January 2012
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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Byrd Polar Research Center Education and Outreach Coordinator at The Ohio State Univ. (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Thu, 19 Jan 2012 11:01:08 +0000

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Senior Research Associate position available at the OSU Byrd Polar
Research Center Job description: Coordinate the Education and Outreach
(E & O) Program at the Byrd Polar Research Center (BPRC). The mission of
the E &O Program is to enhance the knowledge and awareness of Earth
sciences for learners of all ages through the development of quality
educational materials and programs. This entails assisting BPRC
scientists with the design and implementation of novel, effective and/or
appropriate mechanisms by which their research may be shared with the
public and professional educators. Development of successful proposals
to federal agencies and private foundations is essential for the
continuation and enhancement of BPRC’s E & O Program. Collaboration with
formal and informal educators is critical for gaining and sharing ideas
and strategies for information dissemination and for planning events or
projects. Other duties include supervising a graduate research assistant
and assisting with tours of BPRC and classroom visits, as needed. The
Education and Outreach Coordinator will oversee the development of new
online resources that bring BPRC science to the public and support the
network of educators who are interested in utilizing the continuous
stream of scientific advancements by BPRC researchers.

Working Title: BPRC Education and Outreach Coordinator

Regular; Full-Time; 12/12 months


Range: $50,000 OSU

Position Number: 00079813 OSU

Position Title: Senior Research Associate

Minimum Education Requirement: Doctoral Degree or equivalent
education/experience; ideally an advanced degree in education with
(minimally) an undergraduate degree in physical sciences.

The ideal candidate will have a combination of a number of the following
skills or experiences: excellent written and oral communications skills
(ability to write and edit, communicate with the public, and to
supervise grad students); experience in a physical science research
capacity with published scientific results; experience with curriculum
and assessment (goals/outcomes/standards) and in designing,
implementing, and evaluating educational programs (formal or informal
education); experience in event coordination and delivery, and outreach
education to many audiences (K-12, informal education, and the general
public); demonstrated ability in grant-writing; proficiency with
computers and common software packages (Word, Excel, Outlook,
PowerPoint, Skype, WebEx, Internet browsers, etc.); familiarity with
Responsible Research Practices (Human Subjects Review); knowledge of
recent and current educational reform efforts; a strong network of
educators and resource providers; ability to organize and utilize a
variety of information resources (print, digital, media, and human);
flexibility with work time (occasional evening or weekend commitments
may be required); and excellent time management and task prioritization.

This position requires successful completion of a background check.

Applications for OSU Position Number 00079813 will be accepted between
January, 14th and February 19th 2012at <>. The
position will remain open until filled.

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