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Last updated August 22, 2014

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iFLY STEM Educator

iFLY’s Education Program makes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) exciting and relevant for students. During the program, every student will learn STEM concepts related to the wind tunnel, participate in a grade-appropriate science activity, and fly with an experienced flight instructor in the wind tunnel.

STEM Educators lead groups of students grades 2-12 through the education portion of this program.

Please note that this is an hourly, part-time position with an irregular schedule. The iFLY STEM Educator works only when schools book field trips. These are typically scheduled during the school week between 8am-1pm. We currently expect to book between 5-10 field trips per month.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Deliver oral presentation introducing students to grade-appropriate STEM concepts related to the wind tunnel
  • Collaborate with iFLY Flight Instructors to demonstrate how everyday objects behave in the wind tunnel
  • Facilitate a grade-appropriate science activity or experiment
  • Assist other iFLY staff in rotating students between the educational and flight portions of the program
  • Engage with school teachers and parents to elicit constructive feedback about the Education Program
  • Work with iFLY Flight Instructors and Operations staff to ensure successful program implementation
  • Communicate with Education Program staff to maintain and improve program.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in science, engineering, mathematics, STEM education, or related field
  • Mastery of science and mathematics concepts covered in K-12 school curriculum
  • Thorough understanding of fundamentals of fluid dynamics and related concepts
  • Teaching experience in a classroom, camp, museum, or other STEM education setting
  • Passion for engaging children and adults in STEM learning
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Experience providing excellent customer service
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Ability to react positively to rapidly changing circumstances

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate Degree in science, engineering, mathematics, STEM education, or related field
  • Experience with inquiry-based teaching methods
  • Spanish language proficiency is a plus

Working Conditions: Must be able to stand for long periods of time and speak clearly in a noisy environment.

Hours and Compensation:

  • Hours vary. Education programs are scheduled between 8am-1pm, M-F during summer and school semesters.
  • Hourly rate: $25 per hour

TO APPLY:
Please send the following to Sarah McCann at sarah@iflyhollywood.com

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • List of three professional references
  • Scheduling availability

Application Deadline: 08/28/2014

Science Education Program Manager

The Science Education Program Manager directs the Science in Service (SIS) program at Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service. In SIS, Stanford science/engineering students receive training in teaching science through mentorship. They then serve as science mentors to children in after-school programs in East Palo Alto and Redwood City, with ongoing support, supervision and leadership from the Science Education Program Manager.

The Haas Center for Public Service provides many ways for Stanford students to authentically connect their academic and service lives. The Center’s mission is to inspire Stanford University to realize a just and sustainable world through service, scholarship, and community partnerships. The Haas Center is a department within Student Affairs. The Haas Center and other Student Affairs departments traverse both academic and non-academic areas, providing programs and services focused on student development, intellectual engagement, diversity, multiculturalism, community and responsibility.

Education Partnerships is a unit within the Haas Center comprised of five education programs that involve students in public service through mentoring and tutoring. Together the five programs span the preK-12 spectrum, and focus on the principles of educational equity and access for community youth, and educational leadership development for Stanford students. Science in Service (SIS) is one of the five Education Partnerships programs.

JOB PURPOSE:

Reports to the Director for Education Partnerships. Manages the Science in Service program. Supervises and trains the Stanford student participants. Develops and maintains partnerships with community organizations and k-8 schools. Leads development of science curricula/programming for after-school youth. Represents science education perspectives in Education Partnerships and Haas Center discussions. Connects science education to educational equity and social justice in training student leaders.

