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Education and Outreach Coordinator

Job Summary
August 24, 2015



Bloomington, IN


Indiana Geological Survey


Full Time

About the Indiana Geological Survey

The Indiana Geological Survey is a research institute of Indiana University and located on the campus in Bloomington, Indiana. The mission of the survey is to provide geologic information and counsel that contribute to the wise stewardship of the energy, mineral, and water resources of the state.

Since 1837, the health, safety, and welfare of Indiana's citizenry have benefited through a combination of Indiana Geological Survey activities including:

  • Focused research initiatives and cooperative investigations with governmental agencies businesses and industries, and educational organizations.
  • Geologic sample and data collection and archiving Dissemination of information in many forms, including published maps, reports, databases, and educational outreach programs.

Job Description

The Education and Outreach Coordinator serves as a representative of the Indiana Geological Survey (IGS) by meeting with teachers, industry representatives, scientists, government employees, and the public. The incumbent will initiate and coordinate geologic projects for designing, developing, and delivering information and educational products. This position will facilitate outreach initiatives and respond to requests for information and educational services; develop educational content for the departmental Web site, events, and publications; conduct tours and geologic field trips, and give presentations; create, organize, and maintain a collection of education and outreach geologic samples (rocks, minerals, fossils, cores, etc.) and instructional materials. The Education and Outreach Coordinator will collaborate with IGS scientists and staff to coordinate the publication of educational and outreach products.

The position of Education and Outreach Coordinator at the IGS is a full-time, permanent, professional position. It carries an Indiana University rank of PA3PR, including an ample benefits package, which is accorded professional staff of this rank at the University. The salary range is $40,000 to $44,000, depending on education and experience. The deadline for application is October 29, 2015, or until position is filled. Starting date is negotiable.

More Info:

Apply for position # 14784 only at http://jobs.indiana.edu


Bachelor’s degree in geology, environmental science, earth science, or education specializing in earth science is required, including demonstrated experience in design, development, and delivery of earth science educational products.


A minimum of one year experience working in a geologic, earth science, or educational position is required. Experience with standard information technologies, including Microsoft Office applications is required. Must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate a vehicle. The ability to speak about a variety of topics related to Indiana geology in front of audiences ranging from elementary school children to retired professionals is essential. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively in a team-based, collaborative environment, and take initiative with little supervision. Excellent organizational skills, time management skills, and oral and written communication skills are essential.

Physical Requirements: Position requires ability to work in adverse weather conditions, lift 40 pounds, and operate a vehicle while towing a 25 foot trailer.

Outreach duties involve some evening and weekend work. Travel throughout Indiana is required. Occasional overnight travel is required.

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