Director of Professional Development and School Programs, Connecticut
Science Center

*Connecticut Science Center*****

*Director of Professional Development and School Programs*****

*FLSA: *Full Time (40 hours), Exempt****

*Reporting to: *Vice President of Programs****

*Key Responsibilities:*****

Work with the VP of Programs and other program managers as necessary on the
development and implementation of a comprehensive field trip and outreach
science education program for schools****

Manage the CSC¹s School Field Trip Program including;****

o Coordinate the implementation of CSC education programs that support and
enhance the grade PreK-12 CT Science Standards, and pending *Next
Generation Science Standards*****

Manage the CSC¹s Professional Development Program for Teachers including;***

o Coordinate the delivery of professional development workshops working
with CSC program staff and contract facilitators,****

o Manage the inventory of PD materials,****

o Coordinate awarding of CEUs to workshop participants,****

o Create and maintain content for PD program web pages,****

Work with the VP of Programs to develop and implement plans for expanding
the CSC¹s capacity to deliver PD to meet growing demand from school

Proactively work with districts and/or schools to develop contracts for
professional development and other CSC educational program services****

Prepare program and evaluation reports working with the Science Center¹s
Coordinator of Research****

Work with the VP of Programs to prepare and track annual education ­
related program budgets to ensure fiscal viability of the professional
development and school field trip programs****

Work with the VP of Programs and the CSC Marketing Department to
proactively promote to school districts and generate participation in CSC
field trip programs and PD workshops including;****

o Oversee the development of the CSC¹s annual Educators Guide****

o Coordinate with the CSC Visitor Services Department to present an annual
Open House for Teacher****

Serve as a CSC liaison to CT school districts, the CT Department of
Education and various state, regional and national education professional
organizations (CABE, CSTA, CSSA, NSTA, etc.)****

Provide leadership, inspiration, coaching, and serve as a professional
resource/role model for, internal staff who will execute and fulfill
educational programs****

Other duties as deemed necessary by program need and/or management****

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*Position Requirements:*****

Masters degree in education or related field****

Strong familiarity with inquiry-based pedagogy and previous experience
teaching or administration of *inquiry*-based science programming.****

Strong familiarity with the CT K-12 Science Curriculum Frameworks,
demonstrated effectiveness working with public schools and their educators
& administrators****

Strong organizational skills****

Demonstrated ability to effectively manage budgets and project deadlines****

Demonstrated ability to lead and manage teams of professionals, helping
them to grow professionally within the established culture of the

Understanding of the importance and value of working as part of a larger
cross-functional and intra departmental team in a professional, courteous,
and collaborative manner****

Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills****

Ability to work some evenings, weekends and holidays****

Ability to travel as required****

Must possess a valid CT driver¹s license, the ability to drive to off-site
locations, and maintain a satisfactory driving record****

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Qualified applicants will go through an application process, interview
process and must successfully complete a background check.****

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to please
reference ³*Director of Professional Development and School Programs*².****

*The Connecticut Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer*