Pay Range: $17.12 per hour or higher depending on education and experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The Program Specialist assists with the execution of programs and activities related to the NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) and Idaho NASA EPSCoR. The ISGC and Idaho NASA EPSCoR programs support and engage students, educators, and researchers at all levels of the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education pipeline. The Program Specialist will work as part of a small, cohesive team to execute the projects and other activities for the ISGC and Idaho NASA EPSCoR. Duties include: Collecting, compiling, entering, and analyzing data for federal reporting; assisting with grant processing tasks related to the program; drafting correspondence to internal and external stakeholders; assisting management to create and maintain a network of students, faculty, and researchers throughout Idaho and the nation; updating websites, social media, and other marketing materials; assisting with STEM event planning and outreach activities; and assisting with administrative duties such as filing and responding to stakeholder questions and requests.
Given the scientific and technical nature of the activities the ISGC supports, experience or education in a STEM discipline, or a demonstrated interest in aerospace activities, is essential for success. The successful candidate will also have enthusiasm for learning new skills to adapt to new grant requirements as they emerge.
Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma/G.E.D and 3 years experience. Experience with collecting, organizing, managing, entering, filing, and analyzing data. Experience acting as a liaison with a wide range of stakeholders in a professional manner. Experience using computer software and applications for word processing, developing spreadsheets and presentations, email, and internet research. Experience composing a variety of business documents. The funding agency requires the incumbent to be a U.S. citizen.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelors Degree and 1 year of experience or High School Diploma/G.E.D and 5 years experience. Degree in a science, technology, math, engineering (STEM) discipline or demonstrated interest in STEM, STEM education, or aerospace. Knowledge of techniques and procedures used in collecting, entering, verifying, and maintaining data sets. Demonstrated attention to detail. Demonstrated organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Experience working with team collaboration tools such as Smartsheet, etc. Experience working with MS Access, MS Publisher, Adobe Creative Suite or other specialty software programs that may be an asset to the program. Experience with posting engaging content on social media platforms. Excellent oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team setting, yet have the ability to work independently.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Ability to travel once or twice a year, work occasional weekends, and after regular business hours on a limited basis.
Posting Number: SP002447P
Posting Date: 03/24/2020
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: First consideration will be given to those that submit their application by April 14, 2020.
In addition to the online application, please submit a resume and a detailed letter of qualification addressing all of the required and preferred qualifications.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
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