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Science/Environmental Educator (1-year Superior AmeriCorps position) at MTU Great Lakes Research Center – apply by Sept. 10, 2012

POSITION TITLE: Science/Environmental Educator (1-year Superior AmeriCorps position)

SERVICE LOCATION: Center for Science, Math & Environmental Education at the Great Lakes Research Center at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI ( and )

Application Deadline: September 10, 2012

Interviews will be scheduled as applications are received (by phone or in person).

SUPERVISED BY AND RESPONSIBLE TO:  Center for Science, Math & Environmental Education at Michigan Technological University. The Center is a highly regarded K-12 science, math environmental education provider of school‐based, informal, and community education programming for the19 school districts and their communities in Houghton, Baraga, Ontonagon, Gogebic and Keweenaw Counties in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Center conducts student programming, teacher professional development, community events, and is one of eight Great Lakes Stewardship hubs in Michigan.  The Center facilitates school-community partnerships that conduct stewardship projects that meet local needs, and protect and preserve Lake Superior and its watershed. The Center has recently moved into its new location at the newly constructed Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) at MTU along the Portage Waterway where it will be developing a new menu of education offerings for teachers, students and the community. For more information, visit our websites: and


The AmeriCorps member, in consultation with their supervisor/s, will:

1.    Contribute to education/outreach program development and implementation for new Great Lakes Research Center.

2.    Assist in leading outdoor science field trips and classroom lessons for K-8 students that support student learning related to Grade Level Content Expectations (GLECs) and Next Generation Science Standards.

3.    Assist in planning and conducting a Water Festival, family science nights, Green Film Series, and other events, workshops, and presentations for K-12 students, teachers and communities.

4.    Collaboratively promote and conduct after-school and summer science programs for K-8 students.

5.    Assist in conducting science fair and STEM festival.

6.    Engage with staff to generate education & outreach and promotional materials to promote Center programs.


  • This is a 38-hour per week position.  Willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
    • Service will often be required at an off‐site location. Use of a personal vehicle will be required to perform duties (mileage will be reimbursed).
    • Submit bi‐weekly schedule, timesheet and reimbursement forms
    • Submit monthly “Great Stories” for Center’s and LSSI website, including project updates and photos
    • Participate in professional development and training workshops
    • Represent the Center, Michigan Technological University, Copper Country Intermediate School District (CCISD), and the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI) n a professional manner at all times


  • B.S. in Biological Science, Forestry, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Education, or related field. Teaching certification very helpful.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and implement educational programs related to natural resources for K-12 students.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Able to work independently, and as part of a team. Organized, flexible, good communicator; committed to quality, resourceful, efficient.
  • Computer proficient: Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher


  • A $13,000 living allowance
  • An education award of $5,550
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Education loan forbearance
  • Professional development
  • Outstanding professional experience working in Michigan Tech University’s brand new state of the art  Great Lakes Research Center


  1. Complete the member application for the Superior AmeriCorps Program

(Two start date options: September 17 or October 29, 2012 (10- or 12-month service period))

There are two ways to apply:

  • Call 1-800-236-5657 or 1-906-482-3663 and ask for an application to be sent to you.
  • Click on the application above, print, fill out and mail to:

Superior AmeriCorps
700 Park Avenue
Houghton MI 49931


  1. Send cover letter and your resume to the partner site coordinator:

Joan Chadde, Coordinator

Center for Science, Math & Environmental Education
Great Lakes Research Center
 Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr., Houghton, MI 49931
Tel: 906-487-3341   Fax: 906-487-1029

Application Deadline: September 10, 2012

Interviews will be scheduled as applications are received (by phone or in person).