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CIRES Temporary Researcher - 2024 Girls on Rock Science|Art Instructor

  • ... Boulder, Colorado, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 20 per hour
  • Posted on: Feb 29, 2024       Expires on: Apr 14, 2024

CIRES Temporary Researcher - 2024 Girls on Rock Science|Art Instructor   

JOB TITLE:

CIRES Temporary Researcher - 2024 Girls on Rock Science|Art Instructor

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Boulder Colorado United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Requisition Number:

54951

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

City

Boulder

State

Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Part-Time

Posting Close Date:

20-Mar-2024

Date Posted:

28-Feb-2024

Job Summary

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) Education and Outreach is hiring an expedition instructor specializing in art and science education for the Girls* on Rock (GOR) summer 2024 expedition.
We are looking for someone who is excited about integrating science, art, and outdoor skills, such as rock climbing and mountaineering, in a backcountry setting.
The primary goal for the expedition is to foster self-confidence in participants physical, intellectual, social, and leadership abilities while creating lifelong advocates for Earth science and wilderness stewardship.
Instructors attend training workshops and contribute to planning the curriculum and logistics, then lead the expedition itself and contribute to logistical follow-up and equipment clean up afterwards.
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and training to work with minors.
The ideal candidate would be located near the Front Range of Colorado but remote candidates are welcome to apply.
This position requires the candidate to be present in person in the Boulder area for the entirety of the period of July 16-29, 2024 (8am on the 16th through 6pm on the 29th).

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment.
We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

At CIRES, more than 950 environmental science professionals work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including peoples relationship with the planet.
CIRES has partnered with NOAA since 1967, and our areas of expertise include weather and climate, changes at Earths poles, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, water resources, solid Earth sciences, and more.
Our vision is to be instrumental in ensuring a sustainable future environment by advancing scientific and societal understanding of the Earth system.

https://cires.
colorado.
edu/

Girls* on Rock is a unique, FREE, wilderness science education program for high school girls.
Each summer a team of up to nine teenage girls and three instructors spend 12 days exploring and learning about the alpine landscapes of the Rocky Mountains through art, rock climbing, and conducting scientific field studies with our team of professional glaciologists, ecologists, mountain guides, and artists.
https://cires.
colorado.
edu/outreach/programs/girls-rock

Inspiring Girls* Expeditions (IGE) is an organization that provides a tuition-free wilderness expedition to high school girls to explore science, art, leadership, and personal development.
Inspiring Girls* Expeditions has several branches that offer a variety of different expeditions all over the world.
Girls*on Rock is a branch of Inspiring Girls Expeditions that is based in Boulder, Colorado.
Girls*on Rock offers a rock climbing and backcountry experience that highlights the instructors' scientific expertise to allow the participants to engage in their own scientific research projects.
We want to clarify that Inspiring Girls*Expeditions welcomes cis girls, trans girls, and any girl-identified youth, as well as non-binary and gender non-conforming youth.
https://www.
inspiringgirls.
org/gor

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Instructor teams are typically made up of two science and art instructors, and one mountain guide.
Instructor teams are responsible for planning and leading the expedition, as well as completing post-expedition clean-up, with support and training from the program leadership and coordination team.
The bulk of the instructors duties take place during the summer contract; however, some spring planning is required.
Descriptions of the instructors responsibilities are outlined below:

Meet bi-weekly for 1.
5 hours between April and July with co-instructors, and the Program Coordinator, to be trained in the program curriculum and prepare for the expedition logistics, including:

  • Fine-tuning expedition itinerary and menu.
  • Understanding the participant learning objectives.
  • Determining how each instructors unique expertise can best be suited to delivering and augmenting the curriculum and advising inquiry projects.
  • Reviewing participant enrollment paperwork (application, health history, gear requests, travel information, etc).
  • Participate in instructor training (format TBD).
  • Arrive at the expedition launch site at least one full day before the start of the expedition to pack food and gear, finalize logistics, and prepare for participant arrival.
  • Instruct one 12-day expedition (8 days in the backcountry, 4 days in the front country).
  • We acknowledge that while we estimate expedition days as 10-hour days, this does not capture the reality that instructors are on-duty 24/7 while in the backcountry.

Remain at the expeditions end site for at least one full day following the expedition to complete the following:

  • Clean, organize, inventory, and store equipment for the next expedition or season.
  • Debrief expedition with the instructor team, program coordinator, and program director.
  • Complete remaining paperwork (incident reports, etc).

