Science Educator- Las Cruces, New Mexico

Agency
Asombro Institute for Science Education
Location
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
34,000/year
Start Date
09/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
08/13/2021
Website
https://asombro.org
Description
The nonprofit Asombro Institute for Science Education is seeking an exceptional, full-time science educator. The Science Educator works with other staff members, professional scientists, teachers, and volunteers to deliver Asombro’s award-winning, inquiry-based science education programs (primarily classroom and schoolyard lessons as well as some field trips) to the diverse student population of the border region in southern New Mexico. The Science Educator must be excited to share the wonders of science and the desert to K-12 students through fun, hands-on, unique, standards-aligned lessons. Must be creative, adaptable, and willing to work nontraditional hours on occasion. This position requires excellent communication skills, willingness to be a team player, and excitement that no workday will ever be the same. Major Job Responsibilities: 1) Prepare for and deliver Asombro’s award-winning science education programs (including classroom lessons, field trips to Asombro’s 935-acre Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park, and public programs) to K-12 students throughout New Mexico (approx. 90%). Some work for this position will be with Spanish-English bilingual students and English learners. 2) Assist with other Asombro science education and administrative projects, such as teacher professional development workshops, collaborative projects with other regional organizations, lesson revision and development, communication activities, and other duties as needed (approx. 10%). More details at https://asombro.org/wp-content/uploads/ScienceEducatorJobDescription.pdf
Qualifications
The successful candidate will be an excellent educator, skilled at communicating scientific practices and natural science concepts in an age-appropriate manner to K-12 students and teachers in a variety of settings. Spanish fluency is desired but not required. The Science Educator must be able to work independently on assigned tasks as well as collaboratively as part of a diverse team. Other requirements include: • A Bachelor’s degree in natural science, education, or related field • 2+ years experience teaching science using hands-on, inquiry-based methods to K-12 students • Comfortable teaching and working both in classrooms and outdoors • Excitement about working with Spanish-speaking students and finding ways to communicate science concepts to English learners • Extremely well organized and self-motivated • Exemplary collaboration skills • Working knowledge of common software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Pages • Ability to carry 30+ pounds • Valid U.S. driver’s license • Must pass a background check Other desirable qualifications: • Spanish fluency • Familiarity with Next Generation Science Standards • Knowledge of desert ecology
Contact Person
Kelly Steinberg
Contact Phone
575-524-3334
Contact eMail
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