Assistant Director for Educational Leadership and STEM Initiatives
Location: Houston, TX, United States,
Internal Number: 2966
Special Instructions to Applicants: All interested applicants must attach a cover letter and a resume in the Supporting Documents section of the application in a PDF format. Please note that the applicant tracking system does not convert attachments in Word format successfully.
The Rice Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM) supports and promotes Rice University's wide-ranging efforts to improve K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in all Greater Houston Area school districts. We are proud to serve as the central point of contact for school districts, parents, students, nonprofit organizations, university faculty, and others in the Greater Houston Area regarding various STEM outreach programs and events at Rice. The Assistant Director for Educational Leadership and STEM Initiatives administers a program or set of programs and is responsible for devising operational plans to achieve the stated goals and objectives for the program(s). This includes administering key functions such as: 1) teaching and mentoring teachers and students, 2) the development of STEM curriculum 3) management of programs 4) observation and assessment of teaching and learning; 5) writing and submission of grant proposals.
Ideal candidates should have extensive skills and experience in science education, teaching, and pedagogy.
This position offers a flexible work schedule (minimum of 2 days in the office per week).
Proposed Hiring Range: $65,000 - $68,000 Annually
Five years of related experience in elementary and/or middle school science classrooms
In lieu of the experience requirement, additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis may be substituted
Ability to develop and initiate new strategies
Advanced problem-solving skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work well under pressure and manage projects simultaneously
Strong organizational and time management skills
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
Strong data analysis skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet expected deadlines and schedules
Adept at problem solving, creating contingency plans and handling issues when necessary
Strong client service orientation and attention to detail
Ability to develop complex or multiple program partnerships and funding sources
Knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans
Develops, implements, administers, and evaluates programs by: conducting research activities within the program, analyzing data, creating reports, reviewing trends, and making program improvement recommendations
Develops and implements strategies related to outreach, events, communications, development, partnerships and fundraising / funding
Creates short term and long term plans to achieve mission and objectives for the program(s)
Devises and manages financial and budgetary plans for the program(s), approves and monitors expenditures
For academic programs, may be responsible for graduate student recruitment and admissions, student records, curriculum support, coordinating the accreditation process, managing scholarships and fellowships, and monitoring student progress
May be responsible for grant preparation and submission or research administration
May teach a course, seminar or workshop
May supervise small staff (up to three full time staff)
Performs all other duties as assigned
Manages and analyzes qualitative data such as classroom observations, text comments, and interview notes
Teaches using innovative pedagogy, designs and writes curriculum, visits schools, observes, coaches, and assess teaching
Prepares descriptive reports, grant proposals, and evaluation reports with R-STEM staff assistance
Manages communication and documentation regarding program personnel
Experience working in an elementary or middle school science classroom
Experience in leading professional development for teachers at a campus or district level
Masters or Ph.D. in a science-related field, science education, or education
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
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