Community Outreach Assistant II
Gila County OfficeDepartment Website Link:Location:
Outside of TucsonAddress:
San Carlos , AZ USAPosition Highlights:
This position is located in San Carlos, AZ. The Instructional Specialist will work with a team from University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Gila and Apache Counties, San Carlos and Navajo Nation-Window Rock FRTEP, and UA campus, to develop, promote and deliver a multi-component culturally responsive early literacy program throughout the San Carlos Tribal Lands. The Instructional Specialist will work with families with young children (birth to 6) to help promote early literacy skills through interactive community events and parent education classes. Also the incumbent will prepare materials for media sources such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, websites and printed sources, and respond to questions and comments on these platforms.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge to be familiar with San Carlos Apache language and culture.
- Knowledge of early literacy and its importance for child development.
- Ability to comfortably deliver distance programming (e.g., via Zoom, YouTube videos, or Facebook live events).
- Ability to work independently and autonomously; someone who is a self-starter, reliable and trustworthy.
- Assist in the development, planning, and implementation of early literacy programs for families with infants, toddlers, and children up to age 6, including parents and grandparents.
- Deliver early literacy programs to groups that include adults and youth, either in-person or online (e.g. using Facebook Live, YouTube or Zoom).
- Travel to community sites throughout the San Carlos Apache Tribal Lands to deliver programming.
- Prepare and present subject matter in one or more areas. This includes multiple audiences and balancing multiple series at once.
- Aid in the development of culturally appropriate programming.
- Assist in the development of educational materials and programming for multi-media sources such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, websites and printed sources and respond to questions and comments posted on Facebook and Instagram.
- Present effectiveness of teaching methods and work activities, including in-person and online virtual platforms (e.g. Zoom, Facebook Live).
- Collect program and participant data and update recording sheets.
- Collect data to evaluate program effectiveness. Assist in revising program content based on evaluation data where necessary.
- Organize participant recruitment including distributing promotional materials and posting on social media sites.
- Prepare initial drafts of promotional and informational materials including brochures, flyers, and other materials.
- Prepare presentations regarding program implementation and success stories, as requested.
- Answer inquiries from participants and community members and provide information relating to meetings, materials, evaluations, and completing forms.
- Orient incoming participants, as required.
- Attend meetings with a community advisory board, as necessary.
- Attend weekly staff meetings.
- Seek opportunities to make connections and develop collaborative working relationships with partners and services throughout the San Carlos Apache Tribal Lands.
- Develop and make presentations for civic and other community groups about the importance of early literacy and the program.
- Engage with local media (such as the newspaper or radio station), by submitting educational articles that promote early literacy and advertise the program.
- Maintain professionalism through all community interactions.
- Work with, and assist new support staff and/or volunteers (such as AmeriCorps members), as needed and as applicable.
- Aid in the development of annual reports for funding source.
- Coordinate program delivery schedules and locations.
- Maintain an accurate, shared calendar of activities for the program.
- Assemble materials for each program, taking into account the size of the space where the program will be delivered.
- Complete Affirmative Action reporting for the program on a weekly basis.
- Maintain inventory for supplies, while also staying within budget.
- Maintain the storage and use of supplies.
- Assure that UA document storage requirements are followed.
- Maintain paper files following UA and Tribal Guidelines.
- Minimumof 3 years of relevant experience required.
- High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
- Experience working with diverse communities, especially tribal communities.
- Experience working with families with young children and comfortable interacting with young children.
- Experience creating community collaborations and organizing programming with multiple organizations (for example, related to early childhood programming).
Non-ExemptFull Time/Part Time:
Part TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week:
Agriculture and ExtensionBenefits Eligible:
Yes - Full BenefitsRate of Pay:
$14.50 - $18.15Compensation Type:
3Career Stream and Level:
Cmty OutreachJob Function:
Outreach & Community EngageType of criminal background check required::
Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)Number of Vacancies:
1Target Hire Date:
9/1/2020Expected End Date:
Contact Information for Candidates:
8/14/2020Open Until Filled:
YesDocuments Needed to Apply:
Resume and Cover LetterSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.