Lead Instructor

Recruitment #210708-UNCF-196



On board state employees with the Oklahoma Military Department:

Contact Stephanie Stover via Stephanie.L.Stover.nfg@mail.mil  or Fax: 405-606-7262.

All other applicants follow online process below.


This position is located at Tinker Air Force Base (TAFB), OK.


This is a full 12 month teaching position; for more information about this program go to www.starbasedod.org.

This is a full-time unclassified state position with full state retirement and insurance benefits, including paid health, dental, life, and disability insurance for the employee. The employee will receive a benefit allowance to assist with insurance cost.  Annual leave of 10 hours per month and sick leave of 10 hours per month begin accruing immediately.

Basic Purpose:
Position is responsible for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) student instruction (grades 5-8), assisting with classroom scheduling, career day preparation, coordinating an afterschool program, public relations and administrative duties related to the job and other duties as assigned by Supervisor/Director.

Essential Functions:
• Develop relationships with military and local school personnel
• Serve as lead instructor for a 5th – 8th grade STEM education classroom
• Coordinate career day activities
• Develop expertise with STEM curriculum
• Implement lessons and activities as prescribed, meeting all objectives
• Assist with recruitment and scheduling of classes, collaborating with other educators
• Prepare classroom materials and instruction
• Serve as mentor or mentoring assistant for the STEM after school programs

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change with or without notice.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong interest and background in inquiry-based technology, science and math education methodologies; ability to teach middle grade (grades 5-8) students; ability to use computers and technology; ability to work as a strong team collaborator.

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in STEM education or related area preferred.  Must have teaching certification or be eligible for alternative teacher certification.  Teaching experience with grades 5-8 preferred.

Licenses/Certificates required:
Current Oklahoma Teacher’s certificate or be eligible for alternative teacher certification.

Physical Requirements
• Able to lift/carry a minimum of 40 pounds
• Able to climb stairs

Conditions of Employment
• Employment is in the unclassified service as an employee at will
• Contingent on a favorable NCIC/OSBI background check
• Contingent on passing pre-employment drug & alcohol screening
• T1/CNACI security clearance (eligibility for national security positions shall be granted to persons who are U.S. citizens)
• Maintain a valid driver’s license
• Must possess a valid Oklahoma Teaching Certificate
• FLSA Exempt status
• Tobacco and Vape free facility

This position is located at Tinker Air Force Base (TAFB), OK.

Travel may be required at the expense of the employee to be reimbursed within 45 days of travel.

Employment eligibility verified through e-Verify (Homeland Security), and a National Agency Check for positions that require computer access.

State of Oklahoma properties are smoke-free and vape-free therefore, the use of any and all tobacco products including, but not limited to, cigarettes, pipes, smokeless tobacco, other tobacco product, electronic cigarettes/vaping devices or any other product packaged for smoking or the simulation of smoking (regardless of nicotine content) is prohibited on all state properties.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.