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  • 2 Feb 2024 7:45 AM | Anonymous

    Field Teacher

    SEASONAL

    Drumlin Farm, Lincoln, MA, US

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    Salary Range:$17.37 To 19.54 Hourly

     

    About Mass Audubon 
    Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 160,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at massaudubon.org

    About This Position
    We are looking for experienced educators who are enthusiastic about working with youth in school and out of school, are highly motivated, love to be outdoors, dedicated to environmental education and deeply committed to equity in access to nature. Field Teachers serve as members of Mass Audubon’s Metro West team and work with Education Coordinators to develop and implement hands-on, youth-driven, farm- and nature-based programming for schools, after school programs, community groups, and families, ensuring educational and outreach outcomes, and promoting Mass Audubon’s mission of protecting the nature of Massachusetts for wildlife and people. The ideal candidate will also support Mass Audubon’s commitment to climate change education, equity, and justice and bring a diverse range of experiences, expressions, and views to their work. Our Metro West Region includes Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, and Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary in Belmont.

    Application Instructions
    Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references with your ADP application.

    Responsibilities

    • Participate in Field Teacher trainings and professional development opportunities
    • Work with Education Coordinators to develop and deliver farm- and nature-based educational programs to schools, after school programs, community groups and families 
    • Have familiarity with and understanding of the Massachusetts curriculum standards and how to implement outdoor education programming in support of classroom curricula and at the appropriate level for the age and development of program participants
    • Facilitate/lead groups of 10-15 program participants in hands-on, outdoor, farm and nature-based learning experiences at our Metro West sanctuaries and through outreach to schools and community organizations
    • Assist with the planning and development of new programs and activities as needed
    • Monitor program participants in all types of outdoor environments and ensure the safety and comfort of all participants
    • Maintain a professional work environment, which includes equipment cleanup and storage of program gear and materials

    Qualifications
    At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:

    Must Haves

    • Experience as an educator, working with a variety of audiences, including school groups (preK-12) community groups, and/or families in inquiry-based teaching and learning
    • Strong organizational, time management, oral, and written communication skills
    • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
    • Skills and ability to work with diverse groups, exercise cultural humility, and implement best practices in inclusion
    • Demonstrate a positive attitude and work collaboratively, as a positive contributor to the team
    • Proficiency in standard business software, such as Microsoft Office or G-Suite
    • Have a valid driver’s license

    Nice to Haves

    • Preference given to candidates able/willing to teach at two or more of our Metro West sites (Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, and Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary in Belmont)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in process or completed, preferably in education, environmental education or related field, including formal or informal background in natural history, environmental education and/or science education

    Compensation, Benefits and Perks
    This position’s pay range is $17.37-$19.54/hour; actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements. This is not a benefits eligible position.

    Work Schedule
    Scheduling is based on school and group program bookings. High seasons for programming run mid-September through mid-November and mid-April through the end of June. During these high-volume program times, minimum availability of at least three mornings or afternoons per week is required. Evening and weekend availability is a plus but not required. Winter work has more limited opportunities but can include February school vacation week.

    Other Requirements
    Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.

    Mass Audubon’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice 
    Mass Audubon embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Mass Audubon’s mission is to “protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife” by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
    Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


  • 1 Feb 2024 2:04 PM | Anonymous

    Field Teacher

    SEASONAL

    Drumlin Farm, Lincoln, MA, US

    Apply

    About Mass Audubon 
    Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 160,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at massaudubon.org

    About This Position
    We are looking for experienced educators who are enthusiastic about working with youth in out-of-school programs, are highly motivated, dedicated to environmental education, and deeply committed to equity in access to nature. Out-of-School Field Teachers serve as members of Mass Audubon’s Metro West team and work with Education Coordinators to develop and implement hands-on, youth-driven, nature-based programming for afterschool programs and community groups, ensuring educational and outreach outcomes and promoting Mass Audubon’s mission of protecting the nature of Massachusetts for wildlife and people. The ideal candidate will also support Mass Audubon’s commitment to climate change education, equity, and justice and bring a diverse range of experiences, expressions, and views to their work. Our Metro West Region includes Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, and Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary in Belmont. Our region’s afterschool programming currently reaches the cities and towns of Belmont, Billerica, Cambridge, Framingham, Lowell, Medford, and Natick.

