Job Opportunities

Curriculum Specialist

NCSE is currently seeking a curriculum specialist to work with our Supporting Teachers program, which focuses on providing teachers the tools and skills they need to help students overcome misconceptions and misinformation about climate change,evolution, and the nature of science.

Role and responsibilities

NCSE is in the process of testing three sets of lessons covering the topics of nature of science, evolution, and climate change. Each lesson set is designed to help students overcome common misconceptions about these areas of science through direct engagement with evidence. The lessons are designed to cover all relevant NGSS learning objectives to be easily incorporated into an NGSS-aligned curriculum. Our goal is to provide teachers who may be inexperienced or feel uncomfortable teaching the topics with high-quality, easy-to-use lessons. The lessons are currently being field-tested by 30 teachers across the country with ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of the lessons on student understanding and teacher confidence.

We seek a curriculum specialist to help with ongoing revisions to the lessons in response to feedback from teachers, as well as the development of additional resources, adaptation of the lessons for different grade levels, locations, and use in different courses (i.e., in biology vs. earth science or chemistry classes). Eventually, the curriculum specialist will also be involved in developing new sets of lessons as the program grows.

Experience in teaching all three topics is highly preferred, but content expertise in climate change is essential. 

All work will be done virtually, but in close collaboration with the NCSE Director of Teacher Support and considerable interaction with teachers across the U.S.

Qualifications and education requirements
  • 2-4 years of experience developing curriculum related to the topics of climate change, evolution, and nature of science
  • M.A. in a relevant content area
  • At least 2 years of middle or high school teaching experience, preferably including experience dealing with conflict over societally controversial topics
  • Familiarity with NGSS and alignment of curriculum to NGSS standards
  • Excellent people, organization, and multitasking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams in a remote setting
  • Familiarity with Google Workspace and Microsoft Office Suites 

Preferred skills

  • Solid organizational skills and great attention to detail
  • Ability to engage effectively with teachers at different grade experience levels
  • Passion for science education
  • Familiarity with Canva and Salesforce

This is a full-time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid time off, health insurance stipend, and retirement contributions. The work will be primarily remote, with minimal travel required; ability to work remotely is required.

Apply by e-mailing a résumé, cover letter, and a portfolio of relevant work (ideally 2 or 3 lesson plans) to curriculum-specialist-search@ncse.ngo. Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2021.

NCSE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NCSE does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

NCSE seeks to foster an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. We are committed to building an organization whose staff, Board and partners are diverse. People of color, people who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process or for more information about the project should contact curriculum-specialist-search@ncse.ngo.

 


 

Program Coordinator

NCSE is currently seeking a program coordinator to work with our Supporting Teachers program, which focuses on providing teachers the tools and skills they need to help students overcome misconceptions and misinformation about climate change, evolution, and the nature of science.

Role and responsibilities

Job responsibilities entail:

Coordinating all logistics of the teacher support program

  • Scheduling online meetings and workshops
  • Acting as liaison between teachers and NCSE staff
  • Updating teacher support resources: maintaining resource links in documents and online; updating worksheets/handouts
  • Maintaining program’s social media presence

Coordinating all logistics of a curriculum study field test, which involves 30 teachers across the country who are field-testing NCSE-developed lessons

  • Track teacher participants implementation of NCSE curriculum during study
  • Organize professional development

Qualifications and education requirements

  • 3-5 years of experience providing administrative support or program coordination
  • Excellent people, organization, and multitasking skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience with Google Workspace and Microsoft Office Suites, especially spreadsheets
  • Minimum AA with extensive relevant experience 

Preferred skills

  • Ability to respond promptly to queries, correspondence, and project needs essential
  • Experience working with teachers is highly preferred
  • Location in Mountain or Central time zone highly preferred
  • Experience using Monday.com, Canva, and basic web design encouraged
  • Experience with project management or marketing background helpful
  • Passion for science education 

This is a full-time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid time off, health insurance stipend, and retirement contributions. The work will be primarily remote, with minimal travel required; ability to work remotely is required.

Apply by e-mailing a résumé and cover letter to program-coordinator-search@ncse.ngo. Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2021.

NCSE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NCSE does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

NCSE seeks to foster an environment free of barriers and discriminatory practices. We are committed to building an organization whose staff, Board and partners are diverse. People of color, people who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, or bisexual, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process or for more information about the project should contact program-coordinator-search@ncse.ngo.

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