal region. The Resiliency Manager will inventory municipal needs for resiliency, provide direct technical assistance and connect municipalities to a “network” of public and private support and technical assistance. In addition to coordinating municipal needs with resources, the Resiliency Manager will report regularly on municipal progress towards resilience, as well as gaps in available tools and resources. This feedback will inform the work of state, non-governmental organizations (NGO), and federal entities in policy development and research. The impact of this position will be to accelerate the development and deployment of the next generation of best practices for resiliency to climate change.

The position will require extensive travel throughout New Jersey’s central coastal region (mileage reimbursement provided). As such, candidates must have reliable transportation.

Responsibilities:

*Develop and conduct municipal outreach on climate-impact related issues in coastal New Jersey.

*Assist communities with the identification and prioritization of resiliency and adaptation projects by working with local officials, stakeholder groups and disaster recovery managers at the local and multi-community scale.

*Plan, conduct, and evaluate coastal community resilience and climate related programs, public seminars and workshops for municipalities and stakeholders in New Jersey’s coastal region.

*Develop and maintain working relationships with relevant local, state, county and federal personnel and non-governmental organizations.

*Contribute to program evaluations and other programmatic reports as required by NJRN.

Qualifications:

*Minimum of 2 years of experience in planning, public administration, economic and community development or city administration

*College degree in planning, landscape architecture, environmental science, public administration, or related field; or, five years of related work experience.

*Demonstrated communications skills (written and public)

*Ability to multitask; be a self-starter and manage projects and public outreach

*Significant travel is required in the Ocean County area and occasionally in Monmouth, Atlantic and Cape May counties.

Preferred qualifications:

*Knowledge of New Jersey’s housing, economic and community development programs and experience or general understanding of local government structure and land use planning

*Proficient in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint

*Understanding of state and local public administration and finance

*Experience with grant writing; knowledge of creative public financing

*Master’s degree in planning, landscape architecture, environmental science, public administration, or related field

*Ability to use virtual/web-based collaboration tools to communicate with team members and partners throughout the state.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume, letter of interest, three (3) professional references to be contacted and writing samples demonstrating critical thinking and communication skills to the Sustainability Institute at TCNJ, Attention: Linda Weber, Resiliency Program Director at: jobs@tcnj.edu. Applications will only be accepted by email. Resumes will be considered through January 9, 2015. Resumes received after that date will only be considered if a suitable applicant has not been identified.

Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

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