Teacher Learning Center Faculty-Teton Science Schools

Kelly, Wy

Organization: Teton Science Schools

Type of opportunity: Full Time, Permanent

Contact: Tracy Logan, Director of Kelly Campus Programs | Tracy.Logan@tetonscience.org

Overview:

Teton Science Schools is seeking highly motivated and experienced science educators to join our faculty team. Based at the Kelly Campus, Teacher Learning Center (TLC)  faculty work closely with the faculty of the Graduate Program and Field Education Programs of the Kelly Campus. TLC faculty implement teacher professional development, graduate studies and field education programs for youth through adult learners.  Teacher Learning Center faculty design, implement, host and evaluate teacher professional programs and host field education programs. They mentor graduate students and contract instructors, and write and administer grants.  In addition to these shared responsibilities, each Teacher Learning Center faculty has a specialty and focus area that includes: programmatic visioning, development of systems, oversight of risk management, training, programming, budgeting, logistics and record keeping.

Duties:

  • Attend all Kelly Campus faculty meetings and trainings
  • Oversee operations and risk management of all programs facilitated by the Kelly Campus
  • Work with teachers, outreach programs, and visiting groups to develop customized, high-quality, natural science and environmental education programs for adult, teacher, and/or youth residential and nonresidential programming
  • Mentor a team of educators – including paid instructors and graduate students – in facilitating programs that include:
    • Connection to place
    • Field science
    • Leadership in community
    • Inquiry-based learning
    • Hiking, backcountry travel, front country camping and backcountry living
    • Management of participant risk and empowerment of participants to become risk managers during all instructor-led activities
  • Assist with administrative duties necessary for high quality programs and efficient customer service
  • Manage and schedule resources: teaching supplies, technology, vehicles, residence lodges, teaching spaces, and outdoor equipment
  • Design program and staff schedules in conjunction with staff, partners, and site-specific logistics
  • Drive fifteen passenger vans, mini-buses and trailers to transport students, staff and equipment to field sites

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience creating, implementing and evaluating teacher professional development
  • Experience working with adult and diverse audiences
  • Spanish language skills preferred
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively on a team
  • Willingness to take initiative, solve problems and manage a variety of tasks calmly, effectively and with humor
  • Experience mentoring and evaluating educators
  • Ability to effectively communicate in writing and in person, superior organizational skills and experience with Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook
  • Ability to hike at least five miles while carrying a full backpack
  • Ability to participate in periodic multi-day travel
  • Willingness to work long hours and untraditional work weeks including some nights, holidays and weekends
  • Wilderness First Responder and CPR certifications valid through November 2016
  • Minimum of Master’s degree in science, education or related field.

Link to more information: Job Announcement

How to apply: see Job Announcement Page

Application deadline: Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

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