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Posted July 27, 2020
Learning Experience Designer
The Alliance for Decision Education
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
Salary Range: $55,000–$85,000; salary is commensurate with experience and negotiable outside this range

Reporting to the Director of Education, the Learning Experience Designer (LED) will manage various initiatives to develop middle and high school-age students’ decision making and critical thinking skills, particularly through programs that will reach students in a number of different out-of-school time settings. The LED will help conceptualize these programs, but it is anticipated that the approaches will include afterschool clubs, learning games, exhibits, and other kinds of highly engaging experiences. The LED will work to build a network of such organizations that will focus on best practices for providing students with informal learning experiences to help them learn to make better decisions. Overall, the work of the LED aims to reach middle and high school-age students attending public, public charter, and private schools, as well as these students’ schools, teachers, parents, and caregivers.

For more information, please visit alliancefordecisioneducation.org/careers/learning-experience-designer.

Posted April 13, 2020
Science Literacy and Engagement Specialist
University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
Salary Range: $75,000-$110,000

The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) at the University of Nebraska seeks qualified candidates with expertise in developing and delivering innovative educational strategies. The successful candidate will engage learners in both formal and non-formal learning environments, resulting in an increased interest in content and cognate careers related to science literacy. Note: 20% of the position is targeted toward formal learning environments.

The position is a nine-month, full-time, tenure-leading or tenured position located in one of the life sciences and/or education units in IANR at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank. Awarding of tenure will depend upon the credentials and experience of the successful applicant.

Recognizing inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, IANR and the life sciences and/or education units are committed to creating learning, research, extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all. We actively encourage applications from, and nominations of, individuals from underrepresented groups.

The successful candidate is expected to seek and establish effective disciplinary and trans-disciplinary collaborations including integration with local stakeholders, extension teams, educational programs, and other partners. Partnering with discipline-based education researchers (DBER) on best practices for innovative and transformative non-formal science education is also expected.

The REQUIRED Qualifications:

A doctoral degree in an agricultural or natural resource science, engineering, education, science education, instructional design, or a closely related field (degree must be completed before employment begins), and evidence of work in a multi-disciplinary team/collaborative environment.

The PREFERRED Qualifications:

Preferences will be given to applicants with one or more of the following: demonstrated experience developing and deploying innovative curricula to enhance science literacy skills among learners; established record of scholarly activity (journal articles; presentations, creative work); demonstrated record of, or potential for, acquiring external funding; and/or work with underserved audiences.

How to Apply:

To view details of the position and create an application, go to employment.unl.edu. Search for position F_200081. Click on “Apply to this job.” Complete the application. Attach 1) a letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job, anticipated contributions, and your experience contributing to inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters; 2) your curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for three professional references (or arrange to have reference letters sent to: ianrvc@unl.edu) Review of applications to begin on May 24, 2020, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Posted February 5, 2020
Director of Education
Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe (TSCW)
Shoreham, New York
Salary Range: $60,000-$70,000

This is a full-time, salaried position. In the capacity of Director of Education, the successful candidate would create program content; build and oversee programming calendars and schedules; manage and evaluate school field trips, classes, workshops, performances, educational outreach for both the local and international community; and play a role in the strategic vision. In addition, the position would serve on TSCW’s Exhibition Team, helping to plan the museum’s future exhibits.

Additional Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare and write mission-based STEAM lesson plans, teaching guides, pre- and post-visit materials, and promotional literature about TSCW’s programs.
  • Collaborate with other technical experts including scientists, mathematicians, and historians to ensure the accuracy of delivered content and programs.
  • Facilitate programs and recruit, schedule, manage, and evaluate volunteer and per-diem educators and performers to present additional programming on-site, off-site, and internationally through virtual educational opportunities.
  • Oversee and execute event logistics to ensure events run smoothly. •Serve as the museum’s primary liaison to the education community.
  • Develop and monitor educational programming for local and international audiences, budget and procure programming supplies, staffing, and materials within budget.
  • Negotiate program-related contracts.
  • Identify potential underwriting opportunities for programming.
  • Complete other tasks and duties as assigned by Chief Operating Officer.

Qualifications:

  • BA or equivalent in appropriate field
  • Two years of experience working in museums and museum education, community engagement
  • Understanding of the formal and informal learning concepts
  • General STEAM-based knowledge
  • Bi-lingual speaker would be a plus

Ability to:

  • Work as a team player in a collaborative environment
  • Problem-solving through consensus
  • Harness learning creativity
  • Communicate clearly with strong written and oral skills
  • Lead and motivate with enthusiasm

To apply:

Inquiries, applications, and nominations should be directed via email only to: Douglas Borge, Chief Operating Officer, dborge@teslasciencecenter.org.

The Tesla Science Center is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.

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