CIRES/ EDUCATION AND OUTREACH Curriculum Developer

Employer
University of Colorado Boulder
Location
Boulder County, CO
Closing date
Dec 7, 2021

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Sector
Science, Computer Science and IT, General Computing, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Education
Organization Type
Corporate
Requisition Number:34603Location: Boulder, Colorado Employment Type:Research FacultySchedule:Full-TimeDate Posted:03-Nov-2021[ Close All ]()Job SummaryThe Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) Education & Outreach Program seeks to hire a full-time curriculum developer (part-time position, remote or hybrid work environment possible). We seek to hire a candidate with experience in designing middle and high school, science curricula, classroom experience, and experience creating and delivering K-12 teacher professional development resources and events.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Who We Are*[Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences](https://cires.colorado.edu/)*: At CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, more than 850 environmental scientists work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people's relationship with the planet. CIRES is a partnership of NOAA and the University of Colorado Boulder, and our areas of expertise include weather and climate, changes at the Earth's poles, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, water resources, and solid Earth sciences. Our vision is to be instrumental in ensuring a sustainable future environment by advancing scientific and societal understanding of the Earth system.
*[CIRES Education & Outreach Program](https://cires.colorado.edu/outreach/)*: CIRES Education & Outreach is a team of 17 outreach, education, and evaluation professionals. CIRES E&O is a well-known and trusted partner for connecting CIRES science with educators, learners, and communities. We strive to make research data accessible, inspire environmental action and empower curiosity and scientific engagement. We provide accessible, inclusive, high-quality environmental science curriculum and informal learning experiences, as well as meaningful professional and career development opportunities.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will BeCurriculum development for middle and high school students around Earth and Environmental Science topics (current foci include polar regions, climate, and water). Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Develop engaging, data-driven, hands-on units and lessons that use established pedagogy and are designed for NGSS.

* Collaborate with CIRES scientists to translate cutting edge research for K-12 audiences and incorporate authentic scientific data into educational materials.
* Incorporate current instructional strategies into curriculum design, such as project based and placed-based learning, model-based inquiry, Ambitious Science Teaching practices, argument driven inquiry, and design thinking.
* Develop assessment tools and grading rubrics with NGSS in mind.
* Develop curriculum for informal education programs.
* Develop undergraduate level curriculum.
Development and implementation of teacher professional development workshops and webinars around Earth and Environmental Science topics (current foci include polar regions, climate, natural hazards, and water). Specific responsibilities are to:

* Design and lead engaging teacher professional development workshops that use engaging facilitation approaches, including student embodiment, active learning, and hands-on approaches.
Leadership and management of diverse networks of educators, scientists, and community members, with audience bases ranging from rural Colorado to nation-wide and international audiences.
Additional tasks include:

* Present program results at local or national conferences.
* Publish program results in teacher practitioner and peer-reviewed journals.
* Contribute to project reports for funding agencies.
* Work with administrative staff on logistics, related budget, and finance questions.
* Build education and outreach partnerships with community leaders and other outreach groups.
What You Should Know
* CIRES commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
* Remote candidates will be considered for this position but equally qualified candidates who can work in the Boulder office will be given preference. Hybrid work schedule possible.
What We Can Offer
* CIRES can offer a generous compensation package. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and determined based on our CIRES internal career track classification.
* The annual hiring salary range for this position is $60,000 - $70,000 (full time equivalent).
* Modes relocation funds are available for this position following CIRES and the University of Colorado's relocation processes and procedures.
BenefitsThe University of Colorado offers excellent [benefits](https://www.colorado.edu/jobs/benefits), including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the [University of Colorado Boulder](https://www.colorado.edu/about).Be StatementsBe ambitious. Be engaged. Be Boulder.What We Require
* Master's degree in a relevant field (science, science education).
* Teaching experience in a middle or high school classroom setting.
* Experience developing curriculum based on current pedagogical practices.
What You Will Need
* Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
* Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
* Strong verbal and written communications skills.
* Ability to work within a team environment with a broad and geographically dispersed group of scientists and educators.
What We Would Like You To Have
* Graduate degree in a climate or Earth science field.
* Experience developing curriculum using Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS or QGIS).
* Experience developing virtual field trips, ESRI storymaps, or similar educational tools Experience working in climate education.
* Experience developing curricula that emphasize social emotional learning competencies.
* Experience developing curricula using principals of universal design with an emphasis on accessibility for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:

* Resume or CV
* Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
* List of contact information for 3 references who may be contacted on your behalf. If you are identified as a finalist for this role, we will also check references through Skillsurvey. Skillsurvey is an online reference check solution.
If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.
The position will be open until filled. Applications will be screened as they are received.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through [CU Boulder Jobs](https://www.colorado.edu/jobs/).
Posting Contact Information*Posting Contact Name:* Anne Gold*Posting Contact Email:* anne.u.gold@colorado.edu

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