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AS0435 - STEM Outreach Coordinator

Jandon Center for Community Engagement
Administrative Support

Collaborate with the Jandon Center for Community Engagement (JCCE), the various Clark Science centers, student organizations and faculty/staff to implement and support a coordinated program for K-12 school outreach for the science center. Play a central role in the delivery of Clark Science Center and the Jandon Center for Community Engagement outreach programming and administration. Responsible for carrying out the management and coordination of Science Center outreach, by leading and providing exceptional programming to K-12 students and teachers in the sciences in coordination with STEM organizations and Smith STEM majors who want to explore science teaching or connect with the community.

Outreach Program Coordination: Assist and advise with the development and delivery of STEM content to

K-12 and Adult Literacy Programs, especially across the sciences and engineering. Serve as liaison for K-12 educators seeking to visit the science center or schools seeking in-house STEM support to access the educational expertise and resources of Smith; coordinate outreach marketing activities to K-12 schools; assist with compliance to Child Safety procedures; review requests and schedule school visits; administer student and teacher evaluations of the school visit program. Compile annual summary report of science outreach activities. Collaborate with the JCCE staff to discuss and plan common systems and best practices as well as ways to incorporate STEM opportunities with existing and partners or programs.

Science Teaching Program Coordination: Collaborate with the Clark Science Center, the Jandon Center for Community Engagement, Smith College faculty/staff, teachers and administrators in local schools to implement a coordinated set of opportunities for undergraduates in the sciences and engineering to explore their interests in science teaching including the January Teaching Fellowship. Coordinate recruitment and selection of undergraduate teaching fellows and placements; develop and administer evaluations of undergraduate teaching programs.

Education/Experience: Bachelor's Degree, preferably with major emphases of study in science and education; three years of relevant coordination/management experience in an educational setting; experience with increasing access for students from diverse backgrounds.

Skills: A strong commitment to liberal arts education for women and college/school partnerships as means of fostering diverse and enriching learning opportunities for all; excellent writing and speaking skills; advanced knowledge of MS Office; outstanding motivational, organizational and interpersonal skills; and the ability to communicate and work effectively with students and all levels of college departments and partner organizations. Strong science teaching pedagogical skills and broad based content knowledge in the sciences and engineering. Ability to organize and prioritize work effectively, take initiative and responsibility, resolve problems, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

This is a full-time, academic year (10 month) position. The normal hiring range for this position is $33,160 to $41,451.

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