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Education Program Manager/Instructional Coach

Are you an experienced high school teacher passionate about helping students enjoy hands-on learning with contemporary bioscience?

The Bay Area Bioscience Education Community (BABEC) provides mobile biotechnology laboratory supplies, training, curriculum and in-classroom assistance to science teachers throughout the Bay Area.  We are seeking candidates with a secondary teaching background in biology or chemistry, familiarity with standard biotechnology laboratory techniques, and a commitment to equity to join our team.  The position is primarily based in San Bruno, California, and the job duties involve supporting the GeneConneciton program serving San Mateo County.  In addition, the candidate may also work as part of a dynamic team supporting all Bay Area programming.  The position is part-time with the possibility for growth over time, and the work schedule is flexible.

About Us
BABEC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving science teachers and students in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the 21 years since our founding in 1996, we have reached more than 400,000 students and thousands of teachers. Our mission is to Inspire all students to engage in science by empowering teachers. We accomplish this by providing affordable and accessible options for schools to provide hands-on bioscience lessons. Our largest program, GeneConnection (GC), serves San Mateo County high schools and community colleges.  GC was founded in 1989 and is one of the oldest ongoing biotechnology education programs in the U.S.

Position Overview
The ideal candidate has experience as the teacher of record for a high school science classroom. We seek an effective communicator with an astute knowledge of how to work with a wide range of individuals in educational, academic and scientific fields. S/he is an energetic, results-oriented, collaborative professional, who excels while working on multiple projects, can effectively manage critical timelines, and is passionate about science education. Under the direction of the GeneConnection Program Director and/or Executive Director, the Education Program Manager/Instructional Coach will share responsibility for maintaining the program’s portable science laboratories. This includes acting as a teacher liason for scheduling and logistics, inventory management, and equipment repair and refurbishment.  The position also involves traveling to schools to provide in-classroom assistance, teacher training/mentorship, and curriculum developing and testing. Although primarily based in San Mateo county, this position will also require engagement with the larger organization’s Bay Area programs, and there will opportunities to support and develop new programs at the regional level.  Evenings and weekends are sometimes necessary for trainings, workshops and meetings with stakeholders.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, or a related field
At least 2 years of high school biology teaching experience
English language mastery
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and in accessing the Internet
Ability to lift and carry 50 pound boxes
Access to a vehicle with a valid CA driver’s license and auto insurance policy
Access to a computer, Internet access and personal cell phone

Preferred Qualifications
Valid CA secondary teaching credential, or similar in life sciences or a related field
Expertise in assisting/mentoring teachers, especially those new to biotechnology
Experience in teaching a high school biotechnology curriculum
Understanding of, and fluency with, NGSS
Experience working in an academic or industrial laboratory setting, performing laboratory procedures, and maintaining scientific equipment and inventories

Note:  Not all duties of this unique position are listed, but are available upon request and will be discussed with qualified candidates.

Application Procedure
Please email a letter of interest and resume or curriculum vitae to:  careers@babec.org  All applicants will be screened for their expertise and relevant work experience.  Only those candidates most qualified will be invited for an interview.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.

BABEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Primary work Location:  San Bruno, CA
Job type:  Part time / Regular / Non-Exempt

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