Education, Outreach, and Broader Impacts Manager

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Publish Date: 
Friday, March 11, 2022
Archive Date: 
Friday, July 1, 2022
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TMT International Observatory LLC
United States of America
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Job Summary
Reporting to TMT Project Manager and his delegees, the person in this position will work closely with U.S. Extremely Large Telescope Program (USELTP) and National Optical Infra Red Laboratory (NOIRLab) and Maunakea Observatories, plan and execute TMT’s Education, Outreach, and Broader Impacts (EOBI) initiatives with the National Science Foundation (NSF). Responsibilities include the evaluation and recommendation of activities to TMT Management for the creation of EOBI plan and the execution of those activities.

Job Duties

  • Strategize and develop an integrated EOBI plan consistent with applicable NSF policies in partnership with indigenous community and community-based astronomy.
  • Plan EOBI activities commensurate with the overall objectives of the TMT Project Management, the MaunaKea Observatories (MKO) master lease requirements, and applicable TIO sublease obligations.
  • Tailor the TMT Broader Impacts (BI) program to the Hawaiian community, and describe how the BI will benefit society and contribute to the achievement of specific, desired societal outcomes.
  • Develop the EOBI budget, schedule workforce and resource plan to accomplish the proposed activities, including a mechanism to assess success.
  • Build the EOBI team, execute the EOBI plan, oversee EOBI contracts, and report status regularly to the TMT project, TIO Board and the Hawaiian Engagement Committee.
  • Provide inputs to the relative sections of the Project Execution Plan, and to various NSF proposals.
  • Present EOBI plans and status updates at reviews such as NSF Preliminary Design Review (PDR), NSF Final Design Review (FDR) and interim reviews.
  • Prepare monthly earned value (EV) report on EOBI and participate in Project EV reviews.
  • Collaborate with the Project core leadership team on DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) planning and initiatives.

Key Attributes

  • Excellent listening skills, oral and written communication skills, and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated abilities to convey empathy, respect, understanding and willingness to learn, and to conduct face-to-face exchange of thoughts, ideas, feelings and emotions with opposing perspectives
  • Demonstrated depth and breadth of knowledge in STEM education, and in indigenous culture, science, history, people and environment
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, adept at converting strategic direction from project management into action
  • Strong willingness and ability to work as an effective member of the TIO team.
  • Adaptive to change
  • Leadership experience managing a small team and managing subcontracts

Minimum Requirements
A Bachelor Degree with at least 10 years management experience in STEM education and public outreach, or engagement with indigenous communities in Hawai’i or elsewhere.


TMT offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including impressive retirement plans. If you are interested in applying for employment with TMT, please apply online. 

TMT is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Fengchuan Liu
Project Manager
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