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Director of Professional Development and School Programs [Connecticut Science Center]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 24, 1972 in job announcements |

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;***
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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
districts****

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****

** **

*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
institution****

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****

** **

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 HR@CTScienceCenter.org please
reference ³*Director of Professional Development and School Programs*².****

*The Connecticut Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

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