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Last updated February 19, 2015

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UC Berkeley - Main Campus

Public Education Specialist 3 (4168U) #18007

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The Learning Design Group is a curriculum research and development program at the Lawrence Hall of Science, with a portfolio of award-winning science curriculum materials for use by pre-K through Grade 8. One of the programs, Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading, is a combined science and literacy program for Grades 2-5, led by Jacqueline Barber, Associate Director of the Lawrence Hall of Science, and P. David Pearson, Professor and Dean Emeritus of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. The program is undergoing a substantial revision and expansion in order to extend the program for Grades K-5, add digital enhancements, and address the Next Generation Science Standards. The Learning Design Group seeks to hire Elementary Curriculum Specialists to join the team in the design and development of the elementary curriculum.

Responsibilities:

• Plans and develops new curricular units for grades K-2 or 2-5.
• Revises existing curriculum to meet new education standards.
• Determines instructor objectives and methods within established guidelines.
• Provides instruction in pilot classroom settings.
• Evaluates, synthesizes, and adjusts curriculum materials based on results from pilots and field tests.
• May monitor student responses in pilot and field test settings.
• May serve as a work leader.

Required Qualifications:

: • Thorough knowledge of best practices in science education and/or literacy education and understanding of how work may impact other areas.
• Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
• Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills, for various audiences, preferably including educators and project funders.
• Thorough knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
• Thorough knowledge of and skill in curriculum development.
• Ability to incorporate current research and best practices of teaching and learning into curriculum products.
• Demonstrated ability to work with students in a classroom setting; elementary school teaching preferred.
• Thorough skills to conduct needs assessment and development of curriculum within established guidelines and program goals.
• Publications in academic and practitioner journals desirable.
• Skill in using office software applications.

Education and Training:

• Bachelor's degree in science, literacy and/or education or related area and/or equivalent experience/training. 5-10 years professional experience, including research, teaching, and curriculum development, a combination of two or more preferred.
• Continuing education in related field required.

Salary: The salary range for this position is $43,300-$66,100 depending on years of applicable experience, internal equity, and other critical factors. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

Application Deadline Date: March 19. 2015

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying through http://apptrkr.com/581260 click on ‘Job Listings’ followed by ‘External Applicants’, and then search for job number 18007.

Additional Information: This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

University of California, Berkeley

Science Curriculum Specialist - Learning Design Group (4168U)

Departmental Overview
The Learning Design Group is a curriculum research and development program at the Lawrence Hall of Science, with a portfolio of award-winning science curriculum materials for use by pre-K through Grade 8. One of the programs, Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading, is a combined science and literacy program for Grades 2-5, led by Jacqueline Barber, Associate Director of the Lawrence Hall of Science, and P. David Pearson, Professor and Dean Emeritus of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. We are currently extending this program for Grades 6-8, creating a three-year middle school course that is digitally enhanced and addresses the Next Generation Science Standards.

The Learning Design Group seeks to hire Science Curriculum Specialists to increase the capacity of the curriculum design team and assume a range of curriculum development responsibilities.

Responsibilities:

Plans and develops new curricular units for grades 6-8.
• Revises existing curriculum to meet new education standards.
• Determines instructor objectives and methods within established guidelines.
• Provides instruction in pilot classroom settings.
• Evaluates, synthesizes, and adjusts curriculum materials based on results from pilots and field tests.
• May monitor student responses in pilot and field test settings.
• May serve as a work leader.

Required Qualifications:

• Thorough knowledge of science/literacy pedagogy and understanding of how work may impact other areas.
• Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
• Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills, for various audiences, preferably including educators, researchers, and project funders.
• Thorough knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
• Thorough knowledge of and skill in curriculum development.
• Ability to incorporate current research and best practices into curriculum products.
• Demonstrated ability to work with students in a classroom setting; middle school science teaching preferred.
• Thorough skills to conduct needs assessment and development of curriculum within established guidelines and program goals.
• Publications in academic and practitioner journals desirable.
• Skill in using office software applications.

Education/Training:

• Bachelor’s degree in science, science education, or related area and/or equivalent experience/training. 5-10 years professional experience, including research, teaching, and curriculum development; a combination of all three preferred. Continuing education in related field required.

Salary:

$43,300-66,100 depending on years of applicable experience, internal equity and other critical factors.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/577459 click on ‘Job Listings’ followed by ‘External Applicants’, and then search for job number 17837.

Application Deadline: March 13, 2015

Quarry Lane School in Dublin, CA

Elementary School Science Specialist
The Quarry Lane School, a private college preparatory school is seeking specialized Science instructors for both upper and lower Elementary levels. The instructor will teach multiple periods of the same subject area covering but not limited Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science utilizing the FOSS and EIE programs.

