Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association protecting our ocean wilderness through public stewardship



We currently have two openings:


LiMPETS Science Education and Technology Specialist

Part time, 30 hours per week

Deadline to apply: May 7, 2014

The Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association (FMSA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) habitats and wildlife through the development of a diverse community of informed and active ocean stewards.

Program description:

The Association in partnership with the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and others conducts LiMPETS, Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students. LiMPETS is a regional, youth-based citizen science program for students grade 6-college. The program, serving thousands of teachers and students annually, offers a 5-unit curriculum linked to science and math education standards, a variety of web-based resources, online data entry and graphing tools, and a hands-on staff with academic training in science and education. Visit the LiMPETS website for more information. The Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association is an equal opportunity employer.

Primary responsibilities:
Develop innovative science education tools and resources; keep resources current with the rapid evolution of educational technologies.
Identify new and appropriate media, such as web-based collaboration tools, to augment the reach and power of the LiMPETS network.
Lead LiMPETS programs, both in the classroom and in the field.
Assist LiMPETS Coordinator in administration of LiMPETS programs.
Develop, implement and maintain a model for student participation in science blogging via the LiMPETS website.
Organize and maintain data and media archives.
Ensure consistency and accuracy of student-generated monitoring data.
Assist in planning and implementation of annual teacher professional development series.
Support FMSA/GFNMS education programs and objectives.
Other duties as assigned.

Bachelors or Masters Degree in education, biology, marine science, or related field.
Experience using technology in the classroom or in an outdoor setting to advance instruction.
Demonstrated ability to differentiate instruction using technology.
Knowledge of effective methodologies to extend the learning environment beyond the traditional boundaries of the classroom using web-based technologies.
Minimum 2 years of experience teaching environmental, outdoor or science programs to students grades 6-12.
Excellent classroom management and public speaking skills.
Environmental research or monitoring field experience preferred.
Knowledge of marine science concepts, local marine algae, invertebrates and California natural history.
Highly detailed oriented and organized.
Good driving record and ability to pass online government Driver Safety Course. Reliable transportation to and from Sanctuary office in the Presidio, San Francisco.
Flexible; willingness to work occasional early mornings, evenings and weekends.

Start date: May 2014
Salary range: 26,000 – 32,000

How to apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and references (3) to Amy Dean, Education Manager: adean@farallones.org.


Marine Science Instructor (Part-Time)

Job Description:
The Marine Science Instructor delivers engaging hands-on ocean science programs for the Oceans After School, At Your School, and Marine Explorers Camp education programs as well as assists with special public programs for adults and families. This is a part time position (up to 29 hours per week) through the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association and work is primarily in classrooms at school sites. This position requires a commitment to work 5 hour days Tuesday-Friday as well as occasional Saturdays or Sundays to assist with public programs.

The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) protects the wildlife and habitats of one of the most diverse and bountiful marine environments in the world, an area of 1,282 square miles off the northern and central California coast. Located just a few miles from San Francisco, the waters within Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary support an abundance of life, including many threatened or endangered species.
Established in 1995, the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association is the nonprofit partner that supports and assists the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary in education, outreach, and stewardship. This is a part time unbenefited position through the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association, on assignment to the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Dependent on funding, the position may evolve to a full time benefited position.

Marine Educator Position Responsibilities:
Delivers marine science curriculum (including programs on sharks, marine mammals, seabirds, squid, crabs, salmon, plankton, and ocean acidification) to diverse school audiences in alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards for California.
Assist education staff with public programming including weekend workshops for families, evening lectures (Sanctuary Soirèes), and public excursions (Sanctuary Explorations)
Provides a safe, supportive and friendly environment throughout all programs and facilities. Properly handles live marine organisms and cares for all education materials.
Provides on-going evaluation of programs and facilities, communicates this information to all appropriate staff members, and works with other staff to maintain and improve high quality programs.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including additional hours during summer season to deliver Marine Science Explorers camp.
Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective and courteous working relationships with coworkers, teachers, students, and members of the general public.

Must possess a BA or BS degree (marine biology, oceanography, education or related field) or possess equivalent experience. Master’s degree desirable.

Ability to skillfully instruct others and to work with persons from diverse backgrounds, including urban youth. Experience in teaching marine science or a related field to K-12 students from diverse backgrounds.
Knowledge of, and broad interest in, oceans and marine science, including key ocean organisms, coastal ecosystems, fisheries resources, human interactions and management issues.
Excellent organizational skills to assist with collecting student data, program evaluations, class attendance, and public program registration.
Ability to work as a team member; must be outgoing, patient, energetic and enthusiastic; must have good communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to be available to work a flexible schedule that includes early mornings, daytime, evenings, and weekends. Ability to adjust quickly to changing priorities and manage tasks in a sometimes stressful environment.
Must have personal transportation and a valid California driver license.
Must be able to lift 50 lbs as the position requires transporting education materials.

Other job functions: Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

Supervision received: The Part-Time Marine Science Instructor is directly supervised by the Visitor Center Manager and receives overall direction from the Education & Outreach Program Coordinator.

Start date: mid-May 2014

How to apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and references (3) to Justin Holl, Visitor Center Manager: justin.holl@noaa.gov







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