Job Information

University of Utah Youth Development Programs Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 07/08/2021

Requisition Number PRN11354N

Job Title Coordinator, Education

Working Title Youth Development Programs Specialist

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

Variable, includes some weekday after school hours, some weekday school hours, and occasional Saturday and Sunday hours. This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule. Learn more at https://workreimagined.utah.edu/

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 Youth Development Programs Specialist is responsible for assisting in the development, implementation, and evaluation of activities, meetings, training sessions, field trips, outreach teaching, and public engagement with diverse middle and high school participants in the Museum’s Youth Teaching Youth Program. The Specialist is part of the Museum’s Education and Community Engagement team, helping to deliver education programs that make science accessible and exciting, while providing opportunities to engage in authentic science and critical thinking. At our core, we value inquiry, collaboration, continual improvement, and inclusion.

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.

This position is considered a Hybrid Telework Schedule: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations part of the week. Employees hired into this category will be required to be located at the Natural History Museum of Utah if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.

Responsibilities

• Collaborate with program coordinator in planning and implementing meetings, educational field trips, training sessions, teaching schedules, museum events, and other activities

• Support and facilitate training sessions for high school and middle school program participants focusing on various scientific subjects and teaching methods

• Ensure quality and consistency of communication with program participants, parents, teachers, and partners

• Supervise, support and evaluate students as they teach and participate in program activities to ensure program goals and expectations are met

• Respect inclusion and promote departmental efforts toward equity and broader participation in STEM

• Transport students to and from teaching assignments and educational activities

• Track relevant program data in alignment with program and reporting needs as determined by program coordinator

• Support and participate in periodic overnight field trips for program participants

• Maintain efficient systems for stocking and maintaining program equipment and materials

• Develop and maintain professional peer contacts with partner organizations and internal staff in order to stay current on educational and scientific information and to pursue collaborative opportunities

• Deliver extraordinary customer service to all Museum audiences and internal staff.

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

• Must be able to manage/lift teaching kits weighing up to 50 pounds

• 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

• Bachelor’s degree in Education, Science, or related discipline

• Experience in developing and teaching formal and/or informal educational programs

• Broad knowledge of natural history topics

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

• Ability to hike with participants on field trips, with accommodations

Special Instructions Summary

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.