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  • 15 Mar 2022 10:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are seeking a full-time Science/STEM educator to teach students Kindergarten-Grade 6 in our two small, inclusive and welcoming school communities. The teacher hired would work 3 days a week at the East Boston Early Education Center, teaching K2 and Grade and 2 days a week at the Alighieri, K-6.

    Both the EEC and the Alighieri share core commitments of developing independent learners and conscious community members and we see STEM education as crucial in students' intellectual development. Our two are walking distance from each other, in a wonderful, diverse neighborhood and we are excited to have a STEM teacher join our team. 

    We're looking for a teacher that is passionate about fostering a love for Science, Engineering and Inquiry. An ideal candidate could work from available curricula, as well as leveraging the General Education curriculum and community resources to create an engaging, dynamic Elementary Science program.

    Boston Public Schools seeks an exceptional SCIENCE TEACHER with an SEI Endorsement who is highly qualified and knowledgeable to join our community of teachers, learners and leaders. This is an exciting opportunity for teachers who desire to serve where their efforts matter.  In BPS, the teachers and leaders are committed to the vision of high expectations for achievement, equal access to high levels of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and the closing of the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools.  BPS is a great place for those who seek to work in an environment that supports their creativity and innovation, and respects their skills and abilities as a teacher.  

    REPORTS TO:  Principal/Headmaster

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Teach: General Science in an SEI setting
    • Creatively provide an interdisciplinary course of study that incorporates state curricular frameworks that demonstrates an understanding of the nature of science and how to develop this understanding in all students.
    • Implement district learning goals and objectives using appropriate curriculum as identified by district Science Department.
    • Implement research-based district curriculum that challenges students to use scientific inquiry in their learning of science concepts.
    • Develop students' capacity to see science as a way of thinking and investigating.
    • Administer district mid-year and end-of-year assessments in accordance with district guidelines.

    CORE COMPETENCIES: Using the Rubric of Effective Teaching, the Office of Human Capital has identified priority skills and abilities that all BPS teachers should possess:

    1. Accountability for Student Achievement

    (II-A-1. Quality of Effort and Work, II-D-2. High Expectations, I-B-2. Adjustments to Practice)

    • Sets ambitious learning goals for all students, creates cognitively demanding tasks, and models the belief that that all students can master challenging material through effective effort
    • Assesses students’ understanding regularly with ambitious learning goals in mind and takes ownership of making necessary adjustments to instruction to reach goals despite setbacks
    • Passionate and optimistic about their students, their content, and the teaching profession
    1. Communicating Content Knowledge

    (I-A-1. Subject Matter Knowledge, I-A-4. Well-Structured Lessons)

    • Demonstrates mastery of and enthusiasm for content area and the pedagogy it requires
    • Demonstrates understanding for how the subject matter applies in real-world settings and connects to other content areas and relevant standards
    • Can convey content in creative and engaging ways that align to standards
    1. Equitable & Effective Instruction

    (II-A-3. Meeting Diverse Needs, II-A-2. Student Engagement, II-B-1. Safe Learning Environment)

    • Scaffolds and differentiates instruction in order for all students to do complex thinking and rigorous academic work
    • Uses instructional practices that are likely to challenge, motivate, and engage all students and facilitate equitable, active student participation
    • Builds a productive learning environment where every student participates and is valued as part of the class community
    1. Cultural Proficiency

    (II-C-1. Respects Differences, II-C-2. Maintains Respectful Environment)

    • Actively creates and maintains an environment in which students’ diverse backgrounds, identities, strengths, and challenges are respected
    1. Parent/Family Engagement

    (III-A-1. Parent/Family Engagement)

    • Engages with families and builds collaborative, respectful relationships with them in service of student learning
    1. Professional Reflection & Collaboration

    (IV-A-1. Reflective Practice, IV-C-1. Professional Collaboration)

    • Regularly reflects on practice, seeks and responds to feedback, and demonstrates self-awareness and commitment to continuous learning and development
    • Seeks to participate in and contribute to a collaborative adult learning community.

