Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is part-time and will average between 20 and 30 hours per week. Occasional evenings or weekends are required. This is a time-limited position for up to one year.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, primarily located at Schnucks Pavilion. This position is for the Danforth Campus in the School of Arts & Sciences.
The Climate Change Program Coordinator will support the work of the Climate Change Program (CCP) and its affiliated faculty, staff and students. The coordinator will support program efforts by working closely on the outreach, curriculum and research goals with a focus on vision and implementation of a ‘climate across the curriculum’ program in high schools. The CCP coordinator will also provide WUCCP administrative coordination, University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) support, and support for the spring 2020 Midwest Collegiate Climate Summit. The coordinator will serve as a central point of contact for the program.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide day-to-day operational coordination to the Climate Change Program:
Assist with program logistics, including ensuring activities meet the budget.
Support the CCP Steering Committee and associated workgroups.
Work with faculty and climate associates to develop climate curriculum pathways.
Provide event support to lecture series and climate conversations.
Assist in developing CCP newsletter.
Work with the InCEES communications manager to help manage the CCP website.
Track data to help evaluate CCP outreach effectiveness.
Work with Public Affairs and partners to help advertise CCP activities.
Assist with onsite logistics and planning activities for the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) and the Midwest Collegiate Climate Summit.
Perform other activities as determined by the Director and Associate Director.
Assist the Interim Director & Community Engagement Coordinator in developing the vision and strategy for the outreach goals of the Program – specifically the Climate Across the Curriculum (CAC) Program.
Build on previous staff members’ work to complete a vision and mission for the Climate Across the Curriculum (CAC) Program, which is anticipated to provide curricular resources around climate change to high school teachers.
Convene an advisory committee to provide guidance to the vision and mission development.
Develop an implementation plan for the CAC program.
Pilot the CAC program & collect data to evaluate program success.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Experience working with community organizations, local government agencies, non-profit institutions and/or academic institutions.
Familiarity with high school curricular standards.
Strong understanding of coalition and community building.
Strong understanding of environmental issues, specifically climate issues.
Highly self-directed and independent worker.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Ability to choose the best organizational process or workflow for a given context and application.
Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and skills for working with issues of power, privilege, identity, racial equity, and cultural humility in pedagogy, reflection, and community contexts.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Scientific literacy skills, including the ability to interpret and communicate climate science and policy to a wide range of audiences.
Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and project management skills.
Demonstrated ability to manage details while maintaining a landscape view of priorities, values, and vision.
Enthusiasm and ability to work in a dynamic environment with multiple functions, audiences, and priorities.
Ability and willingness to work occasional evening and weekend hours both on-campus and off-campus in service to community partners and to the institute’s mission.
All external applicants receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screening will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/cerftification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completiuon of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
The hiring range for this position is $17.48 - $22.29 per hour.
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