Please note that this position is a part-time 40% appointment
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/09/17 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.
Under the supervision of the School Programs and Public Programs Manager and work direction of program leads, be responsible for performing year-round ocean, earth and atmospheric program implementation and feedback. Program audiences include, but are not limited to, pre-K to 12 and college students, teachers, multi-generational groups, families, infants and toddlers, and adults. Programming includes, but not limited to, on- and off-site programs (school and public) and learning opportunities, field programs and tours, community fairs, and volunteer training.
Instructional responsibilities include having a broad-based knowledge of marine science and inquiry teaching methods; using appropriate materials, teaching strategies and curriculum to implement programs, including recommending revisions as needed; organizing program volunteers and assistants efficiently and effectively; adhering to aquarium and university policies and procedures; and providing excellent customer service.
Must be available 3 days out of a 7 -day work week during the school year, and full weeks plus some weekends during the summer months of June, July and August. Overall schedule is variable and may require weekend, holiday and/or evening hours.
Some programs involve outdoor, water or sea-going activities and may require lifting tanks and equipment plus handling live organisms.
BA or BS in Marine, Environmental, or related Natural Sciences or in Education with science specialization and one (1+) or more years experience teaching in an informal science education institution; OR possess equivalent education and two (2+) or more years experience teaching in an informal science education institution.
Demonstrated understanding of and ability to teach basic marine, Earth and atmospheric science concepts, including the nature and process of science.
Proven proficiency with instruction and audience management for school- and public-based programs, in a classroom and in the field.
Established cultural competency, such as working effectively with and supporting audiences/peers of diverse ages, ethnicities, and cultural and educational backgrounds.
Skills to develop original ideas, creative problem solving skills in a varied and challenging environment including service orientation, program management, sound judgment and decision-making, and critical thinking skills.
Advanced knowledge of program activity. Knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
Work leadership and interpersonal skills for those in a lead capacity, and the ability to work effectively across the organization, internally and externally.
Client service minded, entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking skills.
Proficiency in the use of basic computer programs relevant to job duties.
Highly effective verbal and written communication skills.
May work in youth camps, fitness, and outdoor programs.
CPR/First Aid and Lifeguard Certification.
Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results, including National Registry of Sex Offender, FBI (live scan) and DMV are required.
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