New job opportunity working with the MARE (Marine Activities, Resources & Education) program at UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science. Please see information below.
Salary Range: $62,532 - $76,872
Duties and Responsibilities: The Marine Activities, Resources & Education (MARE) program at the Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley is a K-16 and informal ocean sciences education program and leads the Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence–California (COSEE–California) which is involved in an array of initiatives nationwide. The MARE program in the Center for Leadership in Science Teaching provides marine science education expertise and directs numerous contract and grant-funded programs at LHS. At this time the grant-funded projects include three NSF grants, and one grant each from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Institute for Museum and Library Science (IMLS) and the California Coastal Commission.
The position of Marine Sciences Specialist will perform the following duties: co-teach the Communicating Ocean Sciences for Informal Audiences (COSIA) course for science majors at UC Berkeley; develop, document and implement interactive science presentations for the COSIA course; provide office hours for undergraduate students and guidance as they design original hands–on activities; manage and contribute content for the COS-ROP.net website used by scientists and other institutions in the Communicating Ocean Sciences Network; contribute to the design and implementation of professional development workshops for K-12 teachers, college and university faculty, and informal science educators focused on marine sciences content and pedagogy; develop and present webinars for scientists and science educators for the Communicating Ocean Sciences Network; revise and write content for the Ocean Literacy website; develop original project ideas and write grant proposals to fund new projects and expand upon existing projects; recruit and build relationships with prospective project partners; work with colleagues to construct budgets; contribute to project progress and final reports; and provide marine sciences expertise to the MARE program.
Ph.D. in marine science or related fields. Past relevant work experience including: 1) teaching and developing syllabi for college courses; 2) project management; and 3) at least three years teaching and/or developing science education programs. Ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse audiences including scientists, students and colleagues around the country. Ability to work independently and in project teams. Attention to detail. Facility with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Preferred Experience: 1) utilizing research-based best practices in the implementation of professional development for scientists and educators; 2) developing and presenting webinars; 3) writing proposals; and 4) developing content for and updating websites.
Approximate Starting Date: June 1, 2011
Total Duration of Appointment: One year, renewable upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funds.
Application Deadline: April 4, 2011
Apply To: Please submit cover letter and resume to Jami Rousseaux at Jami_Rousseaux@berkeley.edu
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