salton Sea InitiativeThe Salton Sea Initiative at the University of California, Irvine, invites applications for the full-time position of Academic Coordinator I. The Salton Sea Initiative seeks to harness the campus’ research, teaching, and service resources to address sustainability challenges facing the Salton Sea region.
Under the direction of the Salton Sea Initiative Director, the Academic Coordinator will develop the Initiative’s short and medium-term plans in conjunction with relevant faculty and staff. The Academic Coordinator will facilitate execution of the plan on campus and in the region.
On campus, the Academic Coordinator will convene faculty from multiple disciplines, facilitate collaboration, connect graduate and undergraduate students with research and outreach opportunities, and represent the Initiative at campus events and meetings. In the Salton Sea region, the Academic Coordinator will help establish relationships with key relevant stakeholders, and organize and execute a series of co-created projects. The Academic Coordinator will draft documentation of the Initiative’s campus and regional work for use in academic and popular media as well as for the Initiative website and grant submissions.
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Salton SeaThe Salton Sea is a large saline lake located in Southern California in a geological depression (the Salton Sink) between the Imperial and Coachella valleys. The Salton Sink has been the site of saline and freshwater lakes from time immemorial, hosting a critical migratory bird habitat while also supporting tourists and agriculture to the area.
The Salton Sea Initiative at the University of California, Irvine is a multidisciplinary group building connections among communities concerned about the sustainability challenges facing the Salton Sea region.
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