|Title:||Program Coordinator-DC Environmentors|
Number of Vacancies: 1
Position Status: full-time, permanent
Pay Plan, Series & Grade: Grade 10, Steps 1-4
Salary Range: $46,461.00-$51,846.00
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC
Brief Description of Duties
This position will primarily involve the coordination of the DC EnvironMentors program based out of UDC. At its heart, DC EnvironMentors is a college-access program geared towards getting DC high school students interested in environmental issues and scientific research. This is accomplished through pairing our students with quality mentors from local agencies, non-profits, and universities. Coordinating this job involves planning and hosting events, ordering materials, supporting student-mentor relationships, developing curriculum, leading field experiences, and assisting with other UDC youth development initiatives.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Coordinates and implements the DC EnvironMentors program throughout the District of Columbia recruiting youth from each ward.
- Recruits and trains volunteers to serve as mentors and teach techniques to assist in implementing the DC EnvironMentors program and carrying out planned objectives.
- Recruit high school youth from at risk communities in the District of Columbia to participate in an environmental research program where they will conduct research projects to learn about environmental science.
- Plan an Environmental State Fair competition, recruiting judges from the field of science to select winners from the District of Columbia to represent us on the national level
- Coordinates mentor/mentee efforts for meeting with the youth and working on projects.
- Provides and attends six specialized workshops related to scientific subjects for youth to explore and to expand their knowledge about Science, Technology Engineering and Math.
- Cooperates with the program director in developing the team approach to program development within the 4-H unit.
- Maintains effective working relationship with other extension staff (internally and externally),
- Works with other extension staff to provide knowledge of the DC EnvironMentors program activities and to garner assistance in providing programming methods and procedures from experts.
- Provides leadership for the development and implementation of the DC EnvironMentors advisory and program committees.
- Prepares reports for submission to the program Director and Assessments and Evaluations unit in a timely manner.
- Work with the marketing staff of CAUSES and the media to promote the DC EnvironMentors 4-H programs in print and on broadcast outlets.
- Maintains records reflecting the number of residence served monthly through the services of the volunteer leaders and yourself.
- Assists in conducting a monthly volunteer leaders training program for community volunteers to prepare them to conduct 4-H programs and clubs.
- Conduct an annual DC EnvironMentors scholarship fair for the winners in the program
- Recruit adult mentors to work with the youth in the program
- Assist in the implementation of the UDC 4-H summer camp programs
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
- Four (4) year degree at an accredited university with a major in biology, chemistry, environmental science, science, counseling or related discipline. Or, a combination of any four-year degree and two years science-related work experience.
- Six months of experience working with high school aged youth.
- Excellent leadership, management, interpersonal, verbal and written communication, financial management and problem-solving skills.
- Knowledgeable of the best models and practices available to encourage student success.
- Ability to exercise initiative and creativity in implementing responsibilities.
- Dedication to students, commitment to excellence in creating and providing student support services and ensuring student success.
- Commitment to working in a collaborative environment with other team members.
- All applicants must complete a criminal background check, before working with youth.
Information to Applicant
Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFSME local 2087 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.
Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).
Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity ore expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.
Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.
Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.
Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.
Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.
Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.
Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.
Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.