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  • 15 Jun 2022 12:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Director of Teacher Preparation


    The Director of Teacher Preparation is a team member of the STEM Education Center at WPI and leads the undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program. They oversee all the operations and State requirements, and they manage the staff associated with the licensure program in mathematics, sciences, and tech/engineering at the secondary level.
     
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  • 6 Jun 2022 2:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Description

    STEM Teacher (1.0)

    Cyrus Peirce School

    Nantucket Public Schools

    Job Summary: Nantucket Public Schools seeks [1] dynamic Science or Computer Science Teacher at Cyrus Peirce Middle School. The purpose of the STEM Encore position is to provide additional opportunities for students to engage in STEM design thinking.  The STEM Specialist will facilitate hands-on STEM electives using Project Lead the Way Curriculum as well as place-based extensions to add relevancy to Nantucket.  

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Knowledge of Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks (Science and Technology/Engineering and Digital Literacy/Computer Science)

    • Bachelor’s Degree

    • MA certification or the ability to be certified in General Science (5-8) or Digital Literacy/Computer Science (5-12)

    Ideal Candidate:

    • Experience in middle school science and technology/engineering teaching or computer science

    • Passion for teaching science and technology/engineering and computer science

    • Strong knowledge of how to design instruction for three dimensional learning in science

    • Ability to assess learning using a variety of methods

    • Strong foundation in student-centered and culturally responsive pedagogy

    • Knowledge of differentiated instruction and response to intervention

    • Excellent classroom management skills

    • SEI endorsement

    • Ability to collaborate with teachers and administrators

    Essential Functions:

    • Demonstrating appropriate long and short term preparation for classroom instruction using PLTW units and lessons as well as developing opportunities that extend the learning into the Nantucket community

    • Arranging for guest speakers and/or field trips

    • Attending PLTW professional development prior to facilitating each new PLTW unit

    • Holding high expectations for all students and serving as a facilitator of student learning

    • Organizing and using a variety of teaching techniques, strategies, materials, and technology to maximize the learning of each student, individually and in group settings

    • Continuously assessing student progress, providing students and parents with specific feedback, and using the results to adjust instruction as needed

    • Collaborating with colleagues to examine student data, plan curriculum, and ensure appropriate learning experiences for all students

    • Completing other duties and professional responsibilities determined by administration

    Contact Information:

    Amanda Bardsley

    STEM Director

    Nantucket Public Schools

    bardsleya@npsk.org

    508-228-7285 x 1152


    Adriene Lombardi

    CPS Assistant Principal

    Nantucket Public Schools

    lombardia@npsk.org

    508-228-7283 x 1403

  • 6 Jun 2022 2:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Description

    Science Teacher (1.0)

    Cyrus Peirce School

    Nantucket Public Schools

    Job Summary

    Nantucket Public Schools seeks [2] dynamic Science Teachers at Cyrus Peirce Middle School.  We have adopted OpenSciEd.  The successful candidate will have experience facilitating learning of disciplinary core ideas through engagement in the science and engineering practices.  He/She will also promote learning and growth of each student by facilitating high-quality learning experiences, utilizing meaningful student assessments to inform instruction, differentiating instruction, and maintaining a safe and effective learning environment.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Knowledge of Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks (Science and Technology/Engineering)

    • Bachelor’s Degree

    • MA certification or the ability to be certified in General Science (5-8)

    Ideal Candidate:

    • Experience in middle school science teaching 

    • Passion for teaching science

    • Strong knowledge of how to design instruction for three dimensional learning in science

    • Ability to assess learning using a variety of methods

    • Strong foundation in student-centered and culturally responsive pedagogy

    • Knowledge of differentiated instruction and response to intervention

    • Excellent classroom management skills

    • SEI endorsement

    • Ability to collaborate with teachers and administrators

    Essential Functions:

    • Demonstrating appropriate long and short term preparation for classroom instruction using OpenSciEd units and lessons

    • Attending OpenSciEd professional development prior to facilitating each new unit

    • Holding high expectations for all students and serving as a facilitator of student learning

    • Organizing and using a variety of teaching techniques, strategies, materials, and technology to maximize the learning of each student, individually and in group settings

