University of Utah Coordinator, Project in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/10/2017

Requisition Number PRN06726N

Job Title Coordinator, Project

Working Title Seasonal Citizen Science Coordinator

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Care Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

Varied hours.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00018 - Utah Museum of Natl Hist Oper

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $15 per hour

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Job Summary

The Seasonal Citizen Science Coordinator will plan and oversee the implementation of a series of citizen science events hosted by the Natural History Museum of Utah between May 1 and September 30, 2017. The Coordinator will also develop and foster relationships with a range of community partners and help coordinate a meeting and Facebook group for Utah citizen science practitioners. The coordinator will collaborate with a broad range ofNHMUstaff and community partners to ensure program content and delivery are excellent and in support of the Museum mission.


1. Oversee the the planning and implementation of a series of bioblitzes in collaboration with community partners. Develop necessary training materials and other project resources; purchase supplies and equipment; manage volunteers; assist with event marketing/promotion.

2. Implement measures to improve existing bioblitz program, including improving data quality; refining bioblitz activities create a greater sense of purpose for participants; and cultivating a community of local naturalists to support identification of bioblitz observations.

3. Cultivate relationships with a broad range of community partners.

4. Support the growth of citizen science capacity in Utah by coordinating a meeting of Utah organizations engaged in citizen science and a Facebook group to foster communication. Investigate launching additional capacity-building activities with partners.

5. Develop and implement citizen science activities at selected neighborhood festivals to foster community collaborations.

6. AssistNHMUCollections and Research staff in launching digital transcription citizen science projects.

7. Coordinate evaluation of citizen science programs.

8. Identify and cultivate new opportunities forNHMUcitizen science projects in support of the development of the Nature All Around Us exhibit.

9. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Six years related experience or equivalency (1 year of college education is equivalent to 2 years of related work experience). Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills also required. Bachelor’s degree in a related area is preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Bachelor’s degree in environmental education, education, biology or a related field plus one year directly related experience or equivalency required. Strong coordination, organizational, and communication skills. Experience planning and coordinating public outreach programs. Ability to work weekends.

Ability to speak Spanish. Experience working with underserved populations. Experience with urban ecology. Experience with scientific research. Experience with data collection and program evaluation.

Special Instructions Summary

NOTE: This position is starting May 1, 2017 and ends September 30, 2017.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.