Assistant Director of Professional Development

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Assistant Director of Professional Development

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Department: STEM Education Center

Position Status: Administrative Exempt Positions

Basic Function:
The Assistant Director will work closely with the Director of Professional Development to initiate, plan, and facilitate STEM professional development workshops for PK-12 educators and administrators. In addition, the Assistant Director will take part in marketing of PD opportunities and develop plans to grow the STEM Education Center's PD offerings.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Initiate, plan, and facilitate STEM workshops for PK-12 educators
    - Support the work of professional development consultants
    - Assist with administrative tasks related to professional development
  • Co-lead the STEM Integration for Education Leaders program
    - Assist with program’s scale-up
  • Keep up with STEM related policy changes at the Federal and State level
  • Assist with marketing of PD offerings to expand the Center’s outreach and impact
  • Take part in writing proposals and presenting at State and National conferences

    Position Requirements

  • Extensive knowledge about STEM Education standards and best practices
  • Extensive K-12 & adult teaching experience
  • Project management experience
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in education or related field
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to engage with diverse populations to ensure equal access to STEM education
  • Desired experiences
    • Experience planning and conducting PDs
    • Grant writing experience

    Posting Date: 12/08/2017

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Clarification on required documents:
    1. Cover letter
    2. CV
    3. List of references with knowledge of your teaching experience
    4. A writing sample

    EEO Information:
    WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

    Criminal Background Check Statement:
    A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/11/2017
    Application Due: 4/12/2018
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