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The Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for a Part Time 50% Pre-college Education Manager. The Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) is funded by the National Science Foundation. It combines robotics, neuroscience, computer science and other disciplines to advance the interface between technology and the brain. The University of Washington is the lead institution to partner institutions Massachusetts Institute of Technology and San Diego State University. An important component of the center is K-12 curriculum development and outreach (primarily middle and high school) to help in the ongoing effort to recruit students throughout the nation into the field of engineering. The Precollege Education Manager will work with the UW's Math Science Upward Bound Program, the Seattle Public School District, and those associated with our partner institutions, and the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology) Program to ensure underrepresented students, disadvantaged students and students with disabilities are in the pathway to college.
The Precollege Education Manager will assist the Education Director with oversight of existing national programs such as the Research Experience for Teachers (RET) and the Young Scholars Program (YSP).
Specific responsibilities include:
Interface with UW's Math Science Upward Bound Program including summer student recruitment and academic year engagement.
Manage the Young Scholars Program.
Manage the Research Experience for Teachers program including:
Recruitment and selection of teachers
Providing team leadership in the development of curricula appropriate for a range of ages
Coordination of regular assessments and evaluations of the program throughout the academic year
Coordination with school districts in regions surrounding our partner institutions and the home institution
Coordination with pre-college efforts at all institutions associated with CSNE
Work with evaluators to assess all programs, take input from evaluators, and institute recommendations.
Disseminate precollege curriculum and materials to CSNE partner institutions at the national level.
Collect and communicate data for NSF reporting.
Write educational sections of the CSNE Annual Report and assist with future proposals.
Present educational components to NSF and partners at the annual site visit.
Attend NSF and other meetings.
Coordinate precollege events such as field trips, science education events, and College of Engineering Discovery Days for the CSNE.
Bachelor's Degree in Education, communications or related field AND 2-3 years of relevant work experience.
Strong commitment to helping disadvantaged and underrepresented students excel in school and enter college.
Ability to communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences.
Proven team leader.
Ability to engage youth and work with middle and high school science teachers.
Knowledge of K-12 educational systems and pedagogy.
Ability to write compelling and engaging materials.
Willingness to travel nationally.
Attention to detail and experience with data collection.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Grant writing experience.
Former educator or work in a public school environment.
Conditions of Employment:
Ability to efficiently and effectively travel to local schools.
Work may entail very early hours in order to meet with teachers.
Occasional weekend and evening work.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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