Digital Product and Curriculum Specialist

The deadline to apply is October 25, 2019.
Submit your resume and cover letter to:
https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/8f0641b7493a4e87a23c1045066d9945


Billion Oyster Project
The Billion Oyster Project (BOP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to restore oyster reefs to New York Harbor through public education initiatives. We lead a large-scale marine restoration effort to restore one billion live oysters in New York Harbor by 2035.

BOP engages the community through its restoration-based STEM education programs for
middle and high-school students, its collection program with NYC restaurants to collect oyster shells for reef substrate, and its volunteer program, which enables New Yorkers to get involved in hands-on community science restoration work.

Billion Oyster Project was born out of the New York Harbor School (NYHS), a public high school which provides a college preparatory education built upon New York City’s marine & maritime industry. NYHS remains Billion Oyster Project’s flagship education partner, instilling the ethics of environmental stewardship and the needed skills for careers on the water. As sophomores, Harbor School students enroll in one of seven career and technical education (CTE) programs including Aquaculture, Vessel Operations, Marine Biology Research, Professional Diving, Ocean Engineering, Maritime Policy & Advocacy, and Marine Systems Technology. Each CTE program has a role within the work of Billion Oyster Project, extending students’ education from
the classroom into a real-world context.


Our Vision
A future in which New York Harbor is the center of a rich, diverse and abundant estuary. The communities surrounding this complex ecosystem will help shape its vitality and in return enjoy its many benefits, including endless opportunities for work, education and recreation. The harbor is a world-class public space, well used and well cared for—our Commons.


Our Ethos

Restoration through Education
We believe that restoration without education is fleeting. To ensure the long-term health and productivity of our natural environment we must teach young people to care for, monitor and restore their Harbor.
Education through Restoration
We believe that students learn best when applying their studies to a large-scale ecosystem restoration project that challenges them to become active participants and takes them out of the classroom, down to the water’s edge to experience the ecosystem first-hand. We prioritize educational programs that are site-specific, project-based, and inquiry-based and that integrate a field work component.


Position Overview

The Billion Oyster Project is seeking a Digital Product and Curriculum Specialist to develop computational science training and curriculum for NYC public school teachers and students and to coordinate product management for the project’s web based digital platform.

This position is funded through two three year National Science Foundation grant awards with the primary goals of: increasing students’ NY Harbor restoration and STEM content knowledge, confidence in doing field research activities, and interest in STEM careers; increasing teachers’ NY Harbor restoration and STEM content knowledge, instructional skills, and inquiry-based field research practice, and; increasing underrepresented students’ motivation, interest in and preparation for pursuing STEM careers.

This position offers the opportunity to create unique restoration-science STEM curriculum while overseeing the development of an innovative web based learning platform.


Required Qualifications
● Master’s degree in a relevant science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM)
field or a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline and a master’s degree in Education.
● Professional experience developing middle and/or high school student curriculum in
computer and data science
● Professional experience delivering middle and/or high school teacher professional
development training in computer and data science
● Experience managing web based projects, including overseeing the work of one or more
programmers
● Experience using computers for complex data analysis


Desired Qualifications
● Teaching experience in NYC middle or high schools
● Working knowledge of programming languages such as Python or other programming
languages suited to data analysis, API development and data management
● Knowledge of environmental restoration, environmental science or marine biology
● Ability to work in a team environment with collaborative and inclusive approaches

Billion Oyster Project is fueled by the passion and commitment of its growing team. Enthusiasm for the work of engaging students, teachers and the public in the restoration of their natural environment is an expectation for the position. Candidates should be adaptable, resilient and comfortable working collaboratively on complex projects with various stakeholders.

Education

Master’s degree in a science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) or computer
science discipline or a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM related discipline and a master’s degree in Education.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits include group health plan, a generous vacation policy and an inspiring working environment on Governors Island in New York Harbor.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Billion Oyster Project believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Contact

Interested candidates should upload a brief cover letter and resume/CV to the link provided.

*Any person working in the New York City DOE buildings, working with NYC DOE students or who has access to NYC DOE confidential information is required by New York State law to undergo a security clearance, including fingerprints, prior to commencing services. All prospective employees (either working for NYC DOE or for a Vendor) must have a security clearance before starting work. No one can be fingerprinted by the NYC DOE or undergo the security clearance unless they have been added to the organization or agency’s PETS (Personnel Eligibility Tracking System) roster.

Babysitter Needed – Medford

We are looking for a babysitter for our daughter 11 year old daughter. We live in Medford and need help on Monday afternoons from 3:45pm – 7:00pm (end time can be flexible). She has a music lesson at the Winchester School of music that she would need to be taken to (8 minutes from our home).

If you are looking for more hours, our daughter will also be playing softball in the Spring and we may need additional help during the week (but for the immediate time, we are looking for Monday help.)

Our daughter is in 6th grade. She loves music and singing. She is a black belt in Taekwondo. She loves playing softball. She is very caring and always helpful. We are looking to secure a new sitter as soon as possible (our previous sitter moved out of town this summer). Also, having a car is necessary to help take to and from music lesson.  Do let us know if you are interested and we can setup a time to meet.

Compensation: $16/hour

If interested please contact: Amy.cmaillet@gmail.com or text: 978-430-7018>

After School Nanny for 2 girls – Arlington

We are looking for fun and reliable after-school nanny for 2 girls (11 & 7 years) in Arlington.

We would like you to pick up the younger one from after school and drive them to/from activities.

You will need to have your own car.

