The Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) is part of the National Science Foundation’s Long Term Ecological Research Network. BES conducts ecological research in the Baltimore area including studies on streams and watersheds, vegetation and animal diversity and human interactions with the environment. Popular education programs at BES include our annual Teacher Institute, a year-long professional development program for middle and high school teachers, the Baltimore Data Jam Competition, an art and science competition for middle and high school students, and BES YES, a summer young environmental scientist field and mentorship program. Our programs support students and teachers in Baltimore City, Baltimore County and the surrounding five counties. We approach education from the stance that all students should have direct, authentic experiences with ecology and the environment as they work their way to becoming an environmentally literate citizen.

Position office located at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Travel required throughout the Baltimore Region.

Duties are as follows:

1) Provide in-classroom support for teachers participating in BES education programs. Access to personal transportation required.

2) Assemble, format and revise data sets, lessons and other resources for posting on-line for teacher and student use.

3) Align existing curriculum materials to City, State and national science standards.

4) Complete website updates and monthly e-newsletters.

5) Assist in developing, promoting, delivering and evaluating professional development programs for middle and high school teachers.

6) Support the annual Baltimore Data Jam program through classroom presentations, assistance to teachers and students, and maintenance of the Data Jam website.

7) Assist teachers in implementing BES education programs through telephone and electronic communication and one-on-one support.

8) Additional administrative duties as needed such as completing inventory of supplies, database updates, meeting attendance, etc.

Duties may change depending on the needs of the BES education program.

Must be available during school day hours (~7:30am-4pm, M-F).

Qualifications include:

Bachelor’s degree in ecology, environmental science, science education or related field required. Experience in science education and curriculum development preferred. Familiarity with Maryland State Education and Next Generation Science Standards. Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Excellent computer skills including experience with

Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. Knowledge of Baltimore’s regional ecology a plus.

For more information, please contact Bess Caplan at 410-455-1863,

Closing Date: July 31, 2017 or when position is filled.

Applications will be reviewed immediately.

This non-exempt position is full time (35 hours per week ) and begins immediately. It is a two-year appointment with continuation contingent on funding. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Finalist candidate must successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment background check.

All candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

To apply, complete our online application at Please attach a single document that includes a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and the names and full contact information (including e-mail address) for three professional references. Include job code 17022-I in your correspondence.

All candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. Finalist candidates will be subject to a post-offer, pre-employment background check.

The Cary Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer. It is the policy of the Cary Institute to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.