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Education Research Specialist

Company: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Location: Modesto
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

At the Monterey Bay Aquarium, we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that celebrates and values diversity. We firmly believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices, working together, increases our capacity to serve our visitors and fulfill our mission. We welcome people from all walks of life into our team and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.
Job Summary:
Under direct supervision, oversee several academic publishing projects for the Education Division, including assisting staff in the creation of articles, reports, and other communication materials; keep the Education Division up-to-date on emerging education research; and perform administrative support tasks. Perform other duties as required.
Core Activities:
Under supervision, coach colleagues in planning and writing peer-reviewed articles about the Education Division's work.
Identify professional and academic publications that align with the Education Division's work, summarize the article submission process for each, and coordinate article submissions from the Education Division.
Edit the Education team's academic publication submissions, as well as other internal and external communication pieces.
Analyze foundational and emerging research related to the Aquarium's Education priorities, with a focus on environmental education, classroom pedagogy, STEAM integration, and ocean conservation. Synthesize these findings for Education management.
Create a database of relevant literature and recommend readings to Education staff.
Draft issue briefs, talking points, presentations, and other internal communication materials.
Assist in the creation of reports, fact sheets, white papers, and other external communication materials.
Present findings and products to a variety of audiences, including educators, donors, Aquarium staff, and board members.
Support the Education team through administrative tasks, including but not limited to note taking, database management, meeting scheduling, and program delivery, if needed.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):
Master's degree with experience writing for academic journals; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
Experience with sociological research methodologies
Proven success contributing to a work culture rooted in equity
Excellent public presentation skills and ability to represent institutional image to a variety of audiences
Strong English writing skills
Strong organizational skills
Strong interpersonal skills with excellent verbal communication with individuals and groups
A high degree of versatility and ability to prioritize and coordinate a variety of projects and programs and interact with diverse interest groups and support personnel
Flexible with changes in work priorities
Familiarity with issues in schools or out-of-school learning environments
Extensive experience using collaborative cloud technology for creating high-quality reports and presentations, including but not limited to Google Suite
Ability to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core Values
Based on program focus, may prefer added qualifications:
fluent Spanish speaking and writing skills
Hourly Compensation Range Minimum:
$25.43 USD per hour. Starting rate will vary based on previous experience and relevant skills/knowledge set.EducationPreferred: AssociatesPreferred: BachelorsPDN-96dfc4be-dded-41c7-a521-f37404ca349f

Keywords: Monterey Bay Aquarium, Modesto , Education Research Specialist, Education / Teaching , Modesto, California

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