Authentic Research Experiences/CUREs Program Manager

  • 04/19/2022 12:06 PM
    Message # 12714524
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Come join a supportive team translating CURE formates to the K-12 classroom. The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is the world's largest independent, non-profit plant science research center in the world.

    More info below and here: https://www.danforthcenter.org/careers/

    The Education Research and Outreach Laboratory (EROL) at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (DDPSC) is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill a full-time project manager position. The applicant for this position will be critical in our ability to implement authentic research experiences (AREs) and course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) with multiple institutions, K-16, within the St. Louis Metro area, state-wide, and nationwide. The successful applicant will demonstrate a dedication to education enrichment and collaboration with educators and scientists. They will also be responsible for managing the AREs and CUREs.

    Responsibilities:

    • Recruit college instructors and K-12 educators/teachers and assisting them in implementing AREs and CUREs in their classrooms
    • Collaborate with participant educators in collecting and managing scientific and education research data from all AREs and CUREs
    • Maintaining supply inventories for all AREs and CUREs and organizing digital and physical resources relevant to the AREs and CUREs
    • Balance budgets for all AREs and CUREs
    • Collaborate with Danforth scientists to create new AREs and CUREs
    • Assist Danforth scientists in writing grants to fund AREs and CUREs
    • Prepare annual reports on AREs and CUREs for funding agencies
    • Disseminate findings from AREs and CUREs through publications and presentations at public and scientific events
    • Other duties as assigned

    Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

    • Ability to communicate with students and educators in formal and informal STEM environments
    • Time management skills
    • Effective collaboration and communication skills
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Familiarity with basic computer programs such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
    • Ability to work independently on site and remotely
    • Live the Danforth Center values: Collaboration, Diversity & Inclusion, Innovation, Integrity & Respect, Environmental Sustainability, and Stewardship

    Qualifications

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelors degree, Masters preferred, in plant sciences, botany, genetics, or science education
    • 1-3 years of relevant STEM education experience conducting science education outreach, and working with educators K-12, and higher education
    • 1-3 years of relevant project management experience

    Submission:

    • Cover letter
    • CV
    • Contact information for two (2) professional references

    About the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center:

    Founded in 1998, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is an independent, nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science. Our focus is scientific research at the nexus of food, energy, and the environment to improve the productivity and sustainability of agriculture.





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