UROC, Science & Environmental Policy
Job #: FP2014-435
This is a 75% time (30 hrs/week) benefited position, dependent upon continued grant funding.
Open until filled. Application Screening Begins:
California State University, Monterey Bay is distinctive in serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class and historically underserved communities. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay on the campus of CSUMB is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State population.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay (University Corporation) is a non-profit institution that is affiliated with California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB). The University Corporation, a non- profit 501(c)(3) public benefits corporation, is an auxiliary organization of CSUMB with a mission to further the educational purposes of the University. The University Corporation is an equal opportunity employer, and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experiences related to the regional and state population. The University Corporation is committed to a standard of excellence in the services it provides and in the quality of work it expects of its employees.
CSUMB is committed to develop programs to attract, retain, and graduate students from diverse backgrounds, and to equip these students with the skills they need for successful careers. To that end, CSUMB developed the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC) to provide our students with rigorous and guided undergraduate research experiences. UROC is a cross-campus center that trains, supports, and engages students in undergraduate research (http://uroc.csumb.edu/). UROC students work on relevant and innovative research projects at CSUMB, and at regional, state, national, and international research institutions. Their work is guided by a research mentor, supported by UROC staff, and augmented by extensive training in research proposal writing, presentation skills, communication skills, professionalism, and graduate school preparedness. At the core of UROC's curricular offerings is a four semester, two-unit graded series of undergraduate research seminars. This two-year research series prepares students for their undergraduate research experiences, develops their scholarly identity and acumen, and prepares them for graduate school and fellowship applications. Students also communicate their work to the academic community through conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications. Taken together, these experiences prepare our students for successful entry into graduate school and professional careers.
The Outreach Coordinator, under the general supervision of UROC's Assistant Director, is responsible for managing: 1) outreach efforts with our community college partner, Hartnell College, and 2) administrative, logistical, and marketing efforts for CSUMB's newly-funded National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
Hartnell College Outreach (50% time)
- Serve as a point of contact for potential Hartnell College transfer students.
- Organize campus tours of CSUMB, field trips for Hartnell College and CSUMB students, and CSUMB faculty lectures at Hartnell College.
- Lead the research poster development session for Hartnell College's Internship course, and assist with other relevant sessions as needed.
- Assist with the recruitment and placement of students in undergraduate research positions.
- Develop undergraduate research, transfer, and graduate school preparation materials targeted at community college students.
REU Administration (25% time)
- Develop and distribute marketing material.
- Create a vibrant online presence (including social media) and website.
- Oversee the online application system and respond to student inquiries.
- Organize logistics, housing, and transportation for REU participants and mentors.
- Organize workshops, field trips, and events.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director and Directors.
- Promote and maintain an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service.
- Develop and maintain an atmosphere of teamwork.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Advanced computer proficiency, including word processing, spreadsheets, and marketing and publishing software.
- Proficiency in website design and development, and the use of social media, to include but not limited to video editing tools.
- Excellent writing skills.
- Ability to identify, develop, and maintain collaborations with faculty, administration, and UROC partners.
- Superior critical assessment and synthesis skills.
- Ability to think creatively and conceptually, and to apply independent judgment, discretion, and initiative to address problems and develop practical, thorough, and creative solutions.
- Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills utilizing tact and diplomacy.
- Ability to manage complex projects, work independently and collaboratively, and complete tasks on time.
- Ability to present clear and concise information in oral presentations, and in written reports, proposals, and publications.
- Ability to work within a project management framework of deadlines and deliverables.
- Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, the CSUMB Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration, multiculturalism and diversity, community service, and institutional excellence.
- Experience working with diverse and multicultural populations and the ability to guide students of diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds to higher levels of skills development.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in the sciences, science education, or related field AND two years of progressively responsible work in outreach, program management, or education.
SPECIALIZED SKILLS REQUIRED:
Demonstrated experience that clearly provides evidence of the knowledge and skills required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements identified above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Must have own transportation, valid driver's license and insurance. Ability to complete web-based training in defensive driving. Must continue to meet the established driving standards as a condition of employment.
The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
NOTE: Candidates identified for hire with the University Corporation at Monterey Bay must consent to a criminal background check.
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the CSUMB Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration and service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional excellence. Experience working with a diverse and multicultural population.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Hourly range for this position is: $ 18.00-$20.51 commensurate with education and experience. This is a non- exempt position and as such is eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, contributory retirement plan, TSA (403b), 13 paid holidays per year and other benefits. Corporation positions are at-will employment.
PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to verbally communicate to exchange information; and to occasionally travel to other offices or locations to attend meetings or to pick up or deliver materials.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES :
Please complete the required on-line Corporation application at http://hr.csumb.edu/j obs/db/fp/
A complete on-line Corporation application must be received in the University Corporation Human Resources Office BY 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 TO BE GUARANTEED A REVIEW. Applications received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the Corporation.
For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-4449, or TDD at (800) 735-2929. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Services Building – first floor (map). Please check the links provided for the respective hours and the location of each site. The University Corporation at CSUMB will not fax application materials.
The University Corporation at CSUMB is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.