The Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute is seeking an experienced candidate to serve as its Associate Director.
The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, the ability to collaborate with a diverse array of stakeholders, and broad and deep knowledge of coastal, marine and environmental issues and policies. The Associate Director will work closely with the UCI Director to provide information and research that coastal marine decision-makers need especially at the interface of science and policy to craft and implement sound policies.
S/he will be responsible for development and implementation of UCI strategic plans and initiatives and engage in ongoing projects related to coastal and ocean policy, planning and management, and sustainable and resilience communities. The Associate Director will collaborate closely with Monmouth University faculty, as well as with representatives of other academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, industry, government agencies, and decision makers to develop initiatives and research projects and find solutions to the challenges facing our coastal and marine environment and communities.
The position will work out of the offices of the Urban Coast Institute at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. The position will report to the UCI Director who will also be responsible for day-to-day management. Plans of work and performance-based program and project objectives will be developed working jointly with the UCI Director.
Adjunct teaching opportunities at Monmouth University may be available subject to sufficient qualifications, application and approval by relevant Department.
The mission of the UCI is to serve the public interest as a forum for scientific and policy research, education and collaboration, which fosters the application of the best available science and information to support healthy and productive coastal ecosystems and an ecologically sustainable and economically vibrant future for coastal communities. The UCI was established in September 2005 as one of Monmouth University’s “Centers of Distinction”. The UCI builds on the University’s growing strengths in environmental science, business and economics, and public policy and collaboration with the Kislak Real Estate Institute and Polling Institute.
The UCI supports collaborative and interdisciplinary research and educational programs, as well as extramural partnerships with universities, community colleges, public and private sector groups and individuals with expertise in coastal and ocean related issues. For more information, go to http://www.monmouth.edu/uci.