CORE DUTIES:

  • ·Recruit and supervise team of SIS student leaders.
  • ·Develop the SIS student leaders in the areas of leadership, curriculum and instruction, educational equity, and cultural/social aspects of service.
  • ·Recruit, train and supervise SIS mentors.
  • ·Integrate the Haas Center’s Principles of Ethical and Effective Service and Public Service Pathways into training of Stanford student mentors and leaders.
  • ·Initiate, build and maintain relationships with community partners and community organizations.
  • ·Make site visits to community partners as necessary to maintain partnership, develop the leaders and mentors, and maintain program integrity.
  • ·Lead development of science curricula and lesson plans for community youth.
  • ·Develop vision for future trajectory, form and growth of SIS.
  • ·Procure materials and maintain program budgets.
  • ·Coordinate program assessment and evaluation.
  • ·Work with Director for Education Partnerships and Communications Director to develop SIS informational materials for print and web.
  • ·Promote SIS to the University’s science departments, faculty and science outreach staff to develop new faculty research partnerships and sponsorships.
  • ·Maintain existing SIS faculty research partnerships.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

  • ·Bachelor degree in science or education discipline.
  • ·Preferred: advanced degree in science or education discipline or relevant work experience.
  • ·Experience teaching science or science education in k-12, university, community organization or museum setting.
  • ·Experience in program development, implementation and event planning.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - Required:
  • ·Knowledge of science pedagogies.
  • ·Knowledge of and experience in curriculum development methods.
  • ·Knowledge of best practices in tutoring and mentoring programs.
  • ·Personal excitement for science and ability to inspire youth to be interested and engaged in science.
  • ·Ability to advise college students with understanding of college student development.
  • ·Ability to help college volunteers negotiate questions of power and privilege in the context of their public service experience.
  • ·Ability to interact effectively and build community with stakeholders from various contexts and cultural backgrounds.
  • ·Knowledge of the educational and social issues affecting the learning potential of youth in under-resourced schools and low-income communities.
  • ·Understanding of the role of science education in achieving educational equity and social justice.
  • ·Effectiveness in discussing diversity and multiculturalism, particularly within the context of science education.
  • ·Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in team settings.
  • ·Bilingual or second-language skill in Spanish is highly desirable.

The SIS Program Director is a permanent continuing position, at 75% FTE and 10month (September 1 – June 30) annually. (Opportunities exist for extending employment through July and August.)

For a full job description, please see http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/haas/about/staffandboards/ScienceEducationProgramManager

To Apply

To apply see the University’s official posting at https://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu, (Job # 63588, Student Affairs Officer) and submit cover letter and resume there.. Application Closing Date: August 29, 2014

Science Curriculum Specialist - Learning Design Group (4168U) #17837
UC Berkeley - Main Campus

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.

The Learning Design Group is a development and research program led by Jacqueline Barber, Associate Director of the Lawrence Hall of Science, and P. David Pearson, Professor and Dean Emeritus of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. Faculty and staff from the Lawrence Hall of Science and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education are working to develop and test new models of science and literacy integration for use in K-8 classrooms. The units incorporate inquiry-based science along with disciplinary literacy. Following publication of our program for elementary grades (Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading), we are currently developing a digital curriculum program for grades 6-8 that is designed for tablet devices for students and teachers. The middle school curriculum is being aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts.

The Learning Design Group is searching for seven Specialists to increase the capacity of the curriculum development team. These new staff members will be Science Curriculum Developers who can assume a range of curriculum development responsibilities. The positions will report to the program’s Lead Science Specialist. Salary is dependent on experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Plans and develops new curricular units for grades 6-8.
  • Revises existing curriculum to meet new education standards.
  • Determines instructor objectives and methods within established guidelines.
  • Provides instruction in pilot classroom settings.
  • Evaluates, synthesizes, and adjusts curriculum materials based on results from pilots and field tests.
  • May monitor student responses in pilot and field test settings.
  • May serve as a work leader.

Qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of science/literacy pedagogy and understanding of how work may impact other areas.
  • Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills, for various audiences, preferably including educators, researchers, and project funders.
  • Thorough knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of and skill in curriculum development.
  • Ability to incorporate current research and best practices into curriculum products.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students in a classroom setting; middle school science teaching preferred.
  • Thorough skills to conduct needs assessment and development of curriculum within established guidelines and program goals.
  • Publications in academic and practitioner journals desirable.
  • Skill in using office software applications.

