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Position Opening - Education and Public Outreach Manager - Laboratory for Atmosphericand Space Physics

Updated on November 6, 2014 - 8:39 AM CST
Posted on November 6, 2014 - 8:38 AM CST

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Education and Public Outreach Manager


We are seeking a dynamic Education and Public Outreach (EPO) leader to further the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP's) mission by managing our highly successful and nationally recognized science-based education and public outreach program emphasizing our research in atmospheric, planetary, solar, and space sciences. The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership in the development and management of these programs.  This position reports directly to the Associate Director for Science, and is fully funded by LASP.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the LASP EPO program and personnel
  • Pursue and obtain funding required to achieve LASP’s outreach goals
  • Represent LASP outreach at the national policy level
  • Build teaming relationships with new partners and maintain existing partnerships
  • Collaborate with LASP faculty and engineers to develop outreach and communications activities that support and build on LASP’s science missions
  • Utilize LASP’s strengths and talents to maximize the impact of our outreach programs and to exploit future opportunities.


Required education/experience/skills (minimum qualifications): 

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or education plus 10 years relevant experience, or advanced degree plus 5 years relevant experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience supervising education and public outreach professionals
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to write proposals and secure funding for education and public outreach activities
  • Demonstrated ability to establish collaborative partnerships with other institutions
  • Experience with, and understanding of, education and public outreach funding sources such as federal, state, and local governments and other, non-government entities
  • Working knowledge of scientific methodology and terminology 
  • Working knowledge of national science education standards
  • Experience with social media, website design, and other communication avenues
  • Strong passion for Earth and Space Sciences


The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) develops, designs, and builds instruments and spacecraft for space-based observations of the Sun, Earth, and planets. LASP has built instruments and participated in missions to every planet in the solar system. LASP supports over 160 grants and contracts, spending around $50M annually, mostly through partnership with government entities.


Resumes for this position will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2014, and will be accepted until position is filled. Please submit a document describing how your background meets the requirements above. Applications must be submitted through the Jobs at CU website: and reference job posting # RF01898.  Only applications submitted through the Jobs at CU website will be considered.


Due to ITAR requirements on NASA programs, only US Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible for this position. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. The University of Colorado at Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment.


Compensation: Commensurate with Experience


Molly M. Hand

LASP Human Resources

University of Colorado at Boulder

1234 Innovation Drive

Boulder, CO 80303

PH: 303-735-2048