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Climate Stewards Initiative - University of California

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Location Headquarters: Primary location – Berkeley, options also include Davis, San Mateo, Irvine, Los Angeles, or San Diego.

SUBMISSION DATE: To assure full consideration, submit materials by October 15, 2018. Those received after October 15, 2018 may be considered if the position has not yet been filled. (open until filled)

POSITION PURPOSE: The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is seeking an Academic Coordinator for the new Climate Stewards Initiative. This position will independently lead the development, implementation and maintenance of the California Climate Stewards Initiative within the California Naturalist Statewide Program. The purpose of the position is to support the ANR Vision of Healthy Environments and People by increasing science literacy and promoting ecosystem stewardship. The position will support the ANR Public Value Statement related to building climate-resilient communities and ecosystems and the specific condition change related to increased preparedness and resilience to extreme weather and climate change.

Networking across public agencies, private non-profit organizations, and other collective efforts engaged in climate science, adaptation, and communication will be essential. The primary clientele served by the position include a broad range of organizations that will partner directly with UCANR to deliver the Climate Stewards certification course. These include non-formal environmental education institutions, museums, science centers, UC units, and other organizations interested in environmental education. Ultimately, the position will serve members of the public who participate in the Climate Stewards courses and go on to provide volunteer service in their communities.

This position will supervise Community Education Specialist(s) based at other locations who work with the Stewards and instructors in their region.

For further information on the Climate Stewards Initiative, please visit


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