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Job Posting: Biology Instructor and Career Mentor

1 Apr 2024 12:02 PM | Anonymous

This is a full-time position that reports to the Vice President of Biotechnology Education Programs and works closely with the BioTeach team. This position can be modified for an experienced candidate seeking a part-time position.

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About MassBioEd and BioTeach

MassBioEd is dedicated to developing the region’s life sciences workforce, focusing on expansion, opportunity, and diversity. We recognize that educators are one of life sciences’ greatest resources. Confident, technically skilled teachers embrace new technologies, inspire student curiosity, and ignite student interest.

The BioTeach team, through our training of life sciences teachers, helps engage students from an early age and lays the foundation for the workforce of tomorrow. With a particular focus on high-needs and underserved schools, BioTeach provides district-wide support to teachers by giving them the skills, resources, and mentoring necessary to design and implement authentic, hands-on, cutting-edge science.

Job Responsibilities

Provide Partner School District Support.

  • Travel to middle and high schools in our partner districts in the Greater Boston and Metro West areas. Districts currently include Boston, Chelsea, Revere, Malden, and Stoughton, with new districts added annually.
  • Provide in-person support to middle and high school classrooms engaged in labs and career awareness programs.
  • With support from the BioTeach team, plan and implement on-going and new professional development programming for middle and high school science teachers.
  • Schedule and organize on-site technical training visits to Massachusetts middle and high schools partnering with MassBioEd.
  • Serve as district or school liaison and teacher, teacher mentor or coach to increase the quality and quantity of hands-on lab activities and innovative career awareness programing,which may require travel to school through the state.
  • Onboard schools and districts involved in our life and career education program.

Student Programs

  • Serve as a mentor to students in partner schools by offering after school enrichment activities and advice involving coursework, summer opportunities, and college or other training programs in the life sciences.
  • Prepare and support industry volunteers to deliver career programming to school partners.

General Support

  • Support the authoring and delivery of email and newsletter communications to stakeholders.
  • Engage in MassBioEd signature events including the Workforce Development Conference and the Champions fundraiser.
  • Participate in and support regional events relating to life science education to strengthen education community partnerships that increase the efficiency and impact of the programs.
  • Work with the MassBioEd team to monitor, assess and evaluate the program impact using student and teacher feedback, focus groups and other appropriated measures

Job Requirements

  • B.Sc. or Master’s degree in life sciences or life science education.
  • 3 years or more of teaching secondary science in a traditional classroom setting.
  • Familiarity with research and careers in the Biotechnology industry.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work accurately, with interruptions, to meet deadlines.
  • Must be flexible and able to accommodate changes in assignments and priorities based on identified needs of the program and team.
  • Computer literacy including strong Word processing, Excel, PowerPoint, database and web management skills sufficient to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, presentations, statistical/technical/scientific materials, etc. with speed and accuracy, including the willingness to learn and use new computer programs/applications.
  • Citizenship, residency, or work visa required.

Salary and Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes health, dental, and vision insurance, 401K, long and short-term disability, life insurance, healthcare savings account, and paid time off.

Interested applicants should submit the following to:

  • Resume/CV
  • Detailed cover letter outlining how your qualifications meet those sought in this post

MassBioEd Culture

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We strive for diversity and equity in all the work we do. We are committed to building a team with a variety of backgrounds, skills and views to best serve our communities. View our diversity, equity, and inclusion statement here:

Employee Values

At MassBioEd, we value:

  • An inclusive, open, inviting, and diverse work culture.
  • Building our team and interpersonal rapport.
  • Maximizing both productivity and collaboration.
  • Work/life balance.

MassBioEd is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or Veteran status.

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255 Main Street, 8th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142

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