Job Information

University of Utah Community Liaison in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 10/13/2021

Requisition Number PRN11765N

Job Title Coordinator, Education

Working Title Community Liaison

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 19.6

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Flexible Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., occasional weekends and evenings.

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 15.19 - 18.40

Close Date

Job Summary

The Community Liaison plays a critical role in the Museum’s diversity and inclusion efforts, and at its very core serves as a bridge between community and the Museum. This position actively engages in outreach efforts, and does work to support meaningful relationships with community organizations and individuals.

At the Natural History Museum of Utah, we recognize that our strength and sustainability as an organization stem from diversity and inclusion. For this reason, we are committed to fostering equity, recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve, and empowering staff members in developing an accessible and inclusive work environment.

We also place a strong emphasis on providing an exceptional experience to every guest who visits the museum or participates in any of our programs. We believe that everyone at NHMU , at every level and in all departments, are a critical part of providing this level of experience. Therefore, all staff members receive ongoing training and are expected to consistently contribute to creating exceptional, memorable, and inclusive experiences for our guests, partners, and the community.

Responsibilities

The Community Liaison provides leadership by:

• Working closely with the Volunteer and Community Outreach Manager to align the Community Liaison’s work with diversity and inclusion initiatives.

• Serving on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

• Recognizing and respecting differences, and fostering collaborations that support perspectives and experiences to ensure inclusive experiences at NHMU .

• Doing work that supports connections between exhibitions, collections and research, and program participant’s lives.

• Identifying, nurturing, and developing partnerships with individuals and organizations throughout the community.

• Facilitating and supporting community connections to Museum efforts.

• Supporting community outreach efforts to marginalized communities.

• Advocating on behalf of community voices and interests to drive the Museum’s work to become increasingly community-centered.

• Advocating on behalf of the Museum with community to strengthen the community’s connections to the Museum. Spending time and building personal relationships with community members.

• Engaging in planning and delivering in communication, marketing and promotion efforts focused on marginalized communities. Supporting community involvement in the creation of communication content and efforts.

• Must possess a valid driver’s license; ability to travel and occasionally remain overnight

• This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education), and two years related experience required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

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

Preferences

• Demonstrated experience with program and staff management

• Experience working successfully with culturally diverse populations at many levels

• Conversational Spanish skills highly preferred

• Broad knowledge of natural history topics preferred

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

Special Instructions Summary

We welcome applicants with alternative paths to meeting required qualifications. Work experience may be substituted for educational experience.

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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