Job Opening – Education Center Director, Maine

The Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education seeks an experienced, innovative professional with excellent communications skills for the position of Education Center Director. This is a full-time, 24-month position, with renewal contingent on funding and job performance. The Education Center Director will coordinate all education activities at the Downeast Institute associated with a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Partnerships for Innovation program. These activities include developing an original, inquiry-based curriculum focused on marine science education, offering workshops for in-service teachers,
developing and delivering summer programs at the Center for youth, organizing regular meetings of the partnership team from the University of Maine at Machias, Maine Sea Grant, Washington County Community College, and the Downeast Institute, and working with team members on other educational activities. Successful grant-writing ability will be required to secure ongoing funding for salary and educational programs. This position is based at the Downeast Institute in Beals, Maine.

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