Education/Training:

Bachelor’s degree in science, science education, or related area and/or equivalent experience/training. 5-10 years professional experience, including research, teaching, and curriculum development; a combination of all three preferred. Continuing education in related field required.

Salary: $43,300-66,100 depending on years of applicable experience, internal equity and other critical factors. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

First Review Date: Open until filled.

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying through http://apptrkr.com/493106 click on ‘Job Listings’ followed by ‘External Applicants’, and then search for job number 17837.

Additional Information: A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required. This is a one year contract position with full benefits with possibility of extension. This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

Elementary Curriculum Specialist (4168U) #18007
UC Berkeley - Main Campus

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.

The Learning Design Group is a curriculum research and development program at the Lawrence Hall of Science with a portfolio of award-winning science curriculum materials for use by pre-K through Grade 8. One of these programs, Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading, is a combined science and literacy program for Grades 2-5, led by Jacqueline Barber, Associate Director of the Lawrence Hall of Science, and P. David Pearson, Professor and Dean Emeritus of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. The program is undergoing a substantial revision and expansion in order to extend the program for Grades K-5 and to address the Next Generation Science Standards.

The Learning Design Group seeks to hire 14 Elementary Science Curriculum Developers to join the team. Salary is dependent on experience.

Responsibilities:

• Plans and develops new curricular units for grades K-2 or 2-5.
• Revises existing curriculum to meet new education standards.
• Determines instructor objectives and methods within established guidelines.
• Provides instruction in pilot classroom settings.
• Evaluates, synthesizes, and adjusts curriculum materials based on results from pilots and field tests.
• May monitor student responses in pilot and field test settings.
• May serve as a work leader.

Qualifications:

• Thorough knowledge of best practices in science education and/or literacy education and understanding of how work may impact other areas.
• Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
• Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills, for various audiences, preferably including educators and project funders.
• Thorough knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
• Thorough knowledge of and skill in curriculum development.
• Ability to incorporate current research and best practices of teaching and learning into curriculum products.
• Demonstrated ability to work with students in a classroom setting; elementary school teaching preferred.
• Thorough skills to conduct needs assessment and development of curriculum within established guidelines and program goals.
• Publications in academic and practitioner journals desirable.
• Skill in using office software applications.

Education and Training:

• Bachelor's degree in science, literacy and/or education or related area and/or equivalent experience/training. 5-10 years professional experience, including research, teaching, and curriculum development, a combination of two or more preferred. Continuing education in related field required.

Salary: $43,300-66,100. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

First Review Date: Open until filled.

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying through http://apptrkr.com/493078 click on ‘Job Listings’ followed by ‘External Applicants’, and then search for job number 18007.

Additional Information: A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required. This position is for a one-year contract with full benefits and the possibility of extension based on funding (up to three years). This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

Literacy Curriculum Specialist - Learning Design Group (4168U), #17947
UC Berkeley - Main Campus

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.

The Learning Design Group is a curriculum research and development program at the Lawrence Hall of Science, with a portfolio of award-winning science curriculum materials for use by pre-K through Grade 8.

One of these programs, Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading, is a combined science and literacy program for Grades 2-5, led by Jacqueline Barber, Associate Director of the Lawrence Hall of Science, P. David Pearson, Professor and Dean Emeritus of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. We are currently developing a digital curriculum program for Grades 6-8 that will incorporate tablet devices for students and teachers and will address the Next Generation Science Standards.

The Learning Design Group is seeking to hire five Literacy Curriculum Developers. Salary is dependent on experience.

Responsibilities:

• Plans and develops new curricular units for grades 6-8.
• Determines instructor objectives and methods within established guidelines.
• Provides instruction in pilot classroom settings.
• Evaluates, synthesizes, and adjusts curriculum materials based on results from pilots and field tests.
• May monitor student responses in pilot and field test settings.
• May serve as a work leader.

