The Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois seeks a motivated, energetic, and organized individual to lead development and coordination of STEM education and outreach programming. The CIERA Education & Outreach Coordinator manages all of CIERA’s STEM education and outreach activities, focusing on K-12 programming. They provide guidance and training for graduate students as they develop resources for K-12 students, teachers, and programs; connect and maintain relations between teachers and CIERA researchers (particularly in the Evanston and Chicago area); provide feedback and assistance in developing education components of grant proposals; are the primary point of contact for both external and internal parties regarding CIERA K-12 education and outreach; and provide oversight of and coordination between all of CIERA's education & outreach activities. This is a term position for 1 year, with the intention to renew, pending performance and funding availability.
- Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
- Strong project management and organizational skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
- Strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives at appropriate times
- Ability to work as an effective team member as well as independently.
- Enthusiasm for initiating, engaging with and working with partners, students, teachers, and community members with diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to adapt quickly to new situations and improvise solutions to new challenges.
- Bachelor's degree in education and/or STEM fields, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.
- Demonstrated experience with K-12 partnership work, preferably in science education and/or with low-income schools and minority-serving organizations
- Knowledge of Common Core Mathematical Practices and the Next Generation Science Standards.
- Prior K-12 teaching experience.
- Experience leading teacher professional development and/or coaching teachers or graduate students working with K-12 students
- Demonstrated experience with the design and development of instructional materials and educational experiences, preferably in science education
Please submit applications electronically through Northwestern University’s eRecruit portal (Job Opening ID 42664). Applications should include a cover letter (stating your interest in and relevant experience/skills for the position) and a resume. All questions should be sent by email to [email protected]. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
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