Full-Time, 37.5 Hours/Week (some evenings & weekends)
Minimum Qualificationss: Bachelor’s degree in science and/or in elementary education (with an emphasis in science), is required, with a Master’s preferred. Experience teaching youth and adults, preferably in urban settings, in school and out; and in curriculum or program development, especially in inquiry-based science, is essential. Target age levels of children for programs are pre-K through 6th. Must have strong collaborative and communication skills. Travel to partner locations throughout the Philadelphia region will be necessary. Bilingual capabilities, especially in Spanish or Asian languages, preferred.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Contribute to the development and/or sustainability of ongoing grant-funded initiatives. Develop and/or revise science curricular materials and web-based resources that integrate literacy and science, and target children and families. Facilitate the learning success of facilitators new to science and/or education. Serve as liaison with project partners, participants, and stakeholders, regionally as well as nationally. Address questions and concerns, and gather documentation, written and verbal, about ongoing efforts – program impact, sustainability, and challenges. Coordinate regional events, meetings, and workshops related to existing and new initiatives, including: a) acting as liaison between TFI and partner organizations and implementation sites; b) coordinating site- or museum-based events and meetings; and c) collecting data, updates, and documentation from program and research participants. Additionally, contribute to the development and preparation of proposals, reports, presentations, and manuals; collaborate with staff at TFI in gender and family education efforts targeting girls, adults, and family groups; and manage project materials, utilizing available volunteers and staff.