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Seeking STEM Professionals Passionate about Advancing STEM Education

Posted March 21 2014

TIES, Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM, is seeking letters of interest AND resumes to fill pending opening(s) for a variety of STEM positions. 

A leading innovator in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, TIES works with regional and state economic development organizations, regional and global philanthropies, corporate social responsibility entities, and schools to advance and improve STEM curriculum and instructional program development. TIES provides STEM school design, STEM curriculum development and implementation, and STEM instructional support to schools, districts, states, and the federal government. TIES design teams have created and built some of the finest STEM schools in the United States, such as MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland, OH. TIES recognizes the importance of school design and professional development for all teachers as the basis to improve and advance the character of STEM instruction at all grade levels.  TIES also recognizes the need to shift STEM instruction to focus on overall scientific understanding and reasoning rather than fragmented and isolated bits of discrete information. STEM education is trans-disciplinary in nature, offering students the ability to use project-based learning to address real-world issues that affect their families, and communities. .

The TIES team of consultants and partners includes some of the most highly recognized STEM leaders in the country. Our team excels in facilitating dynamic organizational change, developing robust, locally relevant STEM schools of excellence, and catalyzing vital partnerships within communities to ensure sustainable STEM communities of practice.

Criteria

TIES is seeking individuals or organizations with a passion for advancing STEM education and STEM literacy for all students.  Successful candidates will have a proven track record of delivering and implementing a variety of STEM programs, including professional development and/or project/problem-based learning and must exhibit an innovative approach and a high level of enthusiasm for STEM education.  Candidates also must be flexible and willing to learn the TIES design process and approach.

Our current needs include positions to lead teachers and administrators at our Summer STEM Institutes. We also are seeking professionals to STEM programs, schools, districts, and networks.  Candidates should be comfortable facilitating programs for a variety of stakeholders, including teachers, administrators, district leaders, business and industry, government entities, funders, and representatives from the communities they serve.

We recognize that successful and effective STEM advocacy can come from many diverse backgrounds; therefore, we encourage STEM professionals outside of traditional classroom roles to apply.  Candidates with leadership experience, including effective collaboration and an insatiable sense of curiosity, are ideal.

Defined roles for positions may include:

  • Design of STEM schools/districts/networks, including:
    • Implementing and analyzing readiness assessments
    • Facilitating design studios and complex collaborations
    • Supporting adoption of STEM programming recommendations
    • Facilitating and training in building collaborative networks
  • Support for advocacy efforts in the advancement of STEM, including research on emerging policy trends that impact STEM initiatives
  • Professional development, including
    • Collaborating in the design and delivery of project-based learning professional development workshops
    • Collaborating in the design and delivery of STEM-driven, site-specific professional development
    • Providing group and individualized professional development based on inquiry- and problem-based methodologies
    • Supporting teachers in integrating content across disciplines
    • Using a variety of coaching strategies for adult learning, including real-time, side-by-side classroom coaching, co-planning, analysis of student work, and classroom observation and feedback to improve teaching practices
    • Providing real-time classroom coaching and high-quality feedback to classroom teachers in STEM subject areas
    • Supporting school leaders in building capacity to sustain key structural and instructional changes

TIES is a “virtual company” with a small headquarters staff in Cleveland, OH. Our STEM consultants work from satellite work locations in:

  • Columbus, OH
  • Near Baltimore, MD
  • Southern California
  • Greater Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Although telecommuting is an option, we also are seeking candidates willing to reside in the Cleveland area.  Our work engagements are located throughout the United States and internationally. Most positions will require travel of up to 50% of the time.

Position and pay will be commensurate with experience.

TIES is seeking interest and will assess position availability and offers based on candidate pool.

Interested parties should submit information through the TIES Online Application.

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