• Temporary Project Assistant - Conservation and Environmental Sustainability

    Location KN-St. Kitts
    Job ID
    2018-105309
    Institution
    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Department
    Administrative
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    This project is to support local efforts and leverage initiatives for conservation and environmental sustainability on SKN starting with the Narrows Marine Managed Area.

     

    The project is a series of targeted training sessions for future conservation leaders detailing how to create the conditions for change to happen and how to motivate people to implement that change. Also, we will develop a conservation plan for reducing our impact on the Narrows by engaging the people, businesses and communities that are key for developing and implementing the plan.

    Responsibilities

    This is a temporary role to assist in the planning, coordination and execution of the training sessions, and provide support in establishing and maintaining collaborations with government, NGOs and local businesses.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Manage and support the various project objectives and specific activities by performing general clerical duties, including meeting coordination, reserving and preparing meeting facilities, coordinating food vendors, and other duties pertinent to the scope of the project.
    • Work closely with project leads, remaining in constant communication with the different stakeholders that will be identified during the project. Forms of communication will include email, phone call, and preferably, in person contact.
    • Ensure constant and effective communication between project leads and trainees and assist in monitoring trainees’ progress.

    Qualifications

    • At least three years’ experience in secretarial or closely related clerical support in environmental, conservation, or sustainability fields.
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Management, Business Administration, Project Management, Policy Management or a related field preferred.
    • Very strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills that will specifically help to build and maintain effective collaborations. Strong organizational and time management skills.
    • Knowledge and skill with basic computer and software including Microsoft Word, Excel, internet and Apple applications.
    • Eagerness to learn, positive and enthusiastic attitude and passion for environmental conservation are required.



    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

    Who We Are

    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) offers a unique program of training on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean.  A cutting-edge curriculum, with innovative use of technologies and simulations, provides the best possible training for tomorrow’s veterinarians.  Students benefit from seven semesters of integrated preclinical and clinical studies at our St Kitts campus, and one year of clinical training at our affiliate veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. 

     

    Our ongoing research focuses on key issues strategically relevant to One Health in tropical and developing countries and includes zoonotic diseases, food safety and security, environmental health, and conservation medicine. We prioritize recruitment of talented faculty and are now seeking a key new member of our team to join us as we develop new programs to best prepare our graduates to face the global opportunities and challenges of veterinary medicine in the 21st century.

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