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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to Lawrence Hall of Science, MARE program, Berkeley, CA 94720-5200