Elementary Science Specialist

Mystery Science - San Francisco, CA - Full time


We’re looking for an Elementary Science Specialist who is passionate about helping elementary teachers teach science. Your job will be to take the lead on creating a set of auxiliary resources for our Mystery Science curriculum. We have been working hard for a few years to create one of the easiest to use, and most popular science curricula in the country.

As more and more school districts adopt Mystery Science as their official curriculum and roll it out to all of their teachers, we’ve received requests for some additional resources that will make adopting Mystery Science easier for schools and districts.

You will help make it even easier for teachers across the country to have immediate success teaching Mystery Science. We’re located in the heart of San Francisco and this role will be an opportunity to join the Mystery Science Headquarters team.

On any given day, here are some of the exciting things you might be working on as an Elementary Science Specialist:

  • Develop scope and sequences to help teachers incorporate Mystery Science into their instruction
  • Develop strategies and tools for organizing and managing hands-on materials
  • Create resources that communicate alignment with NGSS
  • Align our lessons with state science standards
  • Curate teacher generated resources
  • Extend our instructional resources
  • Respond to customer questions about our lessons
  • Create auxiliary materials such as vocabulary lists, additional assessments etc.

Requirements:

  • extensive knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards
  • deep familiarity with the experience of elementary teachers
  • 3+ years of teaching experience (K-5 preferred)
  • experience offering professional development and trainings for K-5 teachers
  • highly organized and detail oriented
  • experience working with schools and school districts in different capacities

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Experience Level

1 or more years

Mystery Science

What is Mystery Science?

Mystery Science creates open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science. We are currently active in 10% of US schools. We reach children before they've lost their natural curiosity so we can help the next generation develop a scientific understanding of the world. Every child starts out fascinated by the world around them, but by middle school too many have lost this curiosity. Mystery Science helps children stay curious.

Our first product is a tool for teachers to use in the classroom. It contains a full curriculum that makes it easy for elementary teachers to re-create scientific discoveries rather than teaching dry vocabulary science. We are reaching hundreds of thousands of children this school year by helping classroom teachers and homeschoolers to teach science. Our plan is to reach 5 million kids in America each week by 2020 and we're well on our way.

Mystery Science was started by two long-time friends, Doug Peltz and Keith Schacht. Doug was a master classroom teacher, a science department head, and the creator of an original science curriculum that made science the most popular subject at his school. Keith Schacht, our CEO, has started and sold three technology companies, was a product manager at Facebook, and a TED speaker.

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