iCRAG Engagement and Education Officer, UCD School of Earth Sciences

iCRAG Engagement and Education Officer, UCD School of Earth Sciences

UCD - University College Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

Ref. Number: 011092

Applications are invited for the temporary fixed term post as iCRAG Engagement and Education Officer.

The iCRAG Engagement and Education Officer is a key member of the Operations team who will design, implement and evaluate the Centre’s education programme and contribute to the Centre’s public engagement programme. Reporting to the iCRAG Manager, Communications and Engagement, the Engagement and Education Officer will work to promote awareness of iCRAG’s research and the importance of the geosciences to Ireland within all sectors of the education system, including primary, secondary, third and fourth levels, parents of school-going children and teachers, through both formal and informal education activities.

The Engagement and Education Officer will develop and deliver public engagement activities through iCRAG’s diverse portfolio of public engagement activities. This position will be a key role in ensuring that iCRAG’s research informs public knowledge, debate and decision-making on geoscience-related issues.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, deliver and evaluate an ambitious, innovative, diverse and impactful programme of formal and informal education activities to advance the goals and vision of the Centre;
  • Support iCRAG researchers in developing and delivering engaging, curriculum-facing educational content and public engagement activities;
  • Coordinate the education activities of iCRAG across all partner institutions and across all aspects of the research programme. This includes responsibility for the measurement, evaluation and reporting of all iCRAG education activities;
  • Work closely with the ‘Public Perception and Understanding’ research cluster to ensure that the Centre’s educational material and activities are informed by the latest research developments;
  • Build relationships with members of the iCRAG research team, research partner organisations, education and geoscience-related state bodies, and other relevant entities that play a role in the areas of engagement and education;
  • Stay abreast of educational and engagement developments in geosciences at a national and international level to identify emerging trends;
  • Closely liaise with Science Foundation Ireland education and public engagement staff, and other SFI Research Centres, regarding the development and coordination of education and public engagement activities and events;
  • Engage in necessary travel to execute and communicate the Centre’s public engagement and education goals and objectives, including international travel where necessary.
  • Undertake any other duties as assigned by the iCRAG Manager, Communications and Engagement, or nominee.

Selection Criteria

Selection criteria outline the qualifications, skills, knowledge and/or experience that the successful candidate would need to demonstrate for successful discharge of the responsibilities of the post.

Applications will be assessed on the basis of how well candidates satisfy these criteria.

Mandatory

  • Third-level qualification in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics or education;
  • Strong interest in geosciences and passion for promoting awareness of geoscience in the education sector in Ireland;
  • Excellent communications skills both written and verbal and a proven ability to communicate with diverse audiences at an individual and group level;
  • Strong people management and interpersonal skills, coupled with an ability to work effectively with staff and management across all levels both internally and externally;
  • Experience in engaging with a variety of stakeholders, including industry, university and government departments and agencies;
  • Excellent IT skills across a wide range of technologies and services (MS Office, Blog, Social Media etc);
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills with proven ability to work autonomously, set goals and meet challenging targets and deadlines in a diverse environment;
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate a diverse programme of work.

Desirable

  • Where a Science degree is held, a 3rd level qualification in a geoscience-related discipline would be preferable;
  • Postgraduate qualification in a science or engineering related discipline, science communication or education;
  • Experience in working with young people;
  • Experience of education, public engagement and/or research communication
  • Experience of project management within an academic environment;
  • Familiarity with the research funding environment at national and EU level;
  • Experience in event management and managing external suppliers.

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