Job Opening: Associate Specialist, CA

MARE (Marine Activities, Resources & Education) at the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley is hiring for an Associate Specialist.

Title: Associate Specialist  I – IV/ Salary Range: $48,372 – $58,224

Duties and Responsibilities: MARE (Marine Activities, Resources & Education) at Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley is a K-16 & informal ocean sciences education program and leads a Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE–California) involved in an array of initiatives nationwide.  The associate specialist provides science and science education expertise and plays a significant role in multiple grant-funded and ongoing projects. Duties include: co-manage and co-implement an NSF-funded ocean sciences research program for high school students, and a middle school ocean sciences field trip program; conduct teacher professional development Summer Institutes and academic year workshops; provide coaching and model teaching of the inquiry-based MARE science lessons during Ocean Immersion events in schools; develop web content/tools; co-write proposals and journal articles; make presentations at conferences. Additional descriptions of programs and position may be found at www.lawrencehallofscience.org/mare.

Qualifications: MA or MS in ocean sciences or related field or equivalent and 5 to 10 years of relevant experience; knowledge of ocean sciences; teaching credential or equivalent experience working with diverse audiences; knowledge of current pedagogical approaches in science education; experience in formal and informal science education settings including leading marine science, inquiry-based activities in K-8 classrooms with students and in informal science centers with visitors and classes on field trips; experience leading inquiry-based marine science field experiences with K-12 students and teachers; experience providing teacher professional development using exemplary education strategies and pedagogy; knowledge of educational research, equity issues and inclusion approaches; superb communication/writing skills; ability to work independently and in project teams; attention to detail; facility with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Preferred: grant and curriculum writing experience, project management experience, bilingual, especially Spanish.  Background check may be required.

Approximate Starting Date:   May 1, 2011

Total Duration of Appointment:   One year from the starting date; yearly appt renewed based on funding and performance

Application Deadline:      March 3, 2011

Apply To:               Send resume to weisse@berkeley.edu, or mail to Lawrence Hall of Science, MARE program, Berkeley, CA 94720-5200

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