Community Outreach Professional I (Sierra Vista)

Tucson, AZ
Mar 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Cochise County Office

Department Website Link:


County Extensions and Farms


1140 N Colombo Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 USA

Position Highlights:

Develops, delivers, and administers educational and community programs for external audiences. Promotes and fosters lifelong learning and outreach activities for individuals, families, organizations, and communities.

Plans, develops, coordinates, and implements community-oriented programs focused on meeting community needs and improving life skills for targeted public segments. With a focus on water conservation education, delivers content, programs, materials, and technology solutions, as needed, to support program objectives.

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! The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • May perform investigatory research or evaluations to identify appropriate programs or services. Prepare, organize, coordinate, and perform Water Wise Youth lessons and presentations. Annually update the program curriculum by researching lesson plans gathered from multiple sources with the goal of being able to offer a wide variety of lessons that correlate with AZ State Standards for youth grades K-12.
  • Principal liaison between community programs, research programs and services and the community. Contribute to community outreach program by attending and/or co-hosting, preparing and helping coordinate monthly presentations, workshops, tours, event publicity and promotion, attending networking events at various locations throughout the county, helping with special projects, and brainstorming ideas.
  • Collect data to assist in evaluating programs and services and identify needs for additional programs or services. Create, perform, and grade assessments from youth lessons in order to gather quantitative data as well as collection of qualitative data from teachers and youth program directors to be used in quarterly and annual reports that contain explanation and interpretation of services provided.
  • Develop communications materials to promote programs in communities. Promotion of the Water Wise Youth Program's services to school districts, manning information tables at youth events and school district events, faculty meeting presentations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • 1 year of relevant work experience required.
  • Ability to lift and set up equipment safely.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Abilityto drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience writing articles for newspaper/newsletter publications.
  • Experience teaching youth in and outside of the classroom.
  • Experience with teaching principles, practices, and procedures. Knowledge of principles of curriculum development.
  • Experience with educational and training resources.
  • Experience networking with educators and educational staff.
  • Experience with digital/virtual platforms including social media, YouTube, basic graphic design, and video skills.
  • Effectiveness in working as a team.
  • Water conservation experience
  • Science, conservation, or environmental background.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Outreach and Community Engagement

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

hourly rate



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Cmty Outreach

Job Function:

Outreach & Community Engage

Type of criminal background check required::

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Ashley Wright
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

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 and a Native American/Alaska Native-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.

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