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STEM Program Director - Do you love inspiring today's youth?

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Pink Space Theory

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 20 people are interested
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Do you love STEM? Do you have a passion for developing curriculum and programs!

Pink Space Theory is looking for retired or student teachers to serve as the Program Director to oversee STEM programs, workshops, and classes.

The STEM Program Manager is responsible for developing, coordinating, and teaching STEM afterschool programming for students in K-12th grade, as needed . Primary responsibilities include, program instruction delivery, curriculum development and revision, and materials management. The STEM Coordinator also hires, supervises, and mentors contract instructors who teach the program. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities:

Program Coordination

  • Maintain and continue to develop comprehensive curriculum in STEM education
  • Ensure curriculum content is scientifically accurate and age-appropriate
  • Collaborate with schoolteachers to develop a diversity and flow of lessons between elementary and middle school level programs
  • Develop, create, recommend for purchase, and maintain program materials
  • Design weeklong STEM-related summer science camps
  • Plan and implement end of year STEM Fairs for student participants and their families
  • Organize optional special events or activities for students and their families

Program Management

  • Foster working relationships with school administration and teachers
  • Coordinate program logistics at each location and collaborate with principals, teachers, and parents
  • Proactively recruit students to participate in the program and manage student application process’
  • Maintain clear and effective communication with parents, teachers, school administrators, and STEM instructors
  • Assess student learning and evaluate the program’s success to monitor program effectiveness
  • Document student assessment, attendance, student, parent, and teacher survey data and maintain effective systems for tracking and evaluating data
  • Recruit, hire, mentor, and supervise part-time STEM program instructors and high school and college interns
  • Develop ongoing training and professional development opportunities for STEM program instructors and high school interns
  • Coordinate program logistics, instructional topics, and required teaching materials with STEM program instructors and high school interns
  • Build program awareness through social media, web, and print materials in partnership with Pink Space Theory marketing staff
  • Annually write a detailed and comprehensive annual report of the STEM programs
  • Give presentations highlighting the implementation and impacts of the STEM program to audiences including prospective donors or grant providers, school district, or organization’s board of directors
  • Actively participate in meetings

Program Instruction

  • Design and prepare inquiry-based and engaging STEM-related lessons and learning units
  • Teach weekly STEM Curiosity Lab afterschool program at 3 public middle schools
  • Maintain a safe, healthy, supportive, and collaborative learning environment for students
  • Collaborate with middle school teachers to align STEM Curiosity Lab curriculum with their classroom instruction
  • Plan, prepare, and teach inquiry based and engaging science lessons and programs
  • Align activities with student interests and allow for flexibility in content week to week
  • Collect ongoing data so parents/teachers/administrators can monitor program effectiveness
  • Maintain a current knowledge of the evolving field of science and STEM education theory and trends, hands-on and inquiry-based education, and other pertinent educational philosophy and use this to continue to grow and develop the STEM program
  • Attend and assist in Youth Programs seasonal training and professional development

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, or STEM related field.
  • Secondary Teaching License in science, math or technology required
  • 3-5 years elementary to middle school level teaching experience
  • Curriculum development experience
  • Knowledge of inquiry-based learning
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and able to provide exceptional customer service
  • Creative in curriculum design and development
  • Positive, flexible, and friendly
  • Independently driven team player
  • First Responder and CPR certification
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish, preferred

Must be over the age of 25 years of age to apply.

Please send your resume/cv to info@pinkspacetheory.com if you are interested!

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About Pink Space Theory

Location:

3360 Post Office Road, P.O. Box 14051, Woodbridge, VA 22193, US

Mission Statement

To engage students through individualized, student-centered, and hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math programs. To stimulate students’ passions and abilities to think critically, communicate freely, and work with others in collaborative and creative ways.

Description

Pink Space Theory (PST) will integrate science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM) into project-based learning challenges for K-8 students using a mobile makerspace ("mobile fab lab"). The team-based activities will include robotics, computer-aided, and tactile assisted design. This will be the first such program in Northern Virginia.

The goals of the program are to:

  • Complement what students are learning academically,
  • Introduce students to new ways to approach subjects to help them understand challenging concepts, and;
  • Enhance technological literacy to enable students to effectively use technology to access, evaluate, integrate, create, and communicate information through STEAM activities
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WHEN

Tue Sep 01, 2020 - Mon Nov 30, 2020

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 25
  • 10-15 hours a week
  • Teaching experience

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