Program Assistant

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs
Employment Type
Part Time

Job Summary

Interested in STEM, Science Education, or Outreach? The Department of Geological Sciences encourages applications for a part-time Program Assistant ! This position will work directly with CU STEM faculty and Fiske Planetarium staff to help develop and implement the Ad Astra Colorado Program. This program aims to immerse underserved middle- and high-school students in the excitement of space science and exploration through hands-on activities based on CU Boulder’s cutting-edge space research.
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

CU Boulder is a global leader in the space sciences, and offers many high-ranking programs in STEM disciplines. The Ad Astra Colorado program aims to engage underserved high school and middle school students in Colorado with the exciting space science research being done at CU Boulder. While the position will be housed in the Department of Geological Sciences, Ad Astra Colorado is a joint program between the departments of Geological Sciences and Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences, Fiske Planetarium, and the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Research.

We believe that curiosity is one of the most essential of human traits – a desire to understand the world around us through exploration and experimentation. Ad Astra exploits this hard-wired trait to promote self-directed and inquiry-based learning, tapping into students' natural curiosity to re-calibrate their relationship with the unknown and unlock their potential.

The Colorado program of Ad Astra is in its inaugural year. The program assistant will have the opportunity get in on the ground floor and be involved with all aspects of design and implementation. The program is an outgrowth of the highly successful, international Ad Astra Academy that has been run in some of the most underserved regions of the world. See for more information.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  1. Adapt existing materials and developing new curriculum materials;
  2. Work with CU faculty to develop a capstone project;
  3. Oversee undergraduate volunteers to test curriculum;
  4. Help with three weekend programs in Spring 2022; and
  5. Collect metrics that will be used to assess program success.
More information on Ad Astra Colorado can be found here:

What You Should Know

We are looking to fill the position for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters.

What We Can Offer

Compensation for this position will be $19.00 per hour.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require

  • Our ideal candidate will have completed coursework in the areas of STEM or education, and has a desire to work with middle and high school students.
  • We are looking for a highly organized and motivated student who is proficient in Microsoft Word and Power Point.

What We Would Like You To Have

Desired, but not required, skills also include previous outreach or education experience and demonstration of leadership and/or management skills.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

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