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Administrator Position at Tenn-Tom Waterway Development Authority

The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority, headquartered in Columbus, MS, seeks an administrator to lead its programs and activities. The Authority is an interstate compact, comprised of the states of Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee, and ratified by the U.S. Congress to promote the development of the waterway and its impacts on the region and nation. The administrator is appointed by the Authority members and serves at the pleasure of this 24-member body, including the four governors. The position is responsible for formulating and implementing the policies, programs, and other activities of the compact under the direction of its members and has overall supervision of its office and staff. The administrator also serves as the president of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Council, a sister waterway organization.

Qualifications for the position include:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a background or equivalent experience in governmental relations, economic development, water transportation, or promotion and marketing;
  • Proven effective leadership and management abilities, including oral and writing skills;
  • The ability to work with both political parties and develop and maintain close working relationships with the waterway’s stakeholders as well as with state and federal officials, including the U.S. Congress;
  • A self-starter, who can identify and address potential opportunities or impediments, related to the development of the waterway;
  • The ability to operate an agency with increasing program needs but with limited budget resources; and,
  • The ability to plan and conduct successful conferences, seminars, and meetings.

The position also requires frequent travel and a familiarization and use of a computer. The Authority will establish the annual salary based on the applicant’s experience and qualifications. Excellent employee benefits, including medical insurance coverage, participation in the State of Mississippi’s retirement program, and a generous sick and annual leave policy are included in the compensation package.

Additional information about this position and its duties and responsibilities is available by contacting the Authority’s office at 1-888-TENNTOM or ttw@tenntom.org. Resumes along with a cover letter should be sent no later than December 1, 2014 to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority, P.O. Box 671, Columbus, MS 39701 or electronically to ttw@tenntom.org.

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Itawamba County Development Council
Executive Director Position

Opportunity Summary

The Itawamba County Development Council (ICDC) is a 501 (c) 6 corporation formed in 1953, and is charged with the responsibility of deploying economic and community development services, existing industry expansion and retention, and small business development activities for Itawamba County, Mississippi. Itawamba County is also home to Port Itawamba, a full-service public inland port located on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. ICDC responsibilities include duties associated with port operations and marketing. ICDC is currently conducting a search for a qualified and proven Executive Director to lead its economic development efforts. The Executive Director will be responsible for the implementation, coordination, and management of economic development activities designed to foster job growth in Itawamba County.

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Director, Water Data Center

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Position is open! CUAHSI is still actively searching for a Director for the NSF-funded Water Data Center (WDC).  Available immediately, this position is located out of the CUAHSI offices in the Boston, MA area.  A successful candidate will be able to elucidate an implementable vision for the WDC and have management experience building software products. CUAHSI will accept applications from people across water science and informatics disciplines; Ph.D. is not required.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Richard P. Hooper, Executive Director (rhooper@cuahsi.org).

The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) is seeking a Director for the Water Data Center (WDC), a facility that provides water researchers with state-of-the-art data publication, discovery, download, re-use, and archiving capabilities. The WDC is a flagship facility of CUAHSI, an independent non-profit corporation, and is supported by the National Science Foundation. Although designed to serve the hydroinformatics needs of the academic water community, the WDC’s data suppliers and users include private and government entities throughout the U.S. and the world. The position is located in Medford, Massachusetts, near Boston.

The WDC is in its formative stage and the Director is expected to set both the strategic and tactical direction for the Water Data Center in consultation with the CUAHSI Board of Directors and community advisory committees. The successful candidate is expected to develop plans for future services of the WDC and to develop the funding strategy to achieve these services. The Director also interacts with the community to ensure that the WDC services are effective in advancing water science. This position is outward-looking as well, engaging other NSF-supported projects and facilities as well as representing the WDC in national and international standards organizations. The Director will be advised on informatics issues by a senior software engineer, but will be responsible for strategic decisions on technical approach, resource requirements, and prioritization of activities.

The WDC Director reports to the Executive Director of CUAHSI, who provides budgetary oversight. The incumbent prepares reports for the National Science Foundation on the operations of the WDC and negotiates the cooperative agreement funding for the WDC with NSF in consultation with the Executive Director. The WDC Director is responsible for managing staff (currently 4.2 FTEs) to achieve the technical, educational, and outreach goals of the WDC.

Responsibilities:

  • Evolve the vision for the Water Data Center.
  • Structure work plans and lead staff to deliver outstanding operational services and programs.
  • Maintain relationships with the Board of Directors, oversight committees, funders, and academic research community.
  • Represent CUAHSI in conferences, professional associations, and other public venues.
  • Develop and execute business plan for Water Data Center.

Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in a water-science discipline with research experience. A PhD is desirable but candidates holding Masters Degrees with significant experience will be given full consideration.
  • Knowledge of geo-informatics, especially data publication and management
  • Personnel management experience
  • Knowledge of standards-based, services-oriented architecture is desirable

CUAHSI was founded in 2001 by 33 universities and has since grown to over 130 members from the US and around the world. CUAHSI is recognized as a leader in the development of data standards and participates in the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), the Commission on Hydrology of the World Meteorological Organization (UN), and the international Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS).

The position is available immediately. Interviews will begin on October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  For further information contact Richard P. Hooper, Executive Director (rhooper@cuahsi.org).

To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter (containing a statement of interest in the position), curriculum vitae, references, and salary requirements tobusmgr@cuahsi.org.

CUAHSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

August 26-28, 2014

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