Education and Outreach Student Program Assistant
Salary: $10-$12 per hour, depending on prior experience
Description: The Education and Outreach Program at WEI and GLBRC engages a broad audience including K-16 students, scientific communities, and the general public. This position provides room for autonomy and creativity; the Student Program Assistant will have the opportunity to help identify and develop an outreach strategy to achieve programmatic objectives and maximize reach among targeted audiences.
- Must be an undergraduate student at UW-Madison
- Desire and ability to learn about bioenergy, biofuels, and bioproducts, in addition to other renewable energy topics
- Enthusiasm for, and ability to effectively communicate scientific concepts to a general audience in engaging and creative ways
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work as a member of a dynamic team and interact with the public, academic staff and research scientists
- Self-motivated, highly organized, responsible, and able to handle a flexible schedule and work environment
- Preferred: Coursework and/or experience in education, especially with a focus on inquiry-based and hands-on learning
- Preferred: Coursework and/or experience in a variety of scientific and lab areas, especially biology, chemistry, ecology, or engineering
- Ability to travel around Madison for Outreach Events preferred
- Position is eligible for work-study, but not a requirement
- Assist in the development of education and outreach materials (especially activities for heavily-attended public events such as Science Expeditions, etc.) broadly focused on bioenergy, bioproducts and biofuels, and corresponding energy and sustainability topics
- Participate in education and outreach activities for a variety of audiences
- Help with general Education and Outreach program operations, including data entry
- Assist with event planning and organization, and track programmatic metrics
- Facilitate event set up and take down including bimonthly WEI tea times
- Assist in partner development and collaboration building with organizations on and off campus including coordinating/supporting volunteers
- Assist with other projects as they arise
Schedule: Anticipated start date is September 23, 2019. Student will work an average of 8-10 hours per week during the academic year with occasional weekend or evening hours, particularly in the spring semester. Flexibility in scheduling will be provided. Potential for summer hours and/or the ability to continue working during the next academic year.
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