Project Coordinator (Outreach Instructional Specialist I) (Extended Temporary)
Posting Number: req8361
Department: Teachg Learning Sociocult Stds
Location: Main Campus
Address: Tucson, AZ USA
The College of Education's Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies Department is seeking one Project Coordinator for the Indigenizing Digital Literacies and Coding with Native Youth, Teachers, and Families program. The position is funded for 2 years with continuation contingent on available funding. This program, which began in Fall 2021, is a partnership between the University of Arizona's College of Education's Indigenous Teacher Education Program (ITEP) and the Digital Innovation and Learning Lab (DIALL). The program focuses on developing programming and relationships needed to integrate a culturally responsive digital literacies and coding curriculum in Native K-12 schools across Arizona. The responsibilities of the Project Coordinator are to assist the Project Directors with a variety of activities such as planning, recruiting, meeting with stakeholders, reporting, data collection, analysis, site coordination, serving as a liaison between the UA, partner schools, Tribes and participants. The Project Coordinator will also organize professional development sessions on coding and the use of technology to the project participants, including UA Native pre-service teachers in ITEP, K-12 teachers in Native schools, and Indigenous students. The Project Coordinator will serve as the primary contact for project participants affiliated with this program.
This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position.
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
- Serve as the primary contact person for the Indigenizing Digital Literacies and Coding with Native Youth, Teachers, and Families Program
- Assist with planning all logistics related to the program
- Assist the Project Directors with co-constructing a culturally relevant and adaptable digital literacies and coding curriculum
- Plan, organize, coordinate, and evaluate professional development workshops/activities related to the program, which will be targeted to both Indigenous educators and youth
- Assist with recruitment activities, which includes traveling to Native American communities and local schools
- Assist the Project Directors with meeting with various stakeholder groups, including educators, Native nations, university faculty, government agencies, and local businesses
- Assist the Project Directors with collecting and analyzing data related to the program as well as writing up evaluation reports in a timely manner
- Assist in creating and maintaining the project web page and social media.
- Maintain effective communications with Directors, tribal partners, associated faculty, government officials, and other college departments
- Develop and distribute various publications, such as educator newsletters and marketing materials
- Collaborate with the College of Education shared services to ensure proper allocation of funds. Direct all required instructional supply orders that are placed by the College of Education's shared services.
- Other duties as assigned by Project Directors
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Ability to formulate creative ideas on how to support the overall success of the project as well as participating Indigenous educators and students
- Demonstrated skills in public speaking, workshop facilitation, and teaching
- Demonstrated knowledge and skills in computer programs, software, social media, and various technology
- Ability to coordinate with multiple stakeholder groups (e.g., schools, Tribes, teachers, UA faculty and staff, students, and businesses) in a professional and organized manner
- Ability to work with sensitive and confidential student information
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required
- Experience working with diverse and underrepresented groups, particularly Native American students and teachers
- Experience with and interest in a variety of technology (e.g., coding, video, podcasts, website design, etc.)
- One year of experience in: developing professional development workshops for educators; facilitating large and small group activities; and developing engaging academic programming for students
- Experience in Native American histories, cultures, and sovereignty rights
- Experience working with educators
- Master's Degree in related field
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: DOE
Compensation Type: hourly rate
Career Stream and Level
Outreach & Community Engage
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Contact Information for Candidates
Dr. Blaine Smith
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter
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