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Education Outreach Specialist

The EO Specialist will develop, deliver, and assess STEM outreach programming for high school and community college students.
  • With direction from the Manger, Education Outreach, coordinate the Heithoff-Brody High School Summer Scholars program.
  • Develop and steward relationships and partnerships with area educators to ensure successful program delivery.
  • Working with the Manager, Education Outreach develop curriculum and implement outreach workshops for high school students.
  • Working with the education outreach team, develop and facilitate virtual/hybrid one-week summer bootcamp courses for high school students.
  • Develop the framework for a community college internship program and a community college day on the Salk campus
  • Working with the Manager, Education Outreach develop curriculum and implement outreach workshops for community college students.
  • Working with the Manager, Education Outreach facilitate collection and analysis of program assessment and metrics.
  • Provide overall department support including cross training in education outreach programs as well as assisting at education outreach community and campus events as needed.
  •  Indirectly supervises 12 to 16 employees within the Education Outreach department(s).- This position will provide work direction for the high school interns as well as the community college interns.
  • Bachelor's Degree (BA) from four-year college or university, or one to two years of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Certificates, licenses and registrations required: Single-subject Teaching Credential and at least 2-years of high school level teaching experience in the biological sciences.
  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Office.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Occasionally required to stand
  • Occasionally required to walk
  • Occasionally required to sit
  • Occasionally required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
  • Continually required to talk or hear
  • Occasional exposure to outside weather conditions
  • While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet
  • The employee must occasionally lift and /or move more than 20 to 50 pounds
  • Ability to drive and load equipment into the Mobile Science Lab van as needed
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. All individual who accept a position with the Salk Institute must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment, must successfully complete the Institute’s background investigation and must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)