Washington Sea Grant - Student Assistant – Education Programs Support

Contact Name: 
Maile Sullivan
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This position may require both teleworking remotely and working onsite, located primarily at Washington Sea Grant (UW-Seattle), and occasionally on the NOAA Sandpoint (Seattle) campus during the weeks of camp programming. Some evening and weekend hours will be required to support Orca Bowl when...
Position Description: 
Department: Washington Sea Grant Date Available: January 2023 Application Deadline: First consideration will be given to applications received by Wednesday, November 30th Washington Sea Grant (WSG) has an outstanding opportunity for a self-motivated and enthusiastic Student Assistant to support our K-12 Education Program. A leader in research, outreach and education for more than 50 years, Washington Sea Grant helps people understand and address the challenges facing Washington’s ocean and coasts. WSG serves the Pacific Northwest and the nation by funding high quality marine research and working with communities, managers, decision-makers, businesses, educators and the public to advance regional understanding and sustainable use of ocean and coastal resources. WSG envisions healthy, productive and resilient coastal and marine ecosystems that sustain Washington’s rich cultural and maritime heritage, vibrant coastal communities, clean waters and beaches, prosperous fisheries and aquaculture, diverse wildlife and an engaged public. WSG maintains a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, by pursuing diverse perspectives, and enhancing cultural understanding. WSG works to create equitable access to resources and opportunities for Washington’s diverse communities and seeks to incorporate their voices and priorities. WSG’s values are informed by environmental justice and are based in a culture of inclusion, respect, long-term engagement and accountability. General Duties/Description: Washington Sea Grant (WSG) is seeking a student assistant to support education program activities, most immediately with preparations and support for NOAA Science Camp programming to take place in summer 2023. This position will help with general camp preparations including but not limited to program planning and curriculum development, camper registration management, customer support, supplies and materials procurement, on-site program support, and program evaluation. There may be some opportunities to do some teaching during summer camp and outreach events as well. This position will interface with both parents and youth campers, camp staff, and scientists, while also managing administrative and general duties associated with the science camp activities. This position also supports our Orca Bowl competition that takes place in early Spring. Though the competition will not take place in 2023, this position will likely support future Orca Bowl programming. Duties may include coordinating volunteers and their training, aid in competition registration, supporting event planning (room reservations, catering, parking, etc.) and assisting senior staff prior to and during the event. Other more general Washington Sea Grant tasks and project support may be required as needed and available offering an opportunity to engage more broadly with WSG programs. This position may require both teleworking remotely and working onsite, located primarily at Washington Sea Grant (UW-Seattle), and occasionally on the NOAA Sandpoint (Seattle) campus during the weeks of camp programming. Some evening and weekend hours will be required to support Orca Bowl when that event returns in 2024. For more information about these WSG programs please check out https://wsg.washington.edu/students-teachers/k-12-activities/ Requirements: - Experience working work with youth, ages 10-18 in informal/formal learning settings - Ability to communicate effectively with customers (teachers, students, volunteers, parents of campers) - Ability to work independently and as part of a team - Excellent follow-through, attention to detail, organized, with strong documentation skills - Flexible attitude with an interest in learning new skills and applying creative thinking to a variety of project support needs - Enrolled graduate student at the University of Washington Desired Skills and Attributes: - Interest in STEM related outreach, education, research and communications - Interest in curriculum development - Experience with event planning - Proficient on Macintosh operating systems - Experience using database programs, including but not limited to MS Excel - A commitment to cultivating partnerships and to diversity, equity and inclusion in line with the goals and values of Washington Sea Grant. - For continuity of programming, we prefer to hire someone interested in working with us continuously over a two year period (in conjunction with school enrollment). A two year commitment is not required to apply. Hours: Approximately 5 to a maximum of 19.5 hours per week during school quarters, increasing in the early summer, and up to 40 hours per week during peak camp season (month of July). Position available for two-year term, in conjunction with school enrollment. Hours will vary greatly per week, depending on program needs and will be flexible in response to student’s academic commitments each quarter. Salary: Pay is $19.00/hr, with a $1.00/hr raise after each 12 months of service. Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check. How to Apply: Email cover letter, resume and 2 references in a single PDF document to Maile Sullivan (mailesul@uw.edu). Priority deadline is Wednesday, November 30. Application inquiries may be made to: Maile Sullivan Washington Sea Grant mailesul@uw.edu Notes: This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/union-info.html The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 / 206.543.6452 (tty) or dso@u.washington.edu.
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Target Audience: 
Graduate Students
Application Deadline Date: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022