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Job Opening: Summer Education Program Coordinator, Maine

The Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI) is seeking an experienced educator with strong communication, teaching, mentoring, and naturalist skills to fill the position of Summer Education Program Coordinator at the MERI Center for Marine Studies in Blue Hill, Maine.  MERI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the marine environment and human health through research and education. Current initiatives include ecotoxicological research on levels and effects of environmental pollutants in marine mammals (primarily pinnipeds) in the Gulf of Maine and along the mid-Atlantic coast, and coastal monitoring, outreach, and education/eco-tourism programs in mid-coast Maine.  Located in the mid-coast region of Maine, MERI offers a diverse range of education programs to promote awareness and stewardship of marine life and the ocean habitat.  Programs include naturalist-guided Eco-Cruises and children’s programs , Junior Intern Program for teens, Marine Education Internship for college age students, ocean lectures and events. For more information, visit our website: www.meriresearch.org.

Job Opening: Summer Education Program Coordinator, Maine

The Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI) is seeking an experienced educator with strong communication, teaching, mentoring, and naturalist skills to fill the position of Summer Education Program Coordinator at the MERI Center for Marine Studies in Blue Hill, Maine.  MERI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the marine environment and human health through research and education. Current initiatives include ecotoxicological research on levels and effects of environmental pollutants in marine mammals (primarily pinnipeds) in the Gulf of Maine and along the mid-Atlantic coast, and coastal monitoring, outreach, and education/eco-tourism programs in mid-coast Maine.  Located in the mid-coast region of Maine, MERI offers a diverse range of education programs to promote awareness and stewardship of marine life and the ocean habitat.  Programs include naturalist-guided Eco-Cruises and children’s programs , Junior Intern Program for teens, Marine Education Internship for college age students, ocean lectures and events. For more information, visit our website: www.meriresearch.org.

Job Opportunity: Project Operations Director, Maine

Project Operations Director for the Maine Physical Sciences Partnership

Maine Center for Research in STEM Education, The University of Maine, Orono, Maine

The Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE) at the University of Maine invites applications for the position of Project Operations Director for the Maine Physical Sciences Partnership, an innovative, multi-million dollar, research and development effort funded by the National Science Foundation for five years.  The Maine Physical Sciences Partnership brings together University of Maine faculty, staff and students, approximately 50 Maine schools, and Maine non-profits involved in STEM education to target the improvement of teaching and learning of physical sciences in grades 6-9 and the recruitment, preparation and retention of science and mathematics teachers.  More information about the Maine Physical Sciences Partnership can be found at www.umaine.edu/mainepsp/. The full job description can be found at http://jobs.umaine.edu

Job Opportunity: Education Coordinator, Rhode Island

The Narragansett Bay NERR is seeking qualified candidates to fill the Education Coordinator (EC) position at our Reserve. Please pass along this announcement to anyone who might be interested. The application deadline is 4/22/11. Any additional questions should be directed to Bob Stankelis, Manager NBNERR at Bob.stankelis@dem.ri.gov, or by telephone at                         401-683-7365 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 401-683-7365 end_of_the_skype_highlighting .

Job Opening:Education Specialist, Oregon

The Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Education Department is seeking an energetic and highly-creative person for the position of Education Specialist. The primary responsibilities of the ES II will include the development and implementation of education outreach programs to schools both locally and statewide; the development of summer programs for children; and the facilitation of live animal encounters. The position will require the individual to keep and maintain schedules, meet deadlines and efficiently manage resources including adult volunteers. Excellent organizational and time-management skills are a must. A bachelor’s degree and experience in the areas of informal education, ocean studies and marine conservation preferred. This is a permanent, fulltime position.   Send resume and cover letter (in PDF or Word format) to education@aquarium.org no later than March 4, 2011.  No phone calls, please.

Job Opportunity: Part Time Education Intern, Massachusetts

The Ocean Explorium at New Bedford Seaport is hiring part-time education staff (educator/intern) to work with our public and school programming. Specific job details, requirements and qualifications are listed on our website.  If interested, please check the website: oceanexplorium.org under the employment tab.

Abbey Spargo, Education Programs Coordinator

aspargo@oceanexplorium.org

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