The Pathways to College and Careers Unit has an opening for a part-time (50%) Project Coordinator (II) in Newton, MA. The Project Coordinator will support STEM workforce education projects, working primarily on the Broadening Participation of Elementary School Teachers and Students in Computer Science through STEM Integration and Statewide Collaboration. This position will report to a single Principal Investigator.
In partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) the project will (1) design, develop, and test 18 STEM Integration Modules (STEM I-Mods) and supporting resources to facilitate implementation of the computational thinking (CT) strand of Massachusetts’ newly developed Digital Literacy/Computer Science (DL/CS) standards in grades 1–6; (2) build the capacity of Massachusetts elementary school teachers to integrate CT into their math and science lessons; and (3) encourage the implementation of DL/CS standards across the state by integrating this work into ESE’s educational infrastructure for standards/curriculum development and scale-up.
The Pathways to College and Careers Unit develops programs that support the intellectual and career development of learners to prepare the next generation of leaders and the future workforce.
Staff design authentic and rigorous learning experiences in and out of school that engage students, build their skills explore options, and make significant contributions to their communities.
The person in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies & procedures.
Under management guidance, the Project Coordinator (II) provides support to project staff, including:
• serving as backup for other project staff
• research & analysis, using independent judgment in consultation
• developing and monitoring budgets
• monitoring contractual compliance
• maintaining records
• drafting performance reports
• disseminating information, including website content
• suggesting ideas for improved efficiency or future focus
• identifying, recruiting, and servicing technical consultants; developing work scopes
• assisting senior staff in writing and developing materials
• developing administrative procedures
• contributing to design and implementation of monitoring systems
• supporting project procurement
• assisting with proposal development
• acting as liaison with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education staff
The Project Coordinator (II)
• Is responsible for specific administrative and logistical tasks
• Assists with project start-up
• Facilitates project teamwork; engages collaboratively in feedback
• Assists with quality assurance
• Assists with coordination of communications and project activities
• Plans, coordinates and facilitates events
• Provides technical assistance and support for webinars
This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently and effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal & organizational skills. Specific requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
• Master’s degree or equivalent combination of training & education preferred
• With Bachelor’s degree, at least 3 years related research, education, international development or administrative coordination experience, requiring computer competence (MS Office, Internet, web page design)
• With Master’s degree, at least 2 years related experience (as above)
• Strong organizational & analytical skills and aptitude for details
• Curriculum development, computer science, computer science education at the elementary or middle school levels preferred.
EDC, 43 Foundry Ave, Waltham, MA 02453
No phone calls, please