Outreach Instructional Specialist II
Company/Organization: University of Arizona, AZ Project WET
Location: Greater Phoenix Area
Posted: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
This position administers and delivers the Arizona Project WET's (APW) Arizona Water Festival (AWF)Program in communities statewide. These community events host up to 850 students in a day to learn about water resources and stewardship regionally and in their communities. The AWF Instructional Specialist will work in conjunction with the Arizona Water Festival Program Coordinator and APW Director to sustain and grow this program. The incumbent will travel to, coordinate, and lead the Arizona Water Festival events in locations across Arizona. They will ensure that the goals and objectives for the program are accomplished in accordance with established priorities, time limitations, funding limitations, or other specifications. The compensation for this position is set at a starting annual salary of $37,506 plus benefits.
The incumbent will be a highly proficient coordinator able to lead, multi-task, and communicate effectively. They will report to the Arizona Water Festival Program Coordinator and the Arizona Project WET Director. This incumbent will be located in Maricopa County but will be a part of the statewide APW team. The position will include statewide travel and about seven overnight stays each year.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
1. Plans and carries out all aspects of water festival events, including directing volunteers, teachers, and students to ensure a smooth event. Coordinates festival logistics, creates festival scheduling, teacher and volunteer assignments, and local coordinator communication. Includes monitoring program expenditures to ensure that budget allocations are not overspent and conferring with AWF Program Coordinator regarding the budget.
2. Leads pre-festival volunteer trainings that model festival activities, organizes volunteer logistics, and volunteer communication, in order to deliver effective and well-organized festivals. Recruits event participants, utilizing most appropriate promotional or marketing methods, such as individual letters, brochures, social media, or presentations at meetings and conferences.
3. Maintains top-notch equipment for festival events and volunteer trainings including but not limited to trailer maintenance, supplies inventory and purchase, equipment sanitation and cleaning between events, and restocking of necessary equipment for each festival event.
4. Connects, collaborates, and maintains relationships with community partners, including K-12 personnel and governmental, academic, and corporate organizations in order to promote UA water education initiatives and the Arizona Water Festival Program. Promotes the program through well-written flyers, documents, and emails. Using social media tools and methods, communicates the APW message and impacts to all stakeholders and potential stakeholders.
5. Assists with the preparation of periodic impact reports on water festivals, program activities, progress, status, or other special reports for outside agencies and funders. Communicates effectively in both written and verbal form.
- Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
- The incumbent must possess transportation, a valid driver's license, and current vehicle insurance at time of employment and Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
- They must also be willing and able to learn to drive a ¾ ton pickup truck pulling a 14-foot trailer.
- The ability to move/transport and move equipment for programs will be required.