Project Coordinator for program engaging underrepresented scholars in freshwater science
We seek a person with a passion for fostering inclusive environments in science, with knowledge of the field of freshwater science, and with the personal and technical skills to effectively coordinate multiple activities for program participants as part of a team. This Public Service Professional / Program Coordinator (PC) will provide oversight and coordination of a program to provide rich and impactful mentoring and learning experiences to underrepresented students and early career professionals in coordination with the Society for Freshwater Science. The PC will schedule and facilitate activities of participants, including workshops, scientific meetings, and online learning. The PC will manage the project budget, maintain all project records, oversee travel and meeting logistics for participants and activity leaders, facilitate and schedule regular communication between the project steering committee, the external advisory board, the participant selection committee, the external evaluator and other key collaborators. The PC will also lead communication efforts, including creating and maintaining a website, developing communication materials and distributing information through multiple channels, including social media. To apply, submit a Resume/CV, cover letter, names of 3 references, and a 1 page vision statement for promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM fields.
The position is based at the University of Georgia, in Athens, GA, but teleworking arrangements can be considered. Preferred qualifications are Baccalaureate degree plus two years’ experience, or Masters degree. Applications received by December 11, 2020 are ensured consideration. Proposed start date is February 1, 2021. Position is for one year with the potential to renew for up to 5 years, depending on performance and evaluation.