Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) Elementary 3-5 Science Specialist

Athens State University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 20, 2022

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Executive, Other Executive
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Employment Type
Full Time

Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) Elementary 3-5 Science Specialist

Athens State University

Closing Date:

Job Duties:
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 Board of Education, duties will include:

Professional Learning:
1 . Facilitate and/or participate in professional learning for teachers and/or administrators based on assignments and/or LEA needs, Including online options 2. Assist AMSTI-ALSDE in developing and maintaining common professional learning offerings and supporting resources for AMSTI and/or for the ALSDE, including online options
3. Provide ongoing professional learning to AMSTI lead teachers, certified AMSTI facilitators, and/or instructional coaches
4. Assist IHEs with planning and conducting preservice and continuing education/outreach activities
5. Participate in AMSTI professional learning activities and staff meetings conducted by the ALSDE and Site Director, unless prior approval for absence is granted
Educator Support:
6. Provide frequent, ongoing support and coaching to teachers, AMSTI 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)
7. Assist AMSTI teachers in effectively using common planning time and
Professional Learning Communities to improve instruction
8. Assist in recruiting new AMSTI teachers and/or facilitators
9. Conduct research on the effects of current math, science, and/or technology practices in AMSTI classrooms, as requested by the ALSDE
10. Coordinate work through the AMSTI Site Director, collaborate with other specialists, and communicate with all stakeholders
11. 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 requirements
Instructional Materials:
12. Work with materials managers to make site-level decisions based on teacher needs/requests
13. Provide feedback to the ALSDE regarding customization of kits and materials to make them teacher/classroom friendly
General Duties:
14. Maintain records (including financial) and complete paperwork in a timely manner
15. Participate in the development, maintenance, and promotion of AMSTI resources according to the resource development and PR requirements
16. Communicate with AMSTI Site Director/Pl and ALSDE in advance as it pertains to retirement or resignation plans (under normal circumstances, a minimum of six-month advance notice is requested)
17. 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 required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education is required; a Master’s degree or higher in Education preferred
  • At least 5 years of teaching experience in an Alabama public elementary school required
  • Experience in the K-5 grade range preferred
  • Current AMSTI science training at the elementary level is required
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Clear status with FBI and ABI fingerprinting process*
  • Knowledge of PC systems and a variety of software
  • Skill in time and project management
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to bring creative and innovative solutions to problems and demonstrate a commitment to teamwork and service
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize effectively o Ability to move a minimum of 25 pounds

Salary Schedule:
Salary will be based on degree, experience and the AMSTI salary schedule. This is a 11-month contract. Future employment is contingent upon AMSTI funding. Benefits available as appropriate for sponsored programs.

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:

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 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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