    QUALIFICATIONS__REQUIRED:

    1. Education:  Hold a Bachelor's degree
    2. Hold a Massachusetts Teaching License in General Science at the appropriate grade level AND either SEI Endorsement OR dual certification in ESL.
    3. Meet all state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed and Highly Qualified.
    4. Ability to meet the Standards of Effective Teaching established by the Boston Public Schools as outlined above.
    5. Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment.

    QUALIFICATIONS__PREFERRED:

    1. Experience teaching in urban schools.
    2. Degree in relevant science field and/or Education
    3. BPS values linguistic diversity and believes that candidates who speak another language bring added value to the classroom, school, and district culture and diversity. BPS is particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in one of BPS' official languages: Spanish, Creole (Cape Verdean), Creole (Haitian), Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, & Somali.
    4. In order to best serve all students, BPS prefers all core content teachers to be certified in their subject area and one or both of the following: Moderate Disabilities, English as a Second Language (at the appropriate grade level(s)).

    Terms:  BTU, Group I

    Please refer to www.bostonpublicschools.org/ohc (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation.  Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step.

    The start and end times of BPS schools vary, as do the lengths of the school day. Some BPS schools have a longer school day through the "Schedule A" Expanded Learning Time (ELT) agreement. To learn more about ELT at BPS and whether or not this school is a "Schedule A" ELT school, check here: https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/Page/6571. To see the bell schedule for every BPS school, go to: https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/Page/7017. Please note, these times may be subject to change prior to the start of the school year.

    The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

  • 21 Feb 2022 8:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center, Inc. Seeks a Curriculum Development Consultant with Ecological Expertise

    About Us

    Located atop Great Blue Hill in Milton, MA, Blue Hill Observatory & Science is a National Historic Landmark and a Centennial Observing Site—1of 6 in the U.S recognized by the World Meteorological Organization.

    Our daily weather observation and data collection for 137 years form the longest, most consistent, and most extensive climate record in North America—and they are an irreplaceable resource that supports the Observatory’s mission to advance climate research and understanding.

    The Observatory’s weather and climate education programs annually serve 4,000 students on-site and through various venues in and around Greater Boston. Programs include: Observatory Exploration, Weather Watching at Great Blue Hill, The Math of Meteorology, Guided Hikes, Kite Making Workshops, Internships for High School and College Students, “Launch Your Career in Meteorology”

    SCOPE OF WORK & DELIVERABLES

    The Observatory is seeking an experienced Elementary, Middle and High School Curriculum Developer with additional expertise in ecology to develop a new educational program entitled "Picture Post for Environmental Conservation" that aligns with the Massachusetts State Science Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. The exciting multi-tiered program suite will leverage a ten-year geospatial data collection project for monitoring vegetation health and phenological indications of climate change at Blue Hill. The Curriculum Developer should have experience with working with online datasets and integrating the use of data into the curriculum they develop. It is preferred that the candidate have experience with excel, image processing and geospatial software. The program's intended outcome is to educate and inspire youth and adults to preserve the environment and navigate climate change.

    Program Overview & Deliverables:

    "Picture Post for Environmental Conservation" Overview:

    Tier I—Middle school youth curriculum 8-hours total includes, 4-hours at the Observatory for observation of Blue Hill's natural setting and utilization of an interactive storyboard exhibit displaying environmental change along with 4 hours of classroom content supporting the educator's need to teach Next Generation Science Standards. Our goal is to bring 400 inner city middle school youth to the Observatory in 2022.

    Once launched the content will be modified for elementary and high school levels. Many environmental changes have been documented at Blue Hill. The expanded content will cover mitigation and adaptation to address climate change.

    Tier II—Online climate coursework providing 8 hours of lessons (24 total) for elementary, middle and high school youth that leverages the Observatory's "Picture Post" data. This curriculum will be delivered on the Observatory's website with tutorials supporting how the content may be utilized to teach science while addressing climate change.

