ASIM (Alabama Science in Motion) Chemistry Specialist

Location
Alabama, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Sep 23, 2020
Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


ASIM (Alabama Science in Motion) Chemistry Specialist

Athens State University

Closing Date:

Job Duties:
Alabama Science-in-Motion is an educational program designed to provide equipment, discipline training, and preparation support needed to run an effective secondary science laboratory program. In addition to adhering to the general staff guidelines as specified by the AMSTI-Athens Site Director, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the In-Service Center Director, and the State Department of Education, duties will include:

DUTIES:
  • Facilitate and/or participate in professional learning for teachers and/or administrators based on assignments and/or LEA needs, including online options during the school year and summer trainings
  • Assist AMSTI-ALSDE in developing and maintaining common professional learning offerings and supporting resources for AMSTI and/or for the ALSDE, including online options
  • Provide ongoing professional learning to AMSTI/ASIM lead teachers, certified AMSTI facilitators and/or instructional coaches through professional learning communities and coaching cycles
  • Assist IHEs with planning and conducting pre-service and continuing education/outreach activities
  • Participate in AMSTI professional learning activities and staff meetings conducted by the ALSDE and Site Director, unless prior approval for absence is granted
  • Provide frequent, ongoing support and coaching to teachers, AMSTI/ASIM lead teachers, certified AMSTI facilitators, instructional coaches, and/or administrators based on assignments and/or LEA needs (in situations where the specialist is leading the classroom or team teaching, the classroom teacher must always be present)
  • Assist AMSTI teachers in effectively using common planning time and Professional Learning Communities to improve instruction
  • Assist in recruiting new AMSTI/ASIM teachers and/or facilitators
  • Conduct research on the effects of current science and/or DLCS practices in AMSTI/ASIM classrooms, as requested by the ALSDE
  • Coordinate work through the AMSTI Site Director, collaborate with other specialists and communicate with all stakeholders
  • Achieve and maintain proficiency in all standards, pedagogical content knowledge, and AMSTI lessons and practices through AMSTI-ALSDE and approved outside professional learning opportunities, based on the guidelines
  • Work with materials managers and staff to make site-level decisions based on teacher needs/requests to coordinate the preparation, delivery, pick up, and maintenance of lesson materials and equipment so they are readily available for classroom use, including delivery vehicle maintenance
  • Provide feedback to the ALSDE regarding customization of kits and materials to make them teacher/classroom friendly and participate in the lesson revision and/or development process
  • Maintain records (including financial) and complete paperwork in a timely manner
  • Participate in the development, maintenance, and promotion of AMSTI resources according to the resource development and PR guidelines
  • Communicate with AMSTI Site Director/PI and ALSDE in advance as it pertains to retirement or resignation plans (under normal circumstances, a minimum of six-month advance notice is requested)
  • Specialist responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed in all categories above; specialists may be required to perform other duties as assigned by the AMSTI Site Director or AMSTI-ALSDE


    Required Qualifications:
    • Valid Alabama Teachers’ Certification in Chemistry or General Science with certification in Chemistry required
    • Alabama Science in Motion (ASIM) training required
    • Master’s degree or higher preferred
    • More than 5 years teaching experience with the majority in Chemistry in an Alabama public high school required
    • Valid Driver License required
    • Clear status with FBI and ABI Fingerprinting process*
    • Ability to work under tight deadlines
    • Ability to communicate and work effectively and pleasantly with a variety of individuals and groups, both internally and externally
    • Successful problem-solving skills
    • Skill in writing and delivering oral presentations
    • Skill in teaching the ASIM labs


    Salary Schedule:
    $54,705 - $83,695
    Salary will be based on education, experience and the current AMSTI/ASIM salary schedule. This is an 11-month contract.

    Future employment is contingent upon AMSTI/ASIM funding.


    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

    Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application.

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://jobs.athens.edu/postings/search

    About Athens State University
    Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by OnlineU.org for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
    Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

    In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.

    Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.


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