Outreach Specialist

University of Alaska

Outreach Specialist

• Job No:
• Classification:Administrative Specialist 1
• Grade:Grade 77
• Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
• Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
• School/Business unit:UAF VCR Development Programs & Proj
• Location:Fairbanks
• Categories: Agricultural/Life Sciences/Vet Medicine, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

Position Summary:
The Animal Resource Center is looking for a candidate to oversee the outreach and educational program for the Large Animal Research Station (LARS). This includes the preparation and provision of tour presentations, lesson plans, and preparation/collection of appropriate display materials. Additional duties include LARS public relations and branding/social media maintenance, budget preparation and the collection/processing and marketing of qiviut products. The successful candidate will also oversee daily operation of the LARS store during the summer season (and to a lesser extent during winter tours), including organization of, maintenance, and fulfilling orders made via the LARS online store throughout the year.

The Outreach Specialist position is responsible for the "public face" of LARS. Outreach and tours are the primary ways the public learns about the science and research LARS conducts. The successful applicant must be outgoing, mature and able to work well within the context of an operating research farm that is focused on science. This includes coordinating and communicating well with animal husbandry and veterinary staff. The applicant must understand the difference between a research facility and a zoological park. We are especially interested in applicants with creative ideas for outreach and an organized approach toward getting required work completed. They should also be highly motivated and able to work independently or with minimal supervision once trained.

In order to thrive in this position, the successful candidate will need to be organized, trustworthy and a good communicator. They should have a background in outreach and experience with retail ventures. They will be performing tours, thus, must be outgoing and able to communicate science effectively and enjoy performing these activities. They will also need to be comfortable working with animals and animal products (primarily qiviut).

Minimum Qualifications:

1 year of experience with outreach program development and implementation in an academic setting or in a naturalist role - this may include but is not limited to School Teacher, Park Naturalist, Docent/Tour Guide in a Zoological Park or Conservation Center.

Position Details:

This position is located on the Troth Yeddha' campus in Fairbanks, Alaska. This is a full-time, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and https://www.alaska.edu/hr/benefits/support/prospectiveemployees.php. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the https://www.alaska.edu/hr/benefits/compensation/files/fy24_staff_salary_grid.pdf, Grade 77, based on education and experience.

Applications will be accepted for review on 12/1/2023, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on 11/30/2023.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: http://www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Kenna Metivier, Signers' Business Office, Assistant HR Manager at mailto:kjmetivier@alaska.edu or 907-474-1847

Applications Close: Open until filled

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Fairbanks, AK

23 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2024-11-12