    Tier III—An expanded "Picture Post Guided Hike" for youth and adults will investigate observed and scientifically validated wildlife and environmental changes at Blue Hill. A supporting storyboard display will utilize the Observatory's climate data in a visual manner to teach how data supports scientific reasoning.

    Plus supporting documents such as:

     Curriculum Teacher Guides/Tutorials

     Curriculum Student Handbooks

     Curriculum Overview Tailored to Internal Staff and External Stakeholders

    The successful Curriculum Developer candidate will report to the Executive Director and will be able to draw on the subject matter expertise of the Blue Hill Observatory Board. The Curriculum Developer will also collaborate with an Evaluation Consultant.

    To apply for this position please provide the following documents to Cheryl Cummings at

    ccummings@bluehill.org:

     Cover letter (maximum two pages) describing relevant expertise/experience in curriculum development and ecology

     Resume

     Sample(s) of prior work

     References from prior projects

    Deadline for submitting a proposal is 5pm EST on Friday, March 11, 2022.

  • 17 Feb 2022 7:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Schoolyard Ecology Program Coordinator

    JOB SUMMARY 

    The Harvard Forest (HF) Schoolyard Ecology Program, which serves 70 teachers and 3,500+ students in grades 4-12 annually, seeks a part-time Coordinator to lead the program into its third decade. The program’s primary goal is to support educators in the U.S. Northeast to conduct authentic ecological field studies with their students, by exploring trees and ecosystems within walking distance of their schools. To date, 164 schools have submitted data from their field studies, and these data can be freely explored online.

    Schools from urban, suburban, and rural districts participate in the HF Schoolyard Ecology program. A core strategic goal for the coming decade is to better support teachers from urban districts in collecting field data with their students. This is part of a larger aim to empower students from all communities to recognize the importance of their home ecosystems and their local knowledge in creating a sustainable future. Another core programmatic goal is to further leverage the Forest’s deep connections with university students, scientists, and a range of land stewards – including Indigenous community leaders and conservation organizations – to offer youth a range of affirming pathways to future land stewardship and STEM careers.

    Our work is guided by a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion; each staff contributor brings passion, sincerity, and honest self-reflection to fulfilling the program’s vital role in cultivating the next generation of land stewards and STEM leaders, inspiring and supporting teachers as they face myriad challenges in the classroom, and honoring the people and ecosystems that sustain our work. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Long-Term Ecological Research Program and annual grants from private foundations.

    JOB-SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

    Under the supervision of HF’s Director of Education and Outreach, and in partnership with HF ecologists and partner organizations, the Coordinator will:

    • 75% - Manage the day-to-day work of the Schoolyard Ecology program:
      • Organize and work with scientists to lead professional development workshops (remote and in-person) to help teachers build skills in field data collection and data analysis/graphing, and to create new opportunities for teacher peer leadership
      • Collaborate on program development and implementation with core partners, including HF ecologists, the HF Information Manager, and fellow HF educators
      • Work closely with professionals/allies in diversity and inclusion, to continue to develop HF Schoolyard Ecology as a welcoming, inspiring, and affirming learning space for all, and to honor more attentively the Indigenous communities whose unceded lands are the basis for our learning
      • Liaise with partner organizations, such as conservation organizations (Mass Audubon, Connecticut Audubon), educational institutions (the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Wade Institute for Science Education), and networks (the US LTER Network) to support collaborative events and programs
      • Supervise and mentor program contributors throughout the year:
        • a seasonal, part-time project coach, who supports teachers in setting up their field studies and managing their data
        • seasonal teacher researchers (1-2 per year) completing summer RET internships with HF ecologists
        • part-time graduate students (1 per year) contributing to HF K-12 programming
        • Schoolyard teachers with longevity in the program, who serve as peer mentors, build curricular tools, assist with workshops, and more
      • Communicate regularly with the program’s community of educators (classroom teachers and informal educators), maintaining a supportive two-way relationship through emails, writing and curating content for the program blog, and more
    • 15% - In collaboration with the Education Director, contribute to federal and foundation grant proposals and program strategic planning, including work toward new initiatives to connect youth with university students and conservation leaders.
    • 10% - Lead field trips for K-12 students (including scouts and other informal education groups) to visit Harvard Forest and the Fisher Museum, including maintaining a scholarship program to welcome groups who enrich diversity in STEM 

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

    Bachelor’s degree and at least two years’ experience as a full-time, formal classroom teacher of grades 4-12, including direct experience with STEM teaching and assessment.

    ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

    A successful candidate will possess:

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Demonstrated leadership in supporting formal and informal K-12 educators through professional development workshops and one-on-one communication
    • Experience bringing K-12 students outdoors to learn, especially connecting students in urban communities to hands-on, outdoor STEM experiences
    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and collegiality; experience in creating a welcoming and encouraging environment for a diverse range of colleagues, students, and educators
    • Experience in professional collaborations with scientists, Indigenous community leaders, environmental education organizations, and/or conservation organizations
    • Demonstrated interest in environmentally focused fields. Note that our content focus tends to be driven by core HF research, such as investigating the drivers of land change in the U.S. Northeast (climate change, invasive insects, and past/present human land use)
    • Demonstrated facility with remote programming, including leading events with web-conferencing software such as Zoom
    • Demonstrated knowledge of NGSS and state STEM teaching standards/frameworks
    • Experience with program evaluation

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    This is a grant-funded, part-time (up to 22 hours weekly), benefits-eligible position with a salary grade of 55. The initial term is 6 months, with the possibility for extension based on funding and performance.

    To apply, submit via the following: a resume/CV, cover letter, and a sample STEM lesson plan and assessment rubric that you have created.

    Application review will begin February 28, 2022; the position will remain open until it is filled.

    To view an FAQ, submit an anonymous question, and find information about a webinar Q&A with the search committee on February 22, visit https://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/schoolyard-ecology-program-coordinator-search-2022. You may also direct questions to Clarisse Hart, HF Director of Education and Outreach, at hart3@fas.harvard.edu.

    The Harvard Forest welcomes full participation by individuals with disabilities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the search committee (see FAQ), or contact our administrative team at hfvisit@fas.harvard.edu. Learn more about accessibility at Harvard Forest at https://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/accessibility-harvard-forest.

    • Harvard University has a generous flexible work policy; at least one day per week on-site in Petersham is required.
    • Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
    • Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
    • Medical/Dental/Vision
    • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
    • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
    • Child Care: Limited scholarship funds are available to help defray the cost of childcare. Awards are based on household income.
    • Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.

    Unfortunately, Harvard University cannot sponsor international visas for this position.

    We particularly encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in the sciences (Black, Indigenous, and people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members) and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

    Harvard is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law. 


  • 27 Jan 2022 5:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    JOB DESCRIPTION:
    GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

    The Christa McAuliffe Center, manager of the Framingham State University Planetarium, is seeking a part time instructor to facilitate planetarium programs for K-12 school groups and out-of-school time groups. The Planetarium Instructor will independently operate all planetarium equipment and systems in order to facilitate daily planetarium activities that are educational, interactive, and responsive to the needs of a diverse range of visiting groups. Experience working in a planetarium environment is recommended.

    SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None
    SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Assistant Director

    EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Facilitating daily educational activities in the planetarium for K-12 school groups and out-of-school time groups
    • Assisting in all aspects of daily school visits including welcoming, transitions, lunch, etc.
    • Communicating effectively with all visitors
    • Ensuring that all planetarium equipment and systems are working properly
    • Accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions in areas of responsibility.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:
    Staff occasional evening and weekend events at the McAuliffe Center.

