Education Specialist - Geophysical Institute

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Classification:Training & Development 3
Grade:Grade 78
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Geophysical Institute
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Education/Instructional, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

Apply now to join the GI Education Outreach team! We provide outreach about current research to K-12 learners throughout Alaska. This position will be full-time and will require travel to rural communities. If you enjoy researching, developing, and creating educational materials for learners of all ages we are interested in your application! Applicants must be legally eligible for unrestricted employment to work in the U.S. No work visas will be sponsored for this position. This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.


10Provide miscellaneous support for education outreach programs: - Assist project evaluators and education researchers in the collection and management of data used to inform program leadership and funding agencies. - Share in proposal development, research and writing. - Gather data and draft performance reports and other communications related to education outreach programs. - Co-author articles for science and/or education-related journals.Essential
25Assist in coordination and implementation of training, outreach and dissemination: - Provide training on and/or model use of newly developed educational products. - Assist project staff in developing agendas and syllabi for training and outreach programs. - Prepare materials and organize/assemble supplies for use during training, outreach and dissemination. - Disseminate resources and project information through a variety of social media outlets. - Prepare and deliver presentations about GI education programs at professional conferences and community eventsEssential
65Plan, research, develop and create educational materials for learners of all ages: - Work with UAF researchers, K-20 educators, indigenous culture-bearers and linguists to develop educational resources that utilize a wide range of interpretive and educational technologies. - Translate complex science and math content into a format understandable to broad audiences. - Ensure products are aligned with current state and national content and performance standards. - Work with community organizations and local educational agencies to ensure resources developed are suitable for specific venues, such as museums, libraries and schools. - Work with vendors (graphic designers, fabricators, programmers, etc.) to oversee production of educational materials. -Facilitate expert review and pilot testing of newly developed educational products.Essential

UAF COVID Requirements

Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption by January 18, 2022, or before their start date if after January 18, 2022.

Proof of vaccination does not need to be provided to apply. If offered the position, the successful applicant will be contacted for proof of vaccination.

*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contracts.

Additional Department Information/Additional Position Information: 

This position will be physically located at the UAF campus in Fairbanks, Alaska.  While there may be a current opportunity for remote work, the successful finalist will be expected to report to duty at the UAF office no later than 60 days from written notice provided by the university.


Ability to follow and train others to use educational best practices.

Knowledge of current state and national education standards

Knowledge and skill in developing interpretive and educational technologies

Advanced communication skills, including professional writing, public speaking, and highly developed interpersonal skills

Fluency with Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Team leadership skills, including the ability to coordinate efforts with Creatives (graphic designers, videographers, multimedia producers)

Basic principles of exhibit design

Geophysical science content knowledge

Ability to translate technical information for broad audiences

Ability to create original storyboards for multimedia production

Data entry and analysis skills

Library and Internet research skills

Experience with proposal writing

Experience working with Alaska Native or other Indigenous groups.

Required Education and Experience: 

Bachelor's degree in Education or commensurate experience

Post-secondary coursework in geophysical sciences and mathematics

As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Salary Information:

This position is full-time, Grade 78, term-funded, non-exempt, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.

Application Process:

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date. Applicants must be legally eligible for unrestricted employment to work in the U.S. No work visas will be sponsored for this position. 

This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.

To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application.  Please include in your cover letter if you are available to work full-time, are able to travel to rural communities, and are able to work onsite in Fairbanks, Alaska. Please submit your application no later than 12/8/2021 at 11:55 PM Alaska Time.  The review of this posting will start on 12/9/2021. This posting will be closed once it is filled.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-6498. 

Applicants needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the UA Human Resources office at 907-450-8200.

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace. University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact GI HR at 907-474-6498.

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