Qualifications:

• Thorough knowledge of science/literacy pedagogy and understanding of how work may impact other areas.
• Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
• Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills, for various audiences, preferably including educators, researchers, and project funders.
• Thorough knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
• Thorough knowledge of and skill in curriculum development.
• Ability to incorporate current research and best practices into curriculum products.
• Demonstrated ability to work with students in a classroom setting; middle school teaching preferred.
• Thorough skills to conduct needs assessment and development of curriculum within established guidelines and program goals..
• Publications in academic and practitioner journals desirable.
• Skill in using office software applications.

Education/Training:

• Bachelor’s degree in literacy education or related area and/or equivalent experience/training. 5-10 years professional experience, including research, teaching, and curriculum development; a combination of all three preferred. Continuing education in related field required.

Salary: Salary range budgeted: $43,300-66,100. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

First Review Date: Open until filled.

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying through http://apptrkr.com/493093 click on ‘Job Listings’ followed by ‘External Applicants’, and then search for job number 17947.

Additional Information: A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required. This is a one year contract position with full benefits. This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check. This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Opening to Teach a 3-hour Evening Lab Section

Foothill College has an opening to teach a 3 hour evening lab section for the fall quarter (with the possibility of continuing in future quarters). The lab is offered Tuesday AND Thursday evenings from 8:30 to 9:50 pm and enrolls between 25 and 35 students. The lab is an independent course, but it’s being offered during the quarter that the lecture courses on campus deal with stars, galaxies, and cosmology.

Foothill College in Los Altos Hills on the Peninsula. Students in the evening range in age from 17 to 70. Our astronomy courses are nonmathematical and aimed at non-science majors.

The lab class goes from Tuesday Sept. 23 through Thursday Dec. 4th,, 2014.

Instructors must have at least a master’s degree in astronomy or a related field. Candidates should have previous teaching experience at the community college level and experience teaching an astronomy lab. Salary will depend on educational level and previous teaching experience.

If you are interested, please e-mail a resume and a brief cover letter describing your astronomy teaching experience and lab teaching style to Andrew Fraknoi at fraknoiandrew@fhda.edu

Middle School Math and Science Teacher

Sonoma Charter School has an immediate job opening for a middle school math and science
teacher (anticipated grades 7/8) for the 2014-2015 school year. This is a full time job with a
competitive salary and benefits package. Position open until filled.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • A California Multiple Subject or Single Subject teaching credential, with BCLAD or CLAD
    emphasis, or equivalent
  • Highly Qualified Authorization in math and science
  • Background and commitment to the principles of STEM Education
  • Desire to transition to the Common Core State Standards in math
  • Knowledge of California Next Generation Science Standards
  • Demonstrated success in classroom management
  • Bilingual Spanish (preferred, but not required)
  • Ability to work as a team member

Requirements for Applying: Only complete applications will be considered

  • Letter of Introduction
  • Resume
  • Three (3) signed Letters of Recommendation 2 within the last two years
  • Copy of current valid California Teaching Credential

Successful applicants must obtain and/or provide the following before beginning
employment:

  • Fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice and/or FBI
  • Proof of tuberculosis clearance
  • Social Security Card for payroll purposes
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States
  • Official transcripts will be required at time of hire

About Sonoma Charter School:
Sonoma Charter School is a public K-8 school in the Sonoma Valley Unified School District,
located at 17202 Sonoma Highway in Sonoma, CA. The mission of Sonoma Charter School is
Academic Excellence Through Engaged Learning. Sonoma Charter School (SCS) was granted
state charter number #009 in February 1993. The school was founded by a group of Sonoma
Valley parents, teachers and community members who were seeking an alternative educational
opportunity that could serve the families within the Valley and the surrounding areas. The school
enjoys smaller class sizes as well as supportive and involved parents and alumni.
Direct all inquiries and application materials to:
Kevin Kassebaum
Director Sonoma Charter School
kkassebaum@scs.k12.ca.us
17202 Sonoma Hwy
Sonoma, CA
Phone: 707-935-4232
Fax:707-935-4207

Position open until filled.