Your help could further MMSA’s vision of a brighter STEM future for the State of Maine and the nation. Today, I ask you to support MMSA and become a part of the movement to support exciting new ways for our youth to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
The Maine Math & Science Alliance (MMSA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that finds inspiring new ways to get people excited about science, technology, engineering and math today, so that our youth can become the innovators and workforce of tomorrow. MMSA supports educators to teach science, technology, engineering and math in more meaningful ways by:
- Developing professional development experiences for K-12 educators
- Conducting research and evaluation of STEM learning experiences
- Building relationships and networks to sustain systemic statewide improvement
Position Title: Instructional design and digital media assistant
Salary Range: $35,000 to$40,000
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- Demonstrated experience in videography and development of diverse digital media assets; skills in recording, editing and uploading videos for use in online courses, web content, and other applications. Preference given to applicants that can provide a portfolio of past work.
- Familiarity with instructional design principles and past experience designing online learning experiences in platforms such as LearnDash, Moodle, Google Classroom, etc
- Proficiency with videography software and Adobe creative suite
- Comfort with technologies such as Airtable, Dropbox, Vimeo, Microsoft office – with a willingness to learn new technologies as necessary
- Comfort with creating dynamic communication methods including videos, FAQs, infographics, slides, scientific posters, and more
- Knowledge of and comfort with operating in video conferencing platforms, like Zoom, is desired
- Ability to work independently
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as an essential and productive member of a team
Purpose of the Position
The IT and Digital Media Assistant will show initiative and leadership as this person supports programming teams in recording, editing, and uploading videos to use in training experiences with educators and students. This position will work with the following projects: Afterschool Coaching for Reflective Educators in STEM (ACRES), STEMPorts, and WeatherBlur: Linking Citizen Science and Computational Thinking.
Digital assets developed by the position will be used in a wide variety of contexts including the LearnDash learning management system, website, in-person and virtual training sessions, etc. In addition to creating engaging digital media, this position will also be responsible for designing the ways the materials are used by our various audiences (i.e., some instructional design).
This position will assist with ensuring that Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance has current information, equipment, and techniques to be an innovative leader in virtualizing professional development and video conferencing. The assistant will have the opportunity to contribute to a Maine-based non-profit with a national reputation for quality in STEM education, and a strong and supportive project team.
- Work with team members to “tell the story” of the projects through digital media (videos, photos, social media and marketing)
- Design digital media to support programmatic goals and intended outcomes
- Develop materials of instructional design for virtual learning environments
- Manage the digital media components of projects
- Organize project files, especially digital media assets
- Assist in communicating with and tracking project participants
- Assist in coordinating communication with participants through emails, newsletters, zoom conferences, etc
- Other duties as assigned
MMSA offers a flexible work schedule that includes working off site with the approval of their supervisor. Staff are expected to be in the office each Wednesday for staff meetings and at other times as needed. This position will need to travel regularly across the state, including overnights, to locations elsewhere in Maine.
Please send a letter of interest that outlines your experience against each of the selection criteria above and resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail to Human Resource Director, 219 Capitol Street, Suite 3, Augusta, ME 04330. Materials should be submitted by September 20, 2019, to ensure full consideration.