Full-Time Climate Change Director
SCOPE OF WORK:
Under general supervision of the Assistant Director of ITCA, the Climate Change Director supervises and is responsible for enhancements across our impact and reporting strategy, including activities related to climate change, the operation and administration of all ITCA Environmental Quality Programs; provides general program guidance; coordinates national and regional work groups/meetings; reviews and analyze policy associated with all Clean Air Act (CAA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other laws and regulations; disseminates information; provides recommendations for the development and implementation of programs for environmental protection of Indian Lands in Arizona. Position requires monthly travel. Timely and regular attendance to work and work events is an essential function of this position.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Ensure operational goals and objectives are being met.
- Research and report on regulatory and policy issues related to environmental, energy, or climate change.
- Supervises all ITCA environmental programs, personnel, and activities in accordance with grant awards specifications which includes: grant deliverables, grant timelines, quality of training, timeliness of grant products, and the quality production of written and verbal reports; facilitation and coordination of meetings, workshops and technical training sessions; preparation and monitoring of budgets and contracts.
- Coordinates and prepares meetings, workshops and training. This includes work groups, technical committees, water boards and tribal environmental staff. Also maintains contact and attend meetings with federal, state and tribal representatives and other professionals concerning project activities.
- Conducts regular review of Federal Register, Congressional Record and other sources of information for availability of grants for tribes and program development; conducts research and analysis and prepares reports on environmental issues affecting Indian country.
- Coordinates technical support and outreach for infrastructure development in tribal communities; this may entail on-site participation; consistent technical and administrative follow-up and regular visits to ensure continued program progress.
- Provides supervisory and administrative support for ITCA environmental programs as necessary. This includes administration and management of special projects and tasks; works with other ITCA staff as necessary on interdisciplinary projects and activities.
- Conduct performance review and provide feedback to staff for improvements.
- Recruits, hires, trains, coaches, mentors, evaluates and supervises.
- Maintain strong positive relationships with staff though regular communication and support
- Ensure that the staff follows best practices and standard operation procedures and conduct staff meetings on regular basis.
- Attends meetings, workshops and seminars locally and nationally as necessary to present and obtain information on behalf of tribes served by ITCA.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
- Knowledge of federal environmental laws and regulations and tribal government responsibilities under those laws;
- Knowledge of tribal, state, and federal governments;
- Ability to research and analyze environmental protection policies and procedures and their applications to tribal governments;
- Ability to develop and facilitate training programs and present information;
- Experience with grants/contracts management.
- Extensive technical and general report writing skills.
- Analyzing and interpreting energy related contracts
- Knowledge of all relevant federal environmental legislation as they apply to Indian tribes.
- Ability to communicate effectively with tribal, state and federal government representatives; ability to plan, coordinate and conduct meetings.
- Familiar with computer applications (word processing, spread sheets and power point)
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in environmental science, environmental health or related field, plus eight (8) years of related energy management experience; or a Bachelor’s degree in environmental field with (10) ten years related work experience OR any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved. Experience in project management and public communications. Will travel nationally for up to six (6) days. Requires a valid Arizona driver’s license, and submit to a background check.
Relocation expenses not available.
To obtain an application, visit our website: https://itcaonline.com/employment/
Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. is An Equal Opportunity Employer and A Drug-Free Workplace