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K-12 Outreach & Engagement Coordinator

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
Extension and Outreach

Job Description

The VSAREC K-12 Outreach and Engagement Coordinator leads the development of professional programs and relationships with school officials and teachers to expand community partnerships that will facilitate the VSAREC's implementation and delivery of STEM/Research based engaging educational experiences. This role is responsible for promoting student success through engaging educational experiences coordinating, communicating and conducting field trips/site visits from schools as well as site visits and presentations to local schools or groups. This position is responsible and accountable for coordinating experiential learning applications from concept, communications with school officials/teachers, through execution and recording of relevant data for reporting purposes. This position collaborates with all VSAREC units; including VA Tech Coastal Collaborator Center, Seafood Economic Analysis and Marketing Research, Food Quality and Safety and Consumer Education, and Bioprocessing Validation and Engineering in regards to potential involvement with K-12 programs.This position reports to the Aquaculture Program Manager, and when not actively engaged in K-12 program work, assists with routine aquaculture duties. As part of the aquaculture program this position assists in the training and supervision of interns, student assistants and volunteers. Works closely with VSAREC Communications Director in aspects of web page material, press releases and recording of relevant data for reporting purposes.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree or significant professional experience in relevant discipline or field of work.
Demonstrated ability to communicate and work with youth, young adults and adults.
Experience working with K-12 youth in an educational environment and experience building community partnerships.
Proficiency in written and spoken communication.
Ability to work independently.
Adequate computer skills to maintain emails, Outlook calendars, and ADOBE InDesign or similar to produce printed communications and posters.
Ability to work occasional weekends or evenings.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with aquaculture, aquariums, climate resilience or environmental studies.
Experience with STEM, life sciences, or educational programs.
Knowledge and experience in planning, executing and evaluating educational programs to diverse audiences.

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Salary Information

$40,000 - $45,000; commensurate with experience

Review Date

October 23, 2023

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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