Education Coordinator, Lakeside Labs

Campus Services
21001924 Requisition #

The Iowa Lakeside Laboratory is seeking a part-time (83%, 33.2 hours/week) Education Coordinator to join their team. This position is responsible for coordinating K-12 formal and informal education on behalf of Iowa Lakeside Laboratory Regents Resource Center. This position will be located at the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory in Milford, IA.

Formal education includes development of inquiry-based curriculum or programs in cooperation with school districts in Iowa to meet NGSS and Iowa Core Standards. Creates assessment of educational programs and develops metrics to report on performance against Lakeside goals. Informal education includes summer camps, outdoor experiences, field trips and citizen science programs. The position will also provide continuing education experiences for all ages including coordination of the Cooperative Lakes Area Monitoring Project (CLAMP) and designing new programs for all learners.


Key area of responsibilties include:

  • Align Lakeside preK-12 education programs with the Lakeside Strategic Plan.
  • Design Lakeside educational programs to deliver hand’s on, inquiry-based science curriculum with preK-12 schools.
  • Build partnerships with State and Local entities to integrate Lakeside into the Governor’s STEM initiatives.
  • Develop annual budget for delivery of Lakeside educational services and track expenditures against the budget.
  • Supervise and manage the performance of seasonal, temporary or student staff to achieve Lakeside education goals.

*For a full job description, including all duties and competencies assigned, please e-mail the contact listed below or visit:


About Lakeside Laboratory: 

Iowa Lakeside Laboratory is owned by the state of Iowa and operated through the Board of Regents. Its mission is twofold: 1) to provide science classes and research opportunities for university students, and 2) to offer Outreach Programs and provide services through the state universities.

Lakeside's 147-acre campus is located on scenic West Okoboji Lake, on Little Miller's Bay. The bay and adjacent natural areas are used as outdoor classrooms for Lakeside's university courses and Outreach Programs. The campus is open year round, and visitors are welcome to visit during daylight hours.



Education and Experience Required

  • A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Extensive professional experience creating and managing program(s) or service(s) that support the educational experience of students in K-12 learning environments (formal and informal) or educational experience and retention of current or prospective students in institutions of higher education, typically 1-3 years.

Competencies Required

Demonstrates a Working proficiency level in:

  • Working with basic desktop tools and platforms, including Microsoft Suite applications such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word as well as virtual meeting systems such as zoom, MS teams or Skype

Demonstrates an Extensive proficiency level in:

  • Knowledge of and ability to manage educational/instructional programs
  • Understanding of the issues related to the decision-making process, ability to analyze situations fully and accurately and reach productive decisions
  • Ability to establish and build healthy working relationships and partnerships with colleagues within and external to own unit
  • Planning, mobilizing, and distributing resources to fulfill business objectives
  • Knowledge of academic assessment methods and activities; ability to assess research and instructional programs and review students’ learning outcomes to ensure achievement of academic objectives and strategies.

Must have a valid drivers license and the ability to meet UI Fleet Safety Driving Record Review Standards.


Desirable Qualifications

Demonstrates an Extensive proficiency level in:

  • Microsoft Suite applications such as PowerPoint, Excel and Word programs
  • Professional use/management of Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter


Required Application Materials

In order to be considered for interview, applicants must upload both a resume and cover letter and mark them each as a “Relevant File” to the job submission.


Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. Up to five (5) professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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