Program Specialist II

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

About the organization

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and various UCAR Cooperative Programs (UCP) – all in service of advancing knowledge, providing community-based resources, and building human capacity in atmospheric and related sciences.


What You Will Do:

Work on the GLOBE Zika Education and Prevention Project, a project managed by the GLOBE Implementation Office ( GLOBE is an international science education and citizen science program in more than 120 countries.

Work with a team to design programmatic education and outreach efforts by utilizing multiple educational and training approaches, such as adult/informal learner pedagogies and practices. Lead the implementation of approaches and strategies to increase community participation in a worldwide campaign (i.e. webinars, content for newsletters, website updates) for diverse audiences.

Additional functions will include, but are not limited to, developing and coordinating projects based on project and community needs, depending on GLOBE’s diverse communities of users, including K-12 teachers and international communities.


-Utilize best practices and frameworks for community engagement (i.e. adult informal learning, international development) to engage audiences in programmatic initiatives for the GLOBE Zika Education and Prevention Project ( and potentially other projects as necessary.


Education and Years of Experience:


BS in environmental sciences or similar STEM degree.
Education/outreach experience (i.e. Teaching, conference presentations, workshop facilitation)
Two or more years of relevant experience
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Master’s degree in education, STEM, environmental studies, or international development.
Project coordination experience
International development/community engagement (i.e. Peace Corps, Americorps, other volunteer programs)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Ability to work in fast-paced environment, strong multi-tasker.
Excellent communicator (oral and written communication skills) and able to synthesize complex information (scientific, environmental, programmatic) with multiple moving pieces into concise communications in a positive way
Effective team member, able to receive and act on feedback, seeks out feedback from supervisors, peers and community members
Strong quantitative and qualitative skills, skilled in Excel, Google Spreadsheet/Word
Skilled and engaging facilitator for diverse audiences
Able to quickly develop project plans, and approaches to track and monitor progress (such as in spreadsheets or project management tools) and use webinar platforms and video technologies
Ability to travel nationally or internationally as needed (about 10-20%)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

*Candidates with non-traditional career paths, or who are underrepresented in the field of international STEM education and/or development are strongly encouraged to apply.

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