    • Continuously assessing student progress, providing students and parents with specific feedback, and using the results to adjust instruction as needed

    • Collaborating with colleagues to examine student data, plan curriculum, and ensure appropriate learning experiences for all students

    • Completing other duties and professional responsibilities determined by administration

    Contact Information:

    Amanda Bardsley

    STEM Director

    Nantucket Public Schools

    bardsleya@npsk.org

    508-228-7285 x 1152


    Adriene Lombardi

    CPS Assistant Principal

    Nantucket Public Schools

    lombardia@npsk.org

    508-228-7283 x 1403

  • 6 Jun 2022 2:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Description

    Elementary Science Teacher (1.0)

    Nantucket Elementary School
    Nantucket Public Schools

    Job Summary: Nantucket Public Schools seeks [1] dynamic Elementary Science Teacher at Nantucket Elementary School. The Elementary Science Teacher will collaborate with grade-level teachers (grades K, 1, and 2) around the science curriculum.  They will co-plan each unit with the grade-level teachers so that some lessons are facilitated by the Science Teacher and some by the grade-level teachers.  Specifically, the Science Teacher will facilitate one science lesson per week per teacher.  The Science Teacher will also design curricular extensions that will make the science lessons relevant to the Nantucket community.  They will reach out to key community stakeholders and arrange for guest speakers and field trips.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Experience in elementary science teaching required

    • Knowledge of Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Science and NGSS

    • Teaching position requires a BA or BS, MA certification or the ability to be certified in MA

    Ideal Candidate:

    • Experience in elementary school science teaching 

    • Passion for teaching science

    • Strong science and technology/engineering content knowledge

    • Strong knowledge of the science and engineering practices

    • Ability to assess learning using a variety of methods

    • Strong foundation in student-centered and culturally responsive pedagogy

    • Knowledge of differentiated instruction and response to intervention

    • Excellent classroom management skills

    • SEI endorsement

    • Ability to collaborate with teachers and administrators

    Essential Functions:

    • Demonstrating appropriate long and short term preparation for classroom instruction using Smithsonian Science for the Classroom units and lessons as well as developing opportunities that extend the learning into the Nantucket community

    • Coordinating with grade level teachers (grades K, 1, and 2) to determine which lessons and hands-on experiences within a unit the STEM Teacher will teach/support

    • Planning and facilitating lessons for each grade K, 1, and 2 class on a weekly basis

    • Designing science lessons that extend the learning to the Nantucket community, including guest speakers and field trips

    • Holding high expectations for all students and serving as a facilitator of student learning

    • Organizing and using a variety of teaching techniques, strategies, materials, and technology to maximize the learning of each student, individually and in group settings

    • Continuously assessing student progress, providing students and parents with specific feedback, and using the results to adjust instruction as needed

    • Collaborating with colleagues to examine student data, plan curriculum, and ensure appropriate learning experiences for all students

    • Collaborating with the STEM Director and completing other duties and professional responsibilities determined by administration

    Contact Information:

    Amanda Bardsley

    STEM Director

    Nantucket Public Schools

    bardsleya@npsk.org

    508-228-7285 x 1152


    Kimberly Kubisch

    NES Principal

    Nantucket Public Schools

    kubischk@npsk.org

    508-228-7290 x 2101



  • 26 May 2022 5:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    High School Science Teacher (SY 22-23) at Uncommon Schools roxbury prep

    • Boston, MA, USA
    • Full-time
    • Hiring Start Time: August 2022 Start

    Company Description

    Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person of color. Uncommon currently manages 55 schools serving more than 21,000 students in six cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, Rochester, and Troy. We are proud that Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that prepares students for success in college and beyond. 

    Roxbury Prep consists of four schools serving students in grades 5 through 12. We believe in strong authentic relationships between teachers and students, supported by effective school systems and an engaging instructional model that enables students to flourish academically and personally. Roxbury Prep students have an impressive  98% college acceptance rate and collectively earned 1.3 million dollars in scholarships last year.