Seeking the following qualifications:
• At least 5 years full time teaching experience
• Master's Degree in a science field preferred
• Ability to effectively teach all areas of science – physical, life, and earth science
• Experience with basic level engineering programs such as EIE ( Engineering in Elementary) or Project Lead the Way
• Experience with Science Fair at the elementary level
• Strong classroom management
• Ability to monitor classroom web page, grading portal and email correspondence with parents
• Collaborative person with willingness to further develop curriculum
• Experience with assessment and grouping of individuals for differentiated instruction

Middle School Physical Science Teacher
The Quarry Lane School, a private college preparatory school is seeking an experienced full-time middle school physical science teacher for grades 6 and 8. This candidate will have superior content knowledge to collaborate with classroom teachers in planning units that integrate learning, are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and develop rigorous curriculum that exceeds NGSS. This candidate will have a proven track record of providing excellent learning experiences that deepens students understanding of science concepts in preparation for further academic studies and interest in the sciences and STEM related content.

Responsibilities:
• Design and implement curricula and activities to meet and exceed NGSS academic standards.
• Design, implement, and use informal and formal assessments to measure progress of students.
• Collaborate with fellow teachers to create a data-driven, learner-centered, friendly and safe environment demonstrating shared responsibility for achievement.
• Adhere to and support all school policies to enforce school core values, high expectations, and strict code of conduct.
• Set and attain ambitious student achievement and social-emotional benchmarks.
• Model and encourage appropriate student behavior
• Communicate with parent/guardians on a regular basis regarding student progress.
• Incorporate science fair, Explora-Vision, and other science competition programs into curriculum
• Mentor middle school science club
• Work with school team to constantly evaluate and improve mastery of instructional, culture building, and leadership skills.
• Maintain a classroom that demonstrates discipline, order and rigor.
• Reflect critically on teaching practice and implement improvement strategies as needed.
• Participate in curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions.
• Strong technology skills, including familiarity with tools that support learning and organization
• Strong interpersonal, communication, writing, and organizational skills
• Demonstrated professionalism: ability to meet deadlines, lead initiatives, be proactive, and communicate with all constituencies of school community
• Chaperone field lessons/trips including occasional overnight field lessons/trips
• Participate in mandatory summer orientation and staff meetings and professional development

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree required in chemistry or physics; Master’s degree or higher in the chemistry and/or physics is strongly preferred.
• Teaching experience at the middle school level is preferred.
• Experience and knowledge of science competitions and programs

For more information and to apply, email your cover letter and resume to Dhanson@quarrylane.org

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

Regional Program Manager - Code.org

Job Summary:

Code.org is recruiting for Regional Program Managers in Los Angeles, New York City, and Ft. Lauderdale/Miami areas to support Code.org’s Education team through the development, implementation, and maintenance of Code.org’s partnership model with school districts. Responsibilities of the position include recruiting school districts for potential Code.org educational partnerships, managing all partnership implementation activities with district personnel, and marketing and supporting Code.org's program in the region. Full-time, salaried.

Qualifications:

At least a Bachelor's degree, preferably in Education or Computer Science
Demonstrated ability to pitch the Code.org educational model to individuals across the full school district spectrum (superintendent to teacher) and close the agreement
Experience and aptitude for managing complex projects and relationships to realize successful project outcomes throughout the pitching and implementation life cycle
Advanced organization and problem solving skills
Understanding of and passion for equity in computer science and K-12 education

Additional desired strengths include:

Experience working with school districts in a project implementation capacity
Recent computer science teaching experience in a K-12 school setting
Strong existing connections to the computer science community

Must be a self-starter, multi-tasker, excel under pressure, and work independently with a geographically dispersed team. Proficiency in working with Microsoft Office and Google Docs a must.

Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% of the time is required.

Email resumes or LinkedIn profiles to jobs@code.org

Public Education Specialist 4 (4169U) #18973

The Learning Design Group is a curriculum research and development program at the Lawrence Hall of Science, with a portfolio of award-winning science curriculum materials for use by pre-K through Grade 8. One of the programs, Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading, is a combined science and literacy program for Grades 2-5, led by Jacqueline Barber, Associate Director of the Lawrence Hall of Science, and P. David Pearson, Professor and Dean Emeritus of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. The program is undergoing a substantial revision and expansion in order to extend the program for Grades K-5, add digital enhancements, and address the Next Generation Science Standards. The Learning Design Group seeks to hire an Elementary Curriculum Lead to join the leadership team in the design and development of the elementary curriculum.

Responsibilities:

• Provides intellectual leadership to a team of curriculum developers.
• Uses considerable discretion to determine approaches, methods and procedures for science content of new integrated science-literacy curricular units for grades K-5.
• Plans and develops new K-5 curricular units assuring alignment with new science standards.
• Recruits, selects, orients, evaluates and supervises elementary science curriculum specialists.
• Evaluates, synthesizes and adjusts curriculum based on results from pilots and field tests.

Required Qualifications:

• Possesses advanced knowledge of best practices in science education and ability to incorporate both best practices and current research into curriculum products
• Possesses advanced analytical, problem solving, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
• Possesses advanced knowledge of and skill in K-5 science curriculum development.
• Elementary teaching experience in science.
• Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to provide effective leadership to curriculum developers and teams.
• Demonstrates thorough knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
• Uses business software applications in completion of work assignments.

Education/Training:

• Bachelors degree in science and/or education or related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Continuing education in related field required.

Salary & Benefits:

$52,500.00-$80,300.00 depending on years of applicable experience, internal equity and other critical factors.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/576081 click on ‘Job Listings’ followed by ‘External Applicants’, and then search for job number 18973