Coordinator of K-12 Data Science Outreach, Institute for Academic Outreach, Institute for Academic Outreach

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April 27, 2022

The Coordinator of K-12 Data Science Outreach reports to the Director of the Institute for Academic Outreach and supports the K-12 aspects of Truman’s Data Science Pipeline program.  The Coordinator works with area schools to help increase awareness of data science as a career, disseminates learning materials developed by the initiative to schools, organizes workshops for teachers, and assists Early College staff in supporting the needs of high school students taking Truman mathematics, statistics, computer science, and data science coursework.

Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Director of the Institute for Academic Outreach and Graduate Studies.
  • Collaborates with Truman faculty and K-12 teachers in the development and dissemination of curriculum and learning materials to partner schools.
  • Organizes workshops in collaboration with faculty and staff.
  • Provides support for high school students taking Truman dual credit and dual enrollment coursework.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (pending degree is acceptable for anticipated May/June or August graduates).
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain professional networks.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Working proficiency with common computer software packages, including Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience working in a K-12 environment (administrative assistant, teacher, substitute, counselor, etc.)
  • Prior experience working with K-12 outreach activities, such as summer programs, workshops, or teacher professional development programs.
  • Prior experience with fostering collaboration among stakeholders in the university setting.
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in Statistics, Applied Statistics, Computer Science, Data Science, Business Analytics or degrees with majors in other disciplines possessing significant coursework in quantitative research methods, data analytic applications, or programming.
  • Completion, with a grade of B or higher, of the equivalent of Truman’s CS 170 (Intro. to Computer Science) and STAT 190 (Basic Statistics)

The successful applicant will be required to work on campus.  This is not a remote work position.

Filling this position is contingent on grant funding. While the start date for this position is negotiable, it is preferred that the successful applicant work no earlier than July 1, 2022.

About Truman

The Office:  The Institute for Academic Outreach is an office dedicated to the promotion of engaging learning experiences that extend beyond the traditional academic opportunities at Truman State University. The programs offered through the Institute serve learners from a variety of walks of life: pre-college learners, adult learners seeking professional development and continuing education, and lifelong learners looking for personal enrichment.

The Institute for Academic Outreach was conceived in early 2009 as an initiative to address a range of University needs, including the development of programs and partnerships to generate revenue and support Truman’s mission. These initiatives include developing mutually beneficial partnerships, expanding Truman’s reach to students residing in off-site locations such as St. Louis and Kansas City, developing new on-campus programs to bolster recruitment efforts, and fostering and supporting new modes of course delivery.

The University: Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 4,000 students who make up its student body are well prepared for the challenging academics in a supportive environment. More than 20 percent engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Most gain leadership experience and nearly half go on to graduate or professional school within a year of earning a degree. Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among the state’s public colleges and universities. For more than two decades, Truman has been recognized as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category by U.S. News & World Report, and Washington Monthly consistently ranks Truman as one of the best master’s universities in the nation. For more information regarding additional rankings and acknowledgments, visit truman.edu/about.

The Community: Located in northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to being the home of Truman, Kirksville is the birthplace of osteopathic medicine and features a medical school, dental school and community college, and the Kirksville School District is consistently recognized for academic excellence. The community takes pride in several annual events including the Round Barn Blues Festival and the FLATS Trail Half-Marathon. The charming downtown area features an arts center, as well as several local shops and restaurants. It is also the site of numerous community events including the Red, White and Blue Festival in the summer and the Red Barn Arts and Craft Festival each fall. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forest Lake. Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville Regional Airport to St. Louis provide quick access to one of the Midwest’s major metropolitan areas. More information about Kirksville can be found at visitkirksville.com.

Application: Electronic submission of applications is preferred and the process can be completed at http://employment.truman.edu/. Application materials may also be submitted to hrstaff@truman.edu or by mail to Truman State University, Office of Human Resources, 100 E. Normal MC 101, Kirksville, MO 63501. Completed applications must include a letter of application that clearly addresses the qualifications and evaluative criteria listed above; current resume or curriculum vitae; names and contact information for three references (letters need not be submitted); and official or unofficial undergraduate and graduate college transcripts, as applicable. 

Review of applications will begin on May 6, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available. Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and titleix@truman.edu.

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101, 100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO 63501, 660-785-4031 or hrstaff@truman.edu.

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