HP052 STEM Educator

Come, reach for the stars with NASA ! We are seeking a STEM Educator to support the development of educational resources for students and teachers, including maintaining and improving existing programs such as NASA Family Science Night and Afterschool Universe. This position is based at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, but will be initially fully remote depending upon pandemic conditions.:

Duties:

  • Create NASA STEM educational activity guides and curricula for specific informal education audiences, particularly whole families learning together and middle-school-aged children in out-of-school time
  • Coordinate personnel, information, and resources throughout the development, testing, and refinement process
  • Communicate regularly with teammates and internal colleagues, and maintain communications with external partners and interested educators
  • Identify, establish, and utilize distribution methods and venues to reach informal educators and other target audiences
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of virtual and in-person educator engagement and training opportunities (some travel possible)
  • Update and maintain online educational program information and downloadable resources

Required qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in science, science education, or a related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in educational activity development and/or curriculum design, either formal or informal
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and interpersonal skills in working with internal collaborators and external partners/audiences
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and time management to balance multiple projects at once
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision
  • Skill using a personal computer and office productivity software (e.g., Microsoft Office and Google Suite)

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience writing, copyediting, and/or proofreading text
  • Familiarity with the Next Generation Science Standards
  • Experience in designing, developing, and providing training opportunities for formal and/or informal educators
  • Experience in working with school-age students in a formal or informal settings, with science education focus preferred
  • Experience in overseeing complex projects, or coordinating a team to accomplish project goals
  • Experience with education and/or public engagement event coordination
  • Experience using graphic design software (e.g., Adobe Creative Cloud)

US Citizenship or Permanent Residence is required  

Team ADNET brings over 25 years of experience to information systems and professional services for the federal government. With a history of expertise in software development, computer network design, IT security, mission operations support, and educational outreach, Team ADNET is deeply embedded in the Space and Earth Science at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD.

ADNET Systems, Inc. is working with Goddard Space Flight Center to fulfill NASA’s vision for space exploration, and working with the Science and Exploration Directorate to fulfill its many missions. ADNET Systems, Inc. is an employee-centric company, committed to providing premier benefits that support our employees and their families. With affordable medical and dental plans coupled with leading disability and life insurance options, ADNET offers our employees the benefits most sought after by today’s professional candidate. Furthermore, our benefits package features the extras that distinguish us from other small businesses, ensuring our high employee retention that our customers appreciate. Some features of our compensation plans and environment perks include:

  • Annual Leave/Sick Leave
  • Military and Family Emergency Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Performance Bonuses
  • Medical and Dental Plans
  • Direct Deposit Payroll
  • 401K Plan with Company Matching and Immediate Vesting
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • In-house Seminars/Workshops/Classes
  • Management Retreats/Seminars
  • Swag bags