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Part-Time Project Assistant for World Parks Academy, Eppley Institute on Parks and Public Lands at Indiana University

Part-Time Project Assistant for World Parks Academy, Eppley Institute on Parks and Public Lands

Indiana University Bloomington, IN Part-Time
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Department Information

The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC) is one of only 67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The Institute conducts research and training through seven Centers: Early Childhood Center, Center on Education and Lifelong Learning, Center on Community Living and Careers, Center for Health Equity, Indiana Resource Center on Autism, Center for Collaborative Systems Change, and the Eppley Institute on Parks and Public Lands.

The Eppley Institute is Indiana University's highly regarded unit that serves agencies and organizations engaged in park, recreation, and public land management in the U.S. and across the globe. The Institute is unique and houses different programs including the World Parks Academy, a program to build capacity of individuals and organizations managing parks, recreation services and public lands around the world. Eppley's programs assist organizations with training and development, planning and operations, and research and analysis, as well as managing parks, recreation, and public lands. Eppley is also the premier provider of online training and education courses for practicing and aspiring park professionals seeking to advance their capabilities and their careers. With close to 30 years serving federal, state, local, and non-profit organizations that provide quality of life services, Eppley has assisted and trained thousands of practicing and aspiring park professionals annually.

As the leading Institute of its type in the nation, Eppley performs a wide variety of services and manages platforms as found here.

The World Parks Academy originated at the Eppley Institute and works in collaboration with the World Urban Parks (WUP) organization and other national-international organizations, to jointly implement training and development program for international and national audiences. The Eppley Institute WPA also provides virtual training, and support for national organizations engaging in the parks profession while administering professional credentialing/certification and accreditation program in conjunction with the World Urban Parks.

Job Summary

  • Support, prepare for, and attend the World Parks Academy (WPA) Advisory Board meetings, including creation of agendas and meeting minutes.
  • Coordinate training to include webinar and MOU based training initiatives of the WPA.
  • Monitor WPA Gmail account on a daily basis; correspond with individuals via IU Outlook as needed.
  • Process certification applications for the CPP and CPP-I (Certified Park Professional) including assessment administration and certificates.
  • Work with Eppley Institute staff to update the WPA website on a regular basis.
  • Assist with marketing materials such as blogs, creating e-newsletters, and other publications.
  • Assist Institute staff in the creation of a webinar-based training.
  • Perform background research and analysis to support other Institute projects.
  • Contribute to Eppley Institute's highly active collaborative team environment which is a diverse group of employees, graduate students, contractors and partners.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or GED.

Experience writing and contributing to multiple projects in diverse cross-functional teams that include project partners. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Excellent project completion and writing skills. Demonstrated ability to become proficient with virtual project work via web conferencing. Experience working in a team environment and the ability to act as a liaison between outside partners and program managers. Interest in, and/or experience in international governance, quality of life, and/or environmental related programs.

Working Conditions / Demands

Equipment utilized: computer, printer, large color printer, scanner, telephone.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Job Classification

Salary Plan: HR

Salary Grade: HR

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Temporary Hourly

Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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