Content Specialist

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Department: Science Education Resource Ctr
Position Type: Staff Full-time
Categories: Science Education Resource Ctr

Benefits Eligible?
Pay Classification
Exempt (Salaried)
Position FTE
Pay Grade
Exempt - Grade 9

The Content Specialist works as part of the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) team at Carleton College to support projects fostering STEM learning, developing and deploying professional development programs, to develop and improve websites, and to assist in education research and evaluation projects lead by people at SERC and partner institutions.

The Content Specialist works on the full scope of projects undertaken by SERC including professional development, website development and community building, and education research and evaluation. Working with other staff and collaborators at Carleton and other institutions across the country, this position is called on to take responsibility for completion of projects at a variety of scales. This position works independently and manages projects with external collaborators toward project goals including professional development projects and web development covering topics within the geosciences, STEM, and higher education.

Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in geoscience or a closely related field (e.g. environmental science, oceanography, physical geography, atmospheric science, ecology/biology with ecology emphasis), and 5 years relevant work experience (formal or informal education settings, website development and/or writing for the web, project management, education or non-profit administration, research assistantship, graduate level coursework etc.).

• Ability to interact with, respect, and communicate with partners from a diverse range of backgrounds while supporting the work of individuals and groups equitably.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate complex or technical information clearly both verbally and in writing - a writing sample may be requested.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, documentation and organization skills, including ability to learn to create well-designed web pages and to effectively edit        submissions from a variety of sources to create cohesive products. Ability to deliver professional presentations.
• Affinity for computer work and willingness to quickly learn SERC's content management system with coaching and support from the SERC team.
• Comfort working with professional colleagues one-on-one and in large groups, in both in person and virtual settings.
• Demonstrated ability to independently complete projects on schedule and to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Experience with project management, working within deadlines and budgets, particularly with external partners
• Willingness to make several domestic, overnight trips per year* to support workshops, make presentations, and assist in evaluation activities.
• Ability to work independently as well as in close cooperation with a tight-knit team.

*Travel will follow Carleton College health and safety policies.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience working with quantitative data, comfort with basic statistics and data visualization techniques, including developing graphs and figures that illustrate key features of the data set and/or willingness to grow in this area.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and develop website content.
• Teaching experience in K-12 or postsecondary settings or experience working in higher education.

A full job description for the Content Specialist role can be viewed by clicking here: Content Specialist.pdf

As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by the close of business Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.

Salary and Benefits:
This is an exempt level position. The selected finalist’s salary will be based on the candidate’s qualifications, internal pay structure, and our overall compensation package. Carleton offers a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plans with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, a health savings account with college contribution, a generous paid time off, as well as access to many other campus amenities.

Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


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