ARIS maintains an updated listing of employment opportunities for the impact community.

For more information or to apply, please follow guidelines found in the institution's position link(s).
(Most recent additions are at the top of the list below.)

Communications Specialist
Oregon Sea Grant (Corvallis, OR)

The Communications Specialist is a full-time, 12-month professional faculty member with Oregon Sea Grant’s (OSG) communications team and reports to OSG’s Communications Manager. This position assists OSG leadership and OSG-funded faculty, researchers, Extension agents and scholars – including staff at the Visitor Center at the Hatfield Marine Science Center -– with the development and promotion of communications products that meet their needs and those of their audiences.

This position writes and edits a variety of content for digital and print uses; manages Oregon Sea Grant’s social media; and performs other duties as assigned. This position proactively seeks out news that tells the story and impact of OSG’s work and ultimately aids and expedites OSG’s annual reporting. The successful candidate must be a detail-oriented, initiative-taking wordsmith who can accurately translate complex science into lay terms and make OSG’s publications and other content understandable to a range of audiences, including reporters, fishermen, government officials and coastal residents.

Job type: Full-time
Posted: 01/16/2020 Deadline for applications: 02/13/2020

Research Scientist
BSCS Science Learning (Colorado Springs, CO)

Research Scientist is a position of substantial professional responsibility at BSCS. Research scientists participate in one or more of the following, depending on their areas of expertise and available project funding: designing research studies, developing and validating research instruments, collecting and analyzing data, using research findings to improve programs. While research scientists take responsibility for their own tasks, they also work collaboratively with others. Collaborative work frequently involves colleagues from BSCS and from other organizations. Often research scientists take on different roles across multiple projects, including participation in the development of instructional materials and teacher professional learning.

Job type: Full-time

Required qualifications: A master’s degree in science education or a related field and a minimum of three years of experience in educational research are required. See full job announcement for full list of required qualifications.

Posted: 01/15/2020 Deadline for applications: 01/27/2020

Penn State Director of Office of Science Outreach
Office of Science Outreach
Penn State University - Eberly College of Science (University Park, PA)

The Penn State Eberly College of Science’s Office of Science Outreach is seeking a creative, dynamic professional who has a passion for science and creating unforgettable science experiences for the public to fill the position of Director. The Director of the Office of Science Outreach reports directly to the Associate Dean of Administration and manages a team of four staff members. Primary responsibilities include: Providing strategic direction and setting goals for college outreach programs; managing a budget of ~$250K; developing, implementing, and managing outreach program offerings and broader impact initiatives in collaboration with faculty and partnering units; interpreting and administering outreach policies and procedures and conducting analyses; and supervising, hiring, and training full-time, part-time, and volunteer staff and students.

Job type: Full-time

Required qualifications: Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. The successful candidate will possess exemplary organizational, interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills, and have experience managing budgets, writing grants, and hiring and supervising staff in multiple capacities.

Posted: 01/09/2020 Deadline for applications: 01/22/2020

Counselor/Teaching Assistant
Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM)
Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc. (California or New York)

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM), a project of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc., is seeking undergraduate students or recent graduates to be counselors and teaching assistants for a summer program that gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. During summer 2020, we will run residential programs on college campuses in Upstate New York and Southern California, and day programs in New York City and Los Angeles.

At both programs, you'll create a vibrant social experience for kids who are discovering for the first time that there are other people who like doing mathematics; you'll also be a TA for classes on topics such as number theory, combinatorics, problem solving, and computer science. At our residential program, counselors will also live with the students in the campus dorms. Be a role model and guide for students who are just beginning to set their educational path!

The day programs are in New York City and Los Angeles, and the residential programs are in Upstate New York and Southern California.

Job type: Internship/fellowship

Required qualifications: Counselors must be strong mathematically, be reliable, and take initiative. They should be charismatic and able to help the kids have fun. All counselors must be at least 18 years old by the beginning of the program, and we hire undergraduates and recent graduates.

