The Personal Genetics Education Project (pgEd.org) seeks an educator (classroom or other setting) to expand current education efforts and take a leadership role in developing new initiatives. pgEd is a dynamic and growing organization that uses innovative methods to raise awareness about genetics and related ethical and social issues. pgEd is dedicated to social justice and working in underserved communities to ensure that all people have access to information about genetics and its impacts on individuals and society at large.
The Professional Development and Curriculum Associate will join an interdisciplinary team of teachers, scientists and sociologists. Strong candidates will have experience with teaching, facilitating discussion, teacher development, curriculum design and evaluation. Experience working with grade 7-12 students in underserved communities strongly preferred; familiarity with genetics helpful but not required.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Organize and facilitate professional development workshops, both on- and off-site (i.e. at schools and local, regional and national conferences).
Pilot and field-test new curriculum in classrooms and with teachers.
Develop interdisciplinary curriculum in close collaboration with current staff.
Work with team to propose, develop and implement strategies to reach diverse, underserved communities.
Conduct educational trainings, community meetings, and identify and train student and teacher leaders to act as community ambassadors.
Maintain relationships with teachers.
Occasional travel required.
These goals ideally will be accomplished by building on the candidate's education and community contacts, as well working to expand pgEd's network of educators and community leaders.
This is a grant funded position through January 31, 2021 with the possibility of extension based on availability of additional funding.
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's Degree plus 2 years of experience in education. Advanced degree and/or licensure in education may count towards experience.
Commitment to social justice and working in diverse environments
Skill and comfort with leading and facilitating discussion
Excellent public speaking and written communication skills
Ability to scaffold content for diverse groups of learners
Demonstrated knowledge and experience developing engaging and interactive curriculum
Team-oriented attitude and a willingness to pitch in on special projects as needed
Demonstrated effective planning and organizational skills
Flexible and open to new ideas
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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