The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) is now soliciting applications to be the next Cryosphere Working Group Secretary. Read on and please consider applying and/or send the information below to anybody you think would make a strong contribution to the IASC Working Groups.
 
Being an IASC Working Group Secretary provides a unique experience to support and gain insight into international and interdisciplinary science cooperation, as well as a leg up in building an inernational Arctic research network. We hope that applicants will see this as a unique professional development opportunity.
 
Duties for the Working Group Secretary include preparation and secretarial support for the Working Group meetings, tracking of activities’ deliverables, and communication with the Working Group and the central Secretariat during the year. In terms of time, the commitment averages a couple hours per week, more time during the preparation of the ASSW but less time, for example, during the summer. Please note that attendance at the IASC business meetings during Arctic Science Summit Week is a requirement (27-30 March 2020 in Akureyri, Iceland & 19-21 March 2021 in Lisbon Portugal).
 
Seen as professional development, the WG Secretary is an unpaid position (although we expect a candidate‘s supervisor to support their participation in this role). However, IASC will pay for travel costs to attend WG meetings at ASSW or if necessary in conjunction with other meetings. IASC also covers the costs for WG conference calls and other collaboration tools. 
 
IASC Secretaries are required to have strong English-language skills and basic technical proficiency. A WG Secretary is expected to serve for at least two years but is encouraged to stay on for longer given successful performance.
 
An application consists of a CV and a short statement of interest, combined in one PDF, sent to IASC Executive Secretary Allen Pope () by 20 December 2019.