DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WASHINGTON 20009. The Association of American Geographers has a position available for immediate placement at the AAGâ€™s Washington, D.C. office.
Careers in Geography Project Coordinator.
We seek an individual with strong research and Web/graphic design skills to develop a Careers in Geography database and associated set of outreach materials for schools and departments. Partial funding for this position comes from the Geography Education National Implementation Project (GENIP).
The successful applicant will be able to design and analyze detailed surveys and interviews to identify potential and actual career trends, patterns, and opportunities for individuals with 2-year, 4-year, and graduate degrees in geography. This information will be used to construct a statistical database that will be accessible through the Web. The Careers in Geography website will serve many purposes:
1) as a careers advising resource for parents, schools, and departments,
2) as a careers planning resource for middle school, high school, and college students,
3) as a recruiting and outreach tool for geography programs, and
4) as a reference for the public, government agencies, and private industry. Related publications will be produced in a variety of media formats, including CD, print, and online.
The project coordinator will serve as the AAGâ€™s point-person on jobs and careers and will constructively engage the media, private organizations, and federal agencies to communicate the value of geography in the modern workforce. A highly-qualified candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree, preferably in geography; possess strong graphic and written communication skills; be experienced in quantitative and qualitative research; and have strong interpersonal skills. Desirable computer skills include proficiency with database, Web, and graphic software. Salary is commensurate with experience.
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