Posted: 01/08/2020 Deadline for applications: 02/27/2020

Instructor for summer math program for under-served middle schoolers
Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM)
Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc. (California or New York)

This summer, change the lives of underserved students with exceptional potential in math.

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM), a project of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc., is seeking instructors for a program that gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. Faculty teach their own courses to bright middle school students from low-income and historically marginalized communities. Ideal faculty candidates include college or university professors with strong teaching backgrounds, and middle or high school teachers with strong mathematics backgrounds. Junior faculty positions are also available for graduate students and early career teachers, and we encourage applications from other professionals with an interest in math education.

During summer 2020, we will run residential programs at college campus in upstate New York and Southern California, and day programs in New York City and Los Angeles.

Residential Program (BEAM Summer Away):
Compensation: $5,000 for four weeks (or $3,300 for junior faculty such as graduate students or early-career teachers), plus room, board, and a transportation stipend. Location: Bard College and Union College, both located a few hours out of NYC, and Harvey Mudd College in Southern California. Our students, all from low-income and historically marginalized communities in New York City and Los Angeles, will be discovering a new environment in these idyllic settings.
For more information and the application, contact us at [email protected] or visit our website at

Qualifications: Ideal faculty candidates include college or university professors with strong teaching backgrounds, and middle or high school teachers with strong mathematics backgrounds. Junior faculty positions are also available for graduate students and early career teachers, and we encourage applications from other professionals with an interest in math education.

Job type: Temporary internship/fellowship
Posted: 01/08/2020 Deadline for applications: 03/09/2020

Communication Coordinator (PDF)
Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE)
Association of Science and Technology Centers

The CAISE Communications Coordinator is primarily responsible for using industry best practices to develop and operationalize an external communications plan for CAISE, with a focus on digital marketing, and with oversight from the Senior Manager of Community. Responsibilities include communications and digital marketing strategy, management, and implementation (50%), content and product development (45%), and other duties as required (5%). Periodic travel (2-3 times per year) may be required.

Required qualifications

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in a communications or digital marketing role, planning, writing, editing, and producing communications on a variety of platforms. Part-time and/or unpaid experience will be considered and may include internships, volunteer work, and coursework.
  • Experience with developing a variety of digital content -- web pages, social media posts, blog posts -- attuned to appropriate audiences.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to convey messages through clear and concise writing.
  • Demonstrated experience in digital marketing, especially email and content marketing, e.g. Pay Per Click (PPC), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and implementing A/B testing.
Deadline for applications: 01/17/2020

Assistant Director of STEM (Word doc)
Program in Teacher Preparation
Princeton University

Princeton University is seeking an Assistant Director of STEM for the Program in Teacher Preparation. This individual will 1) serve as lead lecturer for courses, advise and supervise students in the areas of math and science, assist with organizing recruitment activities for STEM and diverse teaching candidates; 2) create professional opportunities for alumni, mentor alumni and current students, maintain the alumni network and data; 3) create and develop education programs that support University faculty research grants, conduct research to inform the Program and satisfy requirements for national accreditation, develop and lead projects to advance knowledge about current science and education research and scholarship. A doctorate, four years of relevant experience and a background in STEM at the K-12 level is required.

Inclusion and Diversity Program Manager
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC)
Stanford University

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) is hiring an Inclusion and Diversity Program Manager. SLAC develops and operates some of the world’s premier science facilities, attracting teams of researchers who investigate some of the most exciting and important problems facing our society, in areas such as clean energy, environmental science, biomedicine, and advanced materials. Our laboratory is one of 17 Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories. Operated by Stanford University on behalf of the DOE, SLAC has been creating the future since its establishment in 1962. Reporting to the HR Director, this position is responsible for supporting, embedding, and building upon SLAC’s inclusion and diversity strategy in three critical areas: respectful and inclusive environment, targeted diversity outreach and development, and cultural change. Additional info: Inclusion and Diversity Program Manager

Manager of Community Affairs
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
San Francisco Bay area

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is hiring a Manager of Community Affairs to lead the execution of public outreach and community relations in the San Francisco Bay Area. This role is a heavily outward facing and highly strategic role, joining a team of dynamic and passionate changemakers. You should share our vision for bottom-up, community-informed philanthropy and have the ability to persuasively express that vision with residents, elected officials, local businesses, and other stakeholders. You should also build knowledge of existing programming and focus areas and identify ways in which they can be leveraged and/or supported through community affairs work. You will represent CZI, its values and its mission on a local level. You will be an instrumental member of the team in building CZI’s presence locally. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who can lead independently.

