Associate Director, NYSP2I 6933BR Golisano Institute for Sustainability CIMS Pollution Prevention Institute
Detailed Job Description Main responsibilities:
Stay well-informed of environmental issues in NYS, the U.S., and globally; provide relevant and timely information to internal staff and external stakeholders; stay up-to-date on emerging and cutting edge research in the field.
In consultation with the NYS sponsor and the NYSP2I director, lead the technical direction of the Institute based on an assessment of current and expected environmental challenges and their relative impact; Oversee the focus area specialist team.
Lead and conduct primary and secondary research projects with a team of subject matter experts, and potentially the Institute's university partners, in support of the NYSP2I annual work plan and NYSDEC goals. Responsible for supervising/managing a team of researchers, which includes hiring, performance management, disciplinary actions, changes in pay, training, and delegation of work.
Develop project concepts in response to environmental challenges and write grant proposals seeking project funding.
Oversee the Institute's technical research portfolio; develop and execute a strategic plan and impact goals for the Institute's technical program to address NYS environmental priorities; develop annual workplan toward the strategic goals; track progress.
Develop organizational capacity in the Institute's technical focus areas (e.g. GHG emissions, EGS, clean production/green chemistry, sustainable food systems); mentor staff; write, publish, and present peer reviewed research papers, reports, and white papers. Represent the Institute at conferences and events.
Collaborate with the larger Golisano Institute for Sustainability organization on special projects and initiatives.
Department/College Description The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute is part of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, an applied research organization at RIT whose mission is to undertake world-class education and research programs in sustainability with major foci on sustainable production, sustainable energy, sustainable mobility and ecologically friendly information technology systems. NYSP2I is staffed by a passionate team of scientists, engineers, and administrative personnel who collaborate with companies in New York State to provide technical assistance and solutions to complex sustainability problems. More information on the Institute can be found at https://www.rit.edu/affiliate/nysp2i/
Minimum Qualifications The required minimum education is a Master's degree in a technical field of study (i..e. engineering, chemistry, environmental studies, sustainability, or related fields)
A minimum of 10 years related work experience is required.
Must have a minimum of five yearss of experience in a technical P2, green chemistry, environmental science or sustainability position, in addition to experience in a leadership role with supervisory responsibility.
Must have experience conducting and managing R&D projects.
Demonstrated knowledge of engineering, science, green chemistry, environmental science or sustainability; must have peer-reviewed publications and have experience conducting applied or user-inspired research projects
Experience with proposal development and securing grant funding
Highly motivated and self-directed
Strong oral and written communication skills
Experience collaborating with stakeholders
Knowledge and ability to lead; think creatively; proactively adapt to changing environment; act decisively, and inspire and empower others
Project/program management skills
Effective public speaking skills
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 123A
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