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Science Education Lead – Youth Development & Outreach

The Science Education Lead - Youth Development and Outreach plans, coordinates and executes an array of Chabot youth development and outreach programs and projects. The Science Education Lead takes a hands-on role in program design and delivery. Main areas of responsibility include youth development enrichment programming and funding and also outreach coordination and delivery.


  • Develop, implement, oversee, and evaluate public youth programs including after-school, and outreach efforts, and other specialized projects.
  • Under supervision of the Senior Manager of Education, and in collaboration with the youth development team, and the grant writing staff, develop grant applications and support overall fund-raising efforts; prepare and submit budgets, reports and other financial documentation as required.
  • Coordinate activities of staff, consultants, and/or volunteers engaged in implementation of program objectives.
  • Directly supervise the paid teen intern team of up to 20 youth.
  • Coordinate, develop, and deliver youth enrichment workshops for Chabot’s youth development programs; arrange for additional staff, outside educators and other guest presenters to deliver enrichment sessions.
  • Coordinates all educational offsite outreach programs, including during and after school programs, science festivals, and community events; work closely with the Education Planning Team staff and the Programs and Sales Coordinator to book appropriate staff into programs.
  • Actively participate on the Education Planning Team, which performs the following:

    • Develop strategies for and assist the marketing team with marketing of educational programs with the goal of growing attendance, revenue and overall reach.
    • Increase capacity of educational programs to serve larger audiences.
    • Take responsibility for maintenance and upkeep of classroom, lab, prep and storage areas.
    • Maintain updated inventory of supplies and place orders when needed.
    • Evaluate quality of programs; revise as needed. As appropriate, align programs to Common Core and the Next Generation Science Standards.
    • Supervise education staff members to meet goals and objectives.
  • Recommend, develop, and implement new programs including design, budget, and evaluation.
  • Monitor project revenues and expenses for cost effectiveness of designated programs.
  • Perform administrative support tasks, including maintaining complete project files, editing of program correspondence, purchasing documents, reports, and other materials.
  • Oversee and/or coordinate the collection, compilation, and analysis of program activity data; develop, write, and present comprehensive statistical and narrative program reports to the Senior Manager of Education.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Status & Scope

This position reports to the Senior Manager of Education. Strong organizational, youth leadership, interpersonal skills essential. The ideal candidate is able to work a very flexible schedule that includes regular weekend and some evening shifts which can vary week to week. The ideal candidate also has a strong science and technology background, with a special emphasis on the earth/space sciences and astronomy.


  • Bachelor’s degree in science, education, museum or related degree
  • Significant experience with youth programs.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities; supervisory experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well with staff, contractors, and youth and adult volunteers.
  • Demonstrated initiative and follow-through.
  • Decisive and works well under pressure.
  • Ability to coordinate several major activities at once while analyzing and resolving challenges.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Computer literate; Proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel, MS Outlook.
  • Ability to communicate in additional languages, especially Spanish, is ideal.


Hourly salary for this position is commensurate with other non-profit organizations and will be commensurate with experience.

Job location is Oakland

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Mail resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources Department
Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd,
Oakland, CA 94619
email: hr@chabotspace.org
Fax: 510-336-7491

* * We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

CSSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.