[ES_JOBS_NET] Diversity, Education and Outreach Specialist, NCAR, Boulder, CO

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Sun Jun 14 07:55:43 MDT 2015

Diversity, Education and Outreach Specialist


Job Description

    *PLEASE NOTE:*This is a full time, two year term position (with
    possibility of extension). Initial consideration will be given to
    applications received prior to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19th, 2015.
    Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

    NCAR –  Outreach Services Group at NCAR’s Computational &
    Information Systems Lab (CISL)

    Partial relocation benefits may be provided.

    UCAR. NCAR will not sponsor a work visa to fill this position


    *BASIC JOB FUNCTION:*This person oversees, promotes, participates
    in, and implements education, outreach, and diversity programs on
    local, regional, national, and international scales. These outreach
    efforts are generally focused on developing external community and
    student interest in and application of the Science, Technology,
    Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines that support CISL’s
    computational mission in the atmospheric and related sciences.


      * Social Media Networking and Communication: Develops and
        implements a diversity-oriented Social Media Strategy. The
        Coordinator should be familiar with principal social media
        outlets and their use as marketing tools, focusing on
        diversity-related sites, particularly those in STEM fields.
      * Writes stories and takes photographs for CISL’s monthly
        newsletter. Creates written brochures and pamphlets describing
        CISL programs. Develops and maintains a creative, timely and
        appropriate presence in various social media venues.
      * Diversity Liaison: Works with Human Resources and the NCAR
        Diversity and Outreach Director to coordinate diversity efforts
        across the organization. Participates in the NCAR Diversity
        Committee. Collaborates with the State of Wyoming’s diversity
        program(s) and the EPSCoR program in support of diversity goals
        for the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC). Coordinates
        efforts in NSF programs such as the National Science
        Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery
        Environment (XSEDE). Makes presentations to internal and
        external entities outlining program goals and achievements.
      * Relationship Building: Identifies and cultivates important
        relationships with key Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) for
        promoting atmospheric and computational science programs and as
        sources for prospective interns and students for other positions
        within the Lab. Creates a plan, builds and nurtures
        relationships with MSIs, and performs outreach visits to bolster
        CISL’s diversity and education goals.
      * The SIParCS Program Lead is a centerpiece of CISL’s efforts to
        integrate research and education. Continues the growth and
        success of this interdisciplinary internship program, which
        typically brings 10–15 student interns to work for CISL each
        summer. Supports the ongoing operation of all aspects of CISL’s
        SIParCS internship program, including recruitment, application
        tracking and candidate hiring process. Helps develop new
        proposal ideas and identifies appropriate funding sources,
        develops program budgets, and ensures that the program remains
        within budget.
      * Develops a successful and impactful outreach and community
        engagement exhibit and event portfolio in support of CISL’s
        mission. Helps develop and align exhibit concepts and ideas with
        the CISL Strategic Plan, then works with subject matter experts
        to design and implement these exhibits and events. Finally, the
        incumbent ensures that the exhibits and events are used
        effectively to realize CISL’s diversity, outreach, and education
      * Works with partners such as the Wyoming Business Council,
        Minority Serving Institutions, and the broader university
        community to define messaging and implement exhibits and events
        for maximum collective impact. Coordinates with other internal
        and external organizational units on the effective use of
        exhibits at both at the NCAR Mesa Laboratory and the
        NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center. Ensures that booth designs
        are cost effective and appropriate to planned venues. Defines,
        collects, manages, and reports all metrics required for these


    Education and Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree, at least four to six years of relevant program
    experience in outreach programs, or an equivalent combination of
    education and experience.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

      * Specialized understanding of outreach, education, diversity, and
        internship programs.
      * Knowledge of and ability to interpret institutional policies and
        procedures and guide others.
      * Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills.
      * Strong knowledge of word processing and graphic design.
        Proficiency in database, presentation, and spreadsheet
        applications. Skill in working in a networked computing environment.
      * Advanced written and oral communication skills. Advanced
        knowledge of English composition, grammar, spelling,
        punctuation, and usage. Working knowledge of proofreading,
        editing, and publication production.
      * Proficiency in the use of spreadsheets, budgets, and financial
        tools systems (accounting and reporting systems).
      * Advanced skill in the use of Microsoft Office, including Word,
        PowerPoint, and Excel.
      * Works with limited budgets that support quality exhibits,
        workshops, or meetings.
      * Ability to work under high pressure and be flexible in response
        to changing plans.
      * Ability to work independently, plus the ability to work
        effectively in team situations.
      * Strong ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in
        writing in a public outreach capacity.
      * Strong interpersonal, organizational, and multi-tasking skills.
        Sensitivity in working in multi-cultural settings.
      * Ability to represent the organization on entity-wide or
        institution-wide committees.
      * Ability to delegate work and provide training. May supervise
        staff and students.
      * Ability to travel.

    The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is an
    *equal opportunity employer*
    <http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf>. We
    evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color,
    religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status,
    sexual orientation, domestic partner status, disability, or veteran

Job Location
    Boulder, Colorado, United States
Position Type

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