Seeking a science outreach specialist

by Stephanie Chasteen on February 2, 2010

I don’t usually post job listings on the blog, but I *love* the local NSDL office and would be so happy to see someone excellent in this job opening.  See below — it’s a really great opportunity for someone qualified.

The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) (, based at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in Boulder, CO is seeking candidates for an Outreach and Professional Development Specialist.  The full position announcement and application procedures can be found on the UCAR website at:

This position is responsible for leading efforts that inform and engage NSDL’s stakeholder and user communities. Assists the Director of Education and Strategic Partnerships in developing and implementing strategies to build significant use of the library and ensure that the NSDL is educationally beneficial across all science, technology, engineering and mathematics education communities. Leverages the use of online tools and social media as new outreach and engagement mechanisms for NSDL. Measures and analyzes an array of metrics to interpret progress toward goals for NSDL’s usage and impact. Sets direction for, designs and delivers professional development programming for NSDL’s educational users that also helps to inform audience needs, practices and incentives for engagement. This position includes responsibilities for representing NSDL in a variety of public and professional venues.

Minimum requirements include:
* Bachelor’s degree in education or a science/mathematics field; and
* at least three years of experience in K-16 and/or public education in formal or informal settings; and
* at least three years of experience in teacher/faculty professional development design, delivery, and evaluation.

This is a full-time replacement position. Initial consideration will be given to applications received prior to Friday, February 12, 2010. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

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