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Science and Youth Outreach Student Coordinator

Metro State University
Lilydale, MN
Closing date
May 10, 2024

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Partnerships & Outreach
Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Major job duties

Primary Responsibilities
  • Work with First Saturday Science Student Coordinator to co-create activities for First Saturday Science program (FSS).
  • Help create fun hands-on science activities for the FSS program (October through June).
  • Coordinate video and media for book readings, scientist interviews and live streaming FSS activities.
  • Create flyers and promotional items for FSS using Canva (Use Metro State brand colors and logo).
  • Help with the recruitment of STEM student volunteers.
  • Collect and maintain survey data for the FSS program.
  • Work with the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship Youth Outreach Coordinator with Friday Youth Campus Visit.
  • Lead STEM workshops or help introduce STEM related careers for youth campus visits.
  • Chaperone during Friday Youth Campus Visit.
  • Promote First Saturday Science (bring flyer for student folders).
  • Participate in Student Panel and share your college Journey and career goals with K-12 Youth.

Qualifications and experience

Job Qualifications
  • Ability to work effectively with K-college students, staff, and faculty.
  • Ability to work independently, as a team member, and with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to provide leadership to youth and college students.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to react quickly in emergency situations.
  • Ability to create and maintain computerized records.
  • Must be able to work Friday daytime hours (9am-2pm), the First Saturday of every month (October through June) Noon to 2pm, and flexible hours Monday through Thursday.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with youth, volunteering at local schools, after school programs, and tutoring experience preferred but not required.
  • Experience working in team environment.
  • Experience working with YouTube live streaming, video editing and media creation.
  • Life Science Teaching, STEM or Education majors preferred.

To apply

Submit your resume and a list of days and times of the week you are available to work via email to

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