Berkeley Lab's Government and Community Relations Office has an opening for a K-12 Program Manager to join their leadership team! Reporting to the Head of Government and Community Relations, the K-12 Program Manager will manage the planning, development, evaluation, and implementation of Berkeley Lab's K-12 science education and outreach programs to advance STEM aptitude in the Bay Area and to build and enhance the Lab's relationships with important local communities. These programs will be in full support of and aligned with the mission of Berkeley Lab.
What You Will Do:
Working collaboratively within Government and Community Relations Office (GCR) and with the Lab's Workforce Development and Education Office (WD&E), national scientific research facilities, scientific divisions, strategic communications, and senior Lab leadership, this position will manage the planning, development, evaluation, revision, staffing, and day-to-day implementation of K-12 programs.
Consistently engage and collaborate with the Lab's Manager of Community Relations to ensure that the K-12 program and Community Relations activities, goals, and objectives are well aligned to advance the Lab's standing in the community.
Develop K-12 strategic goals, objectives, and implementation plans in coordination with key external stakeholders with a priority emphasis on Berkeley, Oakland, and West Contra Costa County unified school districts.
Develop K-12 program content based on the Lab's strategic scientific initiatives and community relations goals, and by gathering information from Berkeley Lab STEM subject matter experts and translating it to grade appropriate language in documents and materials.
Plan and budget activities that align with the Berkeley Lab fiscal year and the K-12 academic year. Planning includes: developing grade appropriate content and curriculum; managing event logistics such as space, materials, time, volunteers, equipment, registration and site access; and ensuring partner schools and community groups are fully prepared prior to events.
Recruit and coordinate schools' and community groups' participation in Berkeley Lab's K-12 programs.
Recruit and promote participation of Berkeley Lab staff scientists/non-scientists in K-12 science education programs, including managing Lab tour partners and volunteers.
Supervise a small team to help execute and implement successful K-12 programs.
Build key performance indicators and conduct regular assessments of Berkeley Lab's K-12 educational programs' effectiveness.
Explore and secure external sources of funding for K-12 STEM activities as appropriate and required to fulfill the missions of Berkeley Lab and of the K-12 program.
Attend community events outside of standard work hours to promote and represent Berkeley Lab's K-12 programs.
Position will require occasional after hours or weekend work.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in education, STEM education, or a related field and a minimum of 8 years in K-12 STEM education and program administration and management.
Experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds.
Experience as a hands-on STEM educator and in tailoring written and verbal communications and presentations to meet the needs of diverse audiences.
Demonstrated experience in STEM curriculum design and developing grade appropriate K-12 education programs.
Demonstrated excellence in collaborating effectively with colleagues and stakeholders.
Demonstrated excellence in program management capabilities.
Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communications.
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail, timelines, budgets, and timely responses to stakeholders.
Demonstrated excellence in supervising staff and managing team and individual performance.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications – Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Google applications.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Advanced degree in STEM education or related field.
Experience with volunteer management.
Community organizing experience.
Experience working with underserved communities.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on September 28, 2018.
This is a full time, career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Learn About Us:
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.
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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.