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  • 8 Oct 2021 8:22 AM | Rachel Buckley (Administrator)

    Seeking Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) Education Specialist

    The Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) Education Specialist will support educators in teaching science in a way that is equitable and meaningful for all students. As part of the Center for Instructional Support, the Specialist will impact the lives of over one million students across Massachusetts. They will develop STE resources for teachers and districts, lead professional development, and help shape DESE’s STEM policies such as the STE Curriculum Framework and student assessment.

    A strong candidate will be someone who is passionate about making sure all students have access to high-quality, culturally relevant STE education, and has experience both driving student learning as sense-makers and supporting the growth of other educators, especially at the high school level. If you know of someone who might be a good fit, please direct them to the Mass Careers site to apply. The job will be posted for two weeks from October 6th -20th. Candidates who apply within the first two weeks receive preference in the hiring process. Please reach out to Nicole Scola [nicole.scola@mass.gov] with any questions.

  • 6 Oct 2021 2:57 PM | Rachel Buckley (Administrator)

    Immediate opportunity for someone with a suitable background and relevant skills who would like to teach high school introductory physics. 

    It can be found on schoolspring.org  listed as “General Science Teacher,”  posted Oct. 5.

    https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3691072

    To learn more about the position, feel free to contact Susan at sreyes@paulofreirecharterschool.org 

  • 12 Sep 2021 7:33 PM | Rachel Buckley (Administrator)
    Christa McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning
    Framingham State University


    Part-Time STEM Program Facilitator

    Looking for meaningful work in a cool, dynamic environment? Join the McAuliffe Center's team and help us facilitate a diverse set of hands-on learning programs and activities that take place outside of the classroom, have real-world applications, and encourage passion and curiosity for STEM! You will help young people develop a variety of 21st-century teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and strategic thinking skills. Because the McAuliffe Center is located on Framingham State University's campus, you can enjoy all the benefits of working in a collegiate environment!

    This position is part-time, 18 hours per week, in-person. 
    The pay rate is $20 per hour.


    Candidates must apply online. For full consideration, application materials must be received by September 30, 2021.

     
    Learn more about the position and apply now!


  • 12 Sep 2021 7:32 PM | Rachel Buckley (Administrator)
    Girls Inc.

    Coordinator, Eureka! STEM & Leadership, MetroWest

    Responsible for the general safety and implementation of the Eureka! and Eureka! JV Programs in the MetroWest area, including assisting in supervision of support staff and volunteers. The full time Eureka! Coordinator ensures that participants have access to positive and healthy learning opportunities the align with the Eureka! program. Provides day to day guidance to Support Staff (as needed).

    This position is full-time.


    Candidates should apply online through Indeed.
     
    Learn more about the position and apply now!


  • 12 Sep 2021 7:31 PM | Rachel Buckley (Administrator)
    Girls Inc.

    Director of Eureka! STEM & Leadership

    Responsible for the general safety and implementation of the Eureka! and Eureka! JV Program, including supervision of support staff and volunteers. One of our elite programs, Eureka!, is a year-round, five-year STEM intensive program that engages and empowers 8th-12th grade girls as they develop confidence and discover leadership and academic opportunities in STEM fields.  

    Ensures that participants have access to positive and healthy learning opportunities the align with the Eureka! program. Provides day to day guidance to program coordinators. 

    Works collaboratively with Girls Inc. of Worcester COO and CEO in the expansion of the Eureka! and Eureka! JV programs to new service areas.

    This position is full-time, exempt.
    The salary is $55,000 per year.


    Candidates should apply online through Indeed.

    Learn more about the position and apply now!


  • 12 Sep 2021 7:31 PM | Rachel Buckley (Administrator)
    Department of Chemistry and Food Science
    Framingham State University


    Part-Time Lab Instructor


    The Department of Chemistry and Food Science is seeking candidates for a part-time lab instructor.  A Master's Degree is required. It could be in Chemistry or a related discipline, or in education, if the candidate has experience teaching chemistry.

    The current openings are for labs meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    This position is part-time, non-benefited.
    Visiting lecturer during the 2021-2022 academic year. 


    Interested candidates should contact: Catherine Dignam, 
    cdignam@framingham.edu for more information, and apply online.

     
    Learn more about the position and apply now!


  • 31 Aug 2021 8:53 PM | Rachel Buckley (Administrator)

    Massachusetts Science & Engineering Fair Student Engagement Manager

    The Opportunity

    Expand STEM opportunities for youth across the Commonwealth with the Massachusetts Science & Engineering Fair (MSEF)!

    We are seeking an enthusiastic Student Engagement Manager to improve educational access and opportunity by guiding and supporting our year-round programming, connecting students to STEM professionals and opportunities across the state. Through this newly created role we aim to meet an articulated need, from both students and educators, for strategic engagement with research through the science fair process, providing pathways to STEM careers.

