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
MMSA offers a work culture that is very team oriented, welcomes a mix of working-from-home and from-the-office work schedules, and is rooted in the belief that high quality professional development and programming can influence the future of our state. MMSA staff includes some of the best talent in STEM education, including researchers and curriculum specialists. We offer an excellent compensation package that includes vacation and sick time, 401(k) plans and more.
Position Title: STEM Education Specialist – 1-year position
Salary Range: $40,000 to $50,000 depending on experience
- Familiarity with learning technologies – plus the ability to quickly adapt to new technologies.
- Experience working with youth including in- and out- of school settings.
- Demonstrated experience building and maintaining community partnerships.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as an essential and productive member of a team.
- Ability to work on a remote-based team with a wide range of personalities and interests.
- Preference given for individuals with skills in developing learning experiences for students and teachers.
Purpose of the position:
This position will be a key team member of the STEMports project at MMSA. STEMports is an augmented reality (AR) game developed for rural communities in Maine that takes players on localized quests to both engage in STEM learning challenges and discover emerging careers in their community. Responsibilities will include:
- Creating support materials for students, educators and community partners
- Assisting in facilitation of game design workshops for students
- Working closely with community co-design partners
- Developing and testing game content (no coding skills required)MMSA offers a flexible work schedule that includes working remotely 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 may need to travel occasionally across the state, including overnights, to locations elsewhere in Maine. Travel expenses are reimbursed by MMSA. Currently all MMSA staff are fully remote, the office is closed and travel is minimal.
Please send a letter of interest that outlines your experience against 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 January 27th to ensure full consideration.