Careers at SARSEF: Open Positions

Come be a part of the team that is creating the next generation of critical thinkers and problem solvers through science and engineering!

SARSEF is currently hiring for two positions:

Grant Writer

Programs Liaison

 

Job Title:  Grant Writer

Reports to: COO

Status: Full Time, Exempt

Job Summary

With SARSEF, every Arizona student has the opportunity to discover their potential as a scientist or engineer solving problems big and small. SARSEF uses a comprehensive programming model that supports students, teachers, and families so that students can think critically and solve problems through science and engineering. We couldn’t do it without the support of grants we receive.

As SARSEF’s Grant Writer, you will manage our grant process and write all of our grants and reports as a key member of our development team. While SARSEF has an established grant calendar, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to make it their own and vet new prospects to add to the calendar.

We are looking for applicants with advanced experience in grant writing and a proven track record for success in winning grants.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage and maintain the SARSEF grant calendar to ensure deadlines are met
  • Collaborate with other staff members to gather all materials needed for a grant
  • Ensure accuracy in project descriptions and proposed budgets
  • Maintain correspondence with grantmaking organizations
  • Write all SARSEF grants
  • Track grant progress before and after grants are submitted
  • Write reports to funders on the results of successful grants
  • Seek out and vet new grant prospects

Compensation

The starting salary of this position is $58,000- 63,000 with potential for higher through tenure and performance. Position includes employer-paid health, dental and vision insurance, generous paid time off, and paid holidays.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to director@sarsef.org. In your cover letter, please include relevant background on previous grant writing experience including metrics on your grant success rate. Applicants invited to the second round of selection will be asked for a writing sample from previous grant work.

It is our policy to prohibit any employment practice influenced or affected by an employee’s race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion/creed, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, familial status, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law. This provision governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

 

Job Title: Programs Liaison

Reports to: Office Manager

Status: Full Time, Exempt

Job Summary

With SARSEF, every Arizona student has the opportunity to discover their potential as a scientist or engineer solving problems big and small. SARSEF uses a comprehensive programming model that supports students, teachers, and families so that students can think critically and solve problems through science and engineering. We couldn’t do it without the work of our programs team.

As SARSEF’s Programs Liaison, you will take lead on the administrative tasks associated with our programs and interact with the public to respond to general and program inquiries.

We are looking for applicants with excellent organization and communication skills as well as a high comfort level with technology. The successful applicant will be asked to act quickly under pressure and maintain excellent customer service in all public interactions. An interest in supporting opportunities for pre-K through high school students to engage in quality science and engineering education is key. Fluency in Spanish is preferred.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage program scheduling
  • Assist the public with general SARSEF inquiries by phone, email, and in-person once the office re-opens
  • Support schools (students, parents, teachers) participating in SARSEF programs, including the SARSEF Science and Engineering Fair
  • Manage day-to-day communications and administrative tasks for SARSEF programs with an emphasis on In-School Programs, Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, STAR Labs, and Racing the Sun. For more information about these programs, visit https://sarsef.org/programs/.
    • Tasks include: updating and collecting forms, organizing materials for programming, answering general emails, following up with program stakeholders to ensure progress on active projects, and ordering/delivery of supplies.

Compensation

The starting salary of this position is $36,000 – $40,000 with potential for higher through tenure and performance. Position includes employer-paid health, dental and vision insurance, generous paid time off, and paid holidays.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to director@sarsef.org. In your cover letter, please include relevant background on how you stay organized. Applicants invited to the second round of selection will be asked to participate in a mock phone inquiry with a SARSEF stakeholder.

It is our policy to prohibit any employment practice influenced or affected by an employee’s race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion/creed, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, familial status, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law. This provision governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

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