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Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science (CBIKS) - Government Agency Engagement Coordinator (Hybrid Option)

Apply now Job no: 520545
Work type: Staff Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Dean - Social & Behavioral Sci
Union: PSU
Categories: Administrative & Office Support, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

 

Job Summary

The National Science Foundation Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science (CBIKS) Government Agency Engagement Coordinator assists the Government Agencies Working Group to develop and implement knowledge transfer trainings and coordinates with federal, state, and tribal agencies. 

 

Essential Functions 

  • Collaborates with the Government Agencies Working Group, the Data Manager and Science Communication Specialist to translate CBIKS research findings into knowledge transfer trainings for federal, state and tribal agencies.
  • Develops training materials to ensure instructional success with the curriculum provided.
  • Uses instructional design methods to develop assessment tools for effective learning outcomes.
  • Plans, organizes and conducts training workshops and webinars for targeted agency staff.
  • Serves as an ongoing resource and liaison with agencies and researchers.

 

Other Functions

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience organizing and delivering workshops and webinars.
  • Ability to be a flexible, creative problem-solver.
  • Ability to persist through an iterative process, modifying and refining work products over time.
  • Skilled in the development and delivery of curriculum and instruction with culturally responsive teaching practices.
  • Excellent organizational skills and acute attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with the ability to make scholarly work accessible to a variety of skill levels.
  • Superlative communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop and maintain productive relationships.
  • Ability to coordinate and work well with government and tribal agency staff and constituents inside and outside the University.
  • Ability to ensure compliance with rules, policies, and procedures governing assigned activities.
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Office and the ability to quickly learn grant related systems.
  • Proficiency with online application protocols required by funding agencies.

 

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Master’s degree.
  • Understanding of Indigenous communities.
  • Experience with government agency outreach.

 

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

  • Typical office environment.

 

Additional Details

  • This is a 5-year, term-limited position.  Continuation of the position is contingent upon grant funding.
  • May supervise graduate and undergraduate assistants. 
  • Travel may be required.
  • This position has the opportunity for a hybrid work schedule, which is defined by the University as an arrangement where an employee’s work is regularly performed at a location other than the campus workspace for a portion of the week. As this position falls within the Professional Staff Union, it is subject to the terms and conditions of the Professional Staff Union collective bargaining agreement.

 

Work Schedule

  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

 

Salary Information

Level 26

PSU Hiring Ranges

 

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with the application, please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three (3) professional references. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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