K-12 Outreach Program Assistant

The National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC) at Iowa State University is currently accepting applications for a K-12 Outreach Program Assistant to support the center's Pre-college Education Program Director, Administrative Director, and Diversity Director with planning and coordinating program activities for CBiRC and its partners; specifically, in the area of broader impacts, diversity, and educational outreach. Primary job responsibilities fall under communications and marketing; participant support; post-award administration; and reporting. Communications-related duties include developing promotional materials; updating web site content; and disseminating information to stakeholders. Duties under participant support include handling inquiries, processing applications and coordinating their evaluation/review; assisting with the organization and delivery of summer programs and outreach events; and processing payments and reimbursements for participants. Duties under post-award administration include monitoring grant budgets; reviewing expenditures for allowability and appropriateness; reconciling statements; and other financial accounting and reporting, as needed. Finally, under reporting, duties include collecting, entering and maintaining program and participant data in the center's database; running queries; and otherwise assisting the directors with preparation of project reports. The successful candidate will possess the ability to work well with individuals of diverse backgrounds and at all levels within the organizations involved; be detail-oriented, creative, and self-motivated; work well independently or with others in a team environment; effectively manage and handle multiple ongoing tasks; and have strong written and verbal communication skills. All staff members are expected to interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethics.

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