Outreach Program Coordinator

Status: Part-time (appx. 30-40 hours per month)

Location: Remote

Summary: Seeking a creative and ambitious individual who is committed to supporting the next generation of leaders in science, policy and advocacy. In this role, the successful candidate will help National Science Policy Network (NSPN) meet our goal of engaging and including individuals who have been historically excluded and/or underrepresented in the STEM and science policy space. The coordinator will plan and execute NSPN’s outreach initiatives and respective programming, more specifically leading NSPN’s HBCU Science Policy College Tour and supporting the expansion of NSPN’s member engagement and outreach efforts.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:

The mission of the National Science Policy Network is to engage early career STEM professionals in policy-making by fostering an inclusive community, training the next generation of diverse leaders, and empowering advocates for the role of science in society. National Science Policy Network is an independent operating project of the nonprofit umbrella organization, Multiplier, a nationally recognized nonprofit with a portfolio of innovative initiatives that conserve and protect a sustainable and resilient world.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The NSPN Outreach Program Coordinator will serve as the primary coordinator and convenor to ensure successful execution of all aspects of the HBCU SciPol College Tour program. The coordinator will work closely with other NSPN staff, volunteers, university partners, guest speakers, and relevant stakeholders to ensure that the program and its professional development opportunities effectively further NSPN’s mission and values. They will also be responsible for coordinating meetings and logistics with these parties to ensure that all preparations are on schedule and relevant communication, training, and evaluation processes are timely. Planning, preparing for, and evaluating the program is a year-round process, however the work is likely to be busiest around the actual program in the Spring and Fall.

The Outreach Program Coordinator will have the opportunity to pursue their own professional development opportunities through NSPN, as well as meet and collaborate regularly with the programs department, including coordinators and members of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Oversee the HBCU Science Policy College Tour and Expansion Program experience as participants go from being  applicants to alumni. For each cohort, this entails coordinating the application process, facilitating a week of programming, and supporting participants after the program. In addition, the coordinator will continue established training and engagement efforts of introducing science policy to students. With support from the NSPN Director of Programs,  you will:

  • Fosters strong relationships with administrators, staff, and students at HBCUs, Community Colleges, Tribal Colleges, and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs)
  • Support, facilitate, and plan introductory science policy professional development opportunities, trainings, events, and communications for program participants
  • Serves as a liaison between undergraduates and early career members of the network to support the development of their leadership skills and careers.
  • Organizes speakers, resources, and other resources for formal and informal events; liaises with partner organizations as needed
  • Lead the collection of feedback and other program evaluation processes, with support and guidance from NSPN leadership and staff.
  • Document standard operating procedures and best practices for the program, as gleaned from the pilot year, with input from staff and program participants
  • Document all training, project planning, mentorship, and other materials to support future iterations of the program.

QUALIFICATIONS

We welcome people with diverse identities, experiences and perspectives to apply, strong candidates will possess many, but not necessarily all, of the following:

  • First and foremost, a passion for NSPN’s mission and vision and enthusiasm for science policy and advocacy.
  • Ability to effectively and enthusiastically represent NSPN to the public and various stakeholders.
  • Commitment to NSPN’s value of centering diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in all of our work.
  • Ability to delegate tasks, support others, and take instruction, and awareness of when it’s best to do one versus the other.
  • Flexibility and comfort with experimentation, iteration, and change as part of a young, dynamic, and growing organization.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; adept at managing many moving pieces.
  • Ability to work independently and highly motivated to tackle projects with minimal direction.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize time and tasks and navigate challenges and obstacles as they arise.
  • Demonstrated strong written communication, with skill in tailoring language to a range of platforms and audiences in creative and meaningful ways.
  • Thoughtful, clear, and concise communication with colleagues.
  • Experience or enthusiasm for engaging and sustaining strong partnerships within STEM communities, ideally in mentorship or career support.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • High level of familiarity and comfort with Google apps, Slack, Zoom and other online collaboration and communication platforms.

COMPENSATION:

Part-time (appx. 30-40 hours per month) at an hourly rate of $25/hr, retirement matching benefits (up to 3.5%).

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

The position may require some travel, and attendance of in-person recruiting and/or networking events when events are held within driving distance of the successful candidate’s place of residence.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send us your résumé/CV and one-page cover letter to apply@scipolnetwork.org with “Outreach Program Coordinator” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please explain why you are interested in this position, and describe your relevant experience and qualifications.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with the first phone interview scheduled on or around August 29, 2022. We respectfully request no follow-up calls or emails.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

Multiplier and the National Science Policy Network celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams and partnerships that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Multiplier and NSPN are also committed to providing an environment of mutual respect that is free from discrimination and harassment. Multiplier and NSPN prohibit discrimination in its governance, programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, marital status, amnesty, status as a covered veteran, because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from public assistance, or for any other non-merit based factor.

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