Girls in Science Coordinator


Walking Mountains Science Center


Avon, CO



Lara Carlson

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Program Coordination:

  • Coordinate program logistics at eight elementary schools while fostering working relationships with school administration, office staff, teachers, and parents.
  • Actively market and promote the Girls in Science program to enroll culturally diverse groups of students.
  • Maintain a database of student information to help support targeted recruitment and ongoing engagement opportunities.
  • Build program awareness through social media, web, and print materials in partnership with Walking Mountains’ marketing staff.
  • Recruit, hire, and collaborate with part-time Girls in Science instructors.
  • Assist with mentoring and supervising Foley Graduate Fellows who are also Girls in Science instructors.
  • Assist with mentoring and supervising seasonal winter naturalists who are helping with Girls in Science as part of their Community Programs Internship.
  • Create, purchase, develop, and maintain detailed inventory and organizational system for all materials, equipment supplies, and lesson plans.

Program Development:

  • Maintain and continue to develop unit-based curriculum with a STEM-focus for 3rd-5th grade students.
  • Ensure curriculum content is engaging, student-centered, inquiry-based, scientifically accurate, age-appropriate.
  • Create opportunities for students to meet with guest speakers who work professionally in STEM-related fields
  • Collaborate with STEM Curiosity Lab Coordinator to develop a diversity and flow of lessons between elementary and middle school level programs and envision an expansion program opportunity into high school programs.
  • Design weeklong STEM-related summer science camps in collaboration with the Summer Programs Manager.
  • Collaborate with STEM Curiosity Lab Coordinator to plan efforts to engage Girls in Science participants and families in evening, weekend, and end-of-school year events.
  • Document student attendance, pre- and post- unit assessment and interest surveys, and parent and teacher survey data while maintaining effective systems for tracking and evaluating data. Use data to influence future program decisions.
  • Write a detailed and comprehensive annual report of the Girls in Science program.

Program Instruction:

  • Teach weekly Girls in Science afterschool programs at public elementary schools.
  • Establish a safe, healthy, supportive, and collaborative learning environment for students and co-instructors.
  • Collaborate with elementary school teachers to align Girls in Science curriculum with their classroom instruction.
  • Align activities with student interests and allow for flexibility in content week to week.
  • Co-teach three summer science camps, focusing on STEM-based or Girls in STEM camps.
  • Maintain a personal knowledge of the evolving field of science and STEM education theory and trends, hands-on and inquiry-based education, and other pertinent educational philosophy and use this to continue to grow and develop the Girls in Science program.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in Walking Mountains Science Center staff meetings, committees, and staff retreats.
  • Attend and assist in Youth Programs seasonal training and professional development.
  • Assist and/or substitute teach within other Youth Programs, as needed.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or STEM-Related Field
  • At least one year K-8 formal or informal teaching experience
  • Knowledge of inquiry-based learning
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and able to provide exceptional customer service
  • Self-motivated, team oriented, and creative
  • Positive, flexible, and friendly
  • Ability to effectively work on diverse teams or with a diverse range of people
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Current driver’s license and safe driving record for the past 5 years


  • Teaching experience in science, math, technology or elementary education or related fields
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish
  • Curriculum design and development experience

Organizational Overview: Founded in 1998, Walking Mountains Science Center’s mission is to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education.  As an employee of our organization, you are a member of an inclusive and dynamic team that values community, professionalism, collaboration, diversity, equity, a positive work environment and a passion for the mission of Walking Mountains and the impact it’s making in the community. For more information, please visit: Why Walking Mountains?

Work Environment:

  • 65% desk-based office work, 20% classroom-based program instruction, 15% other (travel, materials procurement, etc.)
  • Open office work environment
  • Ability and flexibility to work remotely when not teaching or needing to be on campus (set up through the Flexible Work Arrangement Policy).
  • Frequent collaboration with STEM Curiosity Lab Coordinator
  • Personal vehicle preferred to travel to/from schools where programs are offered

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $50,000 starting annual salary
  • Employer-supplemented health, dental, and vision insurance on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • 15 days of PTO (starting), 12 paid holidays, and 12 days sick leave
  • Flexible Spending Account and Healthcare Savings Account options
  • Life insurance and short-term disability insurance
  • Discounted ski pass (Vail and Beaver Creek resorts)
  • Professional Development opportunities

Contact: For more information and details on the application and interview process, please contact Lara Carlson, Senior Programs Director, (970) 827-9725x129 or [email protected]

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