    Application Instructions
    Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references with your ADP application.

    Responsibilities

    • Participate in Field Teacher trainings and professional development opportunities
    • Work with Education Coordinators to develop and deliver nature-based educational programs to afterschool programs, community groups, and families
    • Implement nature/science education programming at the appropriate level for the age and development of program participants and in support of Massachusetts classroom curriculum standards
    • Facilitate deep-impact (multi-week) nature exploration experiences for afterschool and community groups of varying sizes and age ranges
    • Assist with the planning and development of new programs and activities as needed
    • Ensure the safety and comfort of program participants in all indoor and outdoor environments.  
    • Maintain a professional work environment, which includes equipment cleanup and storage of program gear and materials
    • Convey Mass Audubon’s mission, Action Agenda and educational philosophies throughout all programs

    Qualifications
    At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:

    Must Haves

    • Experience as an educator, working with a variety of audiences, including summer camps, afterschool programs, community groups, and/or families in inquiry-based teaching and learning
    • Skills and ability to work with diverse groups, exercise cultural humility, and implement best practices in inclusion
    • Strong organizational, time management, oral, and written communication skills
    • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrate a positive attitude and work collaboratively, as a positive contributor to the team
    • Proficiency in standard business software, such as Microsoft Office or G-Suite
    • Have a valid driver’s license or other reliable transportation to program locations and our sanctuaries

    Nice to Haves

    • Bachelor’s Degree in process or completed, preferably in education, environmental education or related field, including formal or informal background in natural history, environmental education and/or science education
    • Proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese language

    Compensation, Benefits and Perks
    This position’s pay range is $17.37-$19.54/hour; actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements. This is not a benefits eligible position.

    Work Schedule
    Scheduling is based on program bookings. Afterschool programs run weekday afternoons from September through mid-June. Must be able to commit to running weekly afterschool programs 1 to 3 afternoons a week. Morning, evening, and weekend availability are a plus but not required. While many of our afterschool programs run throughout the school year, winter work can be more limited. Additional work opportunities can include February and April school vacation weeks.

    Other Requirements
    Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.

    Mass Audubon’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice 
    Mass Audubon embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Mass Audubon’s mission is to “protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife” by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
    Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


  • 1 Feb 2024 2:01 PM | Anonymous

    Field Teacher

    SEASONAL

    Drumlin Farm, Lincoln, MA, US

    Apply

    Salary Range:$17.37 To 19.54 Hourly

     

    About Mass Audubon 
    Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 160,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at massaudubon.org

    About This Position
    We are looking for experienced educators who are enthusiastic about working with youth in school and out of school, are highly motivated, love to be outdoors, dedicated to environmental education and deeply committed to equity in access to nature. Field Teachers serve as members of Mass Audubon’s Metro West team and work with Education Coordinators to develop and implement hands-on, youth-driven, farm- and nature-based programming for schools, after school programs, community groups, and families, ensuring educational and outreach outcomes, and promoting Mass Audubon’s mission of protecting the nature of Massachusetts for wildlife and people. The ideal candidate will also support Mass Audubon’s commitment to climate change education, equity, and justice and bring a diverse range of experiences, expressions, and views to their work. Our Metro West Region includes Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, and Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary in Belmont.

    Application Instructions
    Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references with your ADP application.

