The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
On a visit to The Lawrence, students collaborate to investigate new ideas as they become scientists and engineers for a day.
We partner with school districts to support science learning. We offer district-wide elementary, middle, and high school programs, either virtually or in-person.
We collaborate with a range of partners to innovate in science education. Together, we go further.
The Lawrence seeks a skilled leader with experience at the intersection of environmental education, equity, justice, and building healthy communities to contribute to and support its environmental literacy projects. The Lawrence’s environmental literacy portfolio supports improvement efforts in outdoor and environmental education nationally and internationally by promoting equity, inclusion, and cultural relevance; translating research about effective practices for teaching and learning into accessible approaches, resources, and tools for organization leaders and instructors; and building community with partners in the field.
Position title: Coordinator of Environmental Literacy
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: Fall 2022
Position duration: 1-year appointment, renewable dependent on budget and performance
The Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks a skilled leader with experience at the intersection of environmental education, equity, justice, and building healthy communities to contribute to and support the Learning & Teaching Group’s environmental literacy projects. The Learning & Teaching Group focuses on capacity building in formal (e.g., school districts, community colleges, and universities) and informal (e.g., museums, aquariums, science centers, outdoor science organizations) education systems, in support of developing science and environmental literacy, including the widespread implementation of Next Generation Science Standards. The Learning & Teaching Group is committed to leading with equity and justice at the center of all work. The Learning & Teaching Group’s environmental literacy portfolio supports improvement efforts in outdoor and environmental education nationally and internationally by promoting equity, inclusion, and cultural relevance; translating research about effective practices for teaching and learning into accessible approaches, resources, and tools for organization leaders and instructors; and building community with partners in the field.
The Coordinator of Environmental Literacy will contribute at a leadership level to the Lawrence’s portfolio of projects related to environmental literacy, including the BEETLES Project, the Working Towards Racial Equity national workshop series, the in-development Elizabeth and Robert Karplus Outdoor Nature Lab, and others. The Coordinator of Environmental Literacy will report to the Director of Environmental Literacy Programs and work closely with the Learning & Teaching Group, the Research & Impact Group, Learning Labs, Visitor and Community Experiences, as well as external collaborators and partners.
The Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley is one of the country’s few science centers that is part of a top-tier, public research university. This distinctive affiliation allows the Lawrence to engage world-class scientists, engineers, and educators to develop and disseminate leading innovative and effective science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs. As UC Berkeley’s public science center, the Lawrence provides a window into Berkeley’s cutting-edge research and discoveries, and their transformative applications. The Lawrence supports learners to use the “big ideas” of science to solve problems, improve their lives and communities and make the world a better place. Equity is at the heart of our mission; we pay special attention to engaging those from low-income communities, communities of color, and other marginalized groups. Lawrence Hall of Science programs are designed to meet three critical goals: (1) activating youth interest in STEM learning and careers; (2) improving scientific and environmental literacy for youth and the public; and (3) increasing the number of underrepresented youth who pursue STEM. The Lawrence’s portfolio is diverse and far-reaching, contributing to the local and national agenda to inspire, prepare, and diversify the STEM workforce.
The Lawrence Hall of Science is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive organizational environment that fosters the success of the full range of our employees. We believe that employees who feel valued and respected will create policies, programs, practices, norms, and services to effectively meet the needs and exceed the expectations of our increasingly diverse staff, partners, and audiences. We welcome candidates who have demonstrated capacity to create inclusive work environments, work effectively on diverse teams, and serve the diverse communities with whom we currently work and want to attract. We are committed to hiring and retaining racially and gender diverse, culturally competent leaders at all levels of the organization who reflect the demographics of our community and continually deepen their skills and competencies.This position is based in Berkeley, CA, but regular remote working arrangements will be considered.
The Coordinator of Environmental Literacy will work with partners, clients, and the broader environmental community to:
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Open date: July 27th, 2022
Next review date: Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Sunday, Aug 28, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.