    REQUIREMENTS:
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Associates or Bachelors Degree
    • Ability to present in a dynamic and engaging manner
    • Demonstrated experience in teaching, informal education, outreach, and/or youth development
    • Knowledge of space and Earth science and astronomical concepts including the solar system, the night sky, space exploration, etc.
    • Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to new software and digital technologies required for planetarium operation
    • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve Windows-based computer issues
    • Demonstrated commitment to a high standard of inclusive educational practice
    • Demonstrated ability to adapt to the needs of a diverse range of audiences representing a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and abilities

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Experience working with Spitz SciDome XD or similar networked computer systems
    • Experience working with presentation software such as Starry Night Dome, Spitz ATM-4, Spitz Player, etc.
    • Candidates who are bilingual in English and Spanish or English and Portuguese are strongly encouraged to apply.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
    This is a part-time non-benefited, contract position, not to exceed 18 hours per week. The pay rate is $18/hour.

    It is the policy of Framingham State University that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including booster if eligible before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by FSU, to be verified after a verbal offer of employment has been accepted, and before employment begins. Prospective employees may submit a request for a medical or religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement to Human Resources. Furthermore, FSU employees must wear a mask inside campus buildings.

    Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

    Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

    Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
    Candidates must apply online by submitting:

    • Cover Letter,
    • Resume/CV,
    • Equity and Inclusion Statement*,
    • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

    *The Equity and Inclusion Statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidate application materials.

    Application Deadline: For full consideration, application materials must be received by February 18, 2022. Apply now.

    Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

    Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or humanresources@framingham.edu.


  • 27 Jan 2022 5:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    JOB DESCRIPTION:
    GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

    Leadership role within the McAuliffe Center requiring a deep commitment to collaborative work in open-ended contexts. Manage operations for the FSU Planetarium, including facilities and equipment, staff, activities, and resources. Design, supervise, and implement planetarium offerings, including K-12 school visits, college courses, public events, and online counterparts via virtual programs. Manage and work with a content creation team to produce multimedia digital resources for all McAuliffe Center educational offerings. Research and develop planetarium capabilities for new interdisciplinary offerings geared at college-level students.

    SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Contractors, interns, and work-studies associated with Planetarium
    SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to Director of McAuliffe Center

    EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Program Development & Implementation

    • Design, develop and execute daily activities in the planetarium for K-12 students and out-of-school time groups, through ongoing evaluation according to accepted classroom pedagogy.
    • Design, develop and co-instruct, in collaboration with faculty, new educational modules and revise all aspects of the activities and/or learning experiences offered through FSU Planetarium educational program, through ongoing evaluation according to accepted classroom pedagogy.
    • Design, develop and implement astronomy and climate education activities, for both K-12 and college students, in collaboration with McAuliffe Center team members to fully utilize the technical and educational potential of the FSU Planetarium.
    • Design, develop, and manage public programs and astronomy programs both in-person and via live streaming including: Design and prepare visuals; Develop and manage schedule of events
    • Develop new presentations, in collaboration with McAuliffe Center team members, to fully utilize the technical and educational potential of the FSU Planetarium
    • Manage undergraduate internship opportunities offered at the FSU Planetarium.
    • Produce content and multimedia materials in support of McAuliffe Center educational programs and development initiatives in collaboration with McAuliffe Center team members.
    • Develop, in collaboration with McAuliffe Center team members, and manage entertainment programming for the campus community that leverage the live stage setting and the versatile capabilities of the planetarium environment.
    • Collaborate with McAuliffe Center team members in the planning, design, and realization of a future large-scale capital improvement project.
    • Assist the McAuliffe Center Director in the submission of grant applications.

    Human, Physical and Financial Responsibilities

    • Manage the McAuliffe Center activities implemented through the FSU Planetarium including: select, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate part-time staff that facilitate education programs and operate planetarium equipment
    • Select, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate student interns that support the work of the planetarium and contribute to educational programs
    • Select and manage the computer systems of the FSU Planetarium, implement technical upgrades and implement new software packages
    • Act as the primary interface between the Planetarium and FSU Facilities and IT Services departments.
    • Work closely with McAuliffe Center Director in the development and management of McAuliffe Center budget in regards to program development and planetarium operations budget.
    • Accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions in areas of responsibility.

