Education Program Coordinator

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 11:45pm



Lawrence, KS
United States

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The Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research (KBS-CER) is seeking to hire an Education Program Coordinator who will help create and lead a vibrant new program of public education and outreach at the University of Kansas Field Station. The University of Kansas Field Station is administered by the Kansas Biological Survey and Center for Ecological Research and is a member of the international Organization of Biological Field Stations. The Field Station consists of over 3500 acres in northeastern Kansas and provides infrastructure for field-based research and education as well as a network of nature preserves used for research, public outreach and conservation. Field Station lands include a wide variety of terrestrial environments representative of the transition from eastern deciduous forest to tallgrass prairie in eastern Kansas. The field station also contains a variety of aquatic ecosystems (ponds, streams, and lake) that are accessible for research and education activities.

The Education Program Coordinator will develop and direct education activities at the field station that excite learners of all ages and backgrounds, educate diverse audiences about nature, and train volunteers to extend the reach of these activities. The position will increase the field station’s engagement within the University (in-reach) and in the broader public (outreach). The coordinator will present themselves as an outstanding representative of KBS-CER at local and regional events. This position will report to the director of the KU Field Station and work closely with field station staff. The primary location for this position is at the KU Field Station headquarters (350 Wild Horse Road, Lawrence, KS).

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The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Director of the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX,, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

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