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Girls in Science Coordinator Posted Mar 23
Walking Mountains Science Center , Avon, CO
Job Type: Permanent
Salary Details: DOE
Deadline: Apr 06, 2020
Required Experience: 2 - 6 years

Program Coordination:

Foster working relationships with school administration, office staff, teachers, and community partners
Coordinate program logistics and establish clear and effective communication with principals, teachers, parents, instructors, and other afterschool programs at each school
Organize instructional topics, sequencing, and teaching materials for Girls in Science lessons
Proactively recruit students to participate in the program and manage the student application process
Document student and parent evaluation and survey data, student attendance, and maintain effective systems for recording, tracking, and evaluating data
Recruit, hire, mentor, and supervise part-time Girls in Science instructors
Prepare and present afterschool program trainings and ongoing professional development for instructors and naturalist interns in collaboration with the STEM Curiosity Lab Coordinator
Plan and coordinate STEM Family Nights in collaboration with the STEM Curiosity Lab Coordinator
Plan, coordinate, and implement the end-of-year Girls in Science Fair for students and their fami
Collaborate with Walking Mountains’ Marketing team to cultivate program awareness through social media, web, and print materials
Provide program updates, data, and anecdotal reports to Development team for grant requests and donor relations
Write a detailed and comprehensive annual program report of the Girls in Science program

Program Development:

Maintain and continue to develop or revise unit-based, engaging, hands-on curriculum with a STEM-focus for 3rd-5th grades
Ensure curriculum content and learning activities are scientific, accurate, and age-appropriate
Collaborate with STEM Curiosity Lab Program Coordinator to develop a diverse flow of lessons between elementary Girls in Science and middle school STEM Curiosity Lab curriculum
Develop, create, purchase, and maintain program materials
Maintain detailed inventory and organizational systems for all materials, equipment, supplies, and lesson plans
Design and implement a weeklong Girls in Science summer camp in collaboration with Youth Programs team
Organize optional special events or activities for Girls in Science students and their families

Program Instruction:

Plan, prepare, and teach inquiry-based and engaging weekly science lessons at 3-4 public elementary schools
Cultivate a safe, healthy, supportive, and collaborative learning environment for students
Co-teach summer science camps including a weeklong Girls in Science summer camp
Maintain a current knowledge of the evolving field of science and STEM education theory and trends, hands-on and inquiry-based education, and other pertinent educational philosophy and use this to continue to grow and develop the Girls in Science program

Additional Responsibilities:

Contribute to Walking Mountains Science Center staff meetings, committees, and staff retreats
Attend and assist in Youth Programs seasonal training and professional development
Support and/or substitute teach within other Youth Programs, as needed
Attend and contribute to Walking Mountains Science Center all staff events
Other duties as assigned


Bachelor’s degree in science education or STEM-related field
3 years elementary level formal or informal teaching experience
Curriculum development experience
Understanding of inquiry-based learning
Organized with attention to detail
Positive, flexible, and friendly
Self-aware, team oriented, sensitive to participant and staff needs
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Current driver’s license and safe driving record for the past 5 years
CPR/First Aid certification, Wilderness First Responder, preferred
Ability to communicate in Spanish, preferred

Work Environment

50%-based office work and program prep, 50% classroom-based program instruction
Open office work environment and frequent collaboration with STEM Curiosity Lab Coordinator
Personal vehicle preferred for to travel to and from schools where programs are offered
Compensation and Benefits: Salary DOE. Benefits are competitive and include medical and dental insurance and a 401K retirement program. Also included are 12 paid holidays, 15 days paid vacation, and 12 sick days, professional development opportunities, short-term disability, maternity/paternity benefits, life insurance, pro deals, and discounted ski pass. Benefits are reviewed annually.

Contact: Lara Carlson, Senior Programs Director, at or (970)827-9725x129

Submit application, resume, cover letter and example lesson plan online, and make sure to address any pertinent experience, including professional and personal experience, that is relevant to this position.

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