Program Staff, Education Program Manager

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Posting Number2020238Posting/Functional TitleEducation Program Manager and Outreach CoordinatorUniversity Pay Plan TitleProgram Staff, Education Program ManagerLocationSan MarcosDepartmentEdwards Aquifer ResearchRecruitment TypeOpen to AllJob TypeFull-TimeMonthly Salary$3,583 - $3,750Job Category ExemptRequired Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.

Experience supervising staff in camps or comparable youth-oriented program.
Ability and willingness to collaborate independently with faculty and staff in various Departments and Centers on the Texas State University campus.
Experience with program administration.
Willingness to perform essential camp-related tasks including but not limited to content development and delivery, chaperoning, clean-up, food preparation, driving, etc.
Willingness to work long hours and extended schedules during summer, with the potential for occasional overnight shifts.
Successful record of fundraising, grant application and/or grant management.
Excellent writing skills.
Excellent organization and time management skills.
Ability to work independently on multiple tasks simultaneously.
Demonstrated experience communicating with the public through oral presentation, interactive activities, popular articles, and digital and social media.
Application of experiential-based learning principles for children in formal and/or informal settings.
Valid Texas drivers’ license
Ability to pass back-ground check and work with minors
Ability to work in inclement outdoor conditions including extreme heat, sun, darkness, and in water.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office
Ability to participate in activities involving swimming, rafting, and caving.

Preferred Qualifications

Aquatic biology research, natural resource management, or science education experience
2 or more years of camp or related youth-oriented program management
Professional experience in caves, rivers, and other aquatic habitats
Degree in Aquatic Science, Outdoor Recreation, Recreation Administration, or related field
Commitment to environmental sustainability.
Demonstrated experience with digital design and digital media including proficiency using Facebook, Instagram, Adobe suite, video editing software, etc.
Spanish fluency
Lifeguard certification or willingness to obtain certification within 9 months of employment.

Job Description

The Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center at Texas State University seeks a highly self-motivated individual to join the Center as an Education Program Manager and Outreach Coordinator.

The Center is engaged in groundwater research, water quality analysis, and public education and outreach on aquatic resources and groundwater biology. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in and contribute substantially at a high-level in public education, marketing and communication, and collaborative grant writing and education research.

The Center has a summer Aquatic Science Adventure Camp program in addition to an Aquatic Science Field Days program during the school year. Combined, the programs gross over $130K annually. Under the direction of the Director, and with assistance from other staff, the successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of both programs and delivering superior educational experiences. Additionally, the successful candidate will promote greater awareness of the Center’s education programs through public outreach, marketing, and communications. The successful candidate will have substantial latitude to expand existing educational programs while evaluating opportunities to create additional education and outreach opportunities through grant-writing, fundraising, and project development. The successful candidate is expected to possess experience with and a strong desire for working with minors and interacting with the general public. This requires a passion to educate diverse audiences about aquatic sciences, and demonstrated experience in informal education and outreach. A history of excellent verbal and written communication is a requirement. The successful candidate will work with Center researchers and staff and will also be expected to work with other faculty and staff in Centers and Departments on the TX State campus to successfully apply for grants, and to incorporate current research and scientific topics into the education program. Managing seasonal student and teacher workers for varying periods during the year is expected, and the candidate will be responsible for recruiting and hiring staff members in support of the summer camps. Participation in community outreach activities are expected. The Director will promote, advertise, and market the education programs and the activities and image of the Center using a variety of traditional and social media and will ensure the financial profitability of the program.

Job Duties

Under the direction of the Director, and with assistance from other staff, the successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the Aquatic Science Adventure Camp and Aquatic Science Field Days programming and delivering superior educational experiences. Work hours will support the needs of the programs including hours before 8am, evenings, and weekends. Long hours with extended schedules during the summer, with the potential for occasional overnight shifts.
Promote greater awareness of the Center’s education programs through public outreach, marketing, and communications.
The successful candidate will have substantial latitude to expand existing educational programs while evaluating opportunities to create additional education and outreach opportunities through grant-writing, fundraising, and project development.
The successful candidate will be expected to participate in and contribute substantially at a high-level in public education, marketing and communication, and collaborative grant writing and education research.
Educate diverse audiences about aquatic sciences, and demonstrated experience in informal education and outreach.
Work with other faculty and staff in Centers and Departments on the TX State campus to successfully apply for grants, and to incorporate current research and scientific topics into the education program.
Manage seasonal student and teacher workers for varying periods during the year, recruiting and hiring staff members in support of the summer camps.
Participation in community outreach activities, may include evenings and weekends.
Promote, advertise, and market the education programs and the activities and image of the Center using a variety of traditional and social media and will ensure the financial profitability of the program.

Additional Information to Applicants

You will be required to attach a Diversity Statement and Statement of Teaching Philosophy to your application.

If selected for an interview, you will be required to provide the search committee with three letters of recommendation.

Job Open Date02/05/2020Job Close Date (posting closes at midnight)Open Until FilledYesNormal Work DaysMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, FridayNormal Work Hours Start8:00AMNormal Work Hours End5:00PMPosting NoticesApplicant must have a valid Texas Driver's License and be a driver in good standing with less than ten (10) points deducted for driving infractions as determined by the employer driving standards system., YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO YOUR APPLICATION. Legal and Required Notices

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.


Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.


Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.


Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Why work @ Texas State?

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
• Great professional development opportunities: choose from a variety of workshops, training, online learning and even access educational leave opportunities and reimbursement for academic courses
• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions


By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

Quick Linkhttp://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/30015Applicant DocumentRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts (all in one document)
  2. Letter of Recommendation #1
  3. Letter of Recommendation #2
  4. Letter of Recommendation #3
  5. List of References
  6. DD 214/DD1300
  7. Veteran's Preference
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you currently hold or have the ability to obtain a drivers license within 90 days of employment?
    • Yes
    • No

 

 

 

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