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Academic Coordinator

Application Window

Open date: May 10th, 2022

Next review date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jun 17, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Center for Ecosystem Climate Solutions (CECS) and the Climate Energy and Water Solutions group (CLEWS) at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for the position of Academic Coordinator. CECS and CLEWS are developing the science and technology solutions needed to manage California’s natural lands for climate change, and address issues such as ecosystem management for carbon sequestration, wildfires, water balance, and conservation.

The Academic Coordinator reports to and works in close partnership with the Directors, Principal and Co-Investigators and MSO to administer these large, technically complex, and evolving centers.

CECS and CLEWS involve faculty and researchers from three different schools of UCI (Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Information and Computer Sciences), and other campuses or universities , with numerous partnerships with federal and California state agencies, regional entities, NGO’s, and other research consortia.

The Academic Coordinator will serve as a central administrator for CECS and CLEWS, acting within the policies and procedures of the University, School, and Center goals, which include providing the science-backed data and tools for informed land management decision making, and furthering collaboration between the University and land managers and other stakeholders throughout California.

Specific areas of responsibility include coordinating research, facilitating communication between and among project researchers, planning internal and external meetings and events to further collaboration and share project findings, contributing to research direction and outreach strategy, updating the project website, leading project reporting and proposal preparation.

Please submit a letter describing immediate and long-term career goals, a curriculum vitae, and names of two to three references (please do not solicit letters) to:
Please apply by May 25, 2022 for full consideration.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Bachelor’s level education in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Ecology, Forestry, Geography, Hydrology, Environmental Policy, or a related field and two years of professional experience. Or Master’s level education in a related field.

Excellent organizational skills, including ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

Experience coordinating logistics for meetings, workshops, or other events
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.

Experience using Microsoft Office Suite and virtual collaboration tools including, Google Suite, Dropbox, and Slack.

Willingness and availability to travel throughout California; valid driver’s license.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Career Goals Letter

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link:

Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA