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

www.mos.org

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SUMMARY STATEMENT:

A Professional Development (PD) Associate for Engineering is Elementary (EiE) is part of a dynamic, creative team that creates and delivers best of class professional development for a national elementary engineering curriculum. The successful candidate's position is a blend of development of new workshops, activities and resources for teachers and professional development delivery. While this position requires travel, on average you will be expected to travel overnight five nights or less per month. This is an excellent opportunity for an educator with 1-3 years of teaching or professional development experience to work within a team to hone pedagogy and delivery skills, and to participate in and lead teams that design and create materials and activities for a growing set of professional development offerings.

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:

Professionally deliver professional development workshops to increase educators' ability to and confidence in teaching engineering to their elementary students and to increase the presence of EiE in schools nationwide, representing best practices in engineering/science education via EiE pedagogy.

Assist in the creation of materials, products and services that are conceptually aligned with EiE philosophy to ensure continuity of project's goals and quality. Produce finished products that are market ready.

Participate in generating new ideas for resources and provide support for grant proposals to insure program is funded and growing.

Disseminate the EiE program and products through presentations, documents and workshops so as to assist in reaching potential clients, funders, and collaborators

Provide excellent customer service and outreach

Serve as needed on team projects within the division and Museum

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!

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.

1-3 years of teaching/professional development experience

Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to deliver in a results oriented culture

Ability to travel on average 5 days per month

Demonstrated track record in presentation and group leadership skills

Science or engineering content knowledge is an advantage

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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