Outreach and Engagement Specialist (Extended Temporary)
The BIO5 Institute at the University of Arizona is in search of an Outreach and Engagement Specialist for an extended temporary employment position.
The Outreach and Engagement Specialist will support BIO5’s mission-driven programming (in-person and virtual/remote) related to bioscience outreach, training, and workforce development, as well as academic and public programming that engages our community and state in ongoing learning and education opportunities. In particular, this position supports the KEYS Research Internship, which serves as a significant diverse/high achieving STEM student pipeline into the University of Arizona.
In addition, this role will support all institutional initiatives related to coordinating in-person and virtual events, conferences, tours, related communications and marketing, and intern/student worker recruitment and mentorship.
The ideal candidate will have experience and passion for delivering quality educational and community enrichment programming, empowering learners from diverse educational environments, and fostering ongoing learning and engagement opportunities for our community and state in line with goals to increase the number and diversity of high-achieving students pursuing STEM degrees and careers.
The BIO5 Institute at the University of Arizona connects and mobilizes top researchers in agriculture, engineering, biomedicine, pharmacy, basic science, business, and computational science to find creative solutions to humanity’s most pressing health and environmental challenges. Since 2001, this interdisciplinary approach has been an international model of how to conduct collaborative research.
This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE)position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Articulate and engaging communicator with excellent presentation skills.
- Proven attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and ability to handle multiple project deadlines and effectively multi-task.
- Ability to confidently and professionally interact with University faculty, researchers, community VIPs, donors/prospective donors, and senior staff.
- Demonstrated knowledge of human development theories and educational psychology principles that can inform instructional practices, and models of working with adolescents through hands-on experience, internships, and learning opportunities outside of the traditional classroom setting.
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Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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- Support all operational goals of BIO5’s outreach, training, and workforce development programs with particular emphasis on the annual high-school KEYS Research Internship, including statewide recruiting via in-person and virtual presentations, application review and interviews (over 200 annually), program strategy, event and social coordination, planning of related events/social components, creating program-specific eNewsletters and social media, enforcing minor policy compliance, contributing to curriculum execution, and intern mentorship.
- Support all institutional initiatives related to coordinating in-person and virtual events, conferences, tours, related communications and marketing, and intern/student worker recruitment and mentorship.
- Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required.
- High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
- Bachelor’s degree in education/educational psychology or related field; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience in conveying complex scientific information to a lay audience and ability to mentor students in public-focused scientific communication.
- Experience in recruiting and mentoring high school students.
- Experience working with program leadership to achieve objectives.
- Experience working with faculty to optimize lab/intern pairing success.
- Experience with UA D2L and minor policy.
- Experience with Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Zoom, MailChimp, EventSquid, and Trello.
Open Date8/20/2020Open Until FilledYesDocuments Needed to ApplyResume and Cover LetterSpecial Instructions to Applicant Diversity StatementAt 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.