Education and Outreach Manager (HydroFrame)
The Education and Outreach manager is responsible for developing and delivering educational programs and content to expand the breadth of impacts and understanding of knowledge and discovery in the broad field of hydrology science with connections to several major research activities based within the High Meadows Environmental Institute at Princeton. The work requires coordinating input and participation of numerous stakeholders including faculty, researchers, students, volunteers and community partners to acheive high impact and desired educational outcomes.
The position is affiilated with, and central to, fulfillment of broader impacts requirements as important dimensions of a high profile center of research activity, newly administerd within the High Meadows Environmental Institute, that includes mulitple projects with significant sponsored research funding support. Such projects include the NSF-funded HydroFrame project, a well established multi-year project involving collaborators from multiple institutions, that seeks to understand and model the hydrological system, from watershed to continental scales and a newly awarded NSF Convergence Accelerator Grant that prioritizes educational impacts at the K-12 level as a central component for measuring success.
The incumbent will be responsible for coodinating with faculty PIs and researchers to develop high impact educational content with connections to the project(s)' research themes, outcomes and observations. And he/she will work to establish community partnerships that facilitate and enhance the implementation, delivery and further development of educational components for a K-12 audience related to topics in hydrology and computer science.
This is a 5 year term position.
Develop, implement and manage robust education and outreach initiatives with connections to research projects and activities in the broad field of hydrology science including those associated with the NSF-funded Hydroframe and NSF Convergence Accelerator initiatives.
Support PIs in developing broader impacts plans for new and existing proposals and projects.
Coordinate activities of research teams to support broader impacts work as affiliated with various projects. Recruit and train volunteers to participate in outreach programs to ensure positive outcomes for both volunteers and participants. Assess effectiveness of educational tools/resources/events to inform development and improvement of educational outcomes and impact. Conduct research and report on education components of relevant projects.
Develop educational content with connections to hydrology research themes and approaches in computer science.
Identify ongoing projects and institute-level research that can be used to inform the development of educational resources. Collaborate with faculty, researchers, students and other members of the HMEI community, as approprite, to develop new educational content. Evaluate impact of educational resources and use assessment results to refine existing educational content and inform future development.
Deliver educational content in partnership with community organizations:
Organize and facilitate user workshops, training events, STEM fairs, classroom lessons, and other events that support the community outreach mission and project goals of HydroFrame and related projects. Teach relevant geoscience/hydrology/environmental topics, lessons, and other resources to K-12 audiences and to other constituencies within the broader community. Train educators to deliver educational content developed by HydroFrame.
Communicate and foster presence and awareness in the local and broader communities:
Establish partnerships with community organizations to facilitate educational programs and to achieve outreach objectives. Communicate within local and broader community about ongoing and future educational programs, resources, and events to promote participation. Communicate research findings by disseminating educational materials and deliveing presentions at relevant conferences.
Create and manage education-oriented content for publication on HydroFrame and HMEI websites.
Create new connections within the local and broader education communities to increase awareness and participation in outreach programs (e.g. Mercer County Public Schools, the Watershed Institute, and Rocky Mountain Biological Lab). Direct publication of educational research findings.
Develop and implement outreach activities complementary to other HMEI research projects and educational priorities, as requested.
Bachelor's Degree required. PhD in scientific field preferred. Five or more years of experience.
Excellent communication skills, oral and written.
Proven ability to lead and contribute to a dynamic, collaborative team.
Flexibility to work cooperatively with diverse collaborators.
Works well independently as well as in partnership with others.
Understanding of K-12 educational systems
Experience in curriculum development.
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