Department: Education Services
Science Coach Coordinator
The Education Services team supports NYSCI’s mission by developing and implementing a vast array of innovative educational programs for Pre-K-12th grade students, educators and families. We invite learners to actively engage in the exploration of STEM concepts and practices. The department cultivates many local and national partnerships, including colleges and universities; collaborates on research projects; develops STEM learning resources; and leads educational initiatives with our community to increase science awareness, excitement and interest in learners of all ages.
The Science Coach Coordinator provides programmatic leadership and support in the development and expansion of NYSCI’s science coach model. NYSCI uses science coaching to transform and improve STEM teaching and learning within schools or after school programs through intensive professional learning experiences and STEM engagement experiences for students and parents that strengthens connections between formal and informal learning. The Science Coach Coordinator will be responsible for collaborating with internal and external partners and supporting NYSCI’s Pre-K STEM Enrichment program in partnership with NYCDOE as well as other educational initiatives within the portfolio of projects assigned to the Science Coaching division. These may include developing and delivering rigorous educational experiences and STEM resources for K-12th grade students, teachers and families.
1. Oversee the implementation and coordination of the Pre-K STEM Enrichment program including the direct supervision of a FT Instructor, professional learning workshops with teachers, STEM family day events and the development of engaging hands-on curriculum/instructional resources that align with the NYSCI’s institutional philosophy (Design-Make-Play) as well as NYC science standards.
2. Coordinate and conduct off-site visits to partner schools and community based organizations in order to implement NYSCI’s science coaching model with schools including needs assessment, partner planning, lesson modeling, co-teaching, observations and, program reflection.
3. Cultivate and sustain relationships with community stakeholders including District 24 school leaders and NYCDOE Early Childhood Department staff to strengthen partnerships, improve programmatic outcomes and inform the future strategic growth of community based programs.
4. Collaborate with the Family Learning and Community Partnerships division to co-create engaging STEM Family Day events for community families.
5. Establish a consistent process for developing or collaborating on conducting assessments including project team reflection, observation tools, surveys, participant interviews and other forms of formative and summative assessments that will inform program modifications and program impact on participants
6. Assist in producing project report narratives and developing new concepts for family learning or community engagement grant funded opportunities aligned with NYSCI initiatives and best practices.
7. Serve as project manager on assigned grant funded projects and collaborate with internal staff and external partners to meet deliverables
8. Act as a NYSCI representative by attending meetings and conferences to disseminate project findings, increase public awareness of NYSCI programs, communicate with schools/teachers/funders, and promote programs to increase NYSCI’s visibility in the education field.
9. Oversee storage and inventory pertaining to Science Coaching including set-up and clean up of materials and assist with tracking and maintaining invoicing and budget expenses for all assigned grants and projects.
10. Assist with other Education Services duties and supporting other Education Services programs as needed including special events, workshops, outreaches, teacher trainings, camps, and Big Science Days.
1 FT Instructor
- B.A. or equivalent degree in the appropriate field. Masters degree preferred.
- 2-3 years of experience implementing professional learning experiences for teachers that align with school standards and classroom management.
- 2-3 years of experience in leadership and overseeing staff or project teams in a museum/science center or similar informal setting.
- 1-2 years of experience developing and implementing early childhood programs for students, teachers, and families. Proficiency in Spanish preferred.
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- Familiarity with progressive pedagogy and culturally relevant teaching strategies for formal and informal settings that support creative engaged learning for students, educators, and families.
- Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- Knowledgeable about NYS science curriculum, standards, and assessment including the Next Generation Science standards.
- Ability to cultivate partnerships and collaborations with internal and external stakeholders including partners, program participants, supervisors and other team members.
- Proficiency in project management and achieving short and long term objectives and programmatic deliverables.
- Experience developing and integrating innovative and novel content with a wide range of audiences and bridging
- connections between formal and informal settings.
- Demonstrable experience in working with project teams with the ability to harness team creativity and translate into effective programming.
- Strong communications skills with the ability to express ideas clearly both in written and oral communications.
- Ability to identify the needs of diverse learners and team members, and to develop and facilitate educational materials and programs accordingly.
- Flexible scheduling to participate in events outside the workday schedule and must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends, as needed.
- Experience implementing science coach models in a similar setting.
- Familiarity with the Creative Curriculum for early learners.
- $59,000 annual salary with an excellent NYSCI benefits package.
The New York Hall of Science also offers generous benefits and perks for all regular full-time employees. These currently include:
- Health, dental and vision insurance options
- Flexible spending accounts for healthcare, dependent care and commuter benefits
- Pension plan and 401k plan
- Free life insurance coverage
- Paid vacation and sick leave
- 13 paid holidays off
- Flexible work schedules
- Employee Assistance Program
How to Apply
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Since its founding at the 1964 – 65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people — children, teachers and families — by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development programs, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.
NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.
NYSCI has approximately 80 full time and over 60 part time staff.