Faith Project Director
The National Center for Science Education, a non-profit organization that defends the teaching of evolution in the public schools, seeks candidates for the post of Faith Project Director.
The FPD’s duties will include:
**developing materials pertaining to evolution and religion for print and web;
**representing NCSE to the faith community, in print and in person;
**serving as liaison between NCSE and professional theological societies and religious organizations;
**speaking to the press about issues involving evolution education and challenges to it;
**counseling teachers, administrators, parents, and others facing challenges to evolution education.
Candidates should have either formal academic training in or extensive informal knowledge of theology, particularly as it relates to science. A record of involvement in or understanding of the creationism/evolution controversy is a plus. A scientific background, especially in biology or geology, and experience in science education at the high school level are desirable but not necessary. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, are necessary. Travel may be required.
Full-time permanent position with medical benefits in Oakland, California, to start as soon as possible. Salary commensurate with experience and competitive with similarly sized non-profits.
Send c.v., brief writing sample, and the names of three references to NCSE, either by mail to NCSE, 420 40th Street, Suite 2, Oakland CA 94609-2509, or by fax to (510) 601-7204, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Materials must arrive by August 1, 2006, to be considered. NCSE is an equal opportunity employer.