Job: Experienced STEM Educator

Department: HQ – Headquarters


Location: Washington, DC

The Carnegie Academy for Science Education (CASE) is Carnegie Science’s K-12 education arm and is housed within the institution’s headquarters. CASE’s mission to enhance the education of DC children in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), through a variety of programs for students and their teachers, each with a common goal: to empower children to ask questions, sharpen their analytical skills, develop leadership and general life skills and broaden their educational and career horizons.

Since 1989 CASE programs has served more than 800 students and 1,000 teachers in DC. CASE’s First Light Saturday Science School, a free program for DC’s middle school students, gives students an opportunity to explore STEM skills and careers through hands on projects and direct work with STEM practitioners. CASE’s STEM Kits program has trained 70 teachers have been trained and 1,500 students have developed skills to handle tools and equipment used in modern research laboratories.

CASE is seeking a STEM Educator for our high school biotechnology outreach program and other education programs, as needed. The STEM Educator will train high school teachers in basic laboratory research techniques, assist in implementing the biotechnology program in schools, and support CASE’s education programs. Position is part-time for school year 2017-18, full-time in summer 2018, and may lead to weekend employment if performance is exemplary. Compensation based on experience.

Essential functions of this job may include but are not limited to:

Train teachers to run biotechnology program in their schools

  • Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active, hands-on learning
  • Instruct and monitor participants in the use of learning materials and equipment
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  • Maintain equipment and supplies in accordance with established lab protocols

Facilitate hands-on student STEM learning

  • Manage student behavior in the classroom and laboratory by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual youth participants and use information to adjust teaching strategies
  • Develop schemes of work, lesson plans and tests that are in accordance with established procedures
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of participants’ progress and development
  • Prepare classroom for class activities

Support CASE’s education programs

  • Participate in team planning meetings
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to participants and colleagues regarding participant progress and needs

Skills and Other Requirements:

  • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds
  • Experience teaching students and/or teachers in a school or out-of-school environment for a minimum of two years
  • Experience delivering STEM professional development to teachers preferred
  • Adaptable, able to think on feet, strategic problem solver, multi-tasker, organized, and goal oriented
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Able to maintain organized lab environment including a detailed inventory
  • Instructional, lab materials and equipment procurement experience preferred, but not required
  • Familiarity with Next Generation Science Standards and Project-Based Learning preferred
  • Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program
  • Must have proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis
  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM field or education, Masters degree in STEM field or education (preferred)

Job Type: Part-time