What You Should Know

The hours for this position vary per week, but here is the anticipated schedule:

  • April - July, 2024: instructor meetings, trainings, and prep work, approximately 2 hrs/wk (40 hrs)
  • 8am July 16- 6pm July 29: Expedition

This is a non-benefited, temporary position that is paid on an hourly basis.
It is for a summer program.
This position accrues 0.
034 hours of sick leave for every hour worked.

What We Can Offer

  • The hourly pay for this position is $20.
    00 per hour.
  • Approximately 200 hours total.

Benefits

Temporary positions at the University of Colorado are not benefits-eligible, however, all positions are eligible for paid sick leave.

Be Statements

Be engaged.
Be strategic.
Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Bachelors degree in a science-related discipline.
  • Currently pursuing a science-related graduate degree or working in a scientific discipline in a professional capacity.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.
  • Pass a background check.
  • Age 21+

What You Will Need

  • Effectively work with colleagues and participants of different identities and backgrounds, celebrate diversity, and demonstrate cultural humility.
  • Live, work, and maintain a positive team attitude in an outdoor environment for two weeks, including in adverse weather conditions.
  • Participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity; ability to lift and carry at least 50 pounds over awkward terrain.
  • Possess sufficient technical skills to travel safely (unguided, with friends or colleagues of equal or lesser technical skill) via the expeditions mode of travel (i.
    e.
    , mountaineering, rock climbing).
  • Demonstrate effective communication, facilitation, and conflict-resolution skills.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Knowledge of the Inspiring Girls* Expeditions philosophy and/or experience within the Inspiring Girls*community (i.
    e.
    expedition volunteers.
    ).
  • Experience working with scientific research teams.
  • Experience expressing yourself or teaching some form of art (examples include writing, drawing, sculpture, music, movement, etc.
    ) in a personal or professional capacity.
  • Experience working with high school youth, including coaching, teaching, guiding, working as a camp counselor, or taking a leadership role in volunteer work with youth.
  • Experience working in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Wilderness First Responder certification prior to the expedition or the ability to obtain certification before the expedition; funding may be available for an instructor needing certification.
  • Skills or training in trauma-informed pedagogy, behavioral first aid, or other mental wellness support (i.
    e.
    Mental Health First Aid Certification).

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Please apply by March 20, 2024 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email.
For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.
edu

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 29, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

20 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1709417371-71e8aee31710a577dd9147f210c03473

LOCATION:

Colorado United States

CITY:

Boulder

Job Origin:

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Requisition Number:

54951

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

City

Boulder

State

Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Part-Time

Posting Close Date:

20-Mar-2024

Date Posted:

28-Feb-2024

Job Summary

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) Education and Outreach is hiring an expedition instructor specializing in art and science education for the Girls* on Rock (GOR) summer 2024 expedition. We are looking for someone who is excited about integrating science, art, and outdoor skills, such as rock climbing and mountaineering, in a backcountry setting. The primary goal for the expedition is to foster self-confidence in participants physical, intellectual, social, and leadership abilities while creating lifelong advocates for Earth science and wilderness stewardship. Instructors attend training workshops and contribute to planning the curriculum and logistics, then lead the expedition itself and contribute to logistical follow-up and equipment clean up afterwards. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and training to work with minors. The ideal candidate would be located near the Front Range of Colorado but remote candidates are welcome to apply. This position requires the candidate to be present in person in the Boulder area for the entirety of the period of July 16-29, 2024 (8am on the 16th through 6pm on the 29th).

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

At CIRES, more than 950 environmental science professionals work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including peoples relationship with the planet. CIRES has partnered with NOAA since 1967, and our areas of expertise include weather and climate, changes at Earths poles, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, water resources, solid Earth sciences, and more. Our vision is to be instrumental in ensuring a sustainable future environment by advancing scientific and societal understanding of the Earth system.

https://cires.colorado.edu/

Girls* on Rock is a unique, FREE, wilderness science education program for high school girls. Each summer a team of up to nine teenage girls and three instructors spend 12 days exploring and learning about the alpine landscapes of the Rocky Mountains through art, rock climbing, and conducting scientific field studies with our team of professional glaciologists, ecologists, mountain guides, and artists. https://cires.colorado.edu/outreach/programs/girls-rock

