[ES_JOBS_NET] Fwd: NYC Program Coordinator - Afterschool STEM Mentoring Program

Nina T. Chaopricha ntrautmann at gmail.com
Wed Jun 5 20:43:43 MDT 2013

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From: Biogeochemistry <biogeo at cornell.edu>
Date: Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 3:11 PM
Subject: NYAS Job opening

Hi Everyone – We’re hiring a program coordinator for the Afterschool
STEM Mentoring Program – please see the attached job description and
pass it along to interested parties.

JOB TITLE: Program Coordinator, Education & Public Programs

DEPARTMENT: Education & Public Programs

REPORTS TO: Executive Director, Education & Public Programs


The Program Coordinator will be responsible for training, curriculum
development and coordination of the Afterschool STEM Mentoring
Program, a program which recruits and trains qualified graduate
students and post doctoral fellows engaged in the STEM (science,
technology, engineering, and math) disciplines to instruct science
afterschool courses for 4th through 8th students attending schools in
high-needs areas in NY, NJ and internationally.


• In conjunction with Program Managers of the Afterschool STEM
Mentoring Program, conduct in person and virtual training for the
scientists on different curriculum.

• Write new curriculum to be used in the program. The curricula are
designed to be inquiry based and include such elements as youth
development principals and college readiness. These new curricula are
to be taught by novice teachers.

• Coordinate and facilitate training through existing contractors in
STEM content knowledge and classroom management for novice educators
who are young scientists

• Manage relationships with NYC afterschool program providers and
other partnering organizations

• Support Mentors within the NYC and Newark sites: o Provide guidance
in effective teaching strategies, lesson modification, and classroom

o Facilitate communication between Mentor and site staff

o Schedule and execute site visits to each afterschool placement

o Order and prepare supplies for Mentors

• Help manage the Annual NYAS/DYCD FIRST Lego League Robotics scrimmage


Some graduate work or a Masters Degree in a STEM discipline and at
least two years of experience in education in an urban setting,
preferably with at least one of those years devoted to informal

An ideal candidate will have a strong background in science teaching
including classroom instruction at the middle grades, writing
curriculum, mentoring new teachers, and working with diverse students
in under resourced classrooms. This position requires strong written
and oral communication skills with diverse stakeholders, the ability
to provide constructive feedback to scientists in training, and work
independently to identify and solve problems. This position also
requires excellent logistical and organizational skills.

Key Characteristics:

• Familiarity with and high level of comfort navigating the five boroughs

• Knowledge of the NYC public school system and educational standards

• Strong interpersonal skills -- ability to easily and quickly develop
rapport with a wide variety of stakeholders

• Comfort with different content areas at the middle grades

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Flexibility and ability to problem solve

• Passion for furthering the development of science education and the
opportunities for at-risk youth

The Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking a diverse
workforce. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package to
both full-time and part-time staff that includes affordable health
care insurance, tuition reimbursement, retirement plan, and liberal
vacation time and holiday schedule.


Applications must include a resume, cover letter which includes salary
history and/or requirements. In addition, please include a 1-hour
sample lesson plan to be used by a scientist on the first day of their
teaching assignment.

Visit us on the web at www.nyas.org for additional information about
the Academy.



Nancy Schaff

State 4-H STEM Program Specialist

Cornell Cooperative Extension ~ Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research

Beebe Hall ~ Cornell University ~ Ithaca, NY 14853

607.254.7416 ~ nschaff at cornell.edu

Young People in 4-H are Uniquely Prepared to Step Up to the Challenges
of a Complex, Changing World
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