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Community Outreach Professional III

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

Posting Number: req6060

Department: Extension Programs

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

This position develops, delivers, and administers Arizona Project WET's (APW) Tucson education program which promotes and fosters lifelong learning, water stewardship, and STEM literacy for teachers and K-12 students. This position builds relationships across the community with school districts, sponsors, community program partners, and University Departments to expand and advance the program in reach, breadth and depth as appropriate and develops teacher professional development, direct student outreach programs, and community engagement pathways for Arizona Project WET's Tucson Program.

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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Duties & Responsibilities

Teacher Professional Development:

  • Conducts professional development for 3 Southern Arizona Water Festivals and teachers participating in the Tucson Water Journey.
  • Works with school district and community partners to identify teacher professional development needs and develop appropriate PD to meet APW goals.
  • Identifies community resources and partners to fit PD needs.
  • Coaches teachers on curriculum use over time.

Direct Student Outreach:

  • Develops, evaluates, and revises direct student outreach offerings.
  • Designs program assessments and analyzes data.
  • Works with community partners and sponsors to ensure proper messaging.

Water Educator Supervision:

  • Develops and leads implementation for training AmeriCorps members serving as water educators.
  • Trains water educators and Tucson Program staff to deliver programs.
  • Serves as AmeriCorps program supervisor--including submitting slot requests, recruiting, supervising and supporting members, completing quarterly reports, etc.

Grant Management:

  • Tracks program metrics and keeps on track for completion of deliverables.
  • Reports to funders as required.
  • Seeks out opportunities and partnerships for program funding, and develops grant/intergovernmental scope of work, narratives, and budgets. Works with APW program director to guide the process through University of Arizona channels.

Community Partnership Development:

  • Establishes strong partnerships with community partners and funders to identify new program opportunities.
  • Provides educational expertise to partners to strengthen their educational outreach efforts & identify collaborations.
  • Engages with community partners to expand Arizona Project WET's reach through volunteers.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience is typically required.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Outreach and Community Engagement

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $43,559

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



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 job duties)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Jennifer Gardner Smith


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 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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