Inspiring Girls* Expeditions (IGE) is an organization that provides a tuition-free wilderness expedition to high school girls to explore science, art, leadership, and personal development. Inspiring Girls* Expeditions has several branches that offer a variety of different expeditions all over the world. Girls*on Rock is a branch of Inspiring Girls Expeditions that is based in Boulder, Colorado. Girls*on Rock offers a rock climbing and backcountry experience that highlights the instructors' scientific expertise to allow the participants to engage in their own scientific research projects. We want to clarify that Inspiring Girls*Expeditions welcomes cis girls, trans girls, and any girl-identified youth, as well as non-binary and gender non-conforming youth. https://www.inspiringgirls.org/gor

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Instructor teams are typically made up of two science and art instructors, and one mountain guide. Instructor teams are responsible for planning and leading the expedition, as well as completing post-expedition clean-up, with support and training from the program leadership and coordination team. The bulk of the instructors duties take place during the summer contract; however, some spring planning is required. Descriptions of the instructors responsibilities are outlined below:

Meet bi-weekly for 1.5 hours between April and July with co-instructors, and the Program Coordinator, to be trained in the program curriculum and prepare for the expedition logistics, including:

  • Fine-tuning expedition itinerary and menu.
  • Understanding the participant learning objectives.
  • Determining how each instructors unique expertise can best be suited to delivering and augmenting the curriculum and advising inquiry projects.
  • Reviewing participant enrollment paperwork (application, health history, gear requests, travel information, etc).
  • Participate in instructor training (format TBD).
  • Arrive at the expedition launch site at least one full day before the start of the expedition to pack food and gear, finalize logistics, and prepare for participant arrival.
  • Instruct one 12-day expedition (8 days in the backcountry, 4 days in the front country).
  • We acknowledge that while we estimate expedition days as 10-hour days, this does not capture the reality that instructors are on-duty 24/7 while in the backcountry.

Remain at the expeditions end site for at least one full day following the expedition to complete the following:

  • Clean, organize, inventory, and store equipment for the next expedition or season.
  • Debrief expedition with the instructor team, program coordinator, and program director.
  • Complete remaining paperwork (incident reports, etc).

What You Should Know

The hours for this position vary per week, but here is the anticipated schedule:

  • April - July, 2024: instructor meetings, trainings, and prep work, approximately 2 hrs/wk (40 hrs)
  • 8am July 16- 6pm July 29: Expedition

This is a non-benefited, temporary position that is paid on an hourly basis. It is for a summer program. This position accrues 0.034 hours of sick leave for every hour worked.

What We Can Offer

  • The hourly pay for this position is $20.00 per hour.
  • Approximately 200 hours total.

Benefits

Temporary positions at the University of Colorado are not benefits-eligible, however, all positions are eligible for paid sick leave.

Be Statements

Be engaged. Be strategic. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Bachelors degree in a science-related discipline.
  • Currently pursuing a science-related graduate degree or working in a scientific discipline in a professional capacity.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.
  • Pass a background check.
  • Age 21+

What You Will Need

  • Effectively work with colleagues and participants of different identities and backgrounds, celebrate diversity, and demonstrate cultural humility.
  • Live, work, and maintain a positive team attitude in an outdoor environment for two weeks, including in adverse weather conditions.
  • Participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity; ability to lift and carry at least 50 pounds over awkward terrain.
  • Possess sufficient technical skills to travel safely (unguided, with friends or colleagues of equal or lesser technical skill) via the expeditions mode of travel (i.e., mountaineering, rock climbing).
  • Demonstrate effective communication, facilitation, and conflict-resolution skills.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Knowledge of the Inspiring Girls* Expeditions philosophy and/or experience within the Inspiring Girls*community (i.e. expedition volunteers.).
  • Experience working with scientific research teams.
  • Experience expressing yourself or teaching some form of art (examples include writing, drawing, sculpture, music, movement, etc.) in a personal or professional capacity.
  • Experience working with high school youth, including coaching, teaching, guiding, working as a camp counselor, or taking a leadership role in volunteer work with youth.
  • Experience working in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Wilderness First Responder certification prior to the expedition or the ability to obtain certification before the expedition; funding may be available for an instructor needing certification.
  • Skills or training in trauma-informed pedagogy, behavioral first aid, or other mental wellness support (i.e. Mental Health First Aid Certification).

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Please apply by March 20, 2024 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu

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