Job ID: 188849

Outdoor Nature Lab Program Manager (4168U), Lawrence Hall of Science - 36718

University of California, Berkeley

  • Jul. 26, 2022
  • Outdoor Nature Lab Program Manager (4168U), Lawrence Hall of Science - 36718
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

Outdoor Nature Lab Program Manager (4168U), Lawrence Hall of Science - 36718

About Berkeley

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Departmental Overview

The Lawrence Hall of Science at University of California, Berkeley is currently developing a new 2.5 million dollar Outdoor Nature Center (ONL) that will provide outdoor learning experiences to science center visitors, school program audiences and professional learning experiences for formal and informal educators. This project will result in world class outdoor learning experiences that serve as a launching pad, providing visitors with tools and skills they can use anywhere in nature: at local parks, in other nature centers, in communities, schoolyards, and other urban places. Through broad dissemination of resources, tools, and designs, this project will support hundreds of other nature centers and outdoor learning areas to improve their practices.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 06/10/2022.

  • Leads cross departmental project team in the planning, opening and running of the Outdoor Nature Lab. Includes the planning and development of new programs and curriculum, and adjusts existing curriculum in a continuing education environment. Actively participates in long-range strategic planning for science center's Outdoor Nature Lab public educational programs. Evaluates prospective program partnerships. Recruits, selects, orients, trains and supervises program volunteers, interns and students. Evaluates and adjusts curriculum through participant evaluations and level of interest shown.

Required Qualifications
  • Thorough knowledge of functional area and understanding of how work may impact other areas. Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills. Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills. Thorough knowledge of or the ability to learn organization policies and procedures. Thorough knowledge of and skill in delivering science center public programs. Thorough knowledge of current public educational programs and trends. Thorough skills and/or ability to conduct needs assessment and development of science center public programs that meet participant and organizational needs. Skill in using business software systems in the completion of work assignments; i.e., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint. Large scale cross departmental project management experience.

  • Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related STEM area.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in biological sciences. Continuing education in related field.

Salary & Benefits

This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $54,500.00 - $63,000.00.

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How to Apply

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Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

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