Arizona Water Festival Program Coordinator

University of Arizona

Phoenix, AZ, United States 🇺🇸

Posting Numberreq6727
DepartmentExtension Programs
Department Website Link
LocationGreater Phoenix Area
AddressPhoenix, AZ USA
Position HighlightsThis position is responsible for the administration and delivery of Arizona Project WET’s (APW) Arizona Water Festival (AWF) Program in communities statewide. The program includes in-class teacher facilitated curriculum unit lessons and community events hosting up to 850 students in a day, engaging students and teachers in learning about water resources and stewardship regionally and in their communities. The Program Coordinator will continue to sustain and grow this program working with teachers, sponsors, and local community volunteers across Arizona. The incumbent will promote, coordinate, and deliver the Arizona Water Festival Program.The incumbent will be a highly proficient coordinator able to multi-task and communicate effectively. The incumbent will ensure that the goals and objectives of the program are accomplished in accordance with established priorities, time limitations, funding limitations, and other specifications. They will report to the Arizona Project WET Director, supervise the AWF Instructional Specialist, and be a part of the statewide APW team. This position is located in Maricopa County.The position will include some in-state travel and overnight stays. The successful candidate will have transportation, a valid AZ driver’s license, and current vehicle insurance at time of employment. The incumbent should also be willing and able to learn to drive a ¾ ton pickup truck pulling a 14-foot trailer. The ability to lift and move equipment for programs will be utilized in this position.Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.
Duties & ResponsibilitiesThe incumbent carries out the mission of APW to promote water stewardship and STEM literacy by collaborating with the Director to coordinate and implement all aspects of the water festival program. Responsible for developing and administering the AWF Curriculum Unit including delivering water festivals teacher workshops as well as collaborating and communicating with teachers and school district partnersConnects, collaborates, and maintains relationships with community partners, including K-12 personnel and governmental, academic, and corporate organizations in order to promote UA water education initiatives and the Arizona Water Festival Program. Supports the Arizona Water Festival Program by communicating with and recruiting volunteers, conducting volunteer trainings when needed, organizing logistics and communication, maintaining top-notch equipment, and overseeing the delivery of effective and well-organized festivalsEvaluates program effectiveness to develop improved methods and programs; assists in devising evaluation methodology and helps to implement; analyzes results and recommends and/or takes appropriate action. Prepares periodic impact reports on water festivals or other special reports for outside agencies and fundersMonitors program expenditures to ensure that budget allocations are not overspent and confer with APW Director regarding the budget. Seeks new funding opportunities with the guidance of the DirectorCommunicates effectively in both written and verbal form. Promotes the program through well-written flyers, documents, and emails. Using social media tools and methods, communicates the APW message and impacts to all stakeholders and potential stakeholdersKnowledge, Skills, & Abilities:Willing and able to learn to drive a ¾ ton pickup truck pulling a 14-foot trailerPossess ability to lift and move equipment for programs
Minimum QualificationsBachelor’s degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience requiredMinimum of 5 years of relevant work experience requiredHave transportation, a valid AZ driver’s license and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy, and current vehicle insurance at time of employment
Preferred Qualifications
Full Time/Part TimeFull Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week40
Job FTE1.0
Work CalendarFiscal
Job CategoryOutreach and Community Engagement
Benefits EligibleYes – Full Benefits
Rate of Pay$43,559
Compensation Typesalary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Career Stream and LevelPC3
Job FamilyCmty Outreach
Job FunctionOutreach & Community Engage
Type of criminal background check required:Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)
Number of Vacancies1
Target Hire Date9/13/2021
Expected End Date
Contact Information for CandidatesHolly [email protected]
Open Date8/30/2021
Open Until FilledYes
Documents Needed to ApplyResume and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity StatementAt the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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