Two Positions Open: Tribal Climate Science Liaisons

Monday, April 10, 2017

One position will be based at the NE CSC host institution UMass Amherst and cover both the eastern part of  NE CSC and the SE CSC regions.  The Midwest liaison will be stationed at the USFS Northern Research Station on University of Minnesota campus an serve the Midwest area of the NE CSC region.


The NE CSC/SE CSC Tribal Climate Science Liaison will serve as a technical expert on climate change issues, resource vulnerability, and climate adaptation actions to Tribal nations in the United Southern and Eastern Tribes, Inc. (USET) region, and more broadly in the combined region comprising the NE CSC and Southeast Climate Science Center (SE CSC).The Tribal Climate Science Liaison will be responsible to develop and implement a communication, education and outreach program; identify climate research needs and priorities; and provide climate adaptation planning support to Tribal nations. He/she will also integrate program and research results into budget documents, annual reports, or other documents. The Tribal Climate Science Liaison will participate in a network of Tribal climate science liaisons within the Climate Science Center system; and a national workgroup of Tribal organizations, Tribal colleges, and other partners to address policy and resource issues associated with Tribal climate resilience. This position will be based at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.  Read More >>     



The Midwest Tribal Climate Science Liaison will work with the College of Menominee Nation (CMN) Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) to identify and address Tribal climate science needs in the midwestern portion of the NE CSC. The CMN Tribal Climate Science Liaison position will serve as a direct liaison between the Tribes in the midwestern area of the NE CSC region, the respective Bureau of Indian Affairs regions, and climate researchers to improve outreach, capacity building, and identify and address research gaps in climate, natural and cultural resources disciplines that will guide strategic adaptive planning and implementation of tribal resiliency projects. The primary focus for this position are the 35 federally recognized Tribes in defined regions of the NE CSC  and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The position will be stationed at the US Forest Service's, Northern Forest Research Station on the University of Minnesota campus.  Read More >>