Ecology Education Program Leader – Millbrook, NY


Bring Cary Institute science to K-12 students and educators and help advance the field of ecology education.


Cary Institute of Ecosystems Study, Millbrook, NY


This is a full time, long-term position in the Cary Institute Education Program. Start date 1 April 2020, with an earlier start (on or after 6 January 2020) preferred.


Develop, promote and lead innovative programs for K-12 students at Cary Institute and at schools, helping foster ecological and data literacy, and the application of ecology to real ecosystems and environmental issues.

  • Develop, promote and lead professional development programs for teachers and other educators.
  • Develop and revise curriculum materials for middle and high school students and teachers, and disseminate and support implementation of these through programs and the website.
  • Assure alignment of programs and curriculum materials with national, state and district standards.
  • Contribute to research about ecology teaching and learning, helping collect and analyze data and write papers based on this work.
  • Connect Cary Institute science and education to local, regional and national communities of science and environmental education practitioners and researchers.
  • Help the Institute explore new programs in Citizen Science that would build on and contribute to Cary Institute science.
  • Manage budgets and supervise personnel.
  • Write grant proposals for programs as part of the Institute’s education mission.


Program Assistants and Specialists, Project Assistants, Camp Instructors, Interns



  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the environmental science, or in education.
  • Coursework in ecology.
  • Ecology teaching experience with school children and the public.
  • Experience developing science curriculum for middle and/or high school students.
  • Ability to communicate and work with a wide range scientists, educators and members of the public.
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to work periodic weekends and evenings (usually one night and one weekend per month).


  • Master’s degree in one of the environmental science, or in education.
  • Coursework in education.
  • Experience helping lead professional develop programs with teachers.
  • Classroom teaching experience in science with middle or high school students.

This is a full-time, exempt, fully benefited position. Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. Finalist candidates will be subject to background checks.


Dr. Alan R. Berkowitz, Head of Education


Applications will be accepted until November 25, 2019 or until position is filled. Review of applications will begin 2 December 2020


Visit our website at and complete our online job application. Interested applicants should also include their resume, and the contact information for three references. Please include job code 19024-I in your correspondence.


Please contact Alan Berkowitz at 845-677-7600 ext. 311 with any questions regarding the position.

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



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