Hurricane Recovery Interview Specialists

North Carolina State University - Robeson County, NC4.2

TemporaryEstimated: $32,000 - $44,000 a year
Specialists for the Project to Build Resilience and Innovation through Diverse Engagement (BRIDGE) support interaction and communication around issues of environmental justice and quality. Their mission is to design video and other environmental education projects that amplify the perspectives of social groups that experience disproportional negative impacts associated with environmental burdens in ways that encourage creative and inclusive environmental planning action.

This position will last from approximately March 2019 through August 2020.

Other Work/Responsibilities
Interview specialists will contribute to an on-going effort to document experiences of recovery from 2016’s Hurricane Matthew in Robeson County. The goal of the project is to identify ways to enhance social justice through environmental planning action.

Recruit participants, conduct interviews, complete transcription, collect b-roll footage at community events, compile and manage video and audio footage, take consistent field notes, and participate in project team training, and organizational meetings. Additional responsibilities may be assigned depending on experience and interest.

Specialists must be capable of communicating via professional and public audiences through email, telephone, and face-to-face interactions. They must be able to answer emails related to the project within 24 hours. Specialists will manage data to assure that it respects the privacy and time of project participants.

Minimum Experience/Education
A high school education is required.

Departmental Required Skills
  • Must be able to embrace diversity, in every sense, and be tolerant and respectful of individual differences.
  • Must be self-initiating and able to effectively multi-task, keep track of deadlines.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills for lay and professional audiences.
  • Must exhibit interpersonal communication, team building, problem solving and networking skills.
  • Ability to maintain a safe and inclusive work environment.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
  • Current enrollment in or completion of a relevant social science or humanities degree program is desired (e.g. social work, sociology, geography, environmental studies).
  • Experience or education that indicates the ability to work with youth, African American, Latinx, and/or Native American social identities.
  • Experience associated with environmental justice, environmental planning, and/or hurricane recovery.
Required License or Certification

Special Instructions
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your qualifications and interest in the position
  • The names and contact information for three references who can speak to your qualifications for the position.
Job Open Date 09/13/2018
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time. 09/19/2018
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 02/01/2019
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Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
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