Director, Kummer Center for Excellence in STEM Education #00078624

Apr 08, 2021
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Director, Kummer Center for Excellence in STEM Education #00078624
Location: Rolla
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 36214
Hiring Department

Teacher Education and Certification

Application Deadline

Posted until filled

Full Time/Part TimeFull Time, Benefit Eligible Salary$54,000 - $75,000/annuallyJob Description

The founding Director of the new Kummer Center for Excellence in STEM Education at Missouri S&T will develop the mission, vision, and strategic plan for the Center’s initial phase. The Center’s goals are to lead and coordinate outreach initiatives (K-12) that leverage S&T’s expertise to improve educational experiences for students and instructional experiences for teachers in school districts in south-central Missouri; and to lead and coordinate efforts on S&T's campus to improve learning and teaching experiences in STEM disciplines. The Center will serve K-12 students and teachers primarily in the rural schools of south-central Missouri, aligned with the vision of the Kummer Institute. The Director will collaborate with faculty on research opportunities and grants, using both the Center on S&T’s campus and the mobile STEM Lab. The Director will supervise multiple staff and teacher education students who will coordinate equity-focused STEM programming through field trips, summer camps, and after school activities. In addition, the Director will collaborate with S&T faculty and the South Central Regional Professional Development Center to offer STEM professional development to teachers.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references. The position is open until filled; first review of applications will begin April 21, 2021.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 5 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary
Preferred Qualifications
  • Three years full time experience running youth programming in STEM or K-12 teaching experience
  • Graduate degree in education or STEM-related field
  • Experience writing curriculum, developing and delivering youth programming, and leading teacher professional development
  • Educator credential in STEM field
  • School leadership or staff supervision experience
  • Experience submitting grants
  • Program evaluation training

The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.

Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

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