Position: Education Outreach Instructor
Duration: January – June 2018
Description: The Education Outreach Instructor is an enthusiastic individual who provides instruction to middle school students aboard the Verizon Innovative Learning explorer lab, a custom designed 45-foot bus that travels to schools in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. In addition to providing instruction aboard the bus, the Instructor will also assist in the development of associated curriculum, coordinating school visits, and coordinating and assisting schools with their requirements of any evaluation program. This position reports to the Vice President of Education. This position is currently grant funded though the end of June 2018.
Teaching onboard the explorer lab, including:
- Teaching age appropriate activities and extended or enrichment opportunities to students
- Develop, write and present curriculum, activities and materials for middle school students and teachers in accordance with Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and local content standards
- Coordinate and schedule mobile laboratory school visits and events
- Coordinate and conduct professional development for educators
- Staff after-school events, such as family science night, and public events, such as conferences, festivals, and sporting events.
- Serve as the public face for the program, including both school visits and PR events, with responsibilities including:
- Serve as the public face for events and public outreach activities that promote, enhance, and protect the Verizon Innovative Learning brand
- Lead a diverse audience including children and adults in micro learning experiences onboard the mobile laboratory
- Travel to support public relations and other events.
- Minimum of a B.S. in science, engineering, mathematics, technology, or education required; one year of professional or teaching experience preferred.
- This position requires an individual with outstanding customer service and attitude who is friendly, outgoing and has the ability to work well as part of a team. The Instructor must be able to work independently with initiative to manage own workload without much supervision. They must be flexible and adapt well in unpredictable situations.
- Extensive travel with possible overnight stays across the United States is required.
- The Instructor must have own transportation and be available for day, evening and occasional weekend functions. Travel to expected to be 25 percent during the school year and 50 percent during the summer.
The fine print
MdBio Foundation offers many benefits to its employees, including paid leave, health insurance, 401(k), and tuition reimbursement. This is a full-time, year-round position which is currently grant funded through June 2018. We expect that funding will continue past this time, however, it is not guaranteed. The candidate will be selected for hire based on the following criteria: Education, experience, subject area of expertise, communication skills, professional references, background check, and availability. Salary range is $35,000 – $45,000.
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About MdBio Foundation, Inc.
MdBio Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides innovative, effective, and experiential science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and workforce development opportunities. MdBio Foundation seeks to close the circle on building tomorrow’s workforce today – seeding the future workforce by providing effective hands-on education and workforce development. MdBio’s interdisciplinary approach uses STEM to explore real-world, problem-centric curriculum that bridges school, community, health, and business. The Foundation operates innovative and successful mobile STEM education programs in the mid-Atlantic region. Since 2003, MdBio’s flagship program, MdBioLab, a 45-foot mobile laboratory for high schools, has served more than 130,000 students at over 450 schools. In Spring 2017 MdBio expanded its mobile laboratory fleet with the addition of two new vehicles, the Mobile eXploration Lab and the Verizon Innovative Learning explorer lab. MdBio also operates the Young Science Explorers Program for middle school students; multiple student competitions; ATLAS: Advancing Tomorrow’s Leaders in STEM college and career readiness symposium; and workforce development programs.
About the Verizon Innovative Learning explorer lab
Verizon Innovative Learning focuses on bringing technology and hands-on learning opportunities to kids in underserved schools and communities. The Verizon Innovative Learning explorer lab is a virtual reality experience that sends middle school students on relevant, interactive science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) missions far from home — without leaving the school parking lot. On a customized coach bus, students experience a futuristic research lab that can transport them to extreme, hard-to-reach environments, where they complete STEM-based activities.