Desert Studies Center Research and Education Coordinator
Thursday, December 06, 2018 03:09 PM

Title:     Desert Studies Center Research and Education Coordinator

Classification:     Admin Analyst/Specialist Exempt II

Work schedule:     Full-time, schedule varies depending on need

Closing date:     January 10, 2019


The California State University Desert Studies Consortium seeks a highly qualified individual to serve as Desert Study Center Research and Education Coordinator.  The R & E Coordinator oversees day-to-day planning, management and execution of academic programs at the Soda Springs Desert Studies Center (DSC) field station located at Zzyzx, CA. The successful candidate will be accountable for short- and long-term academic goals at the DSC, including those developed as partnerships or networks with other agencies and organizations (e.g., Mojave National Preserve).  Responsibilities of the position include: grant-writing and fundraising to support DSC research and education programs, development and teaching of desert-related courses (e.g., extension, intersession classes) using student-centered teaching practices, instructional support of classes from other institutions at the DSC, development of a DSC-based research program in one's specialty that includes student participation, and assistance with many operational needs of this remote field station.

The position is based at the DSC, which is located within the Mojave National Preserve at Zzyzx, California. The DSC is operated by the California State University (CSU) system and governed by the California Desert Studies Consortium (CDSC), which is an academic collaboration among seven CSU campuses: Dominguez Hills, Fullerton (host campus), Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge, Pomona and San Bernardino. The mission of the CDSC is to encourage the understanding of, and appreciation for, the California deserts by developing student academic skills and public awareness through instruction, research and special programs.

The DSC serves >2500 users annually for classes and other academic activities. The highly variable work schedule and remote location of the DSC often requires being on call outside normal business hours and regular off-site travel for procurement and meetings.  Long-term housing at the DSC and business-related vehicle use are provided by the CDSC.

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