Marine Science Educator

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 12:00am

Organization: 

Address:

Dauphin Island, AL
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Discovery Hall Programs (DHP) of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) has an opening for a marine science educator to work within a collaborative education and outreach group. This is a full-time, year-round position with benefits.

Position overview:

DHP  is the education and outreach group at the DISL, the marine research and education facility for the state. DHP educators develop and teach high quality on-site and off-site hands-on informal educational programs (field-based, in-school and virtual) about marine and coastal issues to K-12 students, teachers and the general public year-round.  Off-site programs include overnight travel throughout the state as part of the BayMobile program as well as occasional outreach events.  Educators also work on grant-funded projects, make presentations at national and state conferences, participate in professional development activities, develop web content/tools, and assist in evaluations of DHP programs.   To learn more about Discovery Hall Programs’ activities, please go to https://www.disl.edu/dhp.

 

Primary job functions:

  • Deliver established and assist in the development of new programs in coastal habitats (including large and small vessel trips and kayak trips) for outdoor field classes and outdoor activities to school-age children onsite at DISL
  • Deliver established and assist in the development of new STEM hands-on classes for K-12 students onsite at DISL and across the state
  • Deliver established and assist in the development of new marine science programs virtually and in schools across the state
  • Participate in outreach efforts to students across Alabama and the general public across the Gulf coast 
  • Participate and collaborate in the development and implementation of grants to support educational programing and specific activities for K-12 students and educators

We are most interested in hiring individuals whose interests and passions fit in the vision and mission of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Discovery Hall Programs. DISL’s mission is to be a center for transformative U.S. oceanic and coastal research and education. As an integral part of DISL, Discovery Hall Programs’ vision is to be a center of excellence in experiential education about the Gulf of Mexico and the ocean for PreK-gray audiences. DHP strives to be an equitable and inclusive group that encourages and supports collaboration, flexibility and fairness to all individuals.  We recognize that a diversity of perspectives, lived experiences, ideas and passions allows us to better meet our goal of ocean-literate communities in Alabama and that equity, diversity and inclusion is fundamental to achieving Discovery Hall Programs’ mission.

Applicants should be reliable, dynamic, creative, innovative, team-oriented, positive-thinking, flexible, a self-starter and willing to get wet and muddy.  They should be able to work with variety of audiences, abilities, backgrounds, ages and with all types of learners with patience and positivity.  While the position does carry specific requirements (listed below), we recognize that the paths to environmental education are varied and encourage applications from a diversity of individuals whose passions and interests align with DHP’s. 

Required skills and abilities:

  • Hold valid state driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Ability to pass and comply with all drug testing policies and other procedures including background check 
  • Ability to sustain flexible work schedule, including evening, weekend, and holiday hours 
  • Ability to obtain CPR and 1st aid certification 
  • Ability to obtain CDL (bus) certification
  • Should be comfortable around the water and on small boats
  • Should have computer skills – word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, etc.

Position Start Date:

Monday, September 20, 2021

Job Duration:

Permanent

How to Apply:

Go to  https://www.disl.edu/about/employment.

OR 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, current CV or resume, and at least 3 references (names and contact information) to Marine Science Educator, Discovery Hall Programs, 101 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL, 36528 or email a pdf of all materials to DiscoveryHallJobs@disl.org, with Marine Science Educator positions in the subject line.  

 

Contact us with additional questions or concerns at askdhp@disl.org, 251-861-2141, 7515.  Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. We anticipate having someone in place mid-September.

DHP’s salary range is similar to that for resource teachers in the Mobile County Public School System (https://www.mcpss.com/salaryschedule).  

DISL is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from a diverse pool of prospective educators without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic or any other identity information.

Job Compensation:

Salary

Compensation Information:

DHP’s salary range is similar to that for resource teachers in the Mobile County Public School System (https://www.mcpss.com/salaryschedule).  

DISL is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from a diverse pool of prospective educators without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic or any other identity information.

Contact Name:

Adminstrative Assistant

Contact Phone:

251-861-2141, 7515

Contact Email:

askdhp@disl.org