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Research Coordinator

Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver, CO 80206
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Job Summary: Under general supervision, this position provides project coordination support for the Research & Conservation department and performs a full range of administrative tasks. The Research Coordinator assists with tracking budgets, grant reporting, room scheduling and is the main liaison with other Gardens departments. The Coordinator works closely with Marketing and Public Relations staff to produce written content related to the work of the Research & Conservation department. Additionally, this individual is the internal face of the department and must have strong customer service skills, but frequently works independently on assigned projects requiring strong time management skills, ability to handle multiple and changing priorities and being detail oriented.

Career Type: Full-time

Compensation: $17.25 per hour

Education/Experience: High school diploma and a minimum two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated strong proficiency with standard office equipment and software including Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, Outlook, Word) and Microsoft Outlook. Experience with Blackbaud accounting software a plus. Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken; and excellent human relations skills required. Must be able to manage multiple and changing priorities, be organized and detail oriented. Must have track record of sound judgment and decision-making in an administrative setting. Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information. Enthusiasm for communicating science to various audiences a plus. Fluency in Spanish and English is desirable. Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's license and acceptable driving record.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Provide outstanding customer service to staff, volunteers and visitors of the department including, but not limited to, phone, in-person, written, verbal and electronic communication.
  • Answer basic inquiries and give tours to drop-in visitors when needed.
  • Support department projects by working closely with staff, assisting in managing timelines, task completion, deadlines and communication including but not limited to organizing meetings and taking minutes and arranging all aspects, as requested, of travel related to projects and conferences.
  • Create and collaborate on written content and public-facing documents to share departmental projects and accomplishments. Develop content for marketing and public relations.
  • Coordinate maintenance of the Field Vehicle and uses City facilities to wash and gas the vehicle when needed.
  • Foster relationships among and liaise with all Gardens departments to share relevant department updates and be knowledgeable of Gardens policies, procedures, projects and programs. Assist in cross-departmental projects.
  • Manage department accounts and project budgets daily. Generate monthly and ad hoc reports. Take initiative to resolve accounting errors.
  • Manage grant budgets, invoicing and reporting details.
  • Manage volunteer onboarding for the department, including updating the department's volunteer website. Develop creative ideas to support and celebrate volunteers' contributions.
  • Conducts lab orientation and safety training. Maintains Standard Operating Procedures and Chemical Hygiene Plan updates.

Other Job Duties:

  • Maintain office and laboratory inventory, equipment and cleanliness, and coordinate maintenance, repairs when necessary.
  • Maintain up-to-date departmental policies and procedures.
  • Maintains a current inventory of supplies in all storage cabinets and orders additional supplies as needed.
  • Works with all departments to assure highest quality experience for all Gardens visitors and research collaborators.
  • Maintains satisfactory working relationships with managers, co-workers and others.
  • Maintains a positive, helpful and solution-oriented demeanor when responding to or serving members and visitors.
  • Performs other duties as requested by management.

Benefits: Major benefits include choice of medical plans, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and daycare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Healthcare Spending Account (HSA) ; a generous retirement plan plus paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick time and access to personal lines of insurance. Additional benefits include short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), an ECO pass and a complimentary Denver Botanic Gardens membership, access to Gardens education classes and summer concert tickets.

Posted: 2021-02-02 Expires: 2021-03-05

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