The Program Facilitator will help facilitate many of the McAuliffe Center's virtual STEM education programs, including: simulation of space missions and astronomy programs (see https://cm-center.org/cmconline), family engagement days, and mentorship program.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Program Facilitator will help facilitate many of the McAuliffe Center's virtual STEM education programs, including: simulation of space missions and astronomy programs (see https://cm-center.org/cmconline), family engagement days, and mentorship program. All virtual programs contain accurate and relevant STEM principles and concepts in a way that both educates and inspires further interest in STEM and learning. Virtual programs cover a wide range of science content complemented by opportunities to practice teamwork, problem-solving, and strategic thinking challenges. The Program Facilitator is a person who is comfortable with science content and is eager to learn more. The Program Facilitator is confident in using education technology for the facilitation of remote learning experiences. The Program Facilitator is interested in researching effective ways to creatively engage students through the use of Zoom and a wide range of web-based collaboration tools.
EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Facilitate virtual simulation of space missions and astronomy programs for elementary, middle and high school students
- Monitor program materials and make updates when appropriate
- Contribute, via reviews and feedback, to the creation of new virtual education programs
- Assist with the facilitation of mentorship program for high-school students as needed
This position is part-time, 18 hours a week, and will require working remotely, for the foreseeable future. A computer with a camera and audio capabilities and a reliable internet connection are required. The employer will provide basic hardware if needed but will not cover internet expenses.
- Associates or Bachelors Degree
- Relevant coursework in science at the college level or equivalent experience in a science learning context
- Demonstrated experience in working in a combination of informal science education, outreach, youth development and formal education.
- Confident working with virtual platforms for educational programs, for example: Zoom, Google Meets, and web-based collaboration tools (Jamboard, Google Form, Qualtrics)
- Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to new software and digital technologies and troubleshoot
- Demonstrated commitment to a high standard of inclusive educational practice
- Demonstrated ability to adapt to the needs of a diverse range of audiences representing a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and abilities
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative in the work environment, work successfully both as a part of a team and independently