[pccgrads] FW: Job at CIRES Education/Outreach - Program Manager Climate Project

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Subject: [agency-cce-projects] Job at CIRES Education/Outreach - Program
Manager Climate Project

** Excuse any cross posting**

Please share this job opportunity widely:

CIRES/Outreach Professional Research Assistant: The Lens on Climate Change
Program Manager

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) has
an opening for a part-time, 50% Professional Research Assistant for a newly
awarded education project.

The Lens on Climate Change is a newly funded 3 year NSF project under the
<https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5467> ITEST
<https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5467> solicitation. The
project engages Colorado middle and high school students in film production
documenting the effects of climatic and environmental changes on their lives
and in their communities. Mentored by graduate and undergraduates
participants complete all steps of video production. Mentors come from the
Colorado Film School at the Community College in Aurora, and from CU science
graduate programs.
This newly funded NSF project builds on a pilot project
/locc-2014-15/> .

The Lens on Climate Change project includes two different programs: a 6
months long School Year program targeting urban and suburban low-income,
underrepresented students, and a 1-week long, intensive Summer program
targeting rural, low- income, Native American and Hispanic students.

The project includes an educational research plan with two broad goals: i) a
comparison of the effectiveness of the two different programs and ii) the
characterization of how social networks of peers, parents mentors, and
student demographic factors mediate and influence the impacts of the

Job Responsibilities:
Manage and coordinate the Lens on Climate Change program.
The primary responsibility will be to provide the oversight of the different
program activities, coordinate all project partners and establish
connections to school partners.

Specific tasks include the following:
. Manage logistics of the two programs (school year and summer):
- Build connections to Colorado middle and high schools.
- Visit schools to help initiate the program.
- Assist teachers in student recruitment.
- Serve as the point person for parent input.
- Plan and run student visits to university campus.
- Coordinate film festivals and panels.

. Mentor support
- Help with mentor recruitment.
- Plan professional development training for mentors.
- Facilitate communication between mentors and teachers.
- Ensure mentors are working productively and teachers and students are
satisfied with their performance

. Evaluation and research team support
- Support the research team in administering survey instruments and
collecting consent and parental assent forms.
- Support the evaluation team and external reviewer to ensure the evaluation
of the grant is progressing.

. Prepare program communication through newsletters.
. Coordinate web design and oversee the dissemination of project results.
. Coordinate the collaboration between project partners (e.g., Colorado Film
School <http://www.coloradofilmschool.net/> , Science Discovery
<http://sciencediscovery.colorado.edu/> , Inside the Greenhouse
<http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/itg/> and industry partners)
. Coordinate all grant-related meetings.
. Support in preparation of reports, conference presentations and
peer-reviewed publications.
. Work with administrative staff on budget and finance issues.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:
. Master's Degree in a relevant field.
. Working experience in an educational setting.
. Extensive experience in project management.
. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
. Strong verbal and written communications skills.
. Ability to work within a team environment.
. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple job tasks.

Desired Qualifications
. Experience working in a K-12 setting.
. Experience supporting an educational research project.


Please address any questions you may have at anne.u.gold at colorado.edu.


Dr. Anne Gold

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)

Education and Outreach

University of Colorado

Boulder, CO 80309-0449



Academic year 2015/16

Visiting scientist at University of Munich - DAAD Fellow

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences - Geology
Luisenstr. 37
D- 80333 Munich


anne.u.gold at colorado.edu


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