Climate Change and Ecosystem Ecology Science Fellow
National Resources Defense Council
San Francisco

The National Resources Defense Council, based in San Francisco, is seeking a Climate Change and Ecosystem Ecology Science Fellow for a full time, two-year post-doctoral Fellowship. The Fellow will provide subject matter expertise and conduct multidisciplinary research and analysis on land-based carbon sequestration and ecosystem functioning within the context of climate change.

Chief Diversity Officer
University of Colorado

The University of Colorado (CU) invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the inaugural position of Chief Diversity Officer (CDO). Based in Denver, CU is a university system that consists of four research campuses. CU defines diversity broadly and seeks candidates who have strong project management experience and demonstrated experience of impacting and improving organizational culture. Candidates who have experience facilitating nuanced conversations around diversity issues and the First Amendment are highly desired.
Deadline for applications: 01/03/2020

Research and Policy Analyst
Los Angeles

Earthjustice, based in Los Angeles, is hiring a Research and Policy Analyst supports the CA Regional Office’s programmatic focus on air pollution and clean energy issues in California by: developing the factual basis for lawsuits, writing and editing comment letters and other advocacy documents, representing Earthjustice in advocacy work with government decision makers, and developing and maintaining relationships with clients and other partners. The individual will work in close coordination with the team in California working on clean air and clean energy issues.

Assistant Director, Multicultural Programs/LGBTQ and Student Services
Missouri State University

Missouri State University is hiring an Assistant Director, Multicultural Programs/LGBTQ and Student Services. Responsibilities: This position supports the Director, Multicultural Programs in creating a more diverse campus and developing retention strategies for underrepresented students. Responsibilities include assessing student needs and developing programs and services regarding sexual orientation, gender identity, and students from underrepresented populations.

Research Associate
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas at Austin is currently recruiting for a Research Associate to join the Expanding Pathways in Computing (EPIC) STEM Evaluation Services to design and conduct quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation for a variety of EPIC projects, research grants, and contracted evaluation services. TACC is one of the leading supercomputing centers in the world, supporting advances in computational research by thousands of researchers and students.

Two-year visiting assistant professors
Davidson College Biology Department

The Davidson College Biology Department invites applications for three two-year visiting assistant professors to teach Genetics, Biochemistry or Microbiology, beginning July 1, 2020. Davidson College is a highly selective, residential, four-year liberal arts college, located 20 miles from Charlotte, N.C. that is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

Graduate Internships
National Science Foundation’s Mathematical Sciences
Internship location

The National Science Foundation’s Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship program is seeking applicants for a 10-week opportunity to apply advanced mathematical and statistical techniques to real-world problems. Internships take place at federal national laboratories and research facilities. Stipends and allowances will be provided. U.S. citizenship is not required. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time graduate students at an accredited U.S. college pursuing a doctoral degree in mathematics, statistics or applied mathematics. First year doctoral students are eligible to apply.
Deadline for applications: 01/13/2020

Position still open:

Curriculum and Instruction Manager
Oakland or NYC

AI4ALL is hiring a Curriculum and Instruction Manager. AI4ALL is a non-profit based in Oakland, CA that opens doors to the artificial intelligence industry for underrepresented talent through education and mentorship. We are looking for individuals who have experience with curriculum design, teaching, and technical content. This is an exciting opportunity to support a new initiative at a rapidly growing and well-funded organization that’s making a big impact!