Degree and area of specialization:
A Master's degree is required, in science, information science or other relevant field preferred.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Demonstrated basic skills and 1-2 years of experience in scientific data handling and data processing script writing plus some knowledge of ecological principles and field data collection.
The Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) is a new project, funded by the National Science Foundation to provide professional data management, archiving and publishing to other projects funded by the NSF Division of Biology program, specifically the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER), Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB), Macrosystems Biology (MSB), and the Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS). Duties of the Training and Outreach Coordinator will include developing, organizing, and conducting online and in person training sessions on all aspects of the science data life cycle and open science methodologies.
Experience and comfort with public speaking and teaching to a wide variety of audiences in person and with online communication technologies; Demonstrated capacity to learn quickly, work independently, as well as work well within teams; Attention to detail and the skills to communicate effectively with ecologists as well as technical staff in person and in writing are extremely important.