The mission of the Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI) is to enhance resilience to environmental change in Indiana and the Midwest by accurately predicting impacts and effectively partnering with communities to implement feasible, equitable, and research-informed solutions. While the threat of environmental change is one which has concerning implications for all forms of life on this planet, we recognize that environmental justice is intrinsically linked to systemic racism. Therefore, we must also commit ourselves to eliminating systemic racism in ERI's activities, and to pursue equity and environmental justice in all our work. ERI is committed to cultivating a staff and culture rich in diversity of thought, background, race, gender, abilities, and lived experiences. We encourage all interested parties to apply.
The part-time Extreme Heat Analyst works as part of the Policy and Implementation Team and reports to the Implementation Manager. The Analyst supports the Beat the Heat Program, through which ERI is working with two local governments in Indiana to provide guidance on how to best protect their residents, especially the most vulnerable, from hot daytime and nighttime temperatures. The part-time Extreme Heat Analyst will facilitate heat-related data collection; analyze collected data; synthesize and write results; guide the development of resources and educational materials; interact with local government officials and the public; and assist with general program management, among other tasks.
Note: This position is funded through December 17, 2021, with an expectation of renewal contingent upon funding, continuing programmatic needs, and effective performance of duties.
Currently enrolled as an upper-class undergraduate student at Indiana University.
Possess a valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.
Ability or desire to learn to articulate science in a manner understood by the general public. Basic understanding of the impacts of climate change, especially the impact of increasing temperatures. Experience communicating professionally via email and phone. Strong communication skills, or a desire to improve communication skills. Ability to work as part of a team and independently. Ability to work with a diverse set of people. Demonstrated attention to detail. Ability to meet deadlines and complete tasks in a timely manner. Experience using Microsoft Office products.
Currently enrolled as a graduate student. Graduate student with research experience. Spatial skills such as GIS. Experience with R and/or Python. Experience or an interest in working with local governments. Comfortable with reading and summarizing academic literature and reviewing climate change and resilience related datasets and projections. Some expertise in data management, data processing, and science communication.
Working Conditions / Demands
This position may, on occasion, require work in the evenings or on weekends to meet with the public. Some travel throughout the state of Indiana may eventually be needed on a limited basis, depending on IU's COVID-19 policy. The majority of work hours will be completed at a computer.
May be required to work from home, in accordance with IU's policy on responding to COVID-19. A stable internet connection will be needed to collaborate on institutional documents and participate in Zoom meetings. As operations return to normal, employee may work from ERI's office at 717 E 8th Street in Bloomington.
$12.00 - $15.00 per hour, dependent on qualifications.
12 hours per week during the academic year and 29 hours per week during the summer.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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