    Job Description

    Uncommon High School Science teachers work collaboratively across the network to prepare all students with the tools and knowledge to critically engage in the field of science and develop them into self-directed learners. At the heart of all Science courses is inquiry-based learning, including a robust focus on student discourse and the science practices. Science teachers employ a variety of instructional strategies to develop a passion for scientific questioning and analysis in their students. Our teachers prepare all students such that they have the choice to study and excel in any STEM discipline. We prepare all students to be citizen scientists that have the tools and knowledge to critically engage in the field of science regardless of their university major or professional career. Our teachers become experts in their course content and have a keen sense of how to motivate and inspire high school students. 

    Responsibilities

    1.     Instruction

    • You’ll teach a curriculum that includes, but is not limited to, analysis of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Environmental Sciences that prepares students for Advanced Placement (AP) and collegiate level coursework. 
    • You'll develop students’ practices skills of questioning, modeling, constructing explanations, data analysis, argumentation, and planning and conducting interactive labs.
    • You’ll create an environment where students feel confident using their voice to engage in scientific discourse.
    • You will facilitate student-led discourse, during which students use evidence to make sophisticated claims and synthesize and critique arguments. 
    • You'll facilitate student-led inquiry of various scientific topics and engage students in lab and project-based performance tasks. 
    • You'll work with the Science department to determine academic and engagement goals for students.

    2.     Data Analysis

    • You'll meet weekly with your principal and/or instructional coach to analyze and respond to trends in student work samples and assessments.
    • You'll learn and implement strategies to differentiate instruction for all learners in your classroom.

    3.     School Culture

    • You’ll build positive relationships with students to ensure they feel seen, loved, and heard.
    • You’ll partner with students’ families to ensure appropriate resources are available to support their child's learning needs.
    • You'll engage in practice-based professional development, mentorship, and coaching sessions.
    • You'll participate in weekly, school-wide meetings to cultivate community, model our core values, and encourage student achievement.
    • You'll partner with your grade level team to develop academic goals and practice instructional strategies.

    Qualifications

    • A commitment to the mission of Uncommon Schools and investment in our vision for being an anti-racist organization
    • A demonstrated commitment to supporting students’ social emotional and academic development
    • An enthusiasm for collaborating with internal and external partners in the best interest of students
    • A self-directed learner who solicits and implements feedback to improve outcomes and achieve objectives
    • Required Experience:
      • A demonstrated interest in impacting K-12 students in urban schools and communities (1-2 years experience preferred).
      • Academic expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or other related fields of study. 
      • Prior to the start of employment, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher by the time employment begins. You do not need to be certified to be hired; however, if hired you will need to pass state teacher certification tests to meet the MA state requirements.

    Additional Information

    Uncommon Schools offers salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. All staff members receive extensive professional development, and are equipped with a laptop computer and all necessary supplies.

    Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building an exceptional team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. We also strive to ensure an inclusive community by creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We also ensure that individuals with disabilities receive all privileges and benefits associated with employment and are provided reasonable accommodations for the interview process and to perform core job functions.

    Click here for more info. 

  • 26 May 2022 5:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Middle School Science Teacher (SY 22-23) at Uncommon Schools Roxbury Prep

    • Boston, MA, USA
    • Full-time
    • Hiring Start Time: August 2022 Start

    Company Description

    Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person of color. Uncommon currently manages 55 schools serving more than 21,000 students in six cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, Rochester, and Troy. We are proud that Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that prepares students for success in college and beyond. 

    Roxbury Prep consists of four schools serving students in grades 5 through 12. We believe in strong authentic relationships between teachers and students, supported by effective school systems and an engaging instructional model that enables students to flourish academically and personally. Roxbury Prep students have an impressive  98% college acceptance rate and collectively earned 1.3 million dollars in scholarships last year.

    Job Description

    Uncommon Middle School Science teachers work in grade-level teams to prepare all students with the tools and knowledge to critically engage in the field of science. At the heart of all Science courses is a love for the subject and inquiry-based learning, including a robust focus on student discourse and the science practices. Science teachers employ a variety of instructional strategies to develop a passion for scientific questioning and analysis in their students. Our teachers strive for subject mastery and have a keen sense of the socio-emotional changes middle schoolers experience. At the conclusion of eighth grade, students are prepared for the academic autonomy and college preparatory focus of our high schools. 