Current schedule:

Mon, Wed, Fri 4pm-6:30pm
Tue, Thur 2:30pm-6:30pm

Offer to pay $18-22/hr

If this sounds interesting to you and could work with your schedule, please send me an email & proposed time when we could talk/meet.

Looking forward chatting with you.
Kathleen Datta: kathleendatta@gmail.com

Academic Tutor – Winchester

My name is Sarah Berkley and I am a recent graduate of the School Psychology program at Tufts. I am currently looking for an academic tutor for my 16-year-old cousin in Winchester, MA. She will be entering the eleventh grade this fall and we are looking for someone to meet with her once or twice a week (for an hour to two hours depending) to help with academic coursework, as well as executive functioning skills such as time management, study skills, and organizational techniques. Details such as rate, meeting space, and scheduling can be discussed. If you are interested or would like to discuss further, please reach out to my aunt, Maureen Berkley, by phone at 781-910-9749 or by email at mberkley@meredithmanagement.com.

Child Care – Arlington

Arnold is looking for someone to bring his 12 year old daughter from her Arlington middle school at 2:30PM to an Ice Skating Rink in Lexington MA, and then bring her back to the house in East Arlington at around 4:45PM.  She’s a delightful young women.  She will be on the ice the whole time, so the person applying for this job could go a few streets over to either the Lexington Library or a copy shop to do work.  Arnold can be reached at aschoenfeld1@yahoo.co.uk.”

Library Data Assistant

Job Description: The Library Data Assistant will support growing needs in social science data and research data through Tisch Library. They will work closely with the Social Science Data Librarian and Research Data Librarian to provide assistance in a variety of areas. The position will offer extensive training and opportunities for growth for a candidate interested in expanding knowledge and skills in pedagogy around technology and data skills, finding and using data, and other related areas. This position will work 5-10 hours/week with flexible hours.

Job Functions

Support curricular needs in UEP, Economics, Psychology and other social science by: 

  • building online tutorials for data sources, data visualization tools and other tools to support flipped classroom and experiential learning, under guidance from the social science data librarian
  • researching tools and sources as requested across a range of disciplines
  • assisting in teaching and individual consultations as needed, under guidance fromthe social science data librarian

Support Software and Data Carpentry [link: https://carpentries.org/] efforts by 

  • (a) participating in software and data carpentry as an instructor or helper, depending on experience
  • (b) supporting the workshops by performing tasks like creating the website and handling registration (requires functional knowledge of github, html and css); 
  • (c) work with admin on logistical needs for workshops 

Salary: $20/hr

Requirements: 

  • enrollment in a Tufts graduate program 
  • moderate to advanced experience in finding data, cleaning and analyzing data, programming and/or statistics; and interest in actively expanding skills.  
  • experience with teaching, building learning objects, or interest in developing pedagogical skills 
  • strong attention to detail
  • ability to work independently and collaborate with others  
  • good communication skills, both written and oral
  • commitment to accessibility and supporting representation, equity and inclusion in data, pedagogy and higher education

Hours available: 

This position will be 5-10 hours per week. Shifts and hours are flexible between 9 and 5, Monday to Friday.

Apply: https://tischlibrary.tufts.edu/about-us/library-jobs-students/tisch-library-data-assistant

After School Sitter – Arlington

A family in Arlington is looking for an after school sitter two days a week from 2:30-5. Ideally they’d like someone to work on Wednesday and Thursday. Duties include: picking up the first grade son at school and play at the playground after school for a bit before heading home. They live right around the corner from school so it’s easy to park and walk. Looking for someone with experience, enjoys outdoor time, non-smoker and reliable. If interested, please contact Amanda DeForest at ajdeforest@gmail.com

Religious School Teachers Needed at Temple Shalom in Medford for 2019-2020

Are you creative with children?  Do you have camp/classroom/youth group experience in a Jewish setting?  Are you capable of teaching Hebrew reading and prayers?  If the answer to any or all of these questions is “yes”, then please apply for a teacher position with us, and send a cover letter and resume to rsdirector@templeshalommedford.org.

Our synagogue school meets on Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and Wednesday, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Current teacher openings are for 2 day per week classes that meet on Sunday morning and Wednesday afternoon; and one teacher’s assistant position for Sunday morning.  Curriculum subjects vary by grade, and may include:  Hebrew, Prayer, Holidays, Bible, Israel, History and Mitzvot (obligations).

Candidates should be excited to teach children, have a strong Jewish background, and be willing to collaborate on lesson planning (follow a written curriculum and submit a lesson plan prior to class).  Temple Shalom is a Conservative Movement affiliated synagogue, in the metropolitan North of Boston area.  We offer teacher support, generous compensation, a relaxed setting and small student groups.  Candidates will need a car for transportation, ideally, although we are approximately a 30-minute walk from Tufts University; we help coordinate and provide carpools among Tufts teachers.

Playgroup Facilitator

Organization: Somerville Family Learning Collaborative (SFLC), Department of Family and Community Engagement for Somerville Public Schools

Description: The “Playgroup Facilitator” supports the implementation of developmentally appropriate playgroups for children ages birth-5. The Facilitator is responsible for the day-to-day running of playgroups ensuring the provision of a safe, welcoming and active learning environment for all children and their families.

Hours: Part Time 12-18.75 hour per week pending applicant availability
Salary: $22.97 per hour

Location: 42 Prescott Street, Somerville, MA

To learn more and apply, please visit: https://www.schoolspring.com/jobs/job.cfm?jid=3156999&