Math for America is dedicated to attracting and developing highly motivated professionals with a wide range of experience and expertise. We welcome interest from qualified candidates about the career opportunities below.
Program Officer for STEM Teacher Fellowships
Location: MƒA New York
Details: MƒA seeks an experienced STEM educator to join our Program Team. The MƒA Program Team works to support our community of teachers in a variety of ways, from working to develop the kinds of high quality workshops and events that define our professional community and engages our teachers in ongoing professional growth and enrichment, to mentoring beginning mathematics and science teachers. Each team member takes responsibility for one of the four fellowships and for the overall professional development program, taking initiative to curate events, cultivate teacher leaders, form relationships with teachers, conduct outreach on behalf of the program, and stay abreast of current trends in education and in STEM disciplines. The Program Team is by necessity collaborative, working together to ensure a robust program, each member bringing his or her energy and ideas to the table. Day-to-day responsibilities could include: planning a professional development workshop; facilitating an evening cohort meeting; reaching out to local experts in science and mathematics, or science and mathematics education, or members of the MƒA teacher corps to develop new programs; giving presentations about MƒA fellowships at mathematics and science departments meetings in schools across the city for the purposes of recruiting new teachers to the program; advising a small group of MƒA beginning teachers; and participating in the screening and selection of new fellows.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have significant years of experience as a secondary mathematics or science teacher, meaningful experience working with mid-career secondary mathematics and/or science teachers, and a graduate degree in education, mathematics, or science. Appropriate prior experience would include school department chair or other position of academic administration, mathematics or science education researcher, or mathematics or science coach. The position calls for someone who stays current in the field of STEM education, values the expertise of teachers, is skilled at supporting an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning secondary mathematics and science, thinks creatively, enjoys working collaboratively, is highly organized, technologically proficient, outgoing, and possessed of excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The start date is negotiable, ideally by July 1, 2014. Math for America seeks to build a diverse community of educators.
How to Apply: Please send resume and cover letter explaining qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Math for America: At Math for America (MƒA), we do everything we can to make teaching a viable, rewarding, and respected career choice for the greatest thinkers and leaders in science and mathematics. We offer four different fellowships for public school STEM teachers at various stages of their teaching careers, and advocate for our model around the country, so that we can get a great STEM teacher—one who’s a true master of the subject matter and deeply committed to the craft of teaching—in front of every student in America.
MƒA is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination, and does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex including marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.
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