The Creative Computing Lab is committed to supporting teachers' implementation of constructionist approaches to learning and teaching in K–12 computing classrooms. The position involves managing and contributing to, in collaboration with Faculty Director Karen Brennan and members of the Creative Computing Lab, two major projects: the NSF-funded Getting Unstuck project and the Scratch Educator Meetups Network project. The position involves the following broad activities: ● Envisioning, designing, and implementing research and outreach activities by setting timelines and goals, tracking milestones and objectives, and leading project team members ● Communicating Lab ideas and activities to researchers, teachers, administrators, and the general public through original visual and text content, including curriculum development ● Developing research and outreach through grant-writing and partnerships with key stakeholders
Develop and execute strategies for the projects; set timelines and goals; ensure milestones and objectives are met Manage project team members; facilitate team meetings Develop curriculum materials Collect, analyze, and manage research data (e.g., conduct literature reviews, participate in site visits, document findings, develop research articles) Represent project at conferences and online; develop presentation content, present research to and summarize project findings for academic community and general audiences Research, cultivate, and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to grow project participation Develop and maintain social media presence using Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube Co-design content and facilitate events (e.g., workshops, webinars, conferences) for educators Actively investigate and seek out additional sources of funding
This is a 1 year term position with possibility of extension
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Hiring and retaining staff reflecting the diversity of those we serve;
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Developing strong relationships and partnerships internal and external to our community to advance diversity and inclusion;
Communicating transparently and respectfully; and
Fostering an inclusive, respectful, and professional work environment
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Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree and 3 years work in related discipline. Previous experience in conducting and managing research projects. Demonstrated experience with both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Experience working with educators and students. Experience participating in and moderating online communities.
Any applicant wishing to be considered for this position must indicate that they meet all of the basic requirements in either their cover letter or resume.
Applicants wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter in addition to their resume.
Master's degree in education preferred. Excellent writing and communication skill. Experience supporting and designing for creative approaches to education and learning. Prior experience in K-12 computer science education/learning experiences. Understanding of (or interest in) basic computer-programming skills and concepts. Demonstrated experience taking initiative and using strong judgement in decision making. The ability to work independently and with little supervision is critical. Ability to accurately assess problems and take initiative to develop solutions. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well with Adobe Creative Suite tool, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Previous experience utilizing social media.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 52243BR
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