GFO Communications and Marketing Coordinator

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Colorado School of Mines

Communications and Marketing Coordinator/Project Specialist

The Colorado School of Mines seeks a Marketing and Communications Coordinator and/or Project Specialist to work on two closely related efforts at Mines: 1. Teach@Mines, which is a program that offers pathways to become a teacher through either a minor, a major, or a master’s degree; and 2. A national effort called Get the Facts Out: Repairing the Reputation of the Teaching Profession (GFO), which is an innovative partnership led by Mines that includes five national societies, college faculty, and school district personnel who are all working to recruit more Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics teachers by sharing facts about the benefits of the profession and how it compares to other careers.

Our team is very dynamic, collaborative, reliable, and hard-working. The team works to both support students at Mines who are interested in exploring the teaching profession as well as supporting other faculty across the country who work with prospective STEM teachers.  The Get the Facts Out efforts include

  • Supporting the nearly 300 GFO Champions via our website, blog, webinars, a listserv, email newsletter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
  • Compilation of local teacher salary data, retirement benefits, and housing costs for each champion.
  • Collecting and analyzing survey data from both faculty and students at over 50 colleges/universities.
  • Development and testing of teacher recruitment resources
  • Presentations at various local and national venues sharing GFO resources and/or research results.
  • Publication of research papers describing our findings

Minimum Qualifications:

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

  • K-12 Teaching Experience
  • Photography experience

Job Responsibilities (training and support will be provided as needed):


  • Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado

Full or Part time:

  • This position can be between 25 – 40 hours per week.  This will be negotiated as part of the hiring process.


  • $22.50 -$25 per hour
  • Benefits: Mines benefits include health and dental insurance for the whole family (20-39 hrs/wk you pay 20%, 40 hrs/wk you pay $0.00), 12% matching retirement contribution, and 20 days of vacation per year.

Employer Description:

Located in Golden, nestled in the foothills of the Rockies, located on the west side of the Denver Metro area and 21 miles south of Boulder, Mines has enrollment of over 5000 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and applied science. Annual research funding exceeds $60M. The Department of Physics is housed in the new CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering building, which is at the center of campus and has several new classrooms designed for interactive and innovative teaching techniques.

Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:


To apply for the position please submit:

1. Cover letter that describes how you meet the qualifications described above, your level of interest in the various possible tasks and responsibilities listed above, and finally please share why you are interested in joining the group. Additionally, please include a section with specific answers to each of the following questions:

A) In what ways do your previous experiences inform your interest in recruiting new science and math teachers?

B) What previous experiences do you have where you have had to manage your time, make decisions, and figure out how to complete a task or project on your own?

C) How do your previous experiences prepare you to work cooperatively and productively with colleagues, students, and supervisors from diverse backgrounds?

D) How comfortable are you doing both high-level tasks where you are in charge of a particular project as well as basic tasks including watering plants and weekly tidying of the student space?

2. Résumé with references listed.

3. Academic Transcripts

Review of Applicants Begins: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Contact Name: 
Wendy Adams
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