Senior Research Assistant

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  • Little Rock, AR
  • 21 Jun, 2020

Job Description

Position Type Non Classified Employee Class Code NF AR State Title Senior Research Assistant FLSA Exempt Posting Number FNC01513 UALR Functional Title NASA Outreach Coordinator / P97929 Position Number P97929 Department Graduate Institute of Technology Position Summary The NASA Outreach Coordinator will play a major role in the K-12 and public educational opportunities of the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium (ASGC) and Arkansas NASA EPSCoR Programs. Position reports to the ASGC Director. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy. Job Duties and Responsibilities + Primary lead of the statewide effort towards the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse; + Maintain grant accounts for student internships, student scholarships, and public or educational outreach awards; + Attend monthly Board meetings; + Process grants awarded by the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium for the 2 year colleges, and student internships, and outreach activities; + Organize state wide Professional Development Outreach opportunities for K-12 educators; + Attend STEM related events around the state of Arkansas as an Arkansas Space Grant Consortium Representative; + Assist in writing national proposals, statewide call for proposals, and final reports; + Assist with the organization of statewide conference for researchers or hands on workshops. Tasks include preparing agendas for multiple sessions meetings, create nametags, abstract booklets, certificates, and other handouts; + Maintain website and other social media outlets; + Travel to National/Regional meetings as needed; + Perform other duties as required. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities + Possess organizational skills; + Computer skills including e-mail, Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access; + Communication skills including public speaking and the ability to interact with people of diverse ethnic background; + Science Outreach experience; + Writing skills. Required Education and/or Experience The formal education equivalent of an Associate degree in Biology. At least ten (10) years experience in the STEM field and five (5) years of educational outreach in any science field. Preferred Education and/or Experience Public speaking Background Check Requirements 07 - All-Criminal/Financial/Sex/Drug Start Date 07/01/2020 License(s)/Certifications Essential Job Functions Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds: Occasionally, Lifting 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Sitting for long periods of time: Daily, Speaking; Essential Work Conditions Spends approximately 75% or more time indoors Background Check Statement This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background, sex offender registry, and financial history check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. UALR EEO Statement The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States. Open Date 06/18/2020 Close Date 06/26/2020 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants This is an internal to campus posting and is open to all UA Little Rock benefits eligible employees only. Posting Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). + * Do you have the formal education equivalent of an Associate degree in Biology? + Yes + No + * Do you have at least ten (10) years experience in the STEM field and five (5) years of educational outreach in any science field? + Yes + No + * Do you have public speaking experience? + Yes + No + * This position is an Internal Campus Posting. Please indicate your current employment status at UA Little Rock. + Hourly/Student Labor + Student Labor - Federal Work Study + Graduate Assistant/Teaching Assistant + Lecturer Part-Time (Adjunct) + Part-Time Benefits Eligible Staff + Full-Time Benefits Eligible Staff + Faculty + Not Currently Employed at UA Little Rock Applicant Documents Required Documents + Resume + Cover Letter/Letter of Application + List of Three (3) References Optional Documents