    Responsibilities

    • Participate in Field Teacher trainings and professional development opportunities
    • Work with Education Coordinators to develop and deliver farm- and nature-based educational programs to schools, after school programs, community groups and families 
    • Have familiarity with and understanding of the Massachusetts curriculum standards and how to implement outdoor education programming in support of classroom curricula and at the appropriate level for the age and development of program participants
    • Facilitate/lead groups of 10-15 program participants in hands-on, outdoor, farm and nature-based learning experiences at our Metro West sanctuaries and through outreach to schools and community organizations
    • Assist with the planning and development of new programs and activities as needed
    • Monitor program participants in all types of outdoor environments and ensure the safety and comfort of all participants
    • Maintain a professional work environment, which includes equipment cleanup and storage of program gear and materials

    Qualifications
    At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:

    Must Haves

    • Experience as an educator, working with a variety of audiences, including school groups (preK-12) community groups, and/or families in inquiry-based teaching and learning
    • Strong organizational, time management, oral, and written communication skills
    • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
    • Skills and ability to work with diverse groups, exercise cultural humility, and implement best practices in inclusion
    • Demonstrate a positive attitude and work collaboratively, as a positive contributor to the team
    • Proficiency in standard business software, such as Microsoft Office or G-Suite
    • Have a valid driver’s license

    Nice to Haves

    • Preference given to candidates able/willing to teach at two or more of our Metro West sites (Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, and Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary in Belmont)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in process or completed, preferably in education, environmental education or related field, including formal or informal background in natural history, environmental education and/or science education

    Compensation, Benefits and Perks
    This position’s pay range is $17.37-$19.54/hour; actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements. This is not a benefits eligible position.

    Work Schedule
    Scheduling is based on school and group program bookings. High seasons for programming run mid-September through mid-November and mid-April through the end of June. During these high-volume program times, minimum availability of at least three mornings or afternoons per week is required. Evening and weekend availability is a plus but not required. Winter work has more limited opportunities but can include February school vacation week.

    Other Requirements
    Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.

    Mass Audubon’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice 
    Mass Audubon embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Mass Audubon’s mission is to “protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife” by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
    Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


  • 25 Jan 2024 11:27 AM | Anonymous

    About Us

    The Fessenden School is an all boys independent day and boarding school serving 525 students in Pre-K to Grade 9 in West Newton, MA. The Fessenden School’s mission is to teach, nurture, and celebrate growing boys; cultivating each boy’s individual potential and developing in balance his mind, character, heart, and body in an inclusive and joyful community. For over 100 years we have been committed to the education of boys, and our facilities, curriculum, and programs are designed with the necessities of boys in mind.

    Position Summary

    The Fessenden School’s Middle School seeks a 5th Grade Science Teacher who is responsible for teaching 4 to 5 classes of 12-15 boys, being a member of the 5th grade team, supervising study halls as assigned, and coaching. There will be a stipend paid for coaching responsibilities.

    Schedule

    Orientation dates: August 19th and 20th, 2024.

    Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm from August 26th, 2024 to June 10, 2025. 

    Monday faculty meetings from 4:30 - 5:45 pm. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    The essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Create and plan lessons that connect to curriculum and sequential units that have been developed in collaboration with the Science Department Chair and colleagues.

    • Incorporate cross-curricular project-based learning, educational technology, and universal design principles into lessons.

    • Collaborate with colleagues, Department Chair, Director of Teaching and Learning, and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to incorporate multicultural education into the science curriculum.

    • Collaborate with the Head of Middle School and Dean of Middle School to facilitate character education and service-learning programs. 

    • Exemplify the School’s mission and community principles, including honesty, compassion, and respect. 

    • Participate in and help facilitate all division and grade level activities and meetings.

    • Coach a sport and/or supervise guided study hall as assigned.

    • Collaborate with colleagues within grade level, division, department and student support services, including the Learning Resources Department.

    • Perform duties such as supervising dismissal, recess, lunch; being an advisor, grade team member, student club facilitator: leading/assisting with fall orientation, grade trips, one mandatory overnight grade trip (3 days 2 nights), and events.

    • Maintain all documentation connected with the curriculum and students which includes writing personalized comments for advisees and regular parent communication.

    • Attend faculty meetings; typically on Mondays from 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm.

    • Attend professional development meetings; three 8:30am to 4:00pm and three 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

    • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.

    • Maintain current CPR/AED & first aid certification and child abuse prevention training.

    • Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications 

    • Bachelor’s degree in education or related subject.

    • Two years of experience in instructing children in an academic program.

    • Ability to develop and provide a universal design instructional approach to meet the learning needs of a range of students.

    • Enthusiasm and communication skills to engage boys and build meaningful relationships.

    • Strong supervisory and leadership skills to facilitate learning in a healthy learning environment.

    • Ability to perform critical thinking, organization, prioritization and problem solving with minimal supervision.

    • Ability to serve in a diverse community of colleagues, students, and parents.

    • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, justice, diversity, and equity.

    • A commitment to boys and boys’ education.

    • Successful criminal background check.

    Preferred Qualifications 

    • Master’s degree in education or related subject.

    • Teaching certification.

    Apply 

    Please visit Fessenden's career page at https://www.fessenden.org/employment and submit your resume and cover letter online.


  • 24 Jan 2024 1:25 PM | Anonymous

    Middle School Science Teacher (AY24-25)

    Regular Full Time

    Cambridge, MA, US

    Apply

    Salary Range:$67,000.00 To 97,400.00 Annually

    Start Date: August 2024    


    Reports to:  Director of the Middle School    


    Job Summary:

    BB&N is seeking a full-time Middle School Science Teacher to work closely with a team of science teachers co-creating, evaluating, and teaching Science 7 (introductory physical science) and Science 8 (introductory chemistry). The BB&N Middle School consists of Grades 7 and 8. Responsibilities include teaching 3-4 classes across both grades, working in our co-curricular/Advisory program, and contributing to current program needs through coaching, supporting the athletic program, and/or running the after school Science Club.


    BB&N seeks a candidate who is:

    • Committed to empowering student's voice and to creating a dynamic and engaging classroom experience for students

    • Dedicated to encouraging middle school-aged students to think deeply about the curriculum, themselves, and the world around them through a lens of scientific inquiry

    • Committed to creating experiences to foster student curiosity and engage students in meaningful experimentation

    • A creative and multi-dimensional educator whose personal and professional characteristics will bring new perspectives to our community


    Skills and Competencies:

    The ideal candidate will have a degree in science or a related field. A Bachelor's degree is required. While a master’s degree in a field of science and at least four years of experience teaching science in grades 7-9 is preferred, we understand that not every great teacher’s path to teaching is linear.


    In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:

    • Dedication to working with and an understanding of the developmental needs of middle school-aged students

    • Commitment to fostering an inclusive community and promoting a growth mindset 

    • Capacity to communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues 

    • Collaboration as a team member 


    Salary: $67,000.00 - $97,400.00

    BB&N offers competitive salaries and benefits and employs equitable and consistent compensation practices. Our compensation strategy prioritizes equity of pay for faculty with similar years of teaching and other related experience. Starting salaries for the 2023-2024 school year typically range from a starting salary of $67,000 to the median 20-year teaching experience salary of $97,400.  Both of these salaries are exclusive of additional compensation granted to faculty with relevant advanced degrees.  The starting salary for any hired candidate is based on experience within salary bands. 


    Compensation for full-time employees includes a 403(b) plan with up to a 10% match of salary and other competitive benefits offerings. Benefits offered to eligible employees include health & dental insurance; commuter benefits; long-term disability insurance, and more. 


    To Apply:  

    Please visit the Careers at BB&N page to complete your online application. Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement, and/or Teaching Philosophy and Reference List. 


    Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.


    Buckingham Browne & Nichols Schools takes the health and safety of its community members very seriously. Because we serve students, many of whom are not eligible for vaccination due to their age, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus with the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before commencing employment. Documentation showing vaccination status will be required as part of the application process.


    About Buckingham Browne & Nichols:

    Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Buckingham Browne & Nichols is a day school that engages students in grades Pre-K through 12 in a rich and invigorating educational experience of the highest quality. The school excels at helping students discover their unique talents and passions and develop those strengths to the fullest. The curriculum is challenging, forward-thinking, innovative, and flexible, designed to help qualified students, from a range of backgrounds and with a wide spectrum of talents and interests, reach new levels of accomplishment. Co-curricular opportunities in athletics, the arts, community service, and other areas add important dimensions to students’ learning. Students learn on three age and developmentally-appropriate campuses. At every grade, BB&N takes full advantage of the range of opportunities its locations afford.


