CASNR Statewide Education and Career Pathway Coordinator

Employer
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Location
Nebraska, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Apr 15, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The CASNR Statewide Education and Career Pathway Coordinator will contribute to the integrated teaching land-grant mission of the home unit and 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 and career pathways and compacts in partnership with Nebraska schools, as well as 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 Nebraska schools.

The position will work in collaboration with the LPS/CASNR 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 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 with schools and other organizations to provide STEM experiential learning, immersive experiences, internships, and digital badge programming for 9th-12th grade students (35%).
  • Partner with Nebraska public schools and Educational Service Units (ESU’s) 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.
    • Support and contribute to the development of coursework focused on Food, Energy, Water, and Societal Systems (FEWS2) for Nebraska Now.
    • Collaborate with 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 9th-12th grade students interested in FEWS2 and student success programming for students enrolled in Nebraska Now courses (20%).
  • Serve as the liaison between Nebraska Schools and CASNR/IANR/UNL; develop and maintain relationships and collaborate with community leaders, post-secondary institutions, ESU’s, 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_210050. 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.