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Director of Middle School Programs
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt
This is an unclassified position reporting directly to the Executive Director. The Director of Middle School Programs is the curriculum lead for the STEM Greenhouse Middle School Programs, advocates for STEM activities, STEM Greenhouse initiatives, and activities throughout the assigned school districts and beyond when applicable.
- Bachelor’s degree in education with an emphasis in science or comparable education in a
STEM field or related area.
- Three or more years experience teaching in urban school settings.
- Knowledge of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions.
- Demonstrated ability to engage, inspire and advocate for STEM interests and activities.
- Knowledge of STEM education, workforce, and community partnerships within the identified region.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to plan, organize, and manage complex activities.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a professional working relationship with a wide variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
- Proficient with current software and web‐based applications.
- Effective time management and organizational skills while working with minimal oversight, if necessary.
- Experience with fiscal management and projections, personnel management, and the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team on complex projects.
- Master’s degree in education with a science certification or related area.
- Program development and experience with underserved and underrepresented populations.
- The Director will be responsible for creating or overseeing the curriculum for middle school programming.
- Supervise the staff for middle school programs.
- Implement STEM programs to prepare middle school students for future STEM careers.
- Identify, collaborate, and support new STEM programs and scale-ups/optimizations of existing STEM programs within the region.
- Ensure accurate data gathering, analysis, action plans, and achieving identified benchmarks the STEM Greenhouse Director sets.
- Maintain updated financial records and prepare financial reports.
- Detailed financial status reports of actual expenditures with justifications submitted to the Director using the template provided.
- Quarterly performance reports delivered by the due date in the prescribed format.
- Meets contractual deadlines and, when unable to do so, communicates in a timely fashion any intervening circumstances.
- Communicate STEM activities and updates regularly, using various resources such as social media, periodic newsletters, the STEM Greenhouse website, media engagements
(radio, television, social media, and print), and speaking engagements.
- Contribute to STEM Greenhouse publications.
- Promote discussion and prompt relevant feedback to issues and opportunities
- Oversee budget and program decisions
- Inform progress to engage volunteers in events and programs
- Establish working relationships with STEM-related business and industry, economic development, school-to-career, trade/professional, early childhood, preK-12 schools, community colleges, out-of-school time organizations, intermediaries, public and private colleges and universities, and cultural and community organizations in the region, cataloging their contributions to STEM Greenhouse
- Create a database of new and recurrent contacts and their contributions to the success of STEM Greenhouse
- Describe entities, institutions, and individuals targeted for relational development in the current year and what progress has been made
- Identify key institutions the Director works with to establish close ties within the coming year.
- Lead planning, partnering, and publicity to organize family/community STEM
- Provide impact evidence (including location, attendance, partners, programs, budget, effects on knowledge or attitudes) of family/community STEM Greenhouse events
- Report any activity conducted.
- Communication – The ability to relate to people in situations involving more than giving and receiving instructions.
- Direction, Control, and Planning – Adaptable to accepting responsibility for an activity’s direction, control, or planning. The employee may be in a position to negotiate, organize, direct, formulate practices, or make final decisions.
- Feelings or Ideas – Adaptable to situations involving the interpretation of feelings or ideas in terms of personal viewpoint. The employee may be called upon to use creativity, self-expression, or imagination.
- Influencing – Adaptable to influencing people in their opinions, attitudes, or judgments.
The employee may be in a position to motivate, convince, or negotiate.
- Measurable or Verifiable Criteria – Adaptable to making generalizations, judgments, or decisions based on measurable or verifiable criteria. The employee may make evaluations based on data.
- Performing Under Stress – Adaptable to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances, or standards. The employee may need to be precise, thorough, exacting, or meticulous regarding material worked; or in activities such as numerical determinations, record preparation, or inspecting.
- Repetitive, Continuous – Adaptable to performing repetitive or continuously performing the same work according to set procedures, sequence, or pace. The employee may perform work that is inherent in a repetitive nature.
- Sensory or Judgmental Criteria – Adaptable to making generalizations, judgments, or decisions based on sensory or judgmental criteria. The employee may rely on one or more of the five physical senses or rely on knowledge gained by experience to make evaluations.
- Set Limits, Tolerances, or Standards – Adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual, and dangerous situations; or in situations in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.
- Variety and Change – Adaptable to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure. Several duties in a job that require significant differences in technologies, techniques, procedures, working conditions, physical demands, and/or situations constitute this factor.
- Valid State Driver’s License
- Successfully complete onboarding
- Successfully complete background check
- Successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen
- Receives direct supervision from the Executive Director
- Works closely and directly with other Department Managers
- Daily contact with employees and management
- Frequent contact with visitors and outside vendors
Employee is subject to inside and occasional outside environmental conditions. Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes when inside.
Tools and Equipment Used:
Computer, webcam, video projector, speakers, headphones, two-way radio, fax machine, telephone, printers, scanner, calculator, copier, pens, pencils, dry-erase markers, and reference books
Salary: $70,000.00 – $75,000.00 per year
- Flexible schedule
- Paid time off
- Bachelor’s (Required)
- Science Teaching or Tutoring: 3 years (Required)
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