    Responsibilities

    1.     Instruction

    • You'll teach an interdisciplinary, NGSS-aligned curriculum that includes analysis of key areas including but not limited to: Climate and Earth’s systems, the cosmos, matter and energy transformations, electricity and magnetism, and molecular and ecological systems.
    • You'll develop students’ practices of questioning, modeling, constructing explanations, data analysis, argumentation, and planning and conducting interactive labs.
    • You'll use your love of science to foster confidence and meaningful engagement with the subject for students.
    • You'll cultivate an awareness of the interconnected nature of fields of science (e.g., ecosystems, climate change, and lunar phases) and our local and global community.

    2.     Data Analysis

    • You'll meet weekly with your principal and/or instructional coach to analyze and respond to trends in student work samples and assessments.
    • You'll learn and implement strategies to differentiate instruction for all learners in your classroom.

    3.     School Culture

    • You’ll build positive relationships with students to ensure they feel seen, loved, and heard.
    • You’ll partner with students’ families to ensure appropriate resources are available to support their child's learning needs.
    • You'll engage in practice-based professional development, mentorship, and coaching sessions.
    • You'll participate in weekly, school-wide meetings to cultivate community, model our core values, and encourage student achievement.
    • You'll partner with your grade level team to develop academic goals and practice instructional strategies.

    Qualifications

    • A commitment to the mission of Uncommon Schools and investment in our vision for being an anti-racist organization
    • A demonstrated commitment to supporting students’ social emotional and academic development
    • An enthusiasm for collaborating with internal and external partners in the best interest of students
    • A self-directed learner who solicits and implements feedback to improve outcomes and achieve objectives
    • Required Experience:
      • A demonstrated interest in impacting K-12 students in urban schools and communities (1-2 years experience preferred).
      • Academic expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or other related fields of study. 
      • Prior to the start of employment, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher by the time employment begins. You do not need to be certified to be hired; however, if hired you will need to pass state teacher certification tests to meet the MA state requirements.

    Additional Information

    Uncommon Schools offers salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. All staff members receive extensive professional development, and are equipped with a laptop computer and all necessary supplies.

    Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building an exceptional team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. We also strive to ensure an inclusive community by creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We also ensure that individuals with disabilities receive all privileges and benefits associated with employment and are provided reasonable accommodations for the interview process and to perform core job functions.

    Click here for link. 

  • 12 May 2022 8:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Description: Gloucester Biotechnology Academy Instructor

    (2 positions available)

    This is not your average teaching position. Gloucester Biotechnology Academy instructors enjoy a low student to teacher ratio, students with a passion for science, and support from the Gloucester community. 

    Our students graduate in 10 months with more lab hours than a 4-year Bachelor’s degree recipient, and are already making a different at biotech, life science and pharmaceutical companies across the state.

    Reporting to the Lead Teacher, the Instructor is a part of the Academy’s robust teaching team. Twin passions for teaching and science are a must. The successful candidate will be a collaborative team player and exceptional representative of the organization. This is a critical role as GMGI continues to enhance its quality programs, build capacity and achieve ambitious goals, and represents a tremendous opportunity to join a rapidly growing, high-impact organization recognized in 2022 as the recipient of the Massachusetts Workforce Innovation Award.

    Essential Areas of Responsibility

    • Deliver instruction of theoretical content and practical training in classroom and laboratory to both vocational (post-high school) learners and STEM enrichment (middle and high school) students

    • Assist in the training and supervision of new instructors and teaching assistants

    • Prepare lesson materials, teaching schedules, and daily plans

    • Prepare laboratory for daily experiments, maintain chemical, consumable, and equipment inventory

    • Assist with student assessments, feedback and professional development

    • Contribute to the continuous improvement of lectures, curriculum content, labs, assessments, policies, handbook, and lab manuals, in alignment with industry

    • Test new protocols and draft SOPs

    • Assist with the routine and periodic maintenance of instruments and safety equipment, and schedule necessary repairs 

    • Manage orders of materials and equipment 

    • Participate in community outreach, recruitment, orientation, internship placement, matriculation and alumni support

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in biology, chemistry, molecular biology, or biotechnology