    Community Building

    • Responsible for increasing FSU Planetarium and virtual astronomy program bookings.
    • Represent the McAuliffe Center at conferences for the international Planetarium community
    • Build and maintain effective communication tools with K-16 students, colleagues, teachers, community agencies and the public as required by the role.
    • Collaborate with McAuliffe Center team members to create and deliver a wide range of weekend and summer science programs for K-12 students and teachers.
    • Staff occasional evening and weekend events at the McAuliffe Center

    WORKING CONDITIONS:
    Occasional work on weekends and evenings; scheduling of work activities is based according to audiences needs.

    REQUIREMENTS:
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor's degree.
    • Master's degree preferred or/and substitute work experience including certifications, research experience, and/or professional development.
    • Demonstrated commitment to a high standard of educational practice and scientific integrity.
    • Demonstrated ability to adapt to the needs of a diverse range of audiences representing a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and abilities
    • 3-5 years experience in the presentation of astronomy-related educational programming to K-16 students and public audiences of all ages
    • 3-5 years experience with integrated planetarium systems, OR with digital media production that demonstrates the candidate capacity to operate OR ability to learn to operate the FSU Planetarium including: Spitz SciDome XD or Digi-star; Networked computer systems; 5.1 channel audio systems; Automated lighting systems; Presentation software such as Starry Night Dome, Spitz ATM-4, Spitz Player, etc.
    • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve computer and mobile device issues
    • Demonstrated multimedia production skills, including experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, and Audition; Sony Vegas, Apple Final Cut Pro, or similar video editing tools; other tools as appropriate to task
    • Demonstrated strong commitment to collaborative work
    • Demonstrated confidence in working with open-ended problems
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Demonstrated application of multidisciplinary and creative skills
    • Demonstrated willingness to participate in teaching, mentoring, research, or service activities that promote the growth of an equitable, diverse, and inclusive academic environment.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    Candidates who are bilingual in English and Spanish or English and Portuguese are strongly encouraged to apply.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
    This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the Association of Professional Administrators (APA) bargaining unit with an official title of Staff Associate and functional title of Planetarium Manager. The salary range is $55,000-$60,000.

    It is the policy of Framingham State University that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including booster if eligible before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by FSU, to be verified after a verbal offer of employment has been accepted, and before employment begins. Prospective employees may submit a request for a medical or religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement to Human Resources. Furthermore, FSU employees must wear a mask inside campus buildings.

    Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

    Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

    Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
    Candidates must apply online by submitting:

    • Cover Letter,
    • Resume/CV,
    • Equity and Inclusion Statement*,
    • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

    *The Equity and Inclusion Statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidate application materials.

    Application Deadline: February 28, 2022, but applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Apply now.

    Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

    Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or humanresources@framingham.edu.


  • 7 Dec 2021 7:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    POSITION OPENING:

    PART-TIME CHEMISTRY TEACHER

    Date Posted: November 18, 2021 Position Dates: March 21, 2022 - June 15, 2022

    Job Description: Part-time Faculty

    The Cambridge School of Weston seeks a part-time, experienced chemistry teacher in the Science Department. Responsibilities include teaching one upper-level chemistry class. A successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills; will value progressive, student-centered education; will demonstrate an ability to make strong connections with students; will be passionate about teaching creative students with a variety of learning styles in a boarding and day school environment; and will have experience in differentiating and working in multiple modalities. Applicants should be well versed in culturally responsive teaching practices and be interested in further developing their cultural competencies and equity literacy skills. Applicants must also be interested and adept in teaching science through an anti-racist lens. In addition to these qualifications, our ideal candidate values collaboration among colleagues in our vibrant, art-infused school. A strong candidate will also add to the diversity of perspectives within the department.

    Specific Responsibilities for This Position Include:

    ● Teach one “Chemistry I” course in the Science Department comprising three teaching blocks spread across two, six-week modules. The first module of the course is a “double block” in which the class meets for two 90-minute blocks each day (for a total of 180 minutes a day). The second module of the course is a “single block” with the class meeting for just one, 90-minute block each day. The course is a lab-based elective that provides a broad foundation in chemistry, covering most of the topics traditionally taught in a full-year honors-level chemistry course.

