SUMMARY: Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) is a program created and funded by the U.S. Department of Education. As a designated UBMS Center, the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science seeks to strengthen the math and science skills of underserved, first-generation high-school students and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
From June 15, 2020 to July 31, 2020, Frost Science will host the summer component of its UBMS program: Integrated Marine Program and College Training (IMPACT). This six-week immersion covers topics in Marine Ecology, Marine Biology, Marine Geology, Natural Resource Management, Oceanography and Meteorology. Mentors are individuals who are problem solvers, team players and proficient in the topics covered. Serving primarily as facilitators of existing program curricula, mentors will deliver hands-on exploratory science activities and lead off-site excursions. The following is the required time commitment for the position.
- Full availability for the 6-week duration of the program, June 22nd – July 31st
- Availability the week of June 8, 2020 for CPR Training (if not certified)
- Full availability for a training week from June 15th to June 19th
SALARY: $14.00/hour, Temporary PT
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Co-facilitation of science enrichment activities in a classroom setting as well as data collection in a variety of outdoor settings.
- Serve as a mentor/role model to underserved high school youth.
- Ensure students’ safety during all activities.
- Willingness to provide adult supervision on field excursions to state parks and marine labs throughout South FL, including one overnight trip.
- Coordination of data collection as students produce and present projects to demonstrate acquired science knowledge.
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM JOB/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
- A minimum of 3 years completed towards a Bachelor's degree in Science or Education, with preference offered to those specifically trained in marine and/or environmental science. Completed degree preferred.
- Minimum 1 year of teaching/tutoring experience, preferably with culturally diverse high school youth.