Job Title: STEM 2035 Educator, Full Time
Reports to: Education Director
Statement of Purpose: This position is funded by the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation and Community Connections of New York’s STEM 2035 initiative. They are investing in STEM afterschool and summer/out-of-school programs that close the gaps that keep girls and students of color from pursuing their interests in STEM subjects, jobs, post-secondary education and training, and careers. The STEM 2035 educator’s role is to plan, implement, and evaluate a program consistent with the mission of the museum and the STEM 2035 initiative. For more information on STEM 2035 please visit: https://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/news/2018/09/05/wilson-foundation-awards-5-5m-for-after-school.html
Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Science; Education; or a related field. New York State Teaching Certification and teaching experience a plus. A demonstrated interest in working with young people is required. Additional qualifications include computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, social media, and desktop publishing; ability to work in a team setting; and excellent organization and communication skills.
- Implement weekly educational outreach of STEM programming to Say Yes to Education’s Community Schools, the North Tonawanda Youth Center, and the Boys and Girls Club of the Northtowns.
- Indentify other community partners, who work with disadvantaged youth during out of school hours, to collaborate with.
- Create new STEM activities for out of school programming and museum STEM Weeks and Summer STEM Weekends.
- Develop lessons and programming for the Summer STEM Camp.
- Recruit summer campers
- Recruit interns to help with facilitation during camp.
- Oversee the day to day operation of the STEM Summer Camp.
- Demonstrates a professional attitude and a loyalty to the museum in all public contacts; consistently acts with integrity and in accordance with the highest ethical standards.
- Cooperates with other staff and volunteers in furthering the museum’s general objectives and in completing museum projects.
- Accepts reasonable assignments whether or not they are specifically included in this position description. Demonstrates flexibility in helping others and a willingness to pitch in wherever needed.
- Learns the budgetary and other constraints within which this job must be performed and works within those limitations.
Hours: 40 hours per week average, including after school and weekend hours. Scheduling will be flexible.
Application Process: Send e-mail letter of interest, resume, and sample lesson plan, program description or essay, by September 20, 2018 to: firstname.lastname@example.org