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STEM Curiosity Lab Coordinator Posted Jan 04
Walking Mountains Science Center , Avon, CO
Position Overview:

The STEM Coordinator is responsible for developing, coordinating, and teaching STEM afterschool programming for 6th-8th grade students at their middle schools. Primary responsibilities include program instruction, curriculum development and revision, program evaluation and reporting, and materials management. The STEM Coordinator also hires, supervises, and mentors contract instructors and high school interns who teach the program. This position reports to the Senior Programs Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Coordination

Maintain and continue to develop comprehensive curriculum in STEM education for 6th-8th grade
Ensure curriculum content is scientifically accurate, age-appropriate, and aligns with science standards
Collaborate with Girls in Science Program Coordinator to develop a diversity and flow of lessons between elementary and middle school level programs
Develop, create, purchase, and maintain program materials
Design weeklong middle school STEM-related summer science camps
Plan and implement end-of-year STEM fairs for student participants and their families
Organize Family STEM Nights and other special events for STEM Curiosity Lab students and their families
Program Management:

Foster working relationships and coordinate program logistics with school administration and classroom teachers
Proactively recruit students to participate in the program and manage student application and enrollment process
Maintain clear and effective communication with parents, teachers, school administrators, and STEM instructors
Assess student learning and evaluate the program’s success to monitor program effectiveness
Document student assessment, attendance, student, parent, and teacher survey data and maintain effective systems for tracking and evaluating data
Recruit, hire, mentor, and supervise part-time STEM program instructors and high school interns
Develop ongoing training and professional development opportunities for STEM program instructors and high school interns
Coordinate program logistics, instructional topics, and required teaching materials with STEM program instructors and high school interns
Build program awareness through social media, web, and print materials in partnership with Walking Mountains’ Marketing staff
Write a detailed and comprehensive annual report of the STEM Curiosity Lab program
Give presentations highlighting the implementation and impacts of the STEM Curiosity Lab program to audiences including prospective donors or grant providers, school district, or Walking Mountains’ Board of Directors
Actively participate in Walking Mountains Science Center staff meetings, committees, and staff retreats
Program Instruction:

Design and prepare inquiry-based and engaging STEM-related lessons and learning units
Teach weekly STEM Curiosity Lab afterschool program at 3 public middle schools
Maintain a safe, healthy, supportive, and collaborative learning environment for students
Collaborate with middle school teachers to align STEM Curiosity Lab curriculum with their classroom instruction
Plan, prepare, and teach inquiry based and engaging science lessons and programs
Align activities with student interests and allow for flexibility in content week to week
Co-teach summer science camps for part of the summer camp season, focusing on STEM based camps
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 STEM Curiosity Lab program
Attend and assist in Youth Programs seasonal training and professional development

Bachelor’s degree in Education, or STEM related field.
3-5 years elementary to middle school level teaching experience
Curriculum development experience
Knowledge of inquiry-based learning
Detail-oriented, organized, and able to provide exceptional customer service
Creative in curriculum design and development
Positive, flexible, and friendly
Independently driven team player
Current driver’s license and safe driving record for the past 5 years
Secondary Teaching License in science, math or technology, preferred
Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification, preferred
Ability to communicate in Spanish, preferred
Organizational Overview:

Founded in 1998, Walking Mountains Science Center’s mission is to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education. As part of a dynamic organization, you are part of a team of like-minded, spirited colleagues who are passionate about the mission of Walking Mountains and the impact it’s making in the community. For more information, please visit our website at

Work Environment:

The STEM Curiosity Lab Coordinator works primarily in an indoor open office environment during Monday through Fridays. The STEM Coordinator also teaches middle school students in three school in science classroom and occasionally in outdoor environments with up to 15 students.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary of $32,000-$37,000 DOE; health, dental, and vision insurance; 15 days paid vacation; 12 federal holidays; matching 401K program; discounted ski pass; and professional development opportunities.

Contact: Lara Carlson, Community Programs Director,; (970) 827 9725 x129.

Please upload a current resume, cover letter, sample lesson plan, Walking Mountains Application with contact information for 3 professional references to Walking Mountains website. Application deadline January 28, 2019

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