UCAR is excited to announce the job opening of the Science Education (SciEd) Outreach and Training Specialist II role.
Bringing expertise in both in-person and virtual science education programming and resource development, as well as knowledge of atmospheric and Earth system science content, the SciEd Outreach and Training Specialist II is a core member of the School and Public Programs (SPP) team in the UCAR Center for Science Education (SciEd), based at the NCAR Mesa Lab in Boulder, CO.
Program Location: Boulder, CO
Job Type: This position is open to candidates seeking In-Person and Hybrid (up to 2 days remote per week) opportunities
Position Type: Full-Time, Regular
Hiring Salary Range: $49,877 - $62,346/year
*Final salary and rates are based on education, experience, skills relevant to the role, and internal equity.*
Under the direction of the Outreach and Training Specialist III, is responsible for:
Development of Educational Content
Engaging in ongoing efforts to stay current on STEM education practices, atmospheric science research (particularly UCAR|NCAR science), and best practices in science communication.
Developing and revising preK-12 virtual educational programming content.
Developing and revising preK-12 in-person educational programming content, including on-site field trip curriculum and materials for public educational events.
Contributing to the development of hands-on science exhibits to be installed at the NCAR Mesa Lab and other NCAR facilities.
Implementation of Education and Outreach Programs
Acts as an integral part of the SPP core team to deliver in-person public tours, PreK-12 school field trips, and outreach events representing UCAR|NCAR science.
Plays a key role in the delivery of virtual educational programming for preK-12 audiences, using a variety of platforms and technologies.
Along with the SPP team, participates in regular self, peer, and programmatic evaluation to ensure best practices in classroom management and educational approaches.
Other SciEd and School and Public Programs Tasks
Supports the Outreach and Training Specialist III in the logistical coordination of SPP education programs, including occasional programmatic and event planning and scheduling
Assists with the maintenance of virtual studio technology and educational programming materials
Supports promotion of SPP programs on SciEd social media and other marketing channels as needed
Works with the Outreach and Training Specialist III to assess the needs of various audiences and the most effective ways to serve them.
Attends and participates in regular SciEd meetings and retreats, UCAR Community Programs staff meetings, and other meetings as necessary.
Represents SPP and SciEd within local STEM education networks.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant academic discipline (STEM, education, communication, or interpretation field);
5 years of relevant experience with formal K-12 or informal education in STEM disciplines;
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Application Deadline:The position will be posted until filled with priority given to applications submitted byMonday, November 21 (Desired January 2023 Start Date)
Required application materials (preferably in PDF Format):
Cover Letter - Please describe your approach to science education and how it has been informed by your educational, personal, and/or professional experiences.
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