Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Employment Opportunities: “Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative” and “Water Information Supply” Project Leads

The Northeast-Midwest Institute has announced the availability of two new Project Lead positions and is seeking applications for the positions.  Both have a direct bearing on water resource activities within the Mississippi River Basin.
The first is a “Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative” Project Lead.  Funded by the Walton Family Foundation, this initiative's objective is to bring local leaders of Mississippi River cities and towns together to collaborate on Federal policy matters as they relate to the River and their municipalities.  Those issues are expected to include water quality and habitat restoration, flooding and floodplain issues, River-focused recreation, sustainable economies and celebration of the River culture and history.  The Project Lead will help the leaders catalyze an independent and on-going Mississippi River Cities and Towns organization that is an effective voice for the people, economies and environment in the River region.

The second position currently open is a “Water information Supply” Project Lead.  Funded by and in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey, this project's purpose is to
inventory, assess and analyze the Northeast-Midwest region’s system of water quality and quantity monitoring and determine its capacity to address pressing questions raised by real-world resource-development and use scenarios (present and future), including intense hydraulic fracturing, agricultural development practices, and urban expansion.  The Project Lead will lead this multi-year project to assess and improve the Northeast-Midwest Region’s “Water Information Supply.”  
Applications are due by December 15, 2011.  Full position descriptions and complete application information can be found at the above links.

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