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Education Outreach Coordinator – Laramie, WY

Organization: University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institude

Position Title: Education Outreach Coordinator

Location: Laramie, WY

Hours & Compensation: Full-time, academic professional, year-round with reappointment based on satisfactory evaluation. Salary is commensurate with experience but starts at $50,000. Benefits include University of Wyomin’s insurance, retirement, vacation, holidays, and sick leave.

Position Dates: May 1, 2013 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm MST on March 22, 2013.

Posted On: February 21, 2013

Organization Overview: 

In 2012, the University of Wyoming created the BI to encourage wise and informed decisions concerning the conservation of biological diversity. To meet this challenge a central component of the BI’s mission is to promote, develop and evaluate biodiversity education in the K-12 schools of Wyoming. More information is available at

The University of Wyoming provides high quality undergraduate and graduate programs to 13,000 students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries. Established in 1886, UW is a nationally recognized research institution with accomplished faculty and world-class facilities. The University of Wyoming is nestled between two mountain ranges in southeastern Wyoming. It offers varied academic and lifestyle opportunities including outstanding outdoor recreation, and year-round cultural activities. The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of about 30,000 with a unique blend of sophistication and western hospitality.


The Education/Outreach Coordinator is an academic staff position of the University of Wyoming’s Biodiversity Institute (BI). The position will work with other BI staff in pursuit of its mission. The Education/Outreach Coordinator will coordinate the Institute’s education resources, manage the education components of the BI’s website, and provide education outreach to Wyoming’s teachers and schools.



  • Masters degree in one of the following: Biological Sciences, Environmental Education, Science Education, Education, Curriculum & Instruction or a closely related field.
  • Experience in at least one of the following: development and manipulation of curriculum resources (including digital resources and field and laboratory experiences), development and administration of educational websites, and development of print education materials.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience working in an educational setting – schools, informal education, etc.
  • Experience working both in front of or with people and behind a computer.
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team.

Highly Desired

  • Background/experience in communication, biodiversity, sustainability or science education, and technology integration.
  • Willingness to learn additional computer programs and skills as needed.
  • Leadership ability and experience – leading project teams, creating programs, committee leadership.
  • Experience providing support to classroom teachers.
  • Creative and resourceful.
  • Passion for and dedication to biodiversity education.

How to Apply: Send pdf files of letter of interest, resume or curriculum vitae, and at least three letters of reference to Brenna Marsicek, Biodiversity Institute, by 11:59 pm MST on March 22, 2013.

Contact Information:

UW Biodiversity Institute,

Contact: Brenna Marsicek,

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