Professional Development Associate, Engineering is Elementary




Organization: Museum of Science (AZA Member)
Location: Boston, MA, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Professional Development Associate, Engineering is Elementary

Museum of Science, Boston

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SUMMARY STATEMENT:

A Professional Development (PD) Associate for Engineering is Elementary (EiE) works with the EiE team to design and offer professional development programs, develop and write curricular resources, and engage in research, evaluation, or data collection. S/he will participate as a team member on several initiatives, as well as oversee the team and project for some initiatives. As a PD Associate s/he will help conceptualize projects, develop plans and timelines, manage logistics, ensure close continuity of various aspects and initiatives of EiE (research and evaluation, professional development, materials development, dissemination), oversee the product that is created and be involved with adhering to project budgets. S/he is expected to engage in both resource development and professional development. S/he is also expected to network both inside the Museum and across the state and nation, generate new ideas for projects and resources, and make presentations. Finally, s/he is expected to contribute to a productive environment that functions as a healthy and supportive team.

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:

The Engineering is Elementary (EiE) project aims to foster engineering and technological literacy among children. EiE is creating a research-based, standard driven, and classroom-tested curriculum that integrates engineering and technology concepts and skills with elementary science topics. EiE lessons not only promote K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning, but also connect with literacy and social studies. Storybooks featuring children from a variety of cultures and backgrounds introduce students to an engineering problem. Students are then challenged to solve a problem similar to that faced by the storybook character. Through a hands-on engineering design challenge, students work in teams to apply their knowledge of science and mathematics; use their inquiry and problem-solving skills; and tap their creativity as they design, create, and improve possible solutions. In the end, students realize that everyone can engineer!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Work with Engineering is Elementary project that runs about 10 programs/initiatives, with 14 staff, and spending approximately $2M/year.

The EiE program currently has reached over 1.1M students and 18,800 teachers in all 50 states.

WORK SCHEDULE:

This position is full-time, Monday-Friday 40 hours/week

REPORTS TO:

Professional Development & Partnership Director, Engineering is Elementary

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelors of Science or Arts and additional course work preferred.

More than 3 years of teaching or professional development experience.

Science background or strong science content knowledge highly preferred

Ability to travel at least 5 days a month is required.

STARTING SALARY:

Exempt (Salaried). Commensurate with experience.

BENEFITS:

Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 23 vacation days, 12 holidays, 5-10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!

TO APPLY FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY IN OUR DIVERSE AND DYNAMIC WORK ENVIRONMENT, SUBMIT YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO:

Human Resources Department

Museum of Science

Science Park

Boston, MA 02114

Fax: (617) 589-0362

Email: jobs@mos.org

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