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 learning experiences for K-12 educators
- Conducting research and evaluation of STEM learning experiences
- Building relationships and networks to sustain systemic statewide improvement
Position Title: STEM Education Specialist
Any time through July 1, 2020
Qualifications and Selection Criteria:
- Bachelor’s degree is required in any math or education related field, with preference given to individuals with master’s degrees or higher
- Experience designing and leading math professional learning for educators, preferably in elementary settings
- Knowledge of and experience with implementing mathematics teaching practices and student standards for mathematical practices
Purpose of the Position
The STEM Education Specialist will be an integral team member and serve as the organizational representative in many STEM and math focused education initiatives. This position will add capacity to MMSA’s growing team, specifically in identifying opportunities to support educators in learning how to integrate mathematical practices into STEM learning. This position will work closely with MMSA’s STEM professional learning consulting team to design and implement a statewide systemic effort to provide educators and administrators with the support to integrate high quality mathematics learning throughout the preK-12 experience, with a focus on K-6.
The right candidate will have the opportunity to deepen and share his/her skills in math education methods, program development, and best practices in professional learning for math instruction and assessment to move Maine STEM education policy and practice forward.
- Build the capacity of the mathematics consulting offerings at MMSA to meet the diverse needs of districts across Maine
- Support a variety of MMSA projects with a lens of mathematics professional learning for educators.
- Deliver professional learning opportunities.
- Work closely with MMSA STEM Specialists.
- Coordinate communication to participants through emails, newsletters, zoom conferences etc.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Prior experience teaching in the classroom, preference given to elementary experience
- Prior experience developing and leading mathematics professional learning for K-6 mathematics educators
- Prior experience integrating mathematical practices
- Equity-focused education leader
- Prior experience as an instructional coach or facilitator of a professional learning community (PLC)
- A clear understanding of rural education and the challenges and opportunities it presents
- Demonstrated ability to communicate to a wide range of audiences through in-person relationship building, online communication, and newsletters
- Working knowledge of a range of software packages including Microsoft Office, Airtable, and familiarity with Apple products (laptops, iPhones, iPads etc.)
- Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of personalities and interests with disbursed project staff and teams.
- Excellent communication skills and team member
MMSA offers a flexible work schedule that includes working off-site with the approval of the 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. Travel expenses are reimbursed by MMSA.
Please send a letter of interest that outlines your experience as related to each of the selection criteria above, and resume by email to email@example.com or by regular mail to Human Resource Director, 219 Capitol Street, Suite 3, Augusta, ME 04330. Materials should be submitted by March 6th, 2020 to ensure full consideration.