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Teacher Education & UA Elementary Manager

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
New York City, New York, US
Closing date
Dec 6, 2022

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Training / Education
Education / Training
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Job Description
Position Title: Teacher Education & Urban Advantage Elementary Manager

Department: Children's Education

Reports to: Manager of School Programs

FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt

Grade: 7

Term: 35 hours per week

Position Description:

The Teacher Education (TE) and Urban Advantage (UA) Elementary Manager is primarily responsible for providing Brooklyn Botanic Garden's (BBG) professional learning opportunities for pre-K through HS teachers and collaborating with peers at UA partner institutions to provide professional learning to teachers via the UA Elementary program. The position includes ongoing professional learning with a focus on science teaching and learning that aligns with NYS/NGSS, culturally responsive teaching, and differentiating instruction for diverse learners.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement BBG's strategy for p-credit and custom workshop offerings for pre-K through HS teachers at BBG.
  • Collaborate with peers at other UA partner institutions to plan and implement professional learning workshops for UA Elementary teachers.
  • Attend monthly UA partner meetings, participate in additional UA events, workshops, and trainings, support UA Elementary lead teachers.
  • Collaborate with BBG colleagues in planning and implementing professional workshops for UA middle school teachers, parent coordinators, and administrators as needed.
  • Participate in Teacher Support Visits and Family Engagement Visits at UA Elementary schools.
  • Manage budget, supplies, records, etc., for p-credit and custom workshops at BBG; contribute to departmental reporting both quantitatively and qualitatively.
  • Teach online and in person; facilitate synchronous and asynchronous courses; build coursework and resources on the Moodle platform.
  • Support other BBG Education programming and department initiatives as needed.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree/teaching certificate in science, education, science education, and a minimum of 3 years of classroom teaching experience (elementary teaching a plus) with a strong preference for a master's degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Familiarity with the NGSS, NYC Science Scope and Sequence, Amplify Science, Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education and the CR-S Framework
  • Experience with plants, horticulture, and/or botany
  • Experience teaching science with living things
  • Fluency and comfort with written and spoken English
  • Ability to communicate effectively with different audiences, including teachers, colleagues at BBG and peer institutions, families, and school administrators
  • Collaborative skills to work alongside other BBG colleagues and UA partners at peer institutions
  • Organizational skills including maintaining supplies, keeping track of participant data, and reporting on programming
  • Ability to work weekends and occasional evenings
  • Experience teaching students with special needs, including students learning English, and students with learning differences, a plus
  • Experience providing professional learning a plus
  • Oral fluency in a second language a plus (especially Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic, and Haitian Creole)

Work Environment:
  • Some work takes place in busy indoor and outdoor public spaces such as classrooms, greenhouses, and Garden grounds.
  • Personal workspace is in an open-plan office shared with other Education department colleagues.
  • Work requires active communication with BBG colleagues, UA partners, and UA teachers and administrators.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary Range - $64,000 - $80,000

    Brooklyn Botanic Garden considers several factors when determining the appropriate salary to offer a candidate within the listed salary range. These factors include (but are not limited to), the scope and responsibilities of the position, a candidate's relevant work experience and education/training, job skills, equity across the institution, as well as market and organizational considerations.
  • BBG offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
    • Health Insurance that begins the date of hire; employees are offered coverage through the City of New York's Office of Labor Relations and can choose from a variety of plans, some at no cost to the employee.
    • Dental/Vision/Prescription Benefits
    • Pre-Tax Benefits including flexible spending, dependent care, transit/parking accounts
    • CIRS Pension/401K/Life Insurance: BBG is a member of the Cultural Institutions Retirement System (CIRS) and offers a pension and 401K plan for eligible employees. Life insurance is provided through CIRS as well.
    • Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance
    • Generous Paid Time Off including sick time, vacation time, and 12 annual holidays
  • As a 501(c)3, BBG is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Eligible Employer.
  • Museum Pass, which provides employees the opportunity to enter many museums in New York City for free

To be considered for this position, please submit an application by clicking Apply below. Applications submitted without a résumé and cover letter will not be considered.

No telephone calls for position inquiries, please. Applicants with disabilities who need assistance with the online system, or who may require a reasonable accommodation during the application process, should contact Human Resources at

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden requires all employees to be vaccinated and therefore, new hires must provide proof of vaccination prior to their first day of employment. If you believe that you may have an exemption from the vaccine mandate by federal or state law, please contact HR.

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