Professional Learning Coordinator

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Start Date: 08/15/2023  Compensation: $48,000 – 52,000

The Garden seeks a professional learning resource for educators. QBG is one of eight Urban Advantage (UA) cultural institution partners serving the science education goals of teachers in NYC. The Professional Learning Coordinator will support the breath and quality of current training programs and expansion of professional learning resources to a larger audience. The Professional Learning Coordinator reports to the Professional Learning Manager and works in conjunction with education and other Garden staff. The Professional Learning Coordinator will support the management, writing and facilitation of professional learning for the UA program and non-UA professional development offerings.


  • Assist with the development and delivery of the Urban Advantage program including curriculum creation, facilitating professional learning workshops, and providing mentoring and technical assistance on and off-site to participating elementary and middle school educators.
  • Collaborate with partners at other institutions to assist in the delivery of the overall Urban Advantage science initiative
  • Support administrative and logistical duties such as data tracking, reporting and maintenance, program supply inventory and ordering, program registration etc.
  • Participate in and help lead program and partnership meetings
  • Serve as a point of contact for teachers, program partners, and other stakeholders
  • Work with team to organize professional learning and UA related events
  • Travel for meetings, trainings and events to various institutions and schools across the city
  • Stay update in best teaching practices and strategies by researching, reading, participating in trainings and conferences
  • Support planning and facilitation of non-UA professional learning offerings for educators in and outside of QBG.
  • Support additional QBG school programs as needed


  • Bachelors degree in science, education or related fields; Masters degree or teacher certification a plus At least 3 years of professional formal or informal science teaching experience
  • Train the trainer/professional development experience
  • Strong computer skills especially Microsoft Office
  • Excellent verbal, writing and organizational skills
  • Team-player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience in community building with multiple stakeholders
  • Schedule flexibility and ability to work occasional weekends and evenings
  • Strong interest in botanical science and environmental sustainability
  • Cannot have worked for the NYCDOE in the last year
    • Familiarity with the NYCDOE
    • Familiarity with the Next Generation Science Standards
    • Familiarity with learning management programs and virtual teaching platforms

Additional Information

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with weekly on-site work, and some flexibility to work remotely. Benefits offered include excellent medical, vision, dental and life insurance, generous PTO, paid holidays, employee discounts, access to the Museums Council pass, which grants free admission to various museums and cultural institutions, pension and other retirement savings plans. Schedule is generally Monday through Friday, with some required weekends and evenings throughout the year.

For consideration, please submit your resume, cover letter, and any relevant documents via our Career Center. If you encounter difficulties with uploading documents to the portal, please send via email to HR.

Health & Safety: proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for employment.

Queens Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). The Garden does not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, marital status, political affiliation, gender expression, mental illness, socioeconomic status or background, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, predisposing genetic characteristic, immigration status, or any other legally protected status. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact Human Resources via email, phone 718-886-3800 x 203.

Contact Information

Queens Botanical Garden
Contact Name: Human Resources
Phone: 7188863800
Website: Apply Online