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Outreach Coordinator - Cheadle Center for Biodiversity

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The position of Outreach Coordinator is available in the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity (CCBER) at the University of California, Santa Barbara as a full or part-time position. CCBER fulfills the University's mission of education, research, and outreach through its stewardship and restoration of campus lands and preservation and management of natural history collections.

The Outreach Coordinator is involved in all aspects of the outreach and education program at CCBER and manages or oversees broad areas. In collaboration with Cheadle Center biologists, the CCBER Kids in Nature Outreach Coordinator, and under direction of the CCBER Director, the Outreach Coordinator develops, designs and implements outreach programs; communicates broadly with UCSB and the public about CCBER efforts; and fundraises for the CCBER outreach program. Duties include ensuring that assessments of outreach curricula impact are performed about outreach initiatives according to UCSB, State and Federal guidelines, and in collaboration with professionals in this field.

The position is available full or part-time, and offers a competitive salary and benefits. The initial appointment is for one year. Continuation beyond one year will be based on performance and funding availability. The ideal start date for the position is July 1, 2018. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, outreach and service.

Basic qualifications: Applicants must have an earned a Masters or 5 years equivalent experience in natural history museum sciences, biodiversity science, evolutionary biology, environmental science, ecology, or related sciences. Additionally, must have experience teaching in a K-12 classroom, after school program, or other outreach program.

Additional qualifications: Appointees should have experience working independently under supervision, and also collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.

Preferred qualifications: PhD in organismal biology, ecology or associated disciplines, experience working in natural history collections outreach, demonstrated experience writing peer reviewed publications and competitive grants and/or teaching credentials in the state of California.

Please log in to UC Recruit to submit your CV, a cover letter specifying the position of interest and the contact information for three references. For more information, please contact Dr. Katja Seltmann ( For primary consideration, apply by May 10th, 2018.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)