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December 22, 2011
by The Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate and Security (CIOCS)
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Collaborative Institute to Host Global Conference

The 2012 Global Conference on Oceans, Climate and Security Planning Team is pleased to announce a change of venue for the GC’12 (previously known by the acronym GCOCS) scheduled for May 21-23, 2012. To maximize participation in a challenging economic climate, GC’12 will now be hosted at the beautiful facilities of UMASS Boston Campus Center and the adjacent John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate and Security at UMASS Boston will assume GC’12 administration and management responsibility from Battelle Memorial Institute who ably provided Conference administration to the point of opening registration. We are pleased to acknowledge the continued support of Battelle Memorial Institute as a GC’12 Diamond Sponsor valued supporter. GC’12 registration will open mid-January 2012.  For more information, visit www.gcocs.org.

August 3, 2011
by The Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate and Security (CIOCS)
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Collaborative Institute Seeks Development Assistant

Update, 9/15/2011: This position has been filled. Thank you to all who expressed interest.

The Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate and Security is seeking a qualified individual to fill the Development Assistant Position.

Job Description

The temporary Development Assistant for the Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate, and Security will take a lead in helping coordinate and facilitate meetings, research, identify and disseminate funding source information to CIOCS community, prepare and submit proposals to meet Institute priorities and goals, and provide grants administration support to successfully funded applicants, as needed. The Development Assistant will also: assist in assessing CIOCS needs through facilitating focus group sessions, developing and administering surveys, and recommending projects for proposal development; serve as an articulate, enthusiastic, and visible spokesperson for the organization; actively serve as a member of the senior management team, working collaboratively with scientists, conservation, external affairs, and finance staff on fundraising and administration tasks; provide assessment and feedback on CIOCS’s overall development program, providing mentorship and direction to other interns, volunteers and staff as appropriate; execute Institute convening’s and events from conception to post event wrap up including facilitating agenda creation and implementing and/or supervising logistics; work collaboratively with staff, faculty, and CIOCS collaborators to conceptualize, draft, and develop grant proposals; prepare draft applications for review and development; provide ongoing grants management/administration support to successfully funded grants, including serving as liaison to funding agency and within the college; prepare various marketing materials for the department; compile data for use in reporting development activities; conduct ongoing research on public and private funding opportunities at the local, state, and national level; and review and interpret funding solicitations and announcements from public and private funding sources and remains current in funding trends and themes.

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