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Job Posting: Education Director

30 Jun 2021 9:01 PM | Rachel Buckley (Administrator)

Education Director

The Wade Institute for Science Education is a not-for profit corporation whose mission is to promote the teaching of participatory, inquiry-based science, mathematics, and technology/engineering education at the K-12 levels in partnership with museums, science and technology centers, cultural institutions, institutes of higher education, STEM industries and business, and other STEM related organizations. The Wade Institute provides professional learning programs and resources for K-12 formal and informal educators. The Education Director administers and maintains the Wade Institute’s programs, supervises education staff and assists with developing new initiatives. This is a full-time position based in Quincy, MA with some travel throughout Massachusetts.

Job Responsibilities

  • Administer and manage Professional Development programs for K-12 educators including:
    o Professional Development Institutes (graduate level courses)

    o Professional Development Seminar Series

    o Customized Professional Learning Services

    o Focus Workshops

 Organize and present conference presentations, webinars and other outreach professional development workshops

 Oversee the Wade Institute’s collaborations with partners to coordinate teaching, logistics, registration, marketing, and record keeping for Professional Development Institutes and workshops

 Develop new programs and program materials, including inquiry-based and standards-aligned professional development investigations

 Supervise the Wade Institute Education Staff

 Market and promote programs and resources

 Assist with grant writing and budgeting for education programs

 Serve as the Wade Institute’s representative to state and regional STEM education networks and professional associations

 Maintain relationships with institutions of higher education for graduate credit for the Wade Institute’s programs

 Assist with other office tasks as needed

 Participate in visioning and strategic planning for the organization

Qualifications

 Master’s Degree in education, science or related field

 Experience providing professional development for in-service teachers

 Familiarity with the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Framework and/or NGSS

 Experience working with school administrators

 Experience and demonstrated expertise in developing and teaching inquiry-based lessons or programs in formal and/or informal learning environments

 Experience working with online collaboration and cloud storage systems

 At least 2 years program management experience

 Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills

 Ability to work both independently and in a team

 Familiarity with Schoology or other on-line learning platforms a plus

 Willingness to travel to meetings throughout MA

Salary: $65,000 - $72,000 (Commensurate with experience.)

Closing Date: July 20, 2021 or until the position is filled.

Note: Position is currently remote but will return to an office based role this fall.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to wadeinstitute@wadeinstitutema.org. The Wade Institute is an equal opportunity employer.


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