    BB&N is committed to becoming an anti-racist institution. This commitment is integral to the mission and vision of the School. BB&N is an academically excellent, diverse, and inclusive community where students develop into lifelong learners who lead with kindness, curiosity, and integrity. We prepare students to be responsible and open-minded as they engage with the world around them. Our school is guided by the core values of: 

    • Inquiry, in which we promote curiosity and critical thinking to inspire a lifelong love of learning. Integrity, in which we strive to be honest, conscientious, and accountable in our actions even when no one is watching.

    • Belonging, in which we foster a culture of respect, well-being, and connection that values all individuals and empowers them to discover and be their authentic selves, and

    • Kindness, in which we strengthen our communities by recognizing our common humanity and treating ourselves and others with respect and compassion.


    The vibrancy and vitality we feel in the classrooms, hallways, stages, and playing fields of BB&N derive from the people who are here. At its root are the varied interests and experiences, the different backgrounds, cultures, religions, views, and perspectives that our students and faculty bring to their classes and families bring to myriad activities. Each of us adds to the richness of another’s experience. Working and playing together teaches us lifelong lessons about appreciating, knowing and understanding, and learning from each other.


  • 24 Jan 2024 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    Upper School Science Teacher (AY24-25)

    Regular Full Time

    Cambridge, MA, US

    Apply

    Salary Range:$67,000.00 To 97,400.00 Annually

    Start Date: August 2024 

      

    Reports to:  Director of the Upper School    


    Job Summary:

    BB&N is seeking a full-time Upper School Science teacher. Upper School Science teachers are expected to be able to teach at least one of our foundational science classes in Biology, Physics, and Chemistry and to work closely with a team of subject teachers co-creating and evaluating curriculum.  This full-time position includes teaching four science classes. Candidates capable of teaching all science disciplines are encouraged to apply with a preference for Chemistry and Physics background. Additional responsibilities include: attending weekly Science Department meetings, contributing to Science Department/Upper School initiatives as determined by the Department Head/Upper School Director, advising, and one other significant duty as determined by the Upper School Director.


    BB&N seeks a candidate who

    • Can teach a variety of levels of science and differentiate to a range of learners

    • Demonstrates skills and competencies that support BB&N’s goal to become an antiracist institution

    • Demonstrates an ongoing commitment to furthering their own scientific knowledge, to continued growth in their science teaching practice, and to the evolution and innovation of curriculum and pedagogy 

    • Works collaboratively with colleagues to design and implement shared curriculum

    • Models and upholds BB&N’s mission and values

    • Values our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Global Education (DEIG) commitments as essential to teaching and learning, collaborating with colleagues and fulfilling our DEIG mission of creating a just community of belonging


    Salary: $67,000.00 - $97,400.00

    BB&N offers competitive salaries and benefits and employs equitable and consistent compensation practices. Our compensation strategy prioritizes equity of pay for faculty with similar years of teaching and other related experience. Starting salaries for the 2023-2024 school year typically range from a starting salary of $67,000 to the median 20 year teaching experience salary of $97,400.  Both of these salaries are exclusive of additional compensation granted to faculty with relevant advanced degrees.  The starting salary for any hired candidate is based on experience within salary bands. 


    Compensation for full-time employees includes a 403(b) plan with up to a 10% match of salary and other competitive benefits offerings. Benefits offered to eligible employees include health & dental insurance; commuter benefits; long-term disability insurance, and more. 


    To Apply:  

    Please visit the Careers at BB&N page to complete your online application. Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement, and/or Teaching Philosophy and Reference List. 


    Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.


