LPS/CASNR Education and Career Pathway Coordinator
The LPS/CASNR Education and Career Pathway Coordinator will contribute to the integrated teaching land-grant mission of the home unit and the IANR, as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student learning and development. This position will focus on development of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning experiences and coordination of education pathways contributing to the new Lincoln Public Schools (LPS)/College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) Early College and Career STEM program and other strategic programs aligned with the broader goals of the Science Literacy initiative within the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) at UNL. This position will prioritize engaging middle and high school students attending Lincoln Public Schools.
The position will work in collaboration with the CASNR Statewide Education and Career Pathway Coordinator, the Science Literacy Community Engagement Coordinator, Nebraska Extension, CASNR Recruitment Team, and the IANR Science Literacy Community.
Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources are committed to creating learning, research, extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Coordinate experiential learning, immersive experiences, internships, and digital badge programming for 9th-12th grade LPS students in the pre-pathway and early college and career education pathway (35%).
- Partner with LPS on the design, implementation, and coordination of STEM learning (30%):
- Coordinate and contribute directly to the development of innovative and transformative STEM learning experiences.
- Develop associated curricular materials, products, and artifacts to support STEM learning experiences.
- Provide on-going professional development to formal and informal educators engaged in the LPS/CASNR partnership.
- Support and contribute to the development of coursework focused on Food, Energy, Water, and Societal Systems (FEWS2) for Nebraska Now.
- Collaborate faculty and staff in the development and improvement of coursework and STEM educational resources to align with IANR’s Science Literacy goals (systems thinking, design and futures thinking, and decision-making).
- Provide academic and career mentoring to LPS 9th-12th grade students in the pre-pathway and early and college education pathway and student success programming for students enrolled in Nebraska Now courses (20%).
- Serve as the liaison between LPS and CASNR/IANR/UNL; develop and maintain relationships and collaborate with community leaders, schools, businesses, organizations and other internal and external partners to advance our shared goals (15%).
Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in STEM discipline or STEM education, plus one year of relevant experience that demonstrates ability to effectively design secondary or post-secondary STEM curricula. Knowledge of K-12 STEM curricula. Demonstrated capacity for project management, writing and public speaking skills, and problem-solving. Ability to build partnerships and work as an effective team member.
Preferred Qualifications: Two years of experience teaching formal or informal K-12 or post-secondary STEM. Demonstrated capacity for working with educational stakeholders and familiarity with staff development for teachers. Evidence of experience with 1:1 student interaction or advising. Multicultural competencies and demonstrated skills in working and interacting effectively with diverse groups.
To view details of the position and create an application, go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_210049. Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach 1) a letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job, anticipated contributions, and your experience contributing to inclusive environments; 2) your curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin May 17, 2021 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
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