UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 01/03/2020 for

consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should

contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/03/2020. Eligible Special

Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for




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.

The Education Coordinator will serve as the Program Lead for onsite

and offsite School Programs, including Discovery Labs for pre-K to 12

students, Aquarium Express Outreach programs, and Beach Teach

programs. Serve as the Program Lead for Student and Teacher programs,

including teacher professional development workshops and annual

Teacher Appreciation Night, and Exploring Ocean STEM Careers Night

events. Program Lead responsibilities include: full knowledge of

day-to-day coordination of program logistics, objectives and lesson

plans; training, mentoring and evaluation of program instructors 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;

investigate current research and literature; and draft 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. Supervise, recruit, interview, and hire part-time

and full-time instructional staff. Implement programs using

appropriate materials, teaching strategies and curriculum,

recommending revisions as needed.

* 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 education with science specialization; OR

combination of related educational background and teaching in the

subject matter; OR an equivalent combination of education and



Two (2+) or more years experience teaching in an informal science

education institution, with a strong emphasis in science

interpretation and integration. Proven ability to maintain

classroom attention.


Proven experience with and working knowledge of the use of Next

Generation Science Standards to develop student-centered pre-K to

12 science curriculum.


Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing teacher

professional development workshops using best practices in

teaching pedagogy.


Proven experience with and working knowledge of interpreting and

communicating complex scientific research for pre-K to 12 and

public audiences using research-based pedagogical strategies.


Thorough working knowledge of museum educational techniques and

appropriate subject area content and learning characteristics of

museum audiences.


Thorough working knowledge of emerging educational technologies.


Demonstrated knowledge and experience with best practices in

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.


Thorough working knowledge of best practices in supervising

lower-level staff.


Demonstrated ability to provide feedback and use mentoring



Strong verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills.

Presentation skills to diverse audiences in a variety of

environments and settings


Proven ability to work independently and use appropriate resources

to accomplish assigned tasks and duties.




Background checks, including National Registry of Sex Offender,

FBI/DOJ (Live Scan) and DMV are required. Must have a valid CA

Driver License.


Some programs involve outdoor, water or sea-going activities and

may require lifting tanks and equipment plus handling live



Duties may require direct contact with children (defined as

individuals under the age of 18); completion of the Child Abuse

and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) training will be required. Must

meet CANRA compliance requirement per California Child Abuse and

Neglect Reporting Act ( CANRA, Penal Code sections

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