Berkeley Lab's K-12 STEM Education and Outreach Program has an opening for a K-12 Instruction and Content Development Coordinator to join their team to create content that will better reflect Berkeley Lab research, expertise, and career pathways in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to K-12 students, parents and teachers in the Bay Area. In addition to content development, this position will assist with the implementation of science education workshops, webinars, and additional programs that support broadening participation in STEM. The successful candidate will provide training and instruction to Berkeley Lab staff in science communication. This is a great opportunity to work with an experienced team to expand your STEM education and program organization skills and build a rewarding career with a highly regarded research institution!
What You Will Do:
Working collaboratively within the Government and Community Relations (GCR) Office, scientific divisions, local school systems, and STEM organizations, manage the content and instruction that is delivered to local students in grades K-12.
Consistently engage with the K-12 Program Manager to develop content that is reflective of information collected from Berkeley Lab STEM subject matter experts.
Translate Berkeley Lab research and innovation into grade appropriate content and curriculum which promote hands-on, problem- solving based STEM learning experiences.
Facilitate science communication and content training sessions for Berkeley Lab staff and local teachers.
Lead and support off-site STEM activities facilitated by Berkeley Lab volunteers.
Engage and supervise undergraduate student assistants in the development of content and facilitation of STEM outreach activities.
Consistently work with the Office Manager and Programs Assistant to manage supplies and logistics for visiting school groups.
Position will require occasional after hours or weekend work.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in STEM education, or a STEM field. A background in engineering and/or computer science is preferred.
A minimum of 2 years of informal or formal teaching experience. Science teaching experience at the middle or high school level is strongly preferred.
Demonstrated experience in STEM curriculum design and developing grade appropriate K-12 programs.
Proficiency with online communication platforms.
Experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds.
Experience with leading professional development and/or science communication workshops.
Experience as a hands-on STEM educator and in tailoring written and verbal communication and presentations to meet the learning needs of diverse audiences.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office application- Word, Excel and PowerPoint: Google applications
Experience working with and organizing volunteers.
Ability to lift up to 25lbs on occasion.
Advanced degree in STEM education or STEM field (e.g. math, engineering, computer science) and 5 years of informal or formal teaching experience.
Experience in computational thinking and data science.
Experience with developing and delivering online content.
Experience with program implementation and evaluation and issues related to public outreach and education research.
Experience working with out-of-school organizations and/or schools in Alameda and West Contra Costa Counties is highly preferred.
Experience delivering content and/or developing curriculum for makerspaces.
Familiarity with the fields of informal STEM education, public engagement with science, and science communication.
Bilingual and/or experience communicating with multilingual communities.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on August 30, 2020.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
This position will be remote initially, but limited to individuals residing in the United States tentatively until January 2021 due to COVID-19. Once the Bay Area shelter-in-place restrictions are lifted, work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.