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Outreach/Education Manager position with SSCZO

Summer undergraduates teach students about water-loving animals at the 2013 SCE Days event.


05 Mar 2015
News Source: UC Merced Jobs posting

Image: Summer undergraduates teach students about water-loving animals at the 2013 SCE Days event. [Click image to enlarge]

The Education/Outreach position with the Southern Sierra CZO is open. Please share widely! We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and diverse skills.

Application period closes MARCH 31, 2015. 

From the Job description (full posting at the UC Merced website):

The Staff Research Associate is responsible for supporting education and outreach, assisting with project management and reporting and facilitating project communication on the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory (CZO). The education and outreach program will involve attracting new researchers to the CZO, maintaining the website (including ensuring data accessibility), and supporting stakeholder outreach and K-16 education activities. The Staff Research Associate will work with the CZO principal investigators to prepare reports, coordinate communications among scientists, interface with USDA Forest Service Staff and other partners, and plan meetings. This position will also work with scientists to write outreach proposals and to develop outreach talks and materials based on research findings. This is an opportunity to do research depending on the interests of the applicant. 

  • MS in Earth Science, Hydrology or closely related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Field experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing and presenting.
  • Basic computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, website maintenance.


  • Quantitative skills.
  • Familiarity with Geographic Information System (GIS). 

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