    The Student Engagement Manager (SEM) will be responsible for fostering a collaborative and supportive environment for students through programming, training and communications. This person will promote the science fair model, supporting teachers and schools with engaged and trained volunteers, and supporting volunteers to engage with middle and high school students. The SEM will work closely with the Program Director to create training systems and develop school support systems to increase connections with industry professionals through mentoring, student internships and student-focused learning collaboratives. Program initiatives will also include assessing where race, culture and access influences science learning and advancement, and shaping supports accordingly.

    The Organization

    MSEF supports middle and high school students engaged in independent science and engineering research. These STEM learning projects help students think independently and critically as well as innovate around local and global challenges. Students experience the excitement of pursuing their interests & passions and the pride of showcasing their work.

    Through the science fair program, students experience the professional practices of working scientists and engineers. MSEF is transforming materials, training and outreach to address issues of access, opportunity and bias. The Student Engagement Manager role will play an important role in delivering on this strategy, connecting students to opportunities via volunteer engagement, mentorship, internships, training, and events. The position will drive the accompanying volunteer support and strategic communications.

    Here’s What You Will Be Doing

    Student engagement:

    • BIPOC mentoring program management
    • Internship program(s) oversight
    • Structure and oversight of content-focused learning groups
    • Continual identification of opportunities for students (mentorship, program access, awards, etc.)

    Communications

    • Facilitate authentic student-generated storytelling
    • Utilize social media platforms to tell stories and recognize partnerships
    • Provide regular updates to partners, volunteers, and educators regarding ongoing opportunities and upcoming activities
    • Tracking engagement via database

    Volunteer recruitment to identify:

    • Opportunities to bridge access gap to resources
    • Partners (university, corporate, etc.) for BIPOC coaching program
    • Judges from corporate and academic partners for State Fair
    • Alumni engagement

    Volunteer support:

    • Training, placements, and facilitation of (after)school mentor connections
    • Judge recruitment and training for the State Fairs
    • BIPOC mentor training and program management

    What’s Needed to Succeed

    · Passion for STEM education and enthusiasm for the value that volunteers can add to students’ experiences

    · Understanding and experience with issues related to how language, race and culture influence STEM education and career pathways

    · Experience working with students historically underrepresented in STEM

    · Experience supporting volunteers, managing student groups, or school-related programming

    · Excellent listening skills and strong writing skills

    · Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

    · Driver’s license and clean driving record

    · Willingness to travel in-State when circumstances permit

    · Ability to work remotely as part of a team

    · Enthusiasm for systems and structure alongside an embrace of organizational change

    · Willingness to assist with assorted tasks that inevitably arise with a small organization

    · Facility with Microsoft Office software, Google, Slack, and other digital tools

    MSEF is a small non-profit with a rich history and strong links to education, industry and academia. This position will be one of three other full-time staff on a team of 6. MSEF does not have an office and operates as a remote organization. All candidates must be amenable to working remotely.

    MSEF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse, equitable, and inclusive team. We encourage BIPOC applicants to apply.

    Salary starts at $50,000 year and includes partial health insurance reimbursement, and the opportunity to contribute to a retirement plan. MSEF will provide and/or reimburse for technology needed to support remote work environment.

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to info@scifair.com. Writing sample should answer one of the following questions and can be in a format that is up to you (no longer than 500 words):

    • Please describe an experience with a mentoring relationship.
    • Please describe a memorable middle school or high school experience with science.

    Applications considered on a rolling basis and encouraged for submission before September 17th. Anticipated start date October 4.

  • 30 Jun 2021 9:09 PM | Rachel Buckley (Administrator)

    2021-22 Position Openings with TerraCorps

    Whether you are passionate about conservation, land access, or sustainable agriculture, TerraCorps is here to help you serve local communities and build professional skills through transformative experiences! Apply to serve with TerraCorps and join a cohort of passionate members taking on dynamic projects that connect communities to the land.

    TerraCorps is an AmeriCorps affiliated environmental nonprofit growing a more equitable ecosystem of people and organizations to protect and steward land for broader good. We do this by supporting AmeriCorps members who serve with nonprofit organizations across MA, RI, and CT to tackle issues around land access, sustainable agriculture, and conservation. This year we are looking for about 80 members to join the TerraCorps team!

    As a member you can serve with one of our nonprofit partners, in one of five coordinator positions: Community Engagement Coordinator, Youth Education Coordinator, Land Stewardship Coordinator, Regional Collaboration Coordinator, and Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator. Members will carry out capacity building projects; educate or train individuals; recruit, train, manage, and support community volunteers engaged in land-based activities; and identify new individuals and groups to participate in education, recreation, or service opportunities centered around land access and conservation.

    Members serve in full-time (38 hour/week), 11-month positions from August 30th, 2021- July 29th, 2022. These 1,700-hour AmeriCorps positions receive a living allowance and are eligible for an education award, and additional AmeriCorps benefits. Application specifics, position descriptions, and additional information about how to apply can be found at https://terracorps.org/member-position-listing/

    Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Interviews begin late-April, and we aim to fill all positions by the end of July.

