Job Opportunities

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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FAB LAB COORDINATOR

A Fab Lab is an advanced digital fabrication suite of computer-controlled manufacturing machines, paired with components and tools for circuit design and micro-controller programming for electronics applications. Fab Labs began as the educational outreach component of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, and research into digital fabrication, and are quickly becoming tools to advance and teach complex STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curricula to students around the world. The Fab Foundation has established over 250 Fab Labs around the world, and CSUB has been chosen as the host of the next Fab Lab.

The successful candidate will run the Fab Lab on a day-to-day basis and mentor students, teachers, and community members through their projects and ideas. Duties will include establishing protocols for safe and effective use of the lab, monitoring of safety conditions, equipment maintenance, supplies inventory, record keeping, budget management, develop programs, and maintain schedule.

DUTIES

The Fab Lab Coordinator will be responsible for managing the use of the space, the maintenance and support of the equipment, and maintaining partnerships with external organizations. This position will work closely with faculty, staff and students to support the development and operation of programs that serve the Museum’s school, community, and public audiences. The position will report directly to the Dean of NSME.

California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability or covered veteran status.

This person will be responsible for:

  • Managing all aspects of the daily operation and use of the Fab Lab.
  • Collaborating with and supporting program teams in the development of new Fab Lab programming.
  • Managing the delivery of Fab Lab programs, including learning experiences for school, community and public groups in the Fab Lab.
  • Managing the training and certification of all staff, volunteers, interns, and guests on the use of the Fab Lab software, computers and manufacturing equipment.
  • Lead staff, volunteers, and interns working in the Fab Lab.
  • Providing technical support for Fab Lab hardware and software.
  • Serving as a liaison with internal staff, external program partners and members of the global Fab Lab network.
  • Participating as team member in assigned working groups and project teams as assigned.
  • Work with CASE management and External Affairs staff to develop funding proposals and reports to donors.
  • Maintain departmental responsibilities (report preparation, meetings, email, phone, etc.).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Equivalent to four years of recent (within 3 years), professional work experience providing support services in a directly related unit or discipline.

or

Equivalent to two years of college with 16 semester units in Engineering, STEM or Education with significant technical experience may be substituted for one year of the required professional experience (attach copy of transcripts to employment application to demonstrate qualifications).

or

Equivalent to four years of college with 16 semester units in Engineering, STEM or Education with significant technical experience may be substituted for two years of the required professional experience (attach copy of transcripts to employment application to demonstrate qualifications).

We are looking for someone who is a proactive team-player, and passionate about helping a diversity of people learn through discovery.

Incumbent must successfully pass a background/fingerprint check.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

It is preferred that incumbent possess a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, STEM, or Education with significant technical experience (attach copy of transcripts to employment application to demonstrate qualifications), and two years of recent (within 3 years), professional experience providing support services in a directly related unit or discipline. Additionally preferred qualifications include: bilingual in Spanish; supervisory and teaching experience; experience with image editing, CAD/CAM applications, and design software; experience running and maintaining PCs, LANs and experience in Linux; experience using manufacturing and rapid prototyping technology and equipment.

SCREENING

Only those applicants possessing experience most directly related to the immediate needs of the office will be invited to appear before a Qualifications Appraisal Board for the purpose of appraising training, experience and interest in the position.

It shall be the policy of the CSU in filling vacant CSUEU bargaining Units 2, 5, 7 & 9 positions to fill such vacancies from among qualified individuals currently employed on-campus except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet campus workforce diversity goals or to provide specialized skills and abilities that are not available from current employees.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability or covered veteran status.

It is the policy of California State University; Bakersfield to hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to present documentation verifying their right to accept employment. You will also be requested to present a social security card at the time of initial appointment in compliance with state payroll regulations. State regulations require that every state employee sign the Oath of Allegiance prior to commencing the duties of his/her State employment, except legally employed non-citizens. These individuals are required to sign the Declaration of Permission to Work.

GENERAL APPLICANT INFORMATION

Official California State University, Bakersfield application forms must be completed in full and received in the Human Resources Office by 5:00 pm on/or postmarked by the specified closing date, unless otherwise indicated. Resumes are welcomed but will not be accepted in place of the official application. E-mailed or faxed applications or resumes will also not be accepted.

Applications are available outside the Office of Human Resources and may be downloaded from the Human Resources website. Candidates who reside outside the city of Bakersfield may contact the Office of Human Resources and request that an application be mailed to their residence. It takes a minimum of 4-6 weeks from the closing date for a position to be filled. To check the status of your application, go to the Human Resources’ Job Opening/Status Inquiry page. Applicants will not receive individual notifications. Upon submission, all application materials become the exclusive property of California State University, Bakersfield and will not be copied or returned. 

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