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Ashton Davis

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[ncsm-members] KSTF Open Position Announcement - STEM Teacher Developer
Posted: Oct 2, 2012 10:14 AM
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*KSTF Job Announcement*

*Program Officer for Science or Mathematics Teacher Development*

*Start date flexible, ASAP preferred*

The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF), a rapidly growing
multimillion dollar foundation located in Moorestown, New Jersey (just
outside Philadelphia), is currently seeking up to three Teacher Developers
to work as part of a team developing, implementing and refining the KSTF
Teaching Fellowship Program. This position was formerly titled Program
Officer and has been changed to Teacher Developer to better reflect the
expertise and responsibilities required of the position.

KSTF Teacher Developers are committed to the belief that teaching is a
critically important, complex, intellectually challenging profession that
demands the best efforts of our nation?s finest. Teacher Developers have
experience teaching at the high school level as well as knowledge and
experience in teacher mentoring and development and substantial knowledge
of their subject matter. A team of nine Teacher Developers in physical
science, mathematics, and biology work together to design, implement,
refine and study the KSTF Teaching Fellowship Program, which offers support
and professional development for 165 of the nation?s best new high school
science and math teachers for five years. Teacher Developers work at the
center of a broader national learning community that includes Teaching
Fellows and KSTF Staff as well as expert teachers and teacher educators,
researchers and evaluators.

The primary responsibility of the Teacher Developer will be the mentoring
and development of up to two groups of about 15 KSTF Teaching Fellows
each. The position requires in-person and on-line mentoring of fellows and
working collaboratively with experts in various aspects of science and/or
mathematics education to implement and evaluate a comprehensive and
cohesive professional development experience for beginning teachers.
Teacher Developers are expected to contribute to KSTF efforts to synthesize
and use existing research, as well as contribute to the research literature
on effective teaching and learning of math and science at the high school
level. The Teacher Developer will be a crucial contributor to the success
of the KSTF Teaching Fellowship and must be committed to continually
developing his or her own professional knowledge and skills.

The ideal candidate for this position has a combination of the following
strengths and abilities:

- High school teaching experience in science or mathematics (REQUIRED)
- Experience mentoring beginning high school teachers, educating
pre-service teachers and/or developing and providing professional
development to high school science teachers (REQUIRED)
- Experience teaching innovative, problem solving and inquiry-based
approaches in science or mathematics and coaching or mentoring other
teachers in those methods
- Working knowledge of and capacity to produce educational research
relevant to the development and support of new teachers
- Deep and extensive content knowledge in science and/or mathematics
- A passion for science and mathematics education and a desire to work
on its improvement
- Experience and expertise in designing, facilitating, implementing,
evaluating and refining innovative programs, courses or professional
development workshops
- An advanced degree in science or mathematics education or a related
field (or anticipating such), doctorate preferred

Position is full-time, on-site in NJ and reports to the Director for
Teaching Fellowships. Some travel is required. Salary based on education
and experience. Search will remain open until position is filled.

Interested applicants should review the KSTF website ( and
send a letter of interest and a *resume *or* **vita* to: Laraine Venuto, HR
Manager, or 856-608-0008 (fax).


*Ashton Davis
**Program Associate for Technology
**Knowles Science Teaching Foundation <>
*1000 N. Church St. Moorestown, NJ 08057
*P: 856.608.0001 | F: 856.608.0008*

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