• Requires a Master’s Degree in a Natural Science, Physical Science, Education, or related field
• Must have experience in developing educational outreach materials and/or environmental or science educational programs in either formal or informal educational settings
• Experience working with the National Park Service
WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
MAMMOTH CAVE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND LEARNING EDUCATION COORDINATOR
Western Kentucky University, Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning is seeking applicants for the position of Education Coordinator at Mammoth Cave National Park. This position is full time and grant funded. Continued employment is contingent upon availability of grant funds. The position works primarily with the Director of the Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning, the park’s Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services, and the Environmental Education Specialist. The Duty Station site is Mammoth Cave National Park.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
· Provides educational program development and support services for the Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning
· Develops citizen-science modules which provide sound science for Mammoth Cave National park needs and which provide enriching science opportunities for participants
· The successful candidate will work closely with Learning Center Director and National Park Service staff to develop education and outreach materials and programs highlighting scientific research at the park
· Primary clientele for these materials and programs will be both external (mainly secondary school, university, and adult learners) and internal (park staff)
· Materials and programs to be developed may include both outreach materials (such as websites, brochures, and curricula, interactive programs (such as presentations to groups, workshops, and training sessions) and individual programs (such as overseeing interns)
· Develop externally funded proposals to support and enhance program activities
· Develop education partnerships
· Supervise research and education interns
· Master’s Degree in a Natural Science, Physical Science, Education, or related field
· Must have experience in developing educational outreach materials and/or environmental or science educational programs in either formal or informal educational settings
· The successful candidate is expected to exercise considerable initiative and resourcefulness in planning and carrying out the assignments to completion and coordinating activities with others as necessary
· Must have experience working in a team environment
· Experience working with National Park Service
· Schedule will vary depending on programs and will include some weekends and evenings
· Working conditions will include in-cave and outdoor surface environments, hiking up to 10 miles in on and off-trail settings, and carrying up to 30 lbs while leading educational groups may be encountered. Outdoor activities may take place in inclement weather
· Some local and interstate travel is required
· A Valid Kentucky Driver’s License (or willingness to get one) is required
· A Federal Background investigation is required
Salary Grade: 110 Expected Salary Range: $46,000-48,000 per annum.
Applications for employment will be accepted electronically only. In addition to the online application interested candidates must submit a cover letter, a current resume along with names, addresses, and daytime phone numbers of three professional references using the online application process. Please refer to the following website to apply: http://asaweb.wku.edu/wkujobs. For further assistance call (270) 745-5934. Reference requisition number S3130. To ensure full consideration submit application materials by January 18th, 2012. Position will remain open until filled.
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.