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Community Outreach Professional III

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Extension and Outreach

Posting Number: req19237

Department: Environmental Science-Res

Location: Main Campus

Address: 1110 E South Campus Dr, Tucson, AZ 85719 USA

Position Highlights

Join the UA Department of Environmental Sciences' Integrated Environmental Science and Health Risk Laboratory and help create and pilot a national model of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) education called "STEAM inAction: Building a Cultural of Health". This program is funded by the National Institute of Health and the science education objectives include understanding: (1) how advisory boards can foster the development of critical thinking and communication skills; (2) how a certification program (rooted in environmental science, community science and visual art) can increase science and environmental health literacy (EHL); (3) how an equity-centered community design approach to data sharing strategies can build a participant's EHL; and (4) how to successfully broaden participation in STEAM learning by historically underrepresented individuals.

As a Science Education Partnership Community Outreach Professional III, you will be an integral component of the program and engage adults and 7th-12th graders via: (1) Information product development - Create environmental science/health educational curriculum and other training modules/materials for "STEAM inAction: Building a Cultural of Health" program, (2) Program Coordination - organization and execution of adult and youth micro-credentialed trainings, work with the project management and evaluation team, (3) Research - Assist with the evaluation/analysis of hypothesis-driven informal science education learning research, and (4) Develop Partnerships - Develop and cultivate key partnerships with partnering communities, local/state/federal government, and educators/education stakeholders.

Overall, in this position, the incumbent will plan, develop, coordinate, and implement community-oriented programs focused on meeting environmental science/health community needs and improving life skills with and for the partnering communities as well as deliver content, program, materials and technology solutions as needed, to support program objective

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; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Information product development
    *Duties to include but not limited to:
    * Create environmental science/health outreach materials,educational curricula/modules and trainings for program
    * Coordinate and lead the creation of educational materials, including modules, workshops, curricula, and academies.
    * Communicate program results to peers and partners through all mediums.
    * Work with school districts, teachers, and policy makers to understand the trends and requirements for in school curricula to ensure STEAM inAction: Building a Cultural of Health" meets needs
    * Design and deliver STEAM integration adult and youth micro-credentialed trainings that develop skills in critical thinking, creative problem solving, environmental health, justice, and communication.
    * Integrate environmental health and justice education into core curricula to help meet state science standards through professional development and direct student outreach.
  • Program Coordination
    *Duties to include but not limited to:
    * Inform program direction and efforts
    * Work closely with the project management and evaluation team
    * Planning and coordination of youth/community advisory board meetings
    * Maintenance of STEAM inAction website
    * Coordination of STEAM inAction management meetings
    * Organization and execution of adult and youth micro-credentialed trainings
  • Research Design, Data Analysis, and Publication
    *Duties to include but not limited to:
    * Assist in the design of learning research 
    * Maintenance of data archive including quality control and data management
    * Data analysis and statistical evaluation of results
    * Evaluate and document results and impacts of environmental health education program on both adult and student audiences
    * Presentation and publication of training impacts and efficacy of curriculum results as reports to stakeholders and manuscripts to the scientific community.
  • Develop Partnerships
    *Duties to include but not limited to:
    * Maintain existing community partnerships
    * Develop and cultivate key partnerships with stakeholders in partnering communities, municipal and state government, and education
    * Assist in the recruitment and training 
    * Coordinate participant recognition and local media coverage of events.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • General knowledge and use of principles, theories and concepts.
  • Competent in all job functions and has general understanding of the industry practices, techniques and standards as     they relate to environmental/science education
  • Ability to communicate effectively with different groups/individuals.
  • Knowledge of recent advancements in inquiry-based and placed based science education
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong communication skills for the workplace
  • Strong science communication skills for community engagement
  • Empathy and humility
  • Willing to travel to rural communities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required. Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in related field and a minimum of three years of demonstrated environmental education experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working in a higher education institution.
  • Experience working planning environmental/science education curriculum.
  • Experience working with or an understanding of rural health and education.
  • Experience with statistical analysis and spreadsheet software (R, Excel, etc.).
  • Experience in community science and engagement.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 20

Job FTE: 0.50

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Outreach and Community Engagement

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $53,039 - $66,299

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



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The Grade Range Minimum, Midpoint, and Maximum Fields listed below represent a full range of career compensation growth over time in this position and grade. Each unit typically sets starting pay between minimum and midpoint upon hire. The university offers compensation growth opportunities within its career architecture. To learn more about compensation, please review our Applicant Compensation Guide and our Total Rewards Calculator.

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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: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Monica Ramirez-Andreotta

Associate Professor

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

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 a 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.

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