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Associate Director, Polar Data Catalogue/Canadian Cryospheric Information    Network

Date: June 1,2015
Reports to (Job Title): Professor of Geography and Executive Director of the Polar Data Catalogue/Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): Senior Faculty Member
Department: Geography and Environmental Management

Location:

Main Campus

Grade:

USG 12
35 hr/wk


Primary Purpose

Manage the daily scientific, technical and personnel operations of the Polar Data Catalogue/Canadian Cryospheric Information Network (PDC/CCIN).  In consultation with the Executive Director, assist in the ongoing strategic development of the PDC/CCIN, develop international partnerships for data management and exchange, expand and promote the ‘Brand’ of the PDC/CCIN, and obtain financial resources to ensure the viability of the PDC/CCIN.

Key Accountabilities:

1.  Ensure efficient and effective daily operation of the PDC/CCIN

 

2.  Manage the strategic development of the PDC/CCIN and obtain funding to ensure program stability

 

3. Advocate for comprehensive polar data management in Canada and continue development of PDC/CCIN as the central polar data repository for the nation

Position Requirements

Education:

The incumbent will have a Master’s Degree or above with education or training related to environmental change and/or information management and communication. Demonstrated experience with publication in scientific media would be an asset. Specialization in physical geography or polar climate related science would be beneficial.

Experience:

The incumbent will have a minimum of 5 years experience in one or more of the following areas:

 

Technical: 

The incumbent will possess the following characteristics:

Technical:

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Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Internal

 External

Level of Responsibility:

Decision-Making Authority:

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Working Environment:

Travel:   Extensive travel required, including international travel.

Working Hours:  Regular working hours, frequent evening/weekend work required.

Risks  – physical and psychological: 

Physical risks

Psychological risks