    Buckingham Browne & Nichols Schools takes the health and safety of its community members very seriously. Because we serve students, many of whom are not eligible for vaccination due to their age, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus with the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before commencing employment. Documentation showing vaccination status will be required as part of the application process.


    About Buckingham Browne & Nichols:

    Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Buckingham Browne & Nichols is a day school that engages students in grades Pre-K through 12 in a rich and invigorating educational experience of the highest quality. The school excels at helping students discover their unique talents and passions and develop those strengths to the fullest. The curriculum is challenging, forward-thinking, innovative, and flexible, designed to help qualified students, from a range of backgrounds and with a wide spectrum of talents and interests, reach new levels of accomplishment. Co-curricular opportunities in athletics, the arts, community service, and other areas add important dimensions to students’ learning. Students learn on three age and developmentally-appropriate campuses. At every grade, BB&N takes full advantage of the range of opportunities its locations afford.


    BB&N is committed to becoming an anti-racist institution. This commitment is integral to the mission and vision of the School. BB&N is an academically excellent, diverse, and inclusive community where students develop into lifelong learners who lead with kindness, curiosity, and integrity. We prepare students to be responsible and open-minded as they engage with the world around them. Our school is guided by the core values of: 

    • Inquiry, in which we promote curiosity and critical thinking to inspire a lifelong love of learning. Integrity, in which we strive to be honest, conscientious, and accountable in our actions even when no one is watching.

    • Belonging, in which we foster a culture of respect, well-being, and connection that values all individuals and empowers them to discover and be their authentic selves, and

    • Kindness, in which we strengthen our communities by recognizing our common humanity and treating ourselves and others with respect and compassion.


    The vibrancy and vitality we feel in the classrooms, hallways, stages, and playing fields of BB&N derive from the people who are here. At its root are the varied interests and experiences, the different backgrounds, cultures, religions, views, and perspectives that our students and faculty bring to their classes and families bring to myriad activities. Each of us adds to the richness of another’s experience. Working and playing together teaches us lifelong lessons about appreciating, knowing and understanding, and learning from each other.


  • 24 Jan 2024 9:24 AM | Anonymous

    The Administrator for Science Test Development manages the development of the state’s grades 5 and 8 Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) tests and the high school Biology and Introductory Physics tests to ensure high-quality, content-accurate, and standards-aligned tests. Specifically, the administrator supervises science test development staff members, manages, and coordinates science-assessment work with the MCAS contractor, and uses the universal design for learning (UDL) principles and cultural responsiveness in the development of all science test materials. 

     

    The Administrator for Science Test Development will be assigned to the Office of Student Assessment Services and will be supervised by the Director of Test Development. The selected candidate will work with DESE staff and an external contractor to manage and implement the state science tests. Results of these tests are used for student, school, and district accountability. The high school Biology and Introductory Physics tests currently serve as a basis for the Competency Determination, a requirement for graduation from high schools in Massachusetts.

     

    The successful candidate will possess Master’s or higher degree in science, preferably in Biology, or a related field, as well as an understanding of scientific concepts within the disciplines of Earth and space science, life science, physical science, and engineering. The candidate will also have experience supervising and motivating staff to effectively perform and complete their work.

    Link to more information about the position of Administrator for Science Test Development.

  • 7 Nov 2023 4:56 PM | Anonymous

    Manager of Youth Education

    University Administration

    64279BR

    Job Summary

    The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a 281-acre museum of trees teaching the world about plants. With one of the world's most biodiverse collections of temperate woody plants, combined with world-class scientific resources, and a commitment to diverse programming, the Arnold Arboretum has been a leader in horticulture since its founding in 1872. As part of the Boston Parks system, it is free and open to all daily; we host three to four million visitors each year.

    Position Description

    The Manager of Youth Education plays a pivotal role in advancing the mission of the organization by managing high- quality educational programming for youth within the Public Programs department at the Arboretum. This multifaceted role involves a dynamic combination of leadership and program development, creating meaningful educational experiences for young audiences ranging in age from Pre-K to High School. All the Arboretum’s programs are free and, in most cases, include transportation.

