This temporary interim position is set to start approximately 07/30/18 and can last up to 16 weeks.
The East Metro STEAM Partnership is part of Oregon's statewide STEM Network, aimed at building and connecting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) teaching and learning opportunities across the State. Under the guidance of the East Metro STEAM Partnership and Leadership Team, the East Metro STEM Hub Director works collaboratively with 40+ partners including 5 regional school districts, post-secondary institutions, non-profit organizations, high-level government officials, and business/industry and serves as a facilitator and resource for STEM education. The East Metro STEAM Partnership's vision is an East Multnomah County community where children, youth, and adults have equitable access to and are engaged in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) learning that results in a skilled workforce and increased economic opportunity.
The East Metro STEAM Partnership Director leverages the alignment between educational strategies, industry relationships, public initiatives, community organizations' programs, and student outcomes that characterize both STEAM education and CTE education. These entities partner in a collective impact model and are all dedicated to a common vision, mission and strategies for increasing student achievement in STEM fields. This position reports to MHCC's Executive Dean, Workforce, CTE & Partnerships.
The East Metro STEAM Partnership Director works under the direction of the East Metro STEAM Partnership leadership team to serve as a single point-of-contact for partnership programs, activities and communication; facilitates collaboration between the partners including convening regular partnership meetings; seek grants, donations and additional resources to sustain the partnership; provides strategic direction; directs data collection and evaluation; manages grant funds with support from MHCC's grant accounting staff; and coordinates the development and implementation of the organization's formal Partnership Plan and Strategic Plan. The scope of focus of this position is K-20.
Position Specific Duties
Strategic Visioning and Leadership
Responsible for managing the development and implementation of a formal Partnership Plan and the EMSP Strategic Plan to move the East Metro STEAM Partnership towards a sustainable business model
Leads East Metro STEAM Partnership Leadership Team meetings and functions as the primary EMSP liaison to additional committees including the Equity & Engagement Team, the Business Engagement Team, and the Youth Advisory Council with the responsibility of fostering distributed leadership and keeping members informed of all initiatives related to regional STEAM happenings
Uses the Equity Lens to advocate for underserved student populations, increasing participation in STEAM educational opportunities, activities, and career education
Collaborates with STEM Hub partners and external stakeholders to promote awareness of East Metro STEAM Partnership programs and to streamline services
Partner Cultivation, Engagement, and Public Outreach
Promotes collaboration and facilitates work within and across all EMSP partners, including K-12, higher education, nonprofit, government and business/industry partners
Organizes East Metro STEAM Partnership professional development, mentorship and consulting sessions for K-12 educators and administrators, county educational service centers and higher education institutions, among other interested parties
Recruits K-12 instructors for participation in Oregon Connections
Provides support/guidance to school districts in the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Provides training for a variety of audiences on NGSS
Directs the East Metro STEAM Partnership website and social media
Serves as the outreach liaison for the East Metro STEM Hub in the region, which includes maintaining regular communications and information sharing with the Statewide STEM Network and other regional hubs
Broadcasts STEM best practices throughout the region, while leveraging strategic partnerships and resources to spread effective practices, including providing adequate facilities, technology, and environments for fostering STEM education
Financial Oversight and Sustainability
Oversight/management, forecasting, fundraising, grant development, and budgeting of East Metro STEAM Partnership funds for sustainability and advancement of STEAM initiatives
Manages the day-to-day program budget ensuring spending is within grant budget allocation; provides input and direction to the budget planning process and oversees contract compliance
Develops custom contracts and ensures all contractual obligations, both financial and programmatic, are met by maintaining appropriate evaluation and reporting procedures. Compiles and submits reports on program accomplishments and activities.
Monitors compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations, accrediting commissions, licensing requirements, and with administrative regulations, Board policies and collective bargaining agreements as appropriate. Applies the College's implementation of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Data Collection, Analysis, and Learning
Prepares and reviews required reports and records of activities and data to ensure progress is being accomplished toward specified program goals and objectives. Modifies or changes methodology, as required, to redirect activities and attain objectives
Liaises with external evaluators to assess implementation, outcome, and impact of programming and collective impact model
Works with other STEM Hubs and external evaluators to develop and implement STEAM assessment tools, distributes them and provides technical assistance to partners; supports analysis of data collected.
Attends statewide gatherings for CTE, STEM Hubs, etc.
Other duties as assigned
Provides strategic support and input to the design and improvement of the STEM Hub program and related programs and services
Responsible for assisting the East Metro STEM Partnership (EMSP) in carrying out strategic initiatives. Assists with the preparation of short- and long-term plans in support of EMSP's mission, vision and goals
Maintains strong, collaborative relationships with all partners and constituencies, including EMSP Leadership, partners, community members, and other district- wide constituencies
Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with business and industry, agencies, community organizations and/or education institutions
May serve as an EMSP representative on various statewide, college and local committees and attend events as appropriate
Responsible for program budget(s) development and management. Prepares, monitors, controls and ensures spending within the budget allocation
Develops cost estimates for future program needs
Ensures program compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations, accrediting commissions, licensing requirements, and with administrative regulations, Board policies and collective bargaining agreements as appropriate
Applies the College's interpretation of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Attends Statewide STEM Hub meetings, training sessions and professional training opportunities as required
Dedicated to and promotes diversity in staffing, curriculum, programs and services
Maintains the confidentiality of information
Assists with resource development in collaboration with MHCC College Advancement and/or other partners
Coordinates development and submission of additional STEM grant proposals
Perform a variety of other duties, including special assignment duties, related to career and technical education
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 2100349
About Mount Hood Community College
Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) is one of the premiere institutions of higher education in Oregon and is the choice for students from throughout the Pacific Northwest. Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC), located in the shadow of majestic Mount Hood, opened in 1966 and now serves approximately 33,000 students annually. MHCC offers 120 associate degrees, certificate programs, and transfer options offered at the Gresham Campus, Maywood Park Campus, Bruning Center for Allied Health Education, and public schools within the district. The College is committed to remaining accessible to an ever-increasing population with diverse needs. The Mt. Hood Community College district encompasses an area of about 950 square miles with a population of more than 300,000. Whether students are interested in pursuing a professional-technical degree, transferring to a four-year college or taking a few personal enrichment courses, MHCC is the place for community members to accomplish their goals. For more information visit http://www.mhcc.edu/About.aspx