STEM Educator

The STEM Educator creates, oversees and delivers Science Factory on- and off-site educational programming, hands-on activities, and STEM resources for grades Pre-K through 8. Current program offerings include summer camps, winter camps, field trip workshops, Science Cafe demonstrations, Cub/Girl Scout badge workshops, homeschool classes, weekend and holiday workshops, off-site afterschool and outreach programs, and other programs of varying length and frequency.

Salary Range: $35,000-$45,000

Responsibilities and Expectations:
* Develops and delivers program curriculum involving hands-on activities and projects using STEM concepts and PA Academic Standards.
* Prepares all materials related to the activities/projects.
* Documents and organizes curriculum materials.
* Works with students from diverse backgrounds with different needs (e.g., family situations, ages, learning styles).
* Keeps track of all program-related expenditures.
* Oversees program registration and evaluation.
* Takes initiative to creatively solve problems and make adjustments to planned lessons as needed.
* Maintains student safety in the classroom.
* Collaborates with peer Maker Space Educator on programming.
* Multi-tasks in a fast-paced environment.
* Performs other work-related duties as required.

The STEM Educator contributes to the overall vision and planning of the educational programming at the Lancaster Science Factory by drawing on their experience in developing and implementing hands-on and creative activities for students Pre-K to 8th grade. This may include design and construction of STEM equipment for student projects, activities, and demonstrations.

This position is well suited for candidates with an entrepreneurial spirit and creative approach to experiential education. Strong classroom management, communication, teamwork and presentation skills are required. The Lancaster Science Factory is a fast-paced non-profit environment. The STEM Educator will collaborate with other staff members, STEM professionals in the community, hourly educators, and volunteers to deliver new programs as well as maintain or modify existing ones all while working within a prescribed budget. The STEM Educator will build positive long-term relationships with external individuals, youth serving agencies and STEM-related organizations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Requirements:
PA Teaching Certification in General Science. An endorsement in Integrative STEM Education is strongly desired. Additional certification in science disciplines, technology and engineering, and mathematics subjects preferred.

Three or more years teaching experience with students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Experience in an informal science education environment desired, with responsibility for coordinating all aspects of individual programs from conception to implementation and assessment.

Experience setting program goals, objectives, and evaluation.

* Four year college degree required.
* Must obtain the following clearances: PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal Background, FBI (Department of Public Welfare), & Act 24.
* Must have reliable form of transportation.
* Must be able to lift and carry as much as 30 pounds.
* Strong computer knowledge required (word, excel, power point).
* 2 or more years working with children preferred.
* First aid/CPR preferred.

Time Commitment:
Full time salaried position. Periodic travel to schools and other organizations within 20-mile radius. Must be flexible to work occasional evenings, weekends and extended hours when needed.

Interested candidates can send their resume and cover letter to:

Emily Landis
Executive Director
454 New Holland Ave
Lancaster, PA 17602
elandis@tlsf.org