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Job Announcement: Associate Director of the Polar Data Catalogue

Job Announcement: Associate Director of the Polar Data Catalogue

The following job posting is announced at the University of Waterloo for an Associate Director of the Polar Data Catalogue (WDS Regular Member):

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Manage the daily scientific, technical and employment operations of the Polar Data Catalogue/Canadian Cryospheric Information Network (PDC/CCIN). In consultation with the 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 Responsibilities

  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.

Education & Experience

  • Master’s Degree with education or training related to environmental change and/or information management and communication required or equivalent education and experience. PhD would be an asset. 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience supervising staff in the computer and communication technical arenas.
  • 5+ years of managing computer networking strategy, writing successful funding proposals.
  • 5+ years of communicating with scientific and/or policy developers through professional meetings and/or conferences.
  • Demonstrated experience with publication in scientific media would be an asset.
  • Specialization in physical geography or polar climate related science would be beneficial.