Job Requisition Number: 23867. The University of California, Berkeley?s Lawrence Hall of Science is the country?s only science center that is part of a top-tier, public research university. This distinctive affiliation allows the Hall to partner with world-class scientists, engineers, educational leaders, and teachers, with the goal of developing and disseminating the most innovative and effective science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs available today. Our mission is to inspire and foster science learning for all?especially for those with limited access to science.
The East Bay Academy for Young Scientists (EBAYS) program (http://lawrencehallofscience.org/ays/) was established at Lawrence Hall of Science in 2006 to develop and implement programming that increases STEM literacy in local, non-dominant communities. One of the principal goals of the EBAYS program is to design and scale-up learning opportunities that effectively support students from traditionally underserved, disadvantaged, and often marginalized Bay Area communities in developing an understanding of the connection between STEM approaches and content and real-world issues, such as environmental health and energy production and use. EBAYS programming models best practices in science teaching based on current research in teaching and learning and the vision laid out in the Next Generation Science Standards. The EBAYS program serves public and private schools , primarily 4-12, and homeschool groups on occasion.
OVERVIEW: This position involves planning, implementing and presenting educational programs that enhance public understanding of collections, research, exhibitions, and museum's subject areas. Conducts research, and develops and produces written educational materials. Develops and presents gallery talks, lectures, seminars, symposia, and other educational programs. May coordinate volunteers and/or docent program.
?Present high-quality STEM education programming and effectively manages instructional materials under general supervision. . ?Under general supervision, develops instructional materials and activities. ?Contribute to the establishment and maintenance of effective partnerships. ?Document program evaluations and makes recommendations for improvements in a timely manner. ?Effectively executes some administrative responsibilities related to STEM education programs.. ?Effectively applies basic organizational and problem-solving skills.?Working knowledge of program?s educational philosophy and techniques. ?Working knowledge of the learning characteristics of target audiences. ?Working subject area knowledge. ?Working knowledge of emerging educational approaches and technologies. ?Very good verbal, interpersonal, presentation and written communication skills. ?Very good classroom management skills. ?Very good instructional materials management skills. ?Experience with social media tools and applications and basic computer skills. ?Capacity to work effectively and independently. ?Ability to work with Initiative. ?Bachelor?s degree in a STEM field and/or equivalent experience/training. Research skills in STEM field.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.