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K-12 STEM Education and Outreach Specialist

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: March 5, 2023
Reference Code: 19283
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) K-12 Educations group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a K-12 STEM Education and Outreach Specialist.
Our team works an on-site 9x80 schedule located at our facility with every other Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
  • The K-12 STEM Education and Outreach Specialist is responsible for the implementation of INL's innovative K-12 education programs, creating close links between INL's capabilities and the Idaho educational community and promoting INL's mission in the community and region.
  • This position will work closely with the K-12 Education Program Manager, STEM Education Coordinator, STEM program liaisons, and program administrators to complete a comprehensive strategy in K-12 STEM education program development and outreach in Idaho.
  • Coordinates and delivers INL's K-12 education programming including teacher professional development, curriculum design and delivery, employee engagement, and student and family education outreach.
  • Plans and coordinates K-12 STEM events.
  • Supports the development and implementation of the STEM Scholars, STEM Ambassadors, and H.S. work-based learning.
  • Interacts with external partners such as informal educators and non-government organizations.
  • Collects and reports metrics on program and initiative progress and outcomes.
  • The K-12 STEM Education and Outreach specialist reports to the K-12 STEM Education Program Manager.


Minimum Requirements:
PR0100:Bachelor's degree or higher in education, communication, or public administration.
PR0200:Bachelor's degree or higher in education, communication, or public administration and 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in STEM education development and programming.
  • Has demonstrated experience in/knowledge of formal and informal educational environments, issues, and challenges.
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills, strong writing and research skills.
  • Has a proven record of engagement with youth-based communities / K-12 educators
  • Comprehensive organizational skills including project management
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm working with dedicated individuals in a dynamic programmatic environment, highly proactive and responsive.
  • Proven ability to develop relationships with community and regional policy makers, decision makers, and collaborators.
  • Ability to deliver high-quality education programming, events, and communications products.
  • Proven ability to effectively oversee planning and delivery of STEM outreach, curriculum design, employee volunteer education outreach
  • Proven ability to supervise projects and tasks to meet program objectives.
  • Highly motivated individual willing to contribute to a broader vision of an INL committed to creativity and social change.
  • Knowledge of the cultural, educational, and political context of Idaho is desirable.
Job Information
  • Level 1-Salary Grade 170 ($55,656 - $89,112)-
  • Level 2-Salary Grade 180 ($62,640 - $100,224)
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills.
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
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INL Mission
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

INL Vision
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.

Selective Service Requirements
To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL 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. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information
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INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits, Salary, and Relocation
We have an extremely competitive salary structure and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview/
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.