    • Individuals with experience in cell culture are highly encouraged to apply

    • Minimum of one year of experience leading a classroom

    • Passion for teaching and mentoring students

    • Comfort working with modern biotechnology instrumentation and methods

    • Ability to interpret and present scientific data to individuals with a non-science background

    • Solid understanding of accepted laboratory techniques and practices

    • Basic knowledge of statistical data analysis

    • High energy, can-do attitude

    • Self-motivated, capable of working in a dynamic start-up environment

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    • Integrity towards scientific research and data quality

    • Enthusiasm and commitment to the GMGI mission of innovative science and education

    Who we are

    The Gloucester Biotechnology Academy launched its first class in 2015, and is a hands-on vocational program which trains young adults to become professional laboratory technicians in the life sciences, biotech and biomanufacturing. The certificate curriculum provides hands-on instruction in such in-demand fields as state-of-the-art genomics sequencing and biomanufacturing, and students get real-world experience with a paid internship. The Academy is one leg of a strategy triad of the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI) which also includes a research institute and science community initiative expanding the local economy as we build a vibrant science hub on Cape Ann. The Academy, with graduation and career placement rates that outpace all norms, is in a high-growth mode with a fantastic team ready to lead the organization into its next chapter.

    GMGI’s ambitious mission addresses critical challenges facing our oceans, human health and the environment through innovative scientific research and education. By bringing world-class science and transformative workforce development to Gloucester’s historic waterfront, GMGI is catalyzing the regional economy.

    Work environment and other requirements

    The Instructor is based at GMGI’s Gloucester Biotechnology Academy location, 55 Blackburn Center, Gloucester, MA. A generous benefits package is provided and salary is commensurate with experience and other qualifications. 

    GMGI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. In addition to researching diversity in our oceans, GMGI is committed to supporting diversity in our workforce and classrooms. We know that varied backgrounds and experiences stimulates discussion and new ideas. We are taking action on diversity, equity and inclusion by providing training opportunities to increase self-awareness as an organization and building a team of staff and students from uniquely different backgrounds. Our culture is built on innovation, collaboration and a shared desire to impact our community.

    To Apply

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to: recruiting@gmgi.org.



  • 25 Apr 2022 8:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    7th and 8th Grade Science Teacher

    Seeking a full time, salaried 7th and 8th Grade Science teacher. Reports to the Middle School Director.

    Roles & Responsibilities

    • Teach 7th grade Physical Science and 8th grade Anatomy and Physiology

    • Serve as an advisor 

    • Lead two self designed activities open to 5th-8th graders

    • Apply practices in classroom and other settings that foster equity, inclusion and belonging among Thayer Academy community members

    • Engage in ongoing professional development

    • Serve as an athletic coach for one or more seasons (preferred)


    Qualifications

    • A bachelor’s degree required, Masters (or higher) preferred in Education, Science, or related field 

    • 3-5 years teaching experience at the Middle School level preferred

    • Passion for working with middle schoolers, and desire to build relationships

    • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community

    • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in the classroom, in curriculum, and in relationships with members of the school community

    • High level of comfort and experience with technology in a educational setting

    • Willingness to work on a team in a collaborative department

    • Ability to communicate and listen effectively with students and families


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Physical Science and Biology knowledge and experience

    • Experience with Design Thinking or Project Based Learning curriculum development

    • Experience with Responsive Classrooms or other SEL curriculum and training

    • Knowledge of robotics and programming

    • Desire to engage in community science projects


    About Thayer Academy

    Thayer Academy's mission is “to inspire a diverse community of students to moral, intellectual, aesthetic, and physical excellence so that each may rise to honorable achievement and contribute to the common good.” In its hiring practices, Thayer Academy seeks candidates who come from a broad range of backgrounds and can contribute to a diverse community, who love working with young people, who thrive when engaged in multiple arenas of school life, and who welcome professional growth. 

    Located next to Braintree's historic district and just up the hill from the MBTA’s final Red Line stop is the historic 34-acre campus of Thayer Academy. Since 1877, our coeducational day school for grades 5-12 has been a dynamic learning environment in which each student is affirmed, supported, and challenged to grow and meaningfully achieve as young scholars, athletes, artists and leaders. Thayer continues to be a place where tradition and innovation meet, and where students form lifelong relationships with one another and with inspiring teachers who care deeply about their students' personal growth and academic success.

