Organization: Geological Society of America
Duties: Coordinate the development, presentation, marketing, and evaluation of teacher geoscience field trips, led by GSA member volunteers. Help develop a new pilot program based on GSA strengths and modeled on proven program successes. Serve as GSA’s point of contact for educational collaborations with partner societies such as, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT), the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA), and other organizations. Project portfolio may fluctuate as opportunities arise and sunset. Provide logistical support for educational activities at GSA Annual Meetings and other conferences, including, but not limited to, education-related short courses, workshops, technical sessions and receptions. Market the research grants opportunities widely throughout GSA, and externally as appropriate. Coordinate recruiting for graduate research grant applicants with the GSA GeoCorps America and NPS Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) programs (concurrent timeframes and overlapping target audiences). Collaborate with the IT department to manage online application and registration processes and procedures, and identify and coordinate changes and improvements as needed. Assist IT and ECO staff in the maintenance of GSA Education web pages and use social media to market and extend programs.
Desired qualifications: Graduate degree or commensurate experience in education and/or science preferred. Minimum of five years’ experience coordinating programs or managing complex projects. Thorough understanding of marketing principles, PR, and business strategy, using those skills in pursuit of business objectives. Ability to coordinate multiple, detail-oriented projects simultaneously with ease.
Link to more information: View full list of duties.
How to apply: Send resume and cover letter to HR@geosociety.org. Please include “Education Coordinator” in the subject line.
Application deadline: March 22, 2017