Position Type: Permanent Staff
Department: Study of the Americas - 313900
Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty
Vacancy ID: NF0003400
Position Summary: The Outreach Program Coordinator is responsible for developing, coordinating and providing educational outreach services to promote understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean to the educational community (including pre-service and in-service K-12 teachers, 4-year and community colleges, historically black colleges and universities). Activities may include developing professional development workshops, summer institutes, and study tours. In coordination with UNC's School of Education (SOE) and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) in Ecuador, the Outreach Coordinator will facilitate an annual, for-credit faculty-led tour for students in the Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and UNC-BEST (undergraduate teacher preparation for Science in Math majors) programs. The Outreach Coordinator will also collaborate with the SOE to facilitate arrangements (e.g. arrange homestays, plan and run programming, etc.) to receive USFQ students from Ecuador for annual 2-week spring visits to Chapel Hill and work with the School of Education's school district partners, teachers, and pre-service teachers from the MAT program. The Outreach Program Coordinator also designs and provides outreach programs to the general public, media and business community, and local community organizations. In all these activities, the Outreach Coordinator will collaborate with UNC and Duke faculty and professional staff, as part of the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Education Requirements: Relevant master's required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity or comparable background in independent academic or instructional activities, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution.
Qualification and Experience: The person in this position must have at least 2 years' experience in K-12 and/or community college education and developing curriculum and materials for K-12 and/or community colleges, especially related to Latin America. The position requires a high level of proficiency in Spanish, and excellent written and communication skills in English. Knowledge of Portuguese is also desired. Candidates should have proven expertise in effective, professional and timely written and oral communications; demonstrated program development and management experience; and demonstrated use of analytical planning and administrative skills. The candidate must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and be able to work harmoniously with other staff, faculty, administrators, teachers, library patrons, other program providers, other University offices, and external organizations. This person must be willing to work some flexible hours as required by evening, weekend and study tour activities, and must have reliable transportation to be able to attend meetings outside the office including regular visits to Duke University and partner school sites to work and collaborate with Consortium partners; and be willing and available to travel occasionally to Latin America and or the Caribbean. Familiarity with the NC Department of Public Instruction curricular and teacher preparation guidelines preferred. Knowledge of web design tools such as Word press, and/or HTML, and of graphic design software, such as InDesign also preferred. The person in this position must be able to move/lift 45 pounds.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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