    Existing programs under the purview of the Manager include:

    • Field Study Experiences: Seasonal excursions led by dedicated volunteers for Boston Public School students from Pre-K through Grade 5.
    • Arboretum Young Scientists: A robust 5-week summer program designed for up to 20 Boston Public School students transitioning to 7th & 8th grades.
    • Self-Guided School Trips: Pre-registered, self-directed visits for local public-school students Pre-k to Highschool.
    • Summer Institute: A focused four-day workshop offering educators innovative approaches to using the outdoors as a means for teaching life science standards.
    • Arboretum Families Project: A budding early childhood initiative that will create nature-based learning experiences for families in adjacent public housing communities.
    • Family Hikes: Seasonally themed treks throughout the year, introducing families and caregivers to the wonders of nature.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Functional Areas

    • Team Leadership: Supervise a team of full-time, part-time, and temporary staff.
    • Youth Education Programming:
      • Manage a comprehensive suite of youth education initiatives for Boston Public School teachers and student's Pre-K to 12, including school programs, summer programs, and teacher training.
      • Plan a year-round calendar of free family programs, including classes, workshops, and nature walks.
      • Engage the local community through outreach and co-develop responsive youth programming to meet their needs, broadening the Arboretum's impact.
      • Collaborate with the Manager of Visitor Engagement and the Manager of Adult Programs and Events to develop and implement youth-focused activities, exhibits, interpretive materials, and event programming.
      • Develop and deliver educational programs and lessons on diverse topics such as horticulture, botany, ecology, climate change, conservation, and sustainability for children in grades Pre-K to 12.
      • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.
    • Volunteer Coordination: Recruit, train, and supervise volunteer guides who lead the Field Study Experiences and grow volunteer guides for other programs as needed.
    • Strategic Planning: Collaborate with the Head of Public Programs to develop a comprehensive 5-year plan for youth education, driving the long-term vision for youth education.
    • Program Evaluation: Create and execute an evaluation strategy to assess program effectiveness, record and report on key metrics, and use data for continuous improvement.
    • Budget Management: Manage the youth education budget effectively, ensuring resources are allocated efficiently to support program goals.
    • Fundraising: Contribute to fundraising efforts via tracking and documentation and collaborate with Head of Public Programs and the Advancement team on a fundraising strategy.
    • Innovation: Identifying growth areas and new project opportunities that will enhance youth education offerings and align with the Arboretum's mission.

    Basic Qualifications

    Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications to be considered for this role:

    • Bachelor’s degree in education, museum studies, museum education, environmental studies, or related field, or equivalent experience, with at least 5 years of relevant work experience.
    • Teaching experience in public/private schools or an educational non-profit, with a working knowledge of Next Generation Science and Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering curriculum standards.
    • Demonstrated experience in staff management, including at least two years of supervisory experience.
    • Proven ability to create original content and curriculum.
    • Demonstrated experience and creativity in implementing and evaluating educational programs for youth and families.
    • Experience working across diverse age groups, with a capability and enthusiasm for engaging with youth from Pre-K to Grade 12.
    • Excellent classroom management skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal tactfully with visitors, students, volunteers, instructors, and staff.
    • Proficiency in Windows and Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
    • Budget management, data tracking, and reporting experience.

    Additional Qualifications and Skills

    • Strong knowledge of botany, horticulture, natural sciences, gardening, or agriculture preferred.
    • Experience developing and delivering engaging programs in non-traditional educational settings (e.g., museums, nature centers, botanic gardens).
    • Ability to foster a collaborative team environment with coworkers and volunteers.
    • Commitment to the Arnold Arboretum’s mission and demonstrated interest in teaching youth about plants and the natural world.
    • Ability to work with diverse groups and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.
    • Knowledge of current public garden and museum education practices and trends preferred.
    • Fluency in one or more languages in addition to English is a plus.
    • Experience with grant writing is a plus.