    AmeriCorps programs provide equal service opportunities. TerraCorps will recruit and select persons for all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive community. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and varying experiences, including people with disabilities, people of color, and LGBTQIA individuals. We will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and services upon request. TerraCorps is a grant program of the Corporation for National and Community Service. 

  • 30 Jun 2021 9:01 PM | Rachel Buckley (Administrator)

    Education Director

    The Wade Institute for Science Education is a not-for profit corporation whose mission is to promote the teaching of participatory, inquiry-based science, mathematics, and technology/engineering education at the K-12 levels in partnership with museums, science and technology centers, cultural institutions, institutes of higher education, STEM industries and business, and other STEM related organizations. The Wade Institute provides professional learning programs and resources for K-12 formal and informal educators. The Education Director administers and maintains the Wade Institute’s programs, supervises education staff and assists with developing new initiatives. This is a full-time position based in Quincy, MA with some travel throughout Massachusetts.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Administer and manage Professional Development programs for K-12 educators including:
        o Professional Development Institutes (graduate level courses)

        o Professional Development Seminar Series

        o Customized Professional Learning Services

        o Focus Workshops

     Organize and present conference presentations, webinars and other outreach professional development workshops

     Oversee the Wade Institute’s collaborations with partners to coordinate teaching, logistics, registration, marketing, and record keeping for Professional Development Institutes and workshops

     Develop new programs and program materials, including inquiry-based and standards-aligned professional development investigations

     Supervise the Wade Institute Education Staff

     Market and promote programs and resources

     Assist with grant writing and budgeting for education programs

     Serve as the Wade Institute’s representative to state and regional STEM education networks and professional associations

     Maintain relationships with institutions of higher education for graduate credit for the Wade Institute’s programs

     Assist with other office tasks as needed

     Participate in visioning and strategic planning for the organization

    Qualifications

     Master’s Degree in education, science or related field

     Experience providing professional development for in-service teachers

     Familiarity with the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Framework and/or NGSS

     Experience working with school administrators

     Experience and demonstrated expertise in developing and teaching inquiry-based lessons or programs in formal and/or informal learning environments

     Experience working with online collaboration and cloud storage systems

     At least 2 years program management experience

     Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills

     Ability to work both independently and in a team

     Familiarity with Schoology or other on-line learning platforms a plus

     Willingness to travel to meetings throughout MA

    Salary: $65,000 - $72,000 (Commensurate with experience.)

    Closing Date: July 20, 2021 or until the position is filled.

    Note: Position is currently remote but will return to an office based role this fall.

    To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to wadeinstitute@wadeinstitutema.org. The Wade Institute is an equal opportunity employer.


  • 26 May 2021 8:29 PM | Rachel Buckley (Administrator)

         

    The Chatham Marconi Maritime Center

         831 Orleans Road, North Chatham MA 02650

     Voice:  508-945-8889    Website:  http://chathammarconi.org



    Position Available:

    STEM Educator

    Position Overview:

    Chatham Marconi Maritime Center (CMMC) seeks a dynamic, experienced, and engaging STEM educator for its new TechSmart STEM education program. Chatham Marconi TechSmart prepares Cape and Islands students for success in a connected world by exploring the power and possibilities of communication science. Major components of the program include planning physical science lessons for students in grades four and six, delivering classroom instruction in multiple school districts on the Cape, and managing class field trips to CMMC. Instruction is planned for the 2021-22 school year with class field trips to CMMC as culminating activities.

    About the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center:

    Located in Chatham on Cape Cod, the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center (CMMC) was founded in 2002 to preserve the historic 1914 Marconi-RCA campus, honor its distinguished role in wireless communication history, and promote STEM education. Museum exhibits trace the story of wireless communication from Marconi’s day, through the 20th century when station operators communicated with ships around the globe, to today’s evolving world of technology. The CMMC Education Center collaborates with schools on active-learning STEM programs, offering an original curriculum, professional development, and field trips. The education facility includes a well-equipped classroom and space for exhibits and public events. Additional information Is available at ChathamMarconi.org. 

    GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Responsibilities include: working with the CMMC Education Director and Education Committee to develop and present physical science lessons to fourth and sixth grade students in classrooms on the Cape; developing museum-based activities for field trips; organizing field trips to CMMC.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Developing classroom lessons and materials

    • Planning and scheduling classroom visits 

    • Instructing students in classrooms at participating schools

    • Planning and directing museum field trips

    • Evaluating program elements

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Bachelor’s degree in relevant field with STEM focus and/or experience

    2. Experience working with children/students  

    3. Ability to engage, inspire and advocate for STEM interests.

    4. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATION:

    Experience in a STEM field.

    SCHEDULE:

    The CMMC TechSmart educator position is a part-time appointment that extends through the school year. It is expected that the position will be half-time during the months of September through May, with time off from June to August.

    COMPENSATION: 

    Based upon qualifications and experience. Does not include benefits.

    START DATE: 

    As soon as possible.

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    Submit a letter of interest and resume to education@chathammarconi.org.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE:

    Position open until filled.

    May 4, 2021


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