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Academic Coordinator in Outreach and Education

Position overview

Position title: Academic Coordinator in Outreach and Education
Salary range: Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: September 1, 2022
Position duration: One year from appointment date, renewable contingent upon funding

Application Window

Open date: August 10, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Sep 7, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society and the Banatao Institute at the University of California, Merced (CITRIS) aims to bring technology to diverse learners as part of a growing program of research-related education and outreach. Existing programs include coding and robotics, drones and aviation, and California water systems. The Outreach and Education Coordinator will design, implement and coordinate CITRIS research activities, interfacing with educational partners and groups and managing a team of student staff. The coordinator will assist with planning, scheduling, teaching, and general supervision of existing programs and events for K-16 students and educators, stakeholders and researchers as well as general public community members. The coordinator will design and implement new programs for different age groups and audiences as emerges. They will also assist in designing and creating publicity for educational programs and events, assist in the distribution of publicity for upcoming events, programs, and volunteer opportunities, and assist with website and social media to promote programs and events. Lastly, the coordinator will assist with program efficacy research, including preparation of reports and manuscripts supported by primary data collection and analysis.

Under the direction of the CITRIS leadership (Director, Associate Director, Program Director, Project Coordinator and staff) the education coordinator

  • Plan, coordinate, and participate in campus-wide outreach projects and activities, including local high schools, community organizations, and partners.
  • Plan, prepare, and deliver programs related to research and educational programming
  • Coordinate, communicate and schedule CITRIS educational and outreach programming throughout the region, including travel logistics
  • Create and disseminate handouts, maps, illustrations, presentations, videos, and other products to translate research findings
  • Track attendance and expenditures of education and outreach activities and programs
  • Design and implement new programs for diverse audiences
  • Organize and review programmatic curricula
  • Describe and communicate learning outcomes
  • Complete program evaluations and assist with analysis
  • Manage undergraduate student assistants to deliver high quality programming to broad audiences
  • Manage supporting materials and equipment (i.e., drones, robots, computers, other teaching resources)
  • Coordinate with senior faculty and personnel to deliver broader impacts for granting
  • Interact with other UC Merced and CITRIS programs including CalTeach, Mobi, and Foundry
  • Other duties as required.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: []. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


Basic qualifications
  • Appointees to the coordinator are required to have a Bachelor's degree and 3 years of related experience
  • Passion for sharing innovative technology with novice and intermediate tech users.
  • Interest in teaching techniques and pedagogy to support higher and inquiry-based learning.
  • Evidence of clear and concise written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to work independently making appropriate decisions with minimal guidance.
  • Ability to work in one-to-one, small groups and large group settings.
  • Ability to interact effectively with students (K-16).
  • Experience in formal and/or informal education settings (interpretation, docent, teaching).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft, Google, Zoom, and cloud storage software products for functioning in a business setting.
  • Ability to travel several days a month and to work occasional extended work weekdays and weekends.
  • Experience coordinating and managing complex projects with multiple collaborators, tasks, and deadlines.
  • Excellent teamwork, collaboration, and organizational skills.
  • Valid CA driver’s license.
  • Over 18 years of age.
  • Successfully pass a criminal background check.
Preferred qualifications
  • MS/PHD degree preferred
  • Experience teaching and developing curriculum.
  • Familiarity with national and state education standards.
  • Willingness to learn and implement teaching strategies for diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Experience with hands-on technology (e.g., drones).
  • Experience with outdoor experiential education.
  • Knowledge of advertising and marketing techniques.
  • Hmong or Spanish language proficiency.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Reference requirements
  • 4 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

UC Merced is a smoke & tobacco free campus (

Job location

Merced, CA