Job Posting: Project Coordinator (UBC-O) Agricultural Adaptation to a Changing Climate in British Columbia

Salary:​ $18,000- $24,000/year (conditional on qualifications)
Hours:​ 15 hours per week (or 780 hours per year)
Appointment:​ May 2019 until May 2021 (2 years)

For more information: https://www.bcacarn.com/project-coordinator-opportunity/

Background​: The ​Agricultural Adaptation to a Changing Climate in British Columbia ​project is a collaboration between multiple government, industry and academic groups working at the nexus of climate change adaptation in the BC agriculture sector (Figure 1). This two-year project will aim to formalize partnerships between these organization under the umbrella of the BCAgricultural Climate Adaptation Research Network (ACARN) to enhance social science and economic research that better supports climate change planning and strategies for the sector. In addition to an Industry and Government Advisory Committee and an Academic Core Research team, this position will require a part-time Project Coordinator.The Project Coordinator will work under the supervision of Dr. John Janmaat (project PrincipalInvestigator) and will collaborate with CAI and ACARN staff and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to support both the research and knowledge mobilization activities of the project.

The role and responsibilities of the ACARN Project Coordinator include:

  • Coordinate two meetings with the SSHRC PDG Industry and Government AdvisoryCommittee, Postdoctoral Fellow and Core Research Team
  • Coordinate four Regional Stakeholder Meetings (two in the Okanagan and two in the Cariboo region 2019-2020)
  • Work with ACARN-CAI staff to co-coordinate two Provincial Knowledge Mobilization workshops (December 2019 and 2020)
  • Provide project updates to the ACARN membership via the CAI and ACARN newsletters
  • Develop three SSHRC research project briefs for the BC Food Web
  • Work with the Postdoctoral Research Fellow to complete three project progress reports
  • Engage in other outreach activities at conferences/ workshops
  • Coordinate the delivery of regional whitepaper reports for both the Okanagan and Cariboo regions

Key requirements for this position include:

  • An undergraduate degree in agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, economics, political science or related disciplines.
  • 1-2 years of experience hosting workshops, meetings, and conferences (preferably related to climate change and/or agriculture)
  • Experience and/or strong interest in science communication and knowledge mobilization

The candidate would ideally be located at the University of British Columbia (Kelowna campus), but it may be possible for the Project Coordinator to work remotely in other locations. Please send your resume, cover letter, and questions directly to ​John.Janmaat@ubc.ca​. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.