Teacher Professional Learning and Family Outreach Coordinator

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Start Date: 11/22/2021  Compensation: $50,000

Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs, and demonstrations of environmental stewardship.

The Teacher Professional Development Program within the Education Department works with the Urban Advantage (UA) program, a citywide program that supports science education and investigations. UA connects both elementary and middle schools, teachers, students, and families with the excitement of scientific discovery and learning that takes place in eight renowned science-rich cultural institutions in New York City through developing and delivering rigorous pedagogy based teacher education workshops aligned to local, state, and national standards, providing on-site assistance at schools and directly engaging with students and families.

QBG is looking for an enthusiastic self-starter to join our team in building and expanding our family engagement program and supporting professional learning sessions for teachers. The individual selected for this position will spend approximately half of their time creating, maintaining, and strengthening school and community relationships. The other half of their time will be spent supporting and developing teacher professional learning programming. Additional duties involve teaching school classes and supporting the overall needs of the education department at QBG.


  • Assist in the development and delivery of elementary and middle school teacher professional learning and school program workshops (both onsite, offsite, and virtually via Zoom, Google Meet, and various other platforms)
  • Develop and enact a plan to determine the needs of local schools and other community stakeholders in relation to family engagement with QBG and the Urban Advantage program
  • Develop and enact a plan to promote family engagement with local schools, QBG, and UA
  • Work with the Urban Advantage Manager of Family Engagement on general Urban Advantage family initiatives
  • Create and run family workshops and family science days to be held at QBG, at schools, and virtually
  • Collaborate with partners at other institutions to assist in the delivery of the overall science initiative
  • Attend program and partnership meetings
  • Serve as a key contact for teachers, program partners, families and various other individuals
  • Provide logistical support for educational programming
  • Maintain and update departmental records and documents
  • Update and retrieve information from Google Docs and various databases
  • Purchase and maintain supplies for professional learning and family workshops
  • Assisting with other duties as assigned by the Professional Development Manager, the Head of Interpretation, and the Education Director


  • Bachelor’s degree in science or science education or education
  • Two years of formal or informal science teaching experience
  • Experience in community building with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience working with families in informal settings
  • The ability to handle day-to-day operations of a program while also planning months ahead
  • The ability to change plans as needed to adjust to the needs of the program
  • The ability to multitask and prioritize
  • High level of self-motivation and ability to anticipate programmatic needs and self-initiate task completion
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Zoom, etc
  • Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills; attention to detail
  • Ability to travel and move materials between various locations
  • Schedule flexibility and ability to work weekends and evenings
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to obtain NYCDOE fingerprint clearance
  • Cannot have worked for the NYCDOE in the last year


  • Master’s degree or Master’s degree in progress preferred
  • Familiarity with the NYCDOE
  • Familiarity with the Next Generation Science Standards
  • Familiarity with learning management programs such as moodle
  • Familiarity with virtual teaching platforms such as Nearpod or Peardeck

Additional Information

This is a full-time position with benefits. Compensation starting at $50,000 annually and is commensurate with experience. For consideration, please submit your resume, cover letter, and any relevant documents via our recruitment portal at https://qbgarden.org/recruit/TPLFOC.

If you encounter difficulties with uploading documents to the portal, please send via email to hr@queensbotanical.org.

Health & Safety: proof of 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 at hr@queensbotanical.org.

Contact Information

Queens Botanical Garden
Contact Name: Eryn Hatzithomas
Email: hr@queensbotanical.org
Website: Apply Online