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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Temporary Staff



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Job Summary

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) Education and Outreach encourages applications for a program coordinator for the Girls on Rocks (GOR) program! This role supports instructor teams with broad expedition logistics, including outreach to classrooms throughout Colorado, and especially to educators who may identify participants that would benefit from the program and encourage them to apply.

During the first third of the appointment, the coordinator will prioritize outreach to classrooms and educators to raise awareness of and curiosity about the program from Colorado students who would benefit. During the middle third of the appointment, the coordinator will focus on managing the hiring process for instructors and the selection and notification process for participants. During the final third of the appointment, the coordinator will work with instructors to manage communication with the participants and their families, manage required forms and paperwork, and help plan travel and expedition logistics.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

CIRES is an internationally recognized leader in innovative environmental science and research and is located at the University of Colorado Boulder. At CIRES, more than 800 environmental science professionals work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people’s relationship with the planet. CIRES is a partnership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of Colorado Boulder, and our areas of expertise include weather and climate, changes at Earth’s poles, air quality, and atmospheric chemistry, water resources, solid Earth sciences, and more. Our vision is to be instrumental in ensuring a sustainable future environment by advancing scientific and societal understanding of the Earth system.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Get in touch with classrooms and educators throughout Colorado to share information about the program and work with educators to identify girls who may particularly benefit from the program and encourage them to apply.
  • Visit classrooms and educators in person and virtually to present information and answer questions about the program.
  • Strategically plan and track which schools and educators have been contacted, and follow up once applications are open.
  • Work with administrative and program personnel at Inspiring Girls Expeditions and in the CIRES department at CU Boulder as well as the GOR Leadership Board on logistics and administration.
  • Represent GOR at monthly IGE meetings (noon on weekdays) and report back to GOR.
  • Attend and take notes for weekly GOR planning meetings.
  • Facilitate instructor hiring and administrative functions, including training, travel, and reimbursement tracking.
  • Facilitate application review and selection of participants by expedition leaders.
  • Organize and manage paperwork (e.g. medical and waiver forms from participants).
  • Coordinate travel for the participants to and from the expedition.
  • Acquire permits and reservations for Mountain Research Station, front country campsites, and backcountry permits.

What You Should Know

  • This is a part-time, temporary position anticipated to last 9 months. This position will work, on average, 10 hours per week.
  • This position is in a hybrid work situation. The position needs to be able to visit classrooms in person in one or more parts of Colorado as part of the outreach component, and as such should be based in Colorado, but does not need to be based in Boulder specifically.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

$20.00 – $28.00 per hour.


Temporary positions at the University of Colorado are not benefits-eligible, however, all positions are eligible for paid sick leave.

Be Statements

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What We Require

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience may substitute for a completed degree, on a year-for-year basis.

What You Will Need

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and maintain large amounts of information.
  • Demonstrated dedication to educational equity and an inclusive learning environment in a multicultural setting.
  • Ability to work independently, manage time efficiently, and solve problems without close supervision.
  • Demonstrably strong communication skills through phone, email, and in-person, both individually and in front of an audience.
  • Ability to strategize and order tasks in the chronology in which they must occur.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Familiarity with the Inspiring Girls Expeditions organization and expeditions.
  • Experience working with an outdoor and/or science education program.
  • Experience working with Colorado schools, youth, and/or educators.
  • Experience working with hiring or selection processes.
  • Experience coordinating and managing volunteers.
  • Demonstrated experience with Diversity efforts and diversity related programs.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  • A current resume.
  • A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.
Please apply by 10/2/2022 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu