Program Specialist – Educational Outreach

Payroll Title: UCP VII
Class Code: 0745-9087
Job Family: EDU
FLSA Code: E
Score: 550


Under the direction of responsible professional or faculty member, provides educational information to the general public and trains staff in the effective delivery of such information, in a field of specialization, requiring an advanced understanding of the subject matter and its practical application.


  1. Participates in the planning, development, design, implementation and evaluation of activities to achieve educational objectives.
  2. Conducts background studies, collects necessary data and prepares reports for the purpose of evaluating effectiveness of educational activities.
  3. Serves as a subject matter resource for field staff and the general public; interprets and provides up-to-date educational information requiring an advanced knowledge in area of specialization.
  4. Develops topics, writes news releases and prepares mass media messages for dissemination state-wide, designed to communicate and interpret educational information to the general public.
  5. Is responsible for the successful completion of individual projects.
  6. Conducts workshops and seminars to instruct, inform and/or train paraprofessional, field staff and community groups in the area of specialization.
  7. Develops educational materials, teaching aids and lesson plans for use by field staff in communicating information to the general public.
  8. Performs various administrative duties as required.
  9. May assist in advising students regarding course selection and developing independent studies.
  10. Reviews and evaluates literature and educational materials for potential use in communicating educational information to the public.
  11. Plans, develops and implements methods and techniques of informing/educating the public, in coordination with other professional/field staff and faculty.
  12. Serves as a resource to students and other professional staff regarding the techniques of effective public education
  13. Participates in the planning, development and implementation of grant proposals and/or educational programs.
  14. Participates in departmental committees/activities and works in cooperation with local, State, and regional agencies on programs and projects within subject matter area, which may include representing the University as a liaison to such agencies or committees.
  15. Performs related duties as required.


  1. Master’s degree in academic discipline appropriate to the field of specialization.
  2. Three to five years professional experience related to program specialization.
  3. Excellent written and oral communication skills
  4. Ability to plan, conduct and evaluate training methods.

Date Created: 6/28/85