Rockefeller University Program Assistant in New York, New York

Department Description

RockEDU Science Outreach at The Rockefeller University (RockEDU) connects scientific and educational communities through the co-creation of innovative and flexible science resources and programs that promote equitable access to, and an appreciation for, the scientific process. Our collaborative and creative team of scientists, educators, and support staff strives to shape and promote science outreach as a set of opportunities for members of our communities to engage with science as a relevant, human endeavor, and to foster a genuine connection with science in our society. The RockEDU landscape involves science outreach efforts using both in-person and digital approaches. Our Learning At the Bench (LAB) Initiative takes place on the Rockefeller campus in the RockEDU laboratory -- a 3,000 square-foot dedicated space. Our brand new digital initiative, RockEDU Online, represents the creation and curation of creative and flexible science education resources. Both initiatives foster active learning and deductive reasoning for students, and opportunities for scientific growth for educators.

Detailed Description

The Program Assistant will assist with science outreach facilitation in both in-person and digital contexts. Responsibilities include managing laboratory inventory, general laboratory organization and upkeep, and setup and breakdown of LAB Initiative programming, assisting with LAB Initiative class management and teaching, assisting with RockEDU Online-related activities, curating content and multi-media management, managing digital, written and visual communications via newsletter and social media platforms, for both program promotion and general audience engagement.

Job Requirements

RockEDU operates with a small, flexible team, and is continually evolving based on available resources and the needs of the communities we serve. As such, ideal applicants will be flexible and accommodating to the evolving needs of the program, and be available to support team members as required. Bachelor's degree in science or related field required; significant exposure to and understanding of aspects related to STEM fields a plus. Must possess demonstrable skills in science communication, including social media management and an eye for effective visual communication. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral), strong computer/typing skills (Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Adobe Acrobat), and knowledge of various social media platforms required. Strong organizational multitasking skills, as well as close attention to detail necessary. Must be an outgoing self-starter and possess the ability to work efficiently, with discretion, tact, and flexibility, as part of a team.

Job Title: Program Assistant

Laboratory / Department: RockEDU Science Outreach

Job: IRC22037

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans