Program Manager: Water Resources, Education and Outreach

Moscow, Idaho (US)
March 05 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

University of Idaho


Program Manager: Water Resources, Education and Outreach


Location: Moscow


Division/College: University Research (Div)


Employee Category: Exempt


Pay Range: $45,000-$50,000 annually


Full/Part Time: Full Time


Position Summary:


The crowdsourced research component of this position entails: developing sustainable networks of citizen scientists; designing, managing and implementing successful citizen science campaigns, designing mechanisms that will facilitate recruitment and retention of citizen scientists, working with scientists and data professionals to ensure that the data collected is scientifically robust; and creating mechanisms for assessing the success of the citizen science campaigns.


The outreach component of this position requires focus and strategic planning to a meet the information and technology transfer needs of state, regional and national stakeholders that are interested in our educational and scientific progress. The outreach program provides a critical link between IWRRI , the extended water resource professional community, and the public at large. This component of the position will periodically require working with a wide range of University of Idaho faculty, as well as working with water resource professionals from state, federal and tribal agencies as well as other diverse organizations. Outreach material may include: workshops, seminars and discussion forums, but is just as likely to include written material. The ability to work with social media is a definite plus.


Minimum Qualifications:


- Masters degree in STEM -related field


- The ability to coordinate and manage groups of citizen scientists, contractors, vendors, volunteers and staff


- Solid project management skills including personnel and financial management


- Excellent personal communication skills, including the ability to speak publicly


- A basic understanding of the concepts relating to water resources, resource management, water quality, and research principles as well as techniques and strategies for outreach


- Understanding of basic strategies related to community engagement


- Strong writing skills for diverse audiences (non-scientific public, teachers, resource managers, scientists, etc.)


- Be able to manage multiple priorities and situations.


Preferred Qualifications:


- Experience in the field of education – formal or informal


- Experience in financial and administrative management


Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:


Be able to lift and/or otherwise move up to 40 pounds


Able to travel to various locations around the state


Primarily indoors, but sometimes outdoors near rivers, lakes, and streams.


Seldom working, but sometimes travelling in extreme weather.


Occasionally working long hours


Posting Number: SP001707P


Posting Date: 02/22/2018


Closing Date:


Open Until Filled: Yes


Special Instructions:


Preferential review of applications will begin on March 22, 2018.


Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.


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EEO Statement


University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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