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

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, or mail to Lawrence Hall of Science, MARE program, Berkeley, CA 94720-5200

Job Opening: LiMPETS Program Coordinator, California

The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History is seeking a Program Coordinator to launch a six-month pilot of the Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students (LiMPETS.) Upon completion of the pilot, the program will be evaluated for continued operations as either a part-time or full-time position. Depending on that evaluation, the ideal candidate would be able to commit to employment for multiple years. Position compensation is commiserate with experience, with a part-time salary range of $25,000 – $35,000.

LiMPETS is a monitoring program that involves teacher, students, and local communities, as citizen scientists in a network of long-term data collection of the sand beach and rocky intertidal communities to establish a baseline. These citizen scientists gain knowledge about observing nature and doing science, as well as an appreciation about how data that can document changes and be used to protect our local marine ecosystems are gathered. Through this monitoring, these citizen scientists are establishing a web-linked baseline from which we can better address current and future impacts. The program, Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students, or simply the LiMPETS network, connect teachers, students, and the community to the ocean, involves them directly in a real scientific endeavor, and increases their awareness of, and interest in, the marine environment and scientific processes. The vision of the LiMPETS network is to be recognized and respected as one of the nation’s premier student-based citizen science programs.

The LiMPETS network provides authentic, hands-on coastal monitoring experiences that empower teachers, students, and the community to conduct real science and become ocean stewards. Teachers participate in professional development to gain the necessary skills and confidence to engage their students in meaningful monitoring activities in the field. Approximately 3,500 teachers and students along the coast of California are already collecting data from rocky intertidal and sandy beach habitats as part of the LiMPETS network in our national marine sanctuaries.

Interested candidates should email or mail their resumes to:

Lori Mannel, Executive Director, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

165 Forest Avenue

Pacific Grove, CA 93950

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