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IPM Communications Coordinator - UCCE Orange (Irvine, CA)

County Location: Orange County

Date Posted: November 8, 2019
Closing Date: November 28, 2019

The overall responsibility of the Invasive Shot Hole Borer Communications Coordinator (ISHB CC) is to design and develop, implement, manage and analyze education and outreach strategic communications for invasive shot hole borers (ISHB) and related issues (risks and impacts of tree mortality, firewood movement, green waste management, etc.). The ISHB CC will work in coordination with members of the California Invasive Species Advisory Committee (CISAC) and ISHB subcommittees as well as public and private stakeholders, including government agencies, industry representatives, academic/research institutions and non-governmental organizations. The ISHB CC will develop and manage ISHB strategic communications that builds support for message consistency, educate key communications cooperators and stakeholders on their roles as key messengers and provide support information to promote message consistency and use. The ISHB CC will develop strategies to disseminate information under five main categories of trainings based on the needs of the audiences: Land Management and Green waste, Landscape and Gardeners, Campground and Recreation, Public Training, Staff of CA agencies and other conservation officers, including county staff. Operating funds will be provided for the development and production of outreach materials for different audiences and languages as well as creation and augmentation of existing ISHB training activities including development of training videos/materials. Funds may be used to travel to different venues and for fees associated with securing booth space at events or other outreach expenditures. Finally, the development of a rapid response kit for leading edge counties.

This position will promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division. 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. If you have questions, please email the Human Resources Department.

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