Education Associate: STEM Classroom Specialist (Preferably within South Florida)


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


About

About Us


Do you know what harmful contaminants are in your water? How it gets there? What effect it has on your families and environment? Save the Water(tm) (STW(tm)) is the one looking for answers.

STW(tm) is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to conduct water research to identify and remove harmful contaminants in water; and to raise public awareness about water contamination and its health impacts. STW also offers educational programs to excite young minds about water science.


Our volunteers are diverse professionals from all over the world bringing their knowledge and experience to STW because we care deeply about our communities and water resources. We learn and collaborate in an open and empowering work environment to find long term solutions to water contamination problem. Our vision is "Contamination free, healthy water for all"


To learn more about Save the Water(tm), please visit www.savethewater.org.



STW(tm) is looking for enthusiastic scientists to assist in delivering classroom presentations to the next generation about water issues. You will work closely with the directors of Save the Water to take water science to schools around the South Florida area. We cannot change humanity's destruction of water quality without educating people about it. Please join us!


This position has flexible schedule depending on class schedule and requires being responsive to emails within three (3) calendar days.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the STEM program classroom presentation

  • Perform wet chemistry including the use of nitrite, nitrate, ammonia, PH, and specific gravity

  • Report to a Project Leader for the Education group

  • Attend monthly Education group meeting

  • Complete the PWR at least on weekly minimum basis


Experience/Requirements:


  • Experience performing chemistry tests

  • Knowledge of environmental science

  • Past experience in a chemistry lab is strongly desired

  • Educator experience, preferably as a Science teacher

  • Ability to perform in a classroom setting

  • Able to stand for reasonably long hours in the classroom

  • Available to work early morning or evening

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and details simultaneously.

  • Requires self-direction, tact, diplomacy and a clear, courteous and professional manner when dealing with the public.

  • Must demonstrate effective oral communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with staff inside and outside of the department.

  • Available to travel to Miami-Dade and Broward county or different locations as necessary


How to apply:


If interested, please submit your resume to newvolunteers@savethewater.org . We would love to hear from you!


Skills

  • Public Speaking
  • Project Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • STEM
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Flexible schedule and reply emails within 3 days
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