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Coordinator of Community Initiatives

THIS POSITION IS NO LONGER OPEN. WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION.

Date: 11/27/2013
Dept: Education
Hours: Full-time (temporary)

General Job Description:

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s Coordinator of Community Initiatives supports the Fleet Mission and Visitor Experience Philosophy by identifying and building community partnerships. By arranging and holding meetings with community partners, this team member will identify and inform the Fleet’s programs and experiences to deepen the engagement of youth, families, and communities in science and science-related disciplines.

The Coordinator of Community Initiatives will bring partners together to define programs that will best promote science learning experiences that engage targeted and diverse audiences in the community to maximize the Fleet’s impact across San Diego County. Work includes stewarding relationships with external partners, coordinating evaluation efforts, and participation in implementation and management of new programs and partnerships.

This is a full-time, temporary position with an expected duration of 6 months.

Reports to: Director of Education

Primary Duties and Responsibilities, including mental requirements of position:

  1. Serve as a liaison to create and maintain productive partnerships with external organizations, such as community-based organizations, schools, after-school networks, and national education organizations.
  2. Analyze which communities are being reached and strategize to broaden the reach.
  3. Manage the implementation and development of community programs that promote science learning for both children and adults.
  4. Identify, remain current in and apply best practices in science education and out-of-school time education.
  5. Monitor programs for quality assurance; make recommendations based on observation and evaluation findings.
  6. Raise awareness and profile of programs and initiatives, recruit program participants, and identify expansion opportunities.
  7. Collaborate with Development Department on grant proposals and reports.
  8. Assist with other Fleet programs and collaborations as assigned.
  9. Maintain departmental responsibilities (meetings, email, phone, etc.).
  10. Assist with other duties as assigned.

THE ABOVE STATEMENTS ARE INTENDED TO DESCRIBE THE GENERAL NATURE AND LEVEL OF WORK BEING PERFORMED BY THE PERSON ASSIGNED TO THIS POSITION.  PRINCIPAL DUTIES A RE ESSENTIAL TO THE PERFORMANCE OF THIS JOB.  AN INCUMBENT MUST BE ABLE TO PERFORM ALL OF THE ESSENTIAL DUTIES OUTLINED ABOVE.

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT STATE OR IMPLY THAT THE ABOVE ARE THE ONLY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ASSIGNED TO THIS POSITION.  AN EMPLOYEE HOLDING THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED TO PERFORM ANY OTHER  JOB RELATED DUTIES AS REQUESTED BY MANAGEMENT.  ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH A DISABILITY.

Tools and equipment used to perform this position:computers, printers, fax machines, copy machines, basic classroom equipment, outreach equipment, SmartBoards, projectors, and scientific equipment

Supervision, direction, or guidance provided for this position: Performs duties with supervision of Director of Education but can function in classroom or in schools independently.

Basic Selection Factors:

To be considered qualified for the job, applicants should meet these basic selection factors:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in science, education or a related discipline, or 5+ years’ related experience and/or training required.
  • Experience with community relationships and community organization required.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong external partnerships.
  • Experience in developing and delivering programs for adults preferred.
  • Strong affinity for STEM disciplines.
  • Must be creative and dynamic; exhibit enthusiasm, initiative, flexibility, and openness to new ideas.
  • Detail-oriented; excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking required.
  • Must demonstrate comfort in a team environment, with strong collaboration skills.
  • An ability to work on multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent project management, planning and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher) required.
  • Familiarity with programming in a variety of educational settings including schools, science centers and/or other museums is beneficial.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive a Fleet vehicle required.
  • Bilingual ability a plus.

Please note: final applicants may be tested on their Microsoft Office computer skills and may be asked to demonstrate writing, proofreading and mathematical skills. 

Physical/Mental Requirements:

To be considered for the job, applicants must be able to perform with reasonable accommodation, all physical & mental requirements of the position.

Light Work:  Position involves sitting, standing, and/or walking.  Position requires ability to frequently exert up to 10 pounds of force to move objects and occasionally exert up to 20 pounds of force to move objects.

Business Location Presence: This position requires physical presence at the business location during all assigned working hours in order to adequately perform all duties, unless assigned to be present at an alternate location for a program or meeting.

Physical Demands:

The following activities indicated by a Y (YES) are used in performing the job.

Y Balance Y Carrying 1-10 lbs daily
N Crawling Y Far vision
Y Grasping Y Kneeling
N Legs and arms (ladder) Y Lifting 11-20 lbs occasionally
Y Near vision Y Reaching
Y Right finger dexterity Y Standing
Y Talking N Walking
Y Working inside the building Y Ability to push a wheelchair
Y Working with others N Climbing
Y Carrying 11-20 lbs daily N Crouching
N Feeling Y Hearing
Y Left finger dexterity N Legs only (stairs)
Y Lifting 21-50 lbs daily Y Pulling
Y Repetitive Motions Y Shoulder mobility
Y Stooping Y Travel (local only)
Y Working outside the building Y Working alone
Y Ability to spend entire shift standing and/or walking    

Does occupation involve exposure in these areas (yes or no)?

Y Hazardous machinery N Vibration Y Dust or Fumes
Y Cluttered floors N Poor ventilation N Possible burns
Y Electrical hazards Y Noise Y Wet areas
N Poor lighting  

 

Persons who wish to be considered for this job must submit the following documents to Human Resources. 

Please submit the following:
1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. Employment Application

To: Human Resources Department (CCI 14-1127REF)
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
P.O. Box 33303
San Diego, CA 92163

Or, via email to: hr@rhfleet.org with "Coordinator of Community Initiatives (CCI 14-1127REF)" in the subject line.

Please send resume in a format readable by Microsoft Word 2003 (.doc) or Adobe Reader (.pdf).
*** Please note: our firewall blocks all emails containing .zip file attachments. ***

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

NO PHONE CALLS please. Due to the high volume of calls we are unable to respond to inquiries.

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is an equal opportunity employer. The Science Center does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, Vietnam Era Veteran or disabled veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or any other protected status as provided by law.