    Thayer is rooted in the intentionally holistic education of our students, who are viewed as whole individuals with affinities and talents in many areas. Unique to Thayer, because of deliberately coordinated scheduling, it is possible to be both a varsity athlete and sing on stage in the school musical--students here are not forced to choose one path or another. There is a supportive and collaborative camaraderie that pervades our halls and campus--one where students view their classmates as partners, encouraging one another to discover their hidden talents and develop them into lifelong strengths.  

    When you work at Thayer Academy, you join a warm community of students, parents, and colleagues who value not only academic achievement but also a supportive environment in which continual growth and learning is encouraged and supportive through a robust array of professional development opportunities. 

    Application Information

    • Please email your resume, cover letter, educational philosophy statement, and the names and contact information for three to five references including two present or past supervisors to mshiring@thayer.org attn:Galen Hamann, Middle School Director.

    • Thayer Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The Academy complies with and adheres to all state and federal anti-discrimination laws with respect to its employment practices. Thayer Academy does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin or ancestry, age, or disability, or any other category protected under state or federal law. This policy extends to recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, assignment, working conditions, promotions, transfers, termination, re-employment, education, tuition assistance, employee treatment, and all other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. All employment-related decisions are made on a nondiscriminatory basis so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.

  • 1 Apr 2022 9:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The OpenSciEd Equitable Instruction Initiative at Boston College is hiring an additional School Support Specialist to join our team. School Support Specialists work closely with schools and the OEI team to develop resources and provide school-based support for the adoption of OpenSciEd. Schools who work with OEI are grant funded to adopt OpenSciEd as their core instructional science materials through the generous support of the One8 Foundation. Check out the details here: tinyurl.com/OEIsupportspec!

  • 22 Mar 2022 2:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Direct Manager: Jessica Pederson, Director of Education

    Department/Group: Education

    Job Category: Exempt, Full-time, Permanent

    Location: Boylston, MA

    Travel Required: Occasional

    Salary or Rate Range: $55,000 - 60,000

    Apply at: https://towerhillbg.isolvedhire.com/jobs/ 

    Date posted: 03/11/2022 Posting Expires: Open until filled.


    Tower Hill Botanic Garden believes diversity in nature promotes a healthy, vigorous garden. We believe that diversity among our staff promotes a healthy work environment and a vigorous organization. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. We believe in diversity of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, ability, and all the other traits that make us unique. Tower Hill is an equal opportunity employer.

    The Manager is expected to carry out the responsibilities of the job in ways that support Tower Hill’s mission and to its commitment to creating a diverse and welcoming organization.

    • Being welcoming to all staff and the public
    • Be respectful of staff differences and preferences
    • Use gender neutral communication styles
    • Respect everyone’s pronouns
    • Attend IDEA workshops and training sessions
    • Make efforts to support a diverse work force
    • Develop and support a culture within the department that recognizes and supports Tower Hill’s IDEA initiatives (Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility)

    Position Overview

    Under the direction of the Director of Education, the Manager of Adult Education is charged with attracting and serving a diverse population of new and existing adult audiences through a comprehensive suite of existing and new learning opportunities including but not limited to in-person and online programs, hands-on workshops, series classes, lectures, symposia, and trips. The Manager of Adult Education works to strengthen curriculum, diversify instructional strategies, hire new teaching staff, and helps shape our overall growth strategy by analyzing enrollment data and student evaluations. The ideal candidate is strategic, creative, highly organized, an excellent communicator, and has extensive experience with adult program planning and logistics.