    ● Plan, develop, and execute lessons that showcase innovation, creativity, and a passion for the art of teaching while also utilizing distinctive instructional approaches that best serve the students’ long-term interest.

    ● Utilize the lab safely and effectively to incorporate experimentation, observation, collaboration, and problem solving into the learning experience.

    ● Evaluate students' ability to meet course standards in scientific knowledge and skills. Document and communicate progress to students, advisors, and parents/guardians regarding academic progress in the course.

    ● Participate in weekly departmental meetings prepared to discuss student concerns, teaching pedagogy, professional development, and curriculum developments.

    ● Demonstrate a willingness and interest to learn and share new pedagogical techniques and develop specific curricular expertise. Read and stay abreast of current topics in science education and engage science teaching faculty in discussions on new perspectives.

    Skills and Qualifications:

    ● Undergraduate degree in science field required

    ● 3-5 years of experience providing instructions to students preferred

    ● A passion and desire to learn

    ● Innovative and lab-based approaches to delivering chemistry content

    ● Familiarity with project-based learning

    ● Strong interest in working with adolescents

    ● A desire to innovate within the science curriculum

    ● Ability to effectively collaborate with others

    ● Ability to communicate effectively with all staff and colleagues

    ● Strong interpersonal communication skills for interaction with students, staff, and parents

    Qualities of the “ideal candidate:”

    An ideal candidate will have a desire to teach adolescents, a passion for continued professional growth, a commitment to learning new things, an ability to incorporate diverse experiences into their teaching, and actionable experience eliminating barriers of equity and inclusion in educational settings. 

    Deadline for Application: Candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and at least three references to chemistryjobs@csw.org. No phone calls, please. We will accept applications until the position has been filled.

    School Description:

    A leader among America’s progressive independent schools, The Cambridge School of Weston (CSW) has been at the forefront of educational innovation since 1886. At this day and boarding high school located in Weston MA, creative, motivated students embrace challenging work and address complex questions — with curiosity and courage. Inspired by the diverse perspectives and high expectations of our justice-minded community, they find and develop what is extraordinary in themselves and in the world around them. CSW's mission is to provide a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships, and a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community, and the world.

    The Cambridge School of Weston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates who will increase our diversity to apply. 

  • 8 Nov 2021 3:36 PM | Anonymous

    Lexington Public Schools has a full time .5 Engineering/.5 Computer science position at the Diamond Middle School starting Dec 1. All interested applicants can contact Dr. Valerie Franks at vfranks@lexingtonma.org or complete an application on the districts TalentEd website :https://lps.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

  • 2 Nov 2021 12:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MANOMET POSITION DESCRIPTION

    JOB TITLE: Science Educator

    DEPARTMENT/INITIATIVE: Environmental Education & Outreach

    GRADE/STATUS: Full-time, Exempt

    REPORTS TO: Molly Jacobs, VP for Environmental Education and Outreach

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER (EOE) STATEMENT

    Manomet is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

    POSITION SUMMARY (Short summary of the essential purpose of the job)

    Manomet seeks a creative, experienced, and dedicated educator to deliver programs to K-12 students, college students, and the general public. The Science Educator will play a key role in the design and delivery of innovative education programs; in coordinating with teachers, schools, and diverse groups; and in leading and mentoring youth groups such as the Massachusetts Young Birders Club. Our Environmental Education and Outreach program is in a period of growth and expansion, and there is broad opportunity for the person in this position to grow the role. The successful candidate will be passionate about conservation and education, committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) inside and outside the classroom, and an energetic team player.