    Physical Requirements

    Must be able to work outdoors in various plant collections and habitats during all seasons. Must be able to bend, reach, stoop, and lift to 25 lbs. Must be able to walk and stand for up to two hours at a time in indoor, greenhouse, and outdoor conditions. Must be able to lead programs across a 281-acre landscape.
     

    Working Conditions

    Work takes place outdoors in rugged terrain and indoors in an office environment.
     
     

    Additional Information

    • This position is 100% on-site in Jamacia Plain, MA.
    • We regret that Harvard cannot provide sponsorship for this position.
    • Please include a cover letter in your application.

    We welcome interested applicants to view our website at: https://arboretum.harvard.edu to learn about our youth programs at https://arboretum.harvard.edu/educators/. Read about our land acknowledgment at https://arboretum.harvard.edu/stories/early-indigenous-land-use and our statement on the legacy of slavery: https://arboretum.harvard.edu/about/our-history/the-arnold-arboretum-and-the-legacy-of-slavery/ 

    Harvard University continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and well-being of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Please note that all new employees will be required to provide confirmation of primary series COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, as detailed on our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Webpage. Harvard University Health Services employees and other healthcare individuals are also required to be up to date on vaccination as described by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Additional information regarding this requirement, exemptions, verification of vaccination status, and other related policies and resources may be found on the University’s COVID-19 Information Website. 

    The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up to date on CDC-recommended vaccines. 

    Work Format Details

    This position is based primarily on-campus, in Massachusetts. This may include in-person during emergency situations (if applicable). Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. Certain visa types may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.

    Benefits

    We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website (https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards) to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

    • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
    • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
    • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
    • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
    • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
    • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
    • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
    • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
    • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

    Job Function

    Museum

    Department Office Location

    USA - MA - Jamaica Plain

    Job Code

    388056 Museum Professional

    Work Format

    On-Site

    Sub-Unit

    Arnold Arboretum

    Salary Grade

    056

    Department

    Public Programs/Arboretum

    Union

    00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

    Time Status

    Full-time

    Pre-Employment Screening

    Criminal, Education, Identity

    Schedule

    Full time. Monday through Friday. 35 hours per week. 

    Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

    Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

    EEO Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.


  • 6 Sep 2023 8:11 PM | Anonymous

    The Christa McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning at Framingham State University is hiring a team of part-time Program Facilitators. Program Facilitators will join full time staff in offering engaging, interactive science experiences for students in grades 5 to 9 in a newly renovated facility


    The Christa McAuliffe Center is a vibrant educational facility established in 1986 to honor the legacy of the first teacher in space, FSU alumna Christa McAuliffe '70. Today, the Center functions as a hub for much of Framingham State's informal STEM education and outreach serving students and educators across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and beyond. 


    The Center hosts the only Challenger Learning Center (CLC) in Massachusetts, a digital planetarium, and an exhibit hall. The national Challenger Center and its global network of Challenger Learning Centers use space-themed simulated learning and role-playing strategies to help students bring their classroom studies to life and cultivate skills needed for future success, such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork. 

    In 2023, the McAuliffe Center underwent major renovations designed to establish the Center as a unique STEM hub in Massachusetts and to continue Christa McAuliffe's legacy. In alignment with NASA's Strategy for STEM Engagement, the Center strives to attract diverse groups of students and spark their interest in STEM through learning experiences connected to NASA's space and earth science missions.  

    Program Facilitators are mainly responsible for the facilitation of activities in the Challenger Learning Center for students in grades 5 to 9. We are looking for individuals who are:

    • Comfortable with science content and eager to learn more.No specific science content knowledge is required, training is provided.
    • Confident in using education technology for thefacilitation of a wide range of learning experiences.
    • Comfortablewith creatively engaging students through the use ofrole-play and dynamic presentationstyles.
    • Team players, organized, and committed to meetthe needs of diverse learners who visit the Center.
    • A good planner, the Program Facilitator is able to quickly adapt to changes in the daily program or schedule of activities.


    Individuals who are fluent in Portuguese or Spanish are encouraged to apply. 


    Use THIS LINK for the detailed job description and link to submit a job application. 

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