Assistant Director, Undergraduate Biology Research Program, MCB
Posting Number: req12092
Department: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Location: Main Campus
Address: Tucson, AZ USA
The University of Arizona's Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) provides undergraduate students the opportunity to learn the conduct of biological research under the mentorship of a UArizona faculty member. Through the program, students develop an understanding of the scientific method, receive realistic hands-on research experience, grow professionally, and join a community of scholars.
The Assistant Director supports the Director in program and event coordination, student engagement and training, alumni tracking, development and fundraising, recruitment, grant proposal writing, website and social media management, and day-to-day operations of the 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
- Full supervision and coordination of UBRP Ambassadors and Officer team
- Organize and lead field trips and community building events
- Co-teach Professional Development and Career Exploration course (academic year) and professional development workshops (summer)
- Lead Welcome to UBRP meetings
- Assist with Thesis Thursday radio interviews
- Individual student meetings, as needed (feedback meetings for applicants, provide resources, conflict mediation, etc.)
- Participate in recruitment events
- Assist with program advertising, info sessions, recruitment, posting of applications, application review, and interviews; participate on selection committees.
- Track post-graduate placements of UBRP alumni
- Coordination of specific programs within UBRP, in collaboration with program administrators
- Assist with review of applications for UBRP-related scholarships and awards
- Collaborate with wider undergraduate research community at University of Arizona and beyond
- Organization and execution of the annual UBRP Conference, including logistics for the poster session, catering, venue reservations, etc.
- Assist with coordination of UBRP Orientation, UBRP Ethics Retreat, and Beckman Scholars seminar
- Assist with creation and distribution of quarterly e-newsletter
- Manage social media - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram
- Manage program listservs and website
- Assist with development/fundraising messaging
- Attend UBRP Advisory Board Meetings
- Write and/or contribute to grant proposals
- Obtain, organize, and analyze institutional and program data
- Grant management
Knowledge, Skills &
- Knowledge of program coordination and/or student services at the post-secondary level.
- Solid interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work well with a wide range of individuals, including different groups of college students, faculty, staff, and the general public.
- Proficient in using computers and ability to learn and use a variety of tools (UAccess Student Center, UAccess Analytics, Qualtrics, Salesforce, Zoom, Drupal, Microsoft Office and Sharepoint, databases, Adobe Rush, Express, InDesign, etc.), as well as social media platforms.
- Ability to think critically, creatively, and to solve problems.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage time and multiple tasks efficiently.
- Strong writing skills.
- Familiarity with pedagogical techniques and comfortable with public speaking.
- Occasional evening and
weekend work required.
- Bachelor's degree in Science or Education.
- Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience required (student services, program coordination, and/or teaching).
- Valid driver's license and hold (or be willing to
obtain) HOV certification.
- Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
- Experience with University of Arizona community, programs, and systems
- Prior participation in or coordination of an undergraduate research program
- Experience with event coordination
- Experience with writing grant proposals or technical writing
- Experience with data analysis
- Master's degree in Science or Education
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40
Job FTE: 1.00
Work Calendar: Fiscal
Job Category: Academic Administration
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay: $60,000
Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Career Stream and Level
Academic Program Mgmt
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Contact Information for Candidates
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter
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