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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: May 10, 2019
Departmental Overview The Lawrence Hall of Science (www.lawrencehallofscience.org) is UC Berkeley's public science center and a leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educational materials nad methods, professional learning programs, research, and hands-on learning experiences. We are an organization committed to providing access to high quality, STEM learning opportunities for all, especially those who have been underrepresented in STEM fields.
The Lawrence Hall of Science seeks individuals with science backgrounds to serve as summer programming instructors for high school youth. Specifically, this position will act as an instructor for the East Bay Academy of Young Scientists (EBAYS) program and the new Future Ready Labs at UC Berkeley program. Program content includes environmental science, solar science, social justice, and college/career exploration (training on program content will be provided). The summer program instructor position is an ideal opportunity for people with analytical, science-oriented mindsets. In this position the selected applicant will facilitate engaging and meaningful hands-on science learning for youth. The position provides a great opportunity for professional growth and for one to gain valuable experience in teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
Under general supervision, prepares educational materials.
Sets up classrooms and administers activities.
Adjusts program presentations to meet the needs of specific groups.
Documents program evaluations and makes recommendations for improvements.
May assist with development of new materials.
May have administrative responsibilities related to education programs.
Experience teaching and/or working with youth ages 12-18 with demonstrated creative teaching methods in an informal or formal learning environment.
Reliable, punctual, and committed to an assigned work schedule.
Responsible, organized, and healthy work ethic capable of working independently and collaboratively with an educational team.
Strong customer service and verbal communication skills.
A good sense of humor, flexibility, and ability to think quickly on one's feet.
Able to lift up to 25 pounds (carts are available).
Bachelors Degree in a STEM field and/or equivalent experience/training, or pursuing a Bachelors Degree or a post-secondary STEM education degree.
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Mandated Reporter This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
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