Science Specialist and Coach

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Friday, June 17, 2022, 11:00pm



Salisbury, NC
United States

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Job Description:

Horizons Unlimited is hiring! Join our collaborative team full of individuals that our passionate about hands-on science and environmental education. Horizons Unlimited is a science center a part of the Rowan-Salisbury School System that provides hands-on science field trips that drive student engagement and professional development to support science instruction from the field to the classroom. Join our team if you are passionate about science education and supporting students and teachers!

Purpose: To provide science curriculum support for the Rowan-Salisbury School teachers through professional development, workshops, and hands-on lessons. This position is a blend of providing science teacher support and teaching hands-on science field trips at Horizons Unlimited.


  • Degree or certification(s) in science, K-12 science education, or curriculum development
  • Experience developing and delivering Science Professional Development for K-12 teachers
  • Minimum 5 years of formal or informal science education experience and academic enrichment

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, organizational,  communication, and leadership skills required
  • Ability to collaborate with a team of passionate individuals working together to provide meaningful hands-on science instruction required
  • Ability to develop innovative, aligned educational programs and professional development with the staff of Horizons Unlimited required
  • Strong technology skills required: Google Suite, Apple, Canvas, Zoom, LMS, and be willing to learn new software, as needed. 
  • Ability to relate positively with the general public and interact effectively with teachers, students, and Horizons Unlimited staff members required
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends to accommodate special programming and events required
  • CPR and First Aid Certification required
  • Bus/CDL endorsement preferred or may be asked to obtain CDL, if eligible. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Align STEM and outdoor learning experiences with NC Essential Standards and Rowan-Salisbury Schools renewal district goals to enhance classroom and enrichment education
  • Develop and provide interactive science professional development that supports student engagement in the classroom and connects informal experiential learning with formal science education
  • Collaborate with Horizons Unlimited Director, teaching team, and district curriculum staff
  • Connect with and build strong relationships with science teachers in RSS
  • Assist teachers with utilizing Horizons’ science kits and other shared resources
  • Lead science teacher cohorts each year to help build a scientific learning community that supports resource sharing 
  • Assist teachers with new science standard understanding and implementation
  • Partner with community, educational, and industry professionals to provide learning opportunities for RSS students
  • Maintain inventory, clean, organize, refurbish and store materials related to Horizons Unlimited and teacher checkout resources
  • Other duties as needed

Term of Employment: 12 months

  • Special Conditions: Must be able to travel to other RSS Sites for Program Delivery
  • Pay Grade: State salary, certified scale

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