    Manomet’s migratory bird research program is one of the longest-running in North America, and the bird banding lab plays a key and unique role in education programs at headquarters. Bird banding experience is not required for this position, but the Science Educator will collaborate closely with the Banding Lab Director on education priorities and opportunities related to the banding lab with an intentional focus on environmental justice and DEI. Manomet is also currently developing education-related stewardship and environmental monitoring opportunities at the Manomet Observatory property, as well as an accessible nature trail with interpretive signs and online content. The Science Educator will collaborate closely with Manomet staff on these initiatives. There will also be opportunities to collaborate with Manomet staff and partners across the western hemisphere on digital and non-digital education initiatives that follow migratory bird flyways.

    This full-time position will be based at Manomet HQ in Plymouth, MA. Some remote work is negotiable. Hours are flexible and varied, including some evenings and weekends.

    MISSION CONNECTION (How position supports Manomet’s mission and strategic goals)

    The Science Educator will play a key role in three of the Manomet Environmental Education and Outreach Major strategic goals: (1) to expand the scope and impact of Manomet’s education programs, (2) to reduce systemic barriers to environmental stewardship and conservation careers, and (3) to develop the Manomet Observatory property to maximize biodiversity and serve as an outdoor laboratory and demonstration property for science and education. The Science Educator will be involved in the design and delivery of education programs; will collaborate with other EE&O staff and the Director of Diversity and Belonging to ensure that our programs are taught in an equitable and inclusive manner and to identify opportunities to improve our DEI practices, and to lead programs and design educational opportunities related to the Manomet Observatory property.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Duties and responsibilities that occupy a major portion of time/importance in the job)

    1. Deliver hands-on, engaging education programs to K-12 students, college students, and the general public.

    2. Work with Manomet staff, teachers, schools, and other stakeholders to coordinate and schedule programs and youth club activities.

    3. Assist with curriculum development and identification of new education opportunities.

    4. Lead public programs such as nature walks and bird watching trips.

    5. Collaborate with partner organizations on education priorities, and represent Manomet at meetings and conferences.

    Additional tasks may be included in this position depending on the person’s skills and experience.

    QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum education, experience, skills required to perform the job)

    REQUIRED:

     BA/BA degree in biology, environmental science, education, or related field, or equivalent in work experience.

     At least three years formal or informal education experience.

     Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a foundational principle for teaching and professional interactions.

     Excellent organizational and time management skills.

     Enthusiastic about birds and conservation.

     Ability to engage diverse audiences and people of all knowledge levels about science topics, and to make scientific information accessible to all learners.

     Confident communicator and public speaker able to represent Manomet to a variety of audiences.

    DESIRED:

     Experienced bird-watcher and naturalist with strong field ID skills.

     Bilingual/Multilingual (strongly desired).

     Training in multicultural education best practices.

     Familiarity with Next Generation Science Standards or Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Framework.

     Curriculum development experience.

     Experience with digital media and online teaching/learning.

     Familiarity with field research techniques in environmental science and ornithology.

     Advanced degree and/or teaching certification.

    SALARY: $48,000-$52,000 annual salary, commensurate with experience, with competitive benefits package

    WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS

     Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds

     Ability to teach for extended periods of time

     Ability to work outdoors for long periods in a variety of weather conditions

     Ability to lead groups for distances of up to several miles over rough surfaces or along beaches

    ADA SPECIFICATIONS: Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified candidates with disabilities.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV or resume, and contact information for three references to ksmith@manomet.org. References will not be contacted without permission from the candidate.

    Consideration of applications will begin on November 16, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

  • 28 Oct 2021 2:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Lexington Public Schools is seeking a full time long term substitute position at the eighth grade in the Diamond Middle School in Lexington Ma. The position is open from Nov 1, 2021 to Jan 2, 2022. If interested please contact Dr. Valerie Franks @ vfranks@lexingtonma.org. Applications can be filled out through HR at  https://lps.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

  • 28 Oct 2021 8:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Littleton High School is looking for a long-term chemistry sub (4 weeks). It starts after Thanksgiving and should end on January 7. 

    Interested applicants should email the Littleton High School principal, John Harrington, at jharrington@littletonps.org.

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