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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.

TIES Team Program Administrator

At TIES, The Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM—we are committed to helping children better understand and succeed in the world by ensuring every student has access to a rich engaging STEM education. To do this we deliver dynamic, results oriented STEM education consulting services to clients around the world. We advise our clients on best practices in the design and implementation of revolutionary STEM programs serving children from early childhood thru their participation in the workforce. We know that STEM education happens everywhere—not just in the classroom—and we help communities realize their full potential by catalyzing momentum around STEM programs.

Our clients include:

• Local, state and federal government entities in the US and around the world
• National and international philanthropies focused on education and economic and workforce development
• Public and private schools and school districts
• Business and industry leaders focused on improving education and building a STEM literate workforce
• National think tanks and communities of practice focused on STEM

Due to our unprecedented growth in the last several years we are looking for additional resources to help support our portfolio of engagements across all lines of business.

Title: TIES Team Program Administrator

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

Travel: Rare or occasionally (less then 15%)

Position: Contract position with hours varying based on project pipeline but current workflow is likely close to 30-40 hours per week. Due to our international engagements this work may not fit into a typical Monday-Friday and 9-5 day.

Location: Remote from well equipped* home office or in one of our offices (in Ohio: Cleveland in MD: Baltimore). (*Well equipped home office to include reliable high speed internet/video conference compatible computer/printer/fax capability/land-line phone for video conferencing.)

The TIES Team Program Administrator will be responsible for managing our TIES Team Project engagements portfolio, which may include:
• Coordinating project management activities, schedules, and staffing for all projects and maintaining the master online dashboard.
• Supporting project managers in reporting, tracking, and resourcing.
• Communicating internally and externally all necessary information in an efficient, timely and professional manner.
• Overseeing and enhancing internal processes and procedures.
• Managing the team deployments, including assigning of tasks/daily updates and iteration to the schedule
• Provide ongoing and completion reports as required for each engagement.
• Capture case studies and lessons learned for each project.
• Conduct all activities in support of TIES’ Directors, who focus on STEM Schools, Districts, Networks, Fab Labs, International Collaborations, and Operations.

The TIES team Program Administrator may also be a liaison with clients, funders, partners and other stakeholders as required ensuring transparency and timely communication of program progress updates.

• Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
• Self starter able to work independently
• Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a high energy, fast paced environment
• Exceptional communication skills both verbal and written
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Docs/Sheets/Forms and online survey tools
• Pleasant demeanor and ability to maintain an upbeat attitude when dealing with demanding clients
• Problem solver able to quickly assess issues and provide solutions
• Comfortable in a non-traditional organizational structure
• “Roll-up your sleeves” attitude and ability to take ownership of projects from beginning to end
• Experience working in a client centered environment
• Ability to build rapport and establish trust with a diverse community of stakeholders
• High tolerance for and adaptable to constant change resulting from our rapid growth
• Interest/experience in education (i.e. classroom teachers)

Start: Immediately

Length of contract: Ongoing based on work pipeline

Interested candidates please submit your resume via our online application.

We regret that due to the volume of applications we receive we can only contact qualified candidates.

Contact: Tiffany Brunetti Monroe/


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