    Manager of Adult Education Responsibilities

    • Manage program logistics such as schedules, materials, recordkeeping, class cancelations and reschedules, website updates, etc.
    • Oversee and improve policies and procedures relating to adult education, including procedural manuals
    • Attend and supervise programs as needed and arrange for weekend and evening program coverage when needed
    • Oversee the successful operation of all Adult Education offerings including instructor communication and A/V needs, ensuring that programs are planned and executed in a professional manner
    • Develop and teach classes in areas of specialty as needed
    • Develop interpretive resources including educational videos and handouts for adults
    • Develop adult programs that complement and enhance Tower Hill exhibitions, plant shows, and events
    • Develop an instructor core and programs that engage and reflect a population that is representative of Worcester County’s diversity
    • Develop accessible no- and low-cost learning opportunities for adults

    Leadership and Interpersonal Relations

    • Develop a vision and a 5-year plan that aligns with our educational and strategic plan and supports lifelong learning for our diverse adult audiences
    • Help to position Tower Hill as a leader among public gardens and informal education institutions as the go-to regional source for gardening and horticultural knowledge
    • Develop partnerships with like-minded institutions to enhance adult learning and expand audiences
    • Observe classes and analyze student evaluations to provide constructive feedback to instructors
    • Work with Tower Hill staff to utilize their subject-matter expertise to further enhance or teach adult education programs
    • Create a welcoming environment for students and instructors with high quality customer service
    • Analyze the return on investment, mission value, and success of current educational offerings and make recommendations for improvement
    • Create and manage the adult education budget, meet yearly earned revenue goals, and maximize available resources to reach new audiences
    • Implement grants and assist with grant writing and capital fundraising efforts to support adult programming as needed

    Supervision and Training

    • Supervise, train, and manage one part-time employee, the Registrar and Weekend Programs Assistant, who provides customer service for all education programs, serves as a point of contact for registration questions, and provides weekend program coverage
    • Recruit, oversee, guide, support, and clearly communicate with 50+ instructors with subject matter expertise
    • Supervise and train volunteers who support adult learning experiences

    Schedule

    The Manager of Adult Education position is salaried and exempt from overtime. When program coverage is not required, the typical schedule is Monday through Friday. However, the work schedule for this position can be highly variable. The Manager must be able to flex their schedule to accommodate evening and weekend programs. Work is performed both indoors and outdoors, and the Manager of Adult Education will be asked to assist with program management in outdoor roles.

    Manager of Adult Education Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in environmental education, museum studies, horticulture, public gardens, or related field, or equivalent experience and five years of related experience preferred
    • Experience in a management role and the ability to supervise employees and contract instructors
    • Proven ability to plan, document, manage, report, and analyze results
    • Proven ability work in a fast-paced environment with a diverse team
    • Ability to give and receive feedback and cooperate with staff to solve problems
    • Experience in planning, designing, marketing, and evaluating education programs
    • Experience building partnerships with other organizations
    • Experience creating and managing budgets
    • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal tactfully with visitors, students, volunteers, instructors, and staff
    • Ability to work with diverse groups and exercise cultural competence and inclusion
    • Ability to communicate clearly in writing and in conversation
    • Content knowledge in horticulture, gardening, natural resources, or a related field strongly desired
    • Proficiency in computer applications including Microsoft suite, CRM databases, and internet applications

    Physical Demands / Working Conditions:

    • Must be able to lift 25 pounds and work outdoors in all seasonal extremes
    • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and be comfortable with local travel
    • Must be able to work with appropriate computer and communications equipment

    Note: Duties described above, other duties and physical demands have been identified as essential functions as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Safety

    • Works with an awareness of surroundings and vigilant to any possible threat to the safety of staff and the public, or to Tower Hill property. Ensures all concerns are reported promptly.
    • Reports all accidents and injuries immediately to an immediate supervisor and/or Chief Financial & Operations Officer, or designee. 
    • Complies with provisions of the current Employee Handbook, all published personnel policies, and the requirements of the job description.

    In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, Tower Hill Botanic Garden fosters an inclusive workplace that values each member of our team. We aspire to reflect and serve our visitors as well as the communities of Worcester County, Massachusetts, and New England.

    Currently all employees are required to wear masks while on the property. 

    All Tower Hill, employees must be fully vaccinated (verification required) or be approved by Tower Hill as exempt for medical or religious reasons. If the employee receives this accommodation, they must be tested weekly at a site of their choosing and provide a negative PCR test result to Tower Hill. A booster is required 7 months after 2nd Moderna or Pfizer Vaccine or 90 days after Johnson and Johnson vaccine. 

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