The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) works with scientists, educators,
policymakers, business leaders, and officials at all levels of government to inform environmental policy and decision making with the use of science. Founded in 1990, NCSE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. As a non-partisan organization, NCSE provides resources and networks to support our community of member universities, their work, and their professional development efforts. NCSE is a leader in educational research that tracks and analyzes the evolving fields of interdisciplinary environmental, sustainability, and energy (IESE) higher education. NCSE has been a long-standing national voice in support of federal funding for environmental research and education.
In collaboration with Long Island University (LIU), the Global Science Diplomacy Fellow will foster
collaboration between scientists and policy makers, with an end goal to lead, advise on, and implement, practical science-based solutions that address collective global issues in the area of Environment and Health. The fellow will report to the NCSE Executive Director and support the LIU-NCSE Senior Fellow, in conjunction with LIU and NCSE senior leaders. Work will include close engagement with the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), Sciences Po and The Office for Science and Technology, Embassy of France, to assist in launching the International Science Cooperation on Policy and Environment (I-SCOPE) science platform.
- Serve as lead on LIU/NCSE Global Science Diplomacy work.
- Assist in developing and maintaining shared joint LIU and NCSE international program goals and deliverables associated I-SCOPE.
- Identify funding and partnership opportunities that advance NCSE and LIU shared international goals connected to science diplomacy and research.
- Assist in defining, developing and completing research projects during fellowship term, and ensure research project outputs are completed.
- Serve as NCSE and LIU staff lead/contact to D.C. international colleagues and partners, including United Nations, diplomatic community in Washington D.C., and other international partners, networks and allies.
- Assist in organizing two Sciences Po-NCSE-LIU-United Nations Environment (UNE) high-level international conferences: one conference to be held in December 2018 (Paris), and another conference to be held likely in March 2019 (New York City metro area).
- Identify and pursue funding opportunities that support NCSE and LIU I-SCOPE Science Research Exchange Network goals.
- Other activities as needed.
- Doctoral degree in a related field, including Environmental Science, Policy, International Relations.Experience in international relations, international and national environmental policy.
- Demonstrated experience in technical science research and writing.
- The position requires an individual who works independently and is a team player; very organized, strong attention to detail, interpersonal skills, good communication, time management and flexibility.
- The position requires occasional national and international travel.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Start Date: This position is a two-year commitment beginning July 2018 and ending June 2020.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to jsoulencseglobal.org no later than June 29. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. NCSE is committed to building and sustaining a culturally diverse team and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.