Director, Center for Quality Science Learning Afterschool Coordinator of Public Programs

(Application deadline Nov. 1; Approximate start date Feb. 1, 2011)

The Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) at the University of California at Berkeley is seeking a Director for the Center for Quality Science Learning Afterschool (QSLA), a new LHS center conceived to enable quality science education programs and innovative practices to flourish in afterschool. The founding director will establish the agenda for afterschool work, will be responsible for fundraising efforts, and will be responsible for facilitating relationships with outside agencies as well as building stronger collaboration within the Hall’s current efforts in afterschool science education. The Director will also assume the leadership of the Coalition for Science After School (CSAS).

Qualified applicants will hold a Master’s in science or mathematics, science or mathematics education, youth development, or the equivalent required; a Ph.D. is desirable. He/She will also have a minimum of ten years’ experience in science and/or mathematics education, experience designing and leading complex projects (including building teams and raising funds), and excellent written and oral communication skills. To view the full announcement and apply for the position, please visit: http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/about/jobs

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Manager, Earth Science Public Engagement Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is currently seeking a Manager of the Earth Science Public Engagement Office to provide leadership to a team of Communications professionals, develop and implement activities associated with the Earth Sciences Public Engagement Theme, lead collaborative efforts, serve as a primary representative in developing relationships with professional organizations, and integrate separate outreach activities with common goals.

This position typically requires a Bachelors degree in Communications, Education (or Science Education), Marketing, or related discipline, with a minimum of nine years of related experience; Masters degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of seven years of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines with a minimum of five years related experience.  The ideal candidate is considered an expert in Earth Science Communications and outreach within his/her own organization. A minimum of two years of management experience and complete knowledge of Laboratory policies and procedures, NASA policies and procedures, and government regulations across a range of applications is desired.

To learn more about this opportunity, and to apply, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/JPL-EarthScienceManager

Job: Magnetosphere Multiscale (MMS) Mission E/PO at NASA Goddard

The Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic candidate to fill the position of Mission Education and Public Outreach (EPO) Lead. The EPO Lead shall focus on mission level public outreach activities and coordination of overall EPO efforts, and be responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing, and managing the MMS mission’s outreach activities to meet NASA’s EPO goals and guidelines.

For more information, visit: http://www.sesda2.com/careers/ss040-senior-outreach-coordinator/

Please send cover letter and resume to Angie Martz [amartz (at) sesda2.com].

SUPERVISORY EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND OUTREACH OFFICER: NASA AMES RESEARCH CENTER

(Applications due April 5, 2010)

The Education and Public Outreach Branch of the Strategic Communications and Education Division at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., currently is seeking interested applicants for the position of Supervisory Education Programs and Outreach Officer. The incumbent serves as the Director of Education and Outreach and is responsible for the management, administration and evaluation of NASA’s unique education and outreach programs. For more information about this job opening and to apply online, visit http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=86957292&JobTitle=Superviso.

SPACE SCIENCES LABORATORY SEEKS A COORDINATOR OF SCIENCE OF EDUCATION

(Application deadline March 31, University of California at Berkeley)

The Space Sciences Laboratory at UC Berkeley seeks applicant to serve as Coordinator of Science Education Programs. The incumbent will join the Center for Science Education @ Space Sciences Laboratory (CSE@SSL) team composed of space scientists, educators, and multi-media designers. The successful applicant will coordinate the development of products and programs for teachers and students, museums and science centers, community groups, amateur astronomers, and other general public audiences. Through such work, the incumbent will support existing projects funded by NASA and NSF that have the goals of improving the effectiveness of science education and increasing the scientific literacy of educators and the general public, particularly underserved and diverse communities. The position is 1 year with the possibility of renewal. Applicants are required to have a Masters Degree in space science, education, or related discipline (or equivalent combination of education and experience) and at least 3 years of experience implementing science education and public outreach programs. Also required are a demonstrated ability to work as member of diverse teams; strong coordination, communication and collaboration skills; good public speaking skills; and a willingness to travel on behalf of the project at a national level.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2010. Anticipated start date May 1, 2010.  Salary Range: $51,400 – $67,600 depending on expertise and qualifications. Interested applicants should send CV, statement of science education and public outreach experience, and three reference names and contact information to: Dr. Bryan Mendez, Space Sciences Laboratory, MC 7450, Berkeley, CA 94720-7450. Email: bmendez@ssl.berkeley.edu PH: (510) 643-6295; FAX: (510) 643-5660.  Applicants should ask referees to review the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality found at: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html. Salary will be based on education and experience. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. AAE/EOE.

Find detailed job description at: http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/cppIII-V.html

DEPUTY EDUCATION OFFICER: NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER

(Applications due Jan. 10, 2010)

The Office of the Director seeks a highly skilled individual to serve as the Deputy Education Officer. Serves as an agency expert and coordinator in providing intellectual leadership and focus for integration of NASA education programs into a seamless pipeline such that, when aligned w/the NASA Office of Education’s exemplary program criteria, assures NASA’s mission as defined within the current NASA framework at the Agency level.

Incumbent serves as the Deputy Education Officer for Goddard Space Flight Center, providing direct support to the Chief Education Officer in implementing, managing, coordinating, assessing, and communicating the Center’s education efforts and activities. The incumbent has authority to act for the Education Officer on all education matters and manage education activities for the Center. Serves as an agency expert and coordinator in providing intellectual leadership and focus for integration of NASA education programs into a seamless pipeline such that, when aligned w/the NASA Office of Education’s exemplary program criteria, assures NASA’s mission as defined within the current NASA framework at the Agency level.

View the full job description, qualifications, benefits and application information on http://usajobs.gov, Announcement Number GS10B0095: http://bit.ly/8wL59c