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Assistant Outreach Specialist

Colorado State University

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Working Title Assistant Outreach Specialist
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Is this position eligible for hybrid or remote work? Yes – Hybrid Remote/In-Office
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202202010AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Research Associate I
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range 48,000 – 58,000
Employee Benefits Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ & https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/ .
Desired Start Date 02/01/2022
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 01/13/2023
Description of Work Unit The NREL is a research and teaching unit at Colorado State University with a mission “to ensure the sustainability of the Earth’s ecosystems through the generation and application of new knowledge.” The department’s interdisciplinary, ecosystem research promotes collaborations among disciplines and across fields of expertise at CSU and throughout the world. As a soft-money research unit, this role is critical to ensure adequate funding to sustain its vital role in the research community both locally and across the globe.
Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation’s leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 157,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational, and outdoor opportunities.
Position Summary
  • Assist in development of outreach and education plans that are effective in engaging new and current users of the Paustian group’s greenhouse gas emissions inventory tools.
  • Assist in development of educational materials such as tutorials, help page content, and instructional videos to support the Paustian group’s greenhouse gas emissions inventory tools.
  • Assist and/or lead education and guidance to users of the greenhouse gas inventory tools.
  • Conduct testing of the Paustian group’s greenhouse gas emissions inventory tools to support outreach activities.
  • Assist in communication with the greenhouse gas inventory tool user base using social media.
  • Support other research through desktop analysis and field work, as needed.
  • Occasional travel within the U.S. and to international destinations may be required.
Required Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in agronomy, soil science, forestry, animal science, natural resource management, environmental science, environmental education, or a related field in natural resources or agriculture.
  • At least 1 year of experience doing technical writing or preparing web content in support of software, physical products, online instruction, or related products or processes.
  • At least 1 year of experience in a position that requires regular one-on-one or public presentations of instructional or informative content to individuals or groups.
  • At least 1 year of experience using social media to communicate with clients, associates, users, and other populations dependent upon a product or tool.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • At least 3 years work experience in agronomy, ecology, forestry, soil science, or a related natural resources field, either for or as an independent producer, for a natural resources services company, in academia, or a related sector.
  • Additional post-graduate advanced coursework is preferable.
  • Experience with adult education and developing content with accessibility standards in mind is preferred
  • Experience with IT and/or web-based tool support is preferable.
  • Experience with greenhouse gas modeling and accounting is preferable.
Diversity Statement Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Outreach
Duty/Responsibility
  • Evaluate educational implementation efforts and report educational outcomes
  • Assist and/or lead online and in-person training and workshops for NRCS staff, other partners, and ad-hoc users of the COMET-Tools.
  • Assist and/or lead trainings and workshops for other decision support tools that have been developed within the lab group and future tools.
  • Assist in collaboration with software developers and other scientists to improve the COMET-Farm system based on training activities and evaluations/feedback from users.
  • Assist in management of the COMET-Farm Help Desk requests form, tool users, respond to help requests in a timely manner. Track and maintain all outreach requests and communications.
  • Consult users of the COMET-Tools inputting their unique systems into the tools in an effective manner.
  • Represent the COMET-Team at conferences, filed days and other engagement events.
Percentage Of Time 80
Job Duty Category Testing and Evaluation
Duty/Responsibility
  • Conduct testing of the COMET-tools from an agronomic viewpoint. Design and analyze methods to obtain user feedback to improve the tools.
  • Work with colleagues to analyze existing greenhouse gas inventory methods and develop improvements to those methods.
Percentage Of Time 20

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants For full consideration, please apply by 01/13/2023 with a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact [email protected]
EEO Statement Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, [email protected] .
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, [email protected] .
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, [email protected] .
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
Background Check Policy Statement Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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