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Science Curriculum Coordinator

Company: Academies of Math and Science
Location: Tempe
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Level: ExperiencedJob Location: Tempe Office - Tempe, AZPosition Type: Full TimeEducation Level: 4 Year DegreeSalary Range: $55,000.00 - $70,000.00 Salary/yearJob Category: EducationAcademies of Math and Science Location: 3002 S Priest Dr., Tempe, AZ Network Science Program Coordinator Academies of Math and Science (AMS) is an academically advanced charter school network serving predominantly low-income and at-risk students, with a decade-long track record of being one of the highest performing K-8 charter schools in Arizona. Many students come to us performing 2 years below grade level and quickly achieve above grade level mastery at AMS. As part of the AMS family, your role as a Network Science Program Coordinator to guide our motivated students through an advanced curriculum alongside our team of talented subject matter experts and educators.? The position will coordinate the purchase, teacher-training, and implementation of the network-wide science curriculum for grades K-8 including hands-on science kits for K to 5 and science labs for 3 to 8. This position will also create and coordinate common assessments to measure progress on AZ science standards for grades 3 to 8. Responsibilities:

  • Develop expertise in the current science and engineering program used by the network to become a curriculum program trainer.
  • Apply strong knowledge of AZ state standards to unpack the AZ Science standards for all grade levels.
  • Assist schools with analyzing science assessment data and plan for improvement
  • Develop professional development plans to support teachers to implement science curriculum with fidelity, to use science equipment and technology for student engagement, and to use effective science teaching strategies.
  • Provide summer, year-round, and special-request professional development to teams of teachers in grade bands K-2, 3-5, and 6-8
  • Help K-5 teachers use hands-on science kits.
  • Apply state-required knowledge of lab safety to create and oversee lab safety training.
  • Create online/self-paced onboarding for midyear science teacher hires for all grades
  • Order curriculum based on inventory, interact with vendors.
  • Support teachers with completing inventory of science and engineering materials and laboratory equipment
  • As needed, conduct in-person science teacher observations and provide structured feedback
  • Define and analyze the effectiveness of the science curriculum implementation during classroom observations or discussion with coaches/school leaders.
  • Collaborate with other network SMEs and school administrators to assist in accomplishing program goals and objectives.
  • Lead network-wide professional learning communities' sessions and groups.
  • Performs all other duties and services assigned by supervisor
  • Select curriculum as needed
  • Develop and support grade 3 to 8 with benchmarks, interim assessments, and end of term assessments in preparation for state testing in science
  • Coordinate with science curriculum vendors to connect vendor platforms to network applications Why work for us??
  • Competitive salaries and bonus pay opportunities?
  • Fully paid employee benefits including medical, dental, short/long term disability, and life insurance; optional low-cost vision insurance and 401k retirement plan (with 4% employer match)??
  • May qualify for?federal student loan forgiveness?since we serve Title 1 school
  • Supportive, collaborative culture with incredible coworkers and leaders?
  • Comprehensive training, follow-up coaching, and weekly/monthly professional development throughout the year?
  • Extensive opportunities for career mobility and advancement as our network continues to grow and expand to new areas?
  • The chance to truly make a difference in the lives of children who may not otherwise have access to a high-quality education?
    • Minimum of a bachelor's degree?
    • Evidence of leadership and going above and beyond in prior teaching or administrative roles?
    • 5+ years of teaching experience in K-8 science
    • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills as well as attention to detail?
    • A track record of excellent results teaching children at advanced levels in at-risk communities?
    • Excellent knowledge of major science areas: Biology, Physical Science, Earth Science, and Engineering
    • Knowledge of MS Office products including SharePoint
    • Knowledge of online testing platforms such as SchoolCity
    • Strong ability to analyze data in various applications including Excel?
    • Passion for helping with Title 1 and ESL students in underserved communities forge their way to a college education??
    • Ability to pass a background check and obtain an IVP fingerprint clearance card??
    • Experience with presentation software such as PowerPoint, Google Slides, and Nearpod?
    • Commitment to helping at-risk students prepare for and succeed in college? Preferred Skills and Experience?
    • Trained in RELAY practices?
    • Trained in Teach Like a Champion practices?
    • Experience using Schoology or other LMS?
    • Experience with engineering curricula
    • Experience using Activate Learning, Singapore's My Pals Are Here, Delta Science Kits, It's About Time/Activate Learning, Earth Science Series, CPO Life Science, and CPO Physical Science PM20 2NT020PI181882249

Keywords: Academies of Math and Science, Tempe , Science Curriculum Coordinator, Other , Tempe, Arizona

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