Education/Training Spec I

University Of Florida Gainesville , FL 32601

Posted 2 months ago

Classification Title:

Education Specialist I

Job Description:

Docent Coordinator

The Education Specialist I, is responsible for screening applicants, reciting when necessary, ensure compliance, schedule lectures and outings for all education volunteers. Schedule docents and provide weekly agenda, Provide Training workshops and materials, update Docent manual, maintain hours, and provide daily program supervision.

Program Coordinator

The Education Specialist I, is responsible for the day-to-day operation of Whitney's education programs Day at the Whitney Lab, the Traveling zoo. Duties include facilitating daily operations, coordinating and working closely with local schools on scheduling, curriculum updates and ensure the following of state science standards, email communications with all correspondents, and work closely with Education and Outreach Manager to ensure foundation/grant obligations are met for Traveling Zoo and DAW. Teach within programs when needed.

Activity Coordinator for Summer REU internship Program

This position is also responsible for coordinating and facilitating summer REU program activities, as well as coordinating transportation to activity locations, and work with the administration team and program Principal Investigator to ensure the program runs smoothly.

Education Instructor/Events

This position requires assisting in facilitating and teaching within various outreach programs, Day Camps, tours, events, and training workshops on campus or off. Perform other duties as workload necessitates.

Education Classroom/Wet Lab /Animal husbandry

This position provides supervision over the education room, wet lab, and the care of the animals housed within. This person will supervise over any volunteers working in the wet lab or assisting with animal husbandry.

Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
This position requires experience and training in informal education at the bachelor's level or higher.

Excellent interpersonal, customer and organizational skills are also essential. Informal teaching experience helpful, ability to work with volunteers and customers of all ages is a must. Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Online training for Youth Conference Services must be completed each year;

An initial employee background ground check with fingerprinting is required every five years

Health Assessment Required: No

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Education/Training Spec I

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