Education Coordinator

Education Coordinator


  • FLBS is hiring an Education Coordinator to engage the K-12 community with FLBS education and outreach programs.


Job duties:

  • Collaborate with a diverse team of FLBS faculty members, administrators, staff, and partner organizations
  • Participate in designing and delivering lessons (and associated materials) based on FLBS research projects for appropriate K-12 age levels in accordance with various state and national standards
  • Teach a variety of lessons during field trip experiences to FLBS for K-12 school children; create and adapt education materials as needed
  • Coordinate school/camp related visits to FLBS including managing logistics, scheduling and participant communications
  • Deliver education materials in a variety of venues including K-12 classrooms, libraries and public events, ensuring educational effectiveness and excellence
  • Assist in developing on-line/web-based teaching activities/virtual field trips
  • Assist in writing proposals for external funding to expand and enhance the K-12 education activities at FLBS
  • Control expenditures in accordance with budget allocations
  • Maintain and coordinate usage of educational field trip equipment and supplies
  • Perform tasks related to specific function/program assigned such as developing brochures, writing reports, or other unique projects
  • Serve as a representative to ensure all aspects of function/program are implemented and controlled according to plans.
  • The position will involve working some weekends and evenings


Minimum Qualifications:

Experience in:

  • Delivering balanced environmental /science education programs in formal or informal learning environments
  • Developing educational programs; writing curriculum in accordance with various state and national standards
  • Presenting science process and accurate content in an engaging way with diverse populations of learners.
  • Project planning and coordination
  • Writing a variety of documents ranging from reports to lessons

Demonstrated knowledge of:

  • National science teaching standards
  • Ecology/environmental science

Evidence of the ability to:

  • Work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Work with diverse teams
  • Use sound judgement in the execution of daily tasks
  • Use computers and various software programs (i.e. MS Word, MS Excel) to complete tasks
  • Communicate in a clear, effective, and professional manner with a wide variety of individuals and groups at all ages and levels, including effective interpersonal skills

Ideal candidate will have

  • At least 3 or more years’ experience working in science/environmental education
  • An advanced degree in science/environmental education
  • Strong writing skills
  • Worked directly with scientists on research projects
  • Knowledge of aquatic ecology
  • Proven ability to create engaging learning experiences


About FLBS:  

  • The Flathead Lake Biological Station (FLBS) is a University of Montana Center of Excellence that conducts ecological research with an emphasis on fresh water, located on the East shore of Flathead Lake at Yellow Bay. Our facilities are housed on 80 acres and include resident housing, dormitory rooms, research laboratories, cabins, dining hall, museum and vehicles/boats. 
  • The FLBS Mission is to serve the Flathead Lake region, the state of Montana, the nation, and the world by advancing a cutting-edge research, monitoring, education & outreach platform for limnology, ecology, and environmental science at Flathead Lake.



  • Polson, Montana, United States



  • $20.49/hr


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