Position Website and Application Information
This academic hourly position will be responsible for assisting with Environmental Literacy and Education tasks.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Conceptualize, develop, design and maintain curriculum. Co-lead educational and environmental science activities to convey outreach
messages to foster scientifically literate citizens to serve as stewards of our local aquatic resources.
- Participate as an education and science expert in planning and implementing formal and non-formal educator workshops and other
educational venues related to scientific outreach activities of Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant specialists.
- Collaborate with outreach and scientific partners to translate complex concepts into infographics and other formats that are more
accessible to teachers, students and the public.
- Work with educators and project partners to identify available resources and resource gaps, and make resources available to educators,
classrooms and other appropriate users.
- Comply with all University of Illinois Extension Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity policies and guidelines in all aspects of Extension
work: assist unit staff with data collection for Affirmative Action, Gender, and Targeted reports as needed.
- Other related duties as assigned to further the mission of the unit.
Additional Physical Demands
To perform the functions of this position, the employee will be required to perform work both within an office and outside in the communities that are served, and must have the capability to travel from one location to the other in a timely fashion. Employee is responsible for securing personal transportation. A valid driver’s license is preferred. Some work will be required during evenings and/or weekends. When working, the employee may be exposed to a variety of environmental factors to include, but not limited to, hot or cold weather, exposure to noise and allergens, and uneven ground. In performing the functions of this position, the employee may be subjected to various mental and physical demands as well to include, but not limited to, independently traveling to and performing work at different locations, lifting and moving items that may occasionally weigh up to forty (40) pounds and frequently weigh up to twenty (20) pounds, and twisting, pushing and pulling movements. More detailed information regarding the functions of this position (including the physical, mental and environmental requirements of the position) may be obtained from Human Resources for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
- BA in education or related field.
- Experience working with educators, stakeholders, community organizations and/or other related entities and strong writing, social media and communication skills.
This is a part-time, temporary, Academic Hourly position. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the close date.