VINS Education Position Contact Us 802.359.5000 email@example.com Nature Center Hours Accepting injured birds 8am to 4pm daily 802.359.5000 x212 Get Directions Science Educator The Science Educator is responsible for helping to deliver VINS School Programs, with a focus on Grades K-3 in the ELF Science Program, as well as teaching Field Trip lessons at the VINS Nature Center. REPORTS TO: Director, School Programs & Teacher Professional Development JOB LOCATION: VINS Nature Center, 149 Natures Way, Quechee, Vermont. KEY ELEMENTS INCLUDE: Deliver high quality inquiry science lessons to students and their teachers; design lessons and curriculum to meet the Next Generation Science Standards; reach out to area schools to support ongoing partnerships; support the Director of School Programs & Teacher Professional Development in ongoing evaluation and improvement of program, curricula and materials. Travel required. Science Educator Duties Develop and teach high quality inquiry science units to students and teachers in local schools through VINS School ProgramsServes as the lead educator for Grades K-3 in the ELF Science ProgramReach out to area schools to support ongoing partnerships, promote VINS School Programs and recruit new schoolsSupport the Director of School Programs and Teacher Professional Development in ongoing evaluation and improvement of VINS School ProgramsWork collaboratively with the Science Outreach Educator to develop and teach lessons for Field Trips to the Nature CenterWork a varied schedule that may include evenings and weekends Organizational Responsibilities Include Attend VINS staff meetings and participate in organization functions as requiredWork with other departments at VINS to both bring added content to public programs and facilitate opportunities for cross-promotion of programs Qualifications Vermont teaching license (or a license in a reciprocating state) preferredMasters Degree in education or related field preferredDemonstrated excellence in developing and teaching inquiry science lessonsExperience teaching students in a wide age range, pre-k through 8th gradeExperience in environmental education preferredExcellent classroom management skills, both in an indoor and outdoor settingExperience with curriculum development and aligning curriculum to meet standards including the Next Generation Science StandardsDemonstrated ability to develop strong rapport with teachers, administrators and studentsExcellent public speaking, writing and communication skillsFlexibility, creativity and ability to think quickly in response to changeStrong organizational skills and work ethicCommitment to excellenceAbility to work independently and as part of a teamMust possess a valid driver’s licenseAble to lift up to 50 pounds and lead moderate to strenuous trail hikes and field trips in all seasonsCurrent first aid and CPR certification All VINS staff working directly with children are subject to a thorough background check, including fingerprinting and a criminal record check. Compensation & Work Schedule This is a full-time position with benefits according to VINS Personnel Policy. Regular work schedule is Monday through Friday with some weekends and evenings. Primary job location is at the VINS Nature Center in Quechee, VT with travel to deliver and administer programs. Compensation is commensurate to experience. Application To apply for this position, send cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 references to Hannah Gelroth, Director, School Programs & Teacher Professional Development at firstname.lastname@example.org. APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2020 START DATE: August 3, 2020 Position post date: January 2020 VINS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supported by membership dues, admission and program fees, donations, and grants.