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Under general supervision of the Manager of Youth and Community Programs, the Education Coordinator is responsible for the development, assessment, and implementation of year-round science education programming. Research and provide the highest-level of science content and accuracy for Education programs and activities appropriate for and in alignment with the Aquarium's role as the public exploration center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), UC San Diego. Program audiences include, but are not limited to, multi-generational groups, families, toddlers, adults, preK-12 and college students, and teachers. Serve as Program Lead for Field-based Programs serving K-12 students and teachers, including but not limited to beach programs, on-the-water programs, and outreach. Collaborate with Scripps scientists, teacher leaders and other community partners to develop phenomena-driven, experiential programs that align with NGSS-based formal curriculum and incorporate climate messaging.
Program Lead responsibilities include full knowledge of day-to-day coordination of program logistics, objectives and lesson plans; training, mentoring and evaluation of program educators and volunteers; recommending revisions and making approved changes; and assisting with strategic development of the program. Independently, and as part of a team, develop program descriptions and lesson plans, including the creation, procurement, and organization of materials appropriate to assessment of audience/community needs, investigation of current research and literature, and drafting plans and budgets for approval. As part of a dynamic team, assist with program marketing, staff development and strategic planning, and support of cross-unit programs. Assist in interviewing, hiring, and mentoring of part-time and full-time instructional staff. Implement programs using appropriate materials, teaching strategies and curriculum, recommending revisions as needed.
At the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, we connect understanding to protecting our ocean planet. As the public outreach center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, we share the spirit of curiosity that drives Scripps' global research to understand our planet. We engage people in science and invite them to ask questions, explore, and observe to better understand how our world works - Earth, ocean, atmosphere, and life - and our unique role in our global ecosystem. We use science to guide conservation action to support a healthy thriving planet where we feel hope for the future and empowered to make positive change. We connect people with each other, with nature, with science, and with a shared sense of purpose to care for our amazing one-and-only planet Earth. Our values can be found here: https://aquarium.ucsd.edu/about/mission
Job Location: Birch Aquarium is located at 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037 All Birch
Aquarium employees are expected to:
Have an interest and the ability to work with people of all ages and backgrounds upholding UC San Diego's Principles of Community strengthen by Scripps Institution of Oceanography's strategic plan for inclusive excellence (EDI), https://scripps.ucsd.edu/diversity
Whenever interacting with guests, provide superior guest service by modeling best guest service practices, standards, and guidelines
Uphold the Aquarium's Quality Standards by being Safe, Courteous, Engaging, and Inspiring
Provide interactions that connect guests of all ages to our planet, promote curiosity, and inspire stewardship
Provide support of all kinds to Aquarium guests and employees
Have a positive attitude and the ability to be dependable, proactive, resourceful, and flexible.
Schedule is Monday through Friday and may be flexed to accommodate holidays and/or special events, as needed.
BA or BS in marine science, environmental science, or related natural sciences or in education with science specializa
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