Seize the Moment ( STM) is Looking for a Coordinator - Public Engagement

Dates or Deadline: 
20 December 2021 to 21 January 2022
Organized by: 
Humanities Lab + ASU Leonardo
City: 
Tempe
Country: 
United States

The Program Coordinator supports Seize the Moment (STM). STM is a 2-year pilot supported by the ASU President’s office, jointly directed by the Humanities Lab, Leonardo, and the Global Futures Lab. STM is designed to address the challenges of the current moment through transdisciplinary collaborations in the arts, sciences, humanities, and technology experimenting with innovative pedagogy, research, and public engagement. The Humanities Lab and Leonardo create educational and public engagement programs intended to facilitate solutions addressing the syndemic of intersecting social and environmental crises; the global pandemic, social injustice and
environmental concerns.

The Humanities Lab/ASU Leonardo team is looking for a forward thinking Project Coordinator to assist in administering special STM and Leonardo Lab courses, to market and promote the STM initiative, to seek new funding opportunities, and to track and monitor budget items, including Seed Grant funding and programs associated with STM/Leonardo Lab courses. The Program Coordinator will report to various stakeholders: STM Directors, HL Directors and Program Coordinator, Leonardo Program Coordinator and team.

This position is for the remainder of the 2021-22 academic year, and the entire 2022-23 academic year; possible continuation of the position depends on the availability of funds and program needs. This position is operating in SILC under Humanities with administrative support from the Humanities Lab.

Essential Duties

  • Support STM leadership team and collaboration with Humanities Lab and relevant Leonardo staff members.
  • Oversee and administer the application process for interdisciplinary faculty seed grants, Beyond the Lab fellowships. Leonardo liftoff platform and other public facing initiatives.
  • Seek out new grant and donor opportunities and funding sources to support STM beyond the 2-year Pilot.
  • Attend weekly & monthly meetings with director’s, staff and partners.
  • Coordinate and track purchases with faculty and students to amplify/emphasize student’s public impact outcomes resulting from lab coursework.
  • Coordinate and track faculty seed funding and Beyond the Lab funds that encourage mentoring student involvement with public-facing projects. Facilitate supplier contracts, obtain approvals and submit expenses associated with Amplifier funds (student lab support), ensuing (BTL) Beyond the Lab support, and faculty seed grants.
  • Coordinate events related to lab outcomes dissemination.
  • Collaborate with Humanities Lab and Leonardo marketing coordinators to provide relevant website updates and marketing campaigns, such as e-mail, newsletters, social media and flyers to promote STM.
  • Collaborate with staff to present internal funding opportunities to faculty, students and community partners.
  • Document project successes and budget activity.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years administrative/coordinator program experience; OR, Six years of progressively responsible administrative/coordinator program experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to take initiative and set priorities while remaining sufficiently nimble in embracing unanticipated opportunities.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining good public relations and effective working relationships with diverse populations.
  • Experience in work that requires orgaization with attention to details.
  • Grant writing experience.
  • Grant development experience.
  • Experience with Drupal and WordPress
  • Demonstrated knowledge of public engagement practices and donor communication/relationships.
  • Experience working with multiple, diverse stakeholders and coordinate deadlines.
  • Experience working independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience in planning, analyzing and coordinating activities while establishing priorities.
  • Experience with presenting ideas to individuals and groups.
  • Experience in problem solving and decision-making.
  • Evidence of effective communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues pertaining to area of assignment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting and accounting principles.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of organizational practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
  • Experience in organizing work of self and others.

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally-controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse.
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.
  • The working environment will be adjusted accordingly regarding University policy.

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