Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal
arts institution located in the MetroWest suburbs of Boston, which
integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with
workforce preparation programs. Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about
4,000 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate and professional students.
FSU offers 35 bachelor's degrees with 55 specialized
concentrations, 63 minors, and 26 master's degree programs, in a
highly personalized teaching environment. Our community takes pride
in empowering student success by providing a superior education,
leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong
At FSU, we are deeply committed to inclusive excellence,
encouraging a supportive, diverse and collaborative learning
environment, and providing culturally relevant education. We are
honored that our commitment earned FSU six Higher Education
Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards from INSIGHT Into Diversity
and that we are the only public institution in Massachusetts
recognized in 2018, 2019, and 2020. FSU is designated as an
emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association
of Colleges and Universities and also belongs to the Howard Hughes
Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence community, providing
national leadership in science education and exploring strategies
that will lead to more inclusive science education. We encourage
applications from those who share our commitment to promoting a
diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community.
Our founding motto, LIVE TO THE TRUTH, was said at the end of
each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to
discover and teach "truth in theory and principle...truth in spirit
and motive...truth in manner and form...truth intellectual and
truth moral." Principal Bagnall found this motto "speaks of
sincerity of spirit...of intensity of effort, of resolution to
succeed, of joy in achievement." LIVE TO THE TRUTH continues to
guide our institution in practice and endeavor. If you share in
this quest for truth and a commitment to living it fully, make the
next chapter of your career the best chapter at Framingham State
Learn more about our career opportunities at www.framingham.edu/careers.
The vision of the Christa McAuliffe Center for Integrated
Science Learning is to foster a community of lifelong learners by
providing innovative, integrated STEM pedagogies, practices, and
programs that are accessible to all audiences. Our mission is to
lead the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in K-16 integrated STEM
learning through the sharing of resources, building of
partnerships, and advancement of educational practices. The
McAuliffe Center team is devoted to promoting and increasing
diversity and equity in STEM education by sharing its resources and
building collaborations with organizations that serve audiences
historically underrepresented in STEM.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Reporting directly to the Director of the McAuliffe Center, the
Assistant Director / Program Manager is a strategic leader and
effective manager, responsible for the coordination, facilitation,
and delivery of a range of educational activities offered through
the McAuliffe Center.
The Assistant Director manages operation of all K-12 activities
and informal science education programs offered by the McAuliffe
Center including the Challenger Learning Center (CLC) program,
out-of-school time programs (OST), professional development
workshops for teachers, STEM Week, Science on State Street and
several informal science education projects in collaboration with
national partners. The Assistant Director / Program Manager works
closely with Framingham State University and Center staff to ensure
that the McAuliffe Center meets its goals while evolving in its
offerings to address ever changing educational needs of the
learners the Center serves.
EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Program Development & Implementation
- Supervise the Education Team to ensure that curriculum of
activities offered in the Challenger Learning Center (CLC) and
stand-alone programs is aligned with state education standards, and
meets the needs of visiting groups.
- Supervise and provide support to the design, launch, and
implementation of summer academic programs for students and
professional development programs for pre- & in-service
- Supervise and provide support for the development of effective
programs for FSU undergraduate and graduate students.
- Lead the development and implementation of program enhancements
focused on accessibility.
- Represent McAuliffe Center on the MetroWest STEM Education
- Work collaboratively with the MSEN on program development and
- Provide supervision and support to the MSEN on program design
- Manage activities and coordinate volunteers for FSU's Science
on State Street Festival.
- Manage undergraduate internship opportunities offered at the
- Collaborate with Center staff in the planning, design, and
realization of a future large-scale capital improvement
- Assist the McAuliffe Center Director in the submission of grant
Human, Physical and Financial Responsibilities
- Manage the CLC including: selection, hiring, and training of
staff and student workers
- Supervise the Education Team, comprising 2-4 contractors and
4-6 interns or student workers.
- Manage educational technology equipment purchases, upgrades and
- Act as primary interface between McAuliffe Center and FSU
Facilities and IT Services departments.
- Supervise and provide support to the management of the
McAuliffe Center's website
- Act as the primary liaison with Challenger Center
- Provide supervision to McAuliffe Center staff on: Scheduling of
educational programs; Development of new educational materials;
Programming logistics on McAuliffe Center special events
- Work closely with McAuliffe Center Director in the development
and management of McAuliffe Center budget in regards to program
development, CLC operations budget and part time staff
- Accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal
opportunity, and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and
decisions in areas of responsibility.
- Represent the CLC & Christa McAuliffe Center at the annual
- Foster a community of subject matter experts who can assist in
the development of new programming offered at the McAuliffe
- Connect with members of the teaching community by attending
- Identify, initiate and deepen relationships with
Massachusetts's school districts to increase the Center's
- Attend and represent McAuliffe Center & FSU at community
- Manage and further develop a mutually beneficial relationship
with the Framingham Public Schools, and other MetroWest school
- Work collaboratively with the MetroWest STEM Education Network
(MSEN) and its partners to position MSEN as a hub for STEM
education resources for the MetroWest community
Occasional work on evening and weekends
- Bachelor degree
- Experience in Mac and Windows operating systems
- Demonstrated management skills for educational and outreach
- Strong presentation, communication and organization skills
- Familiarity with national network of Challenger Learning
- Comfortable working with and troubleshooting technology issues
on the fly
- Demonstrated ability to adapt to the needs of diverse audiences
representing a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
- Teaching experience in formal or informal learning setting
- Demonstrated capacity to articulate themes in Science,
Technology, Engineering and Math
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative in the work
environment, work successfully both as a part of a team and
This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the
Association of Professional Administrators (APA) bargaining unit
with a title of Assistant Director. The salary range is $55,000 -
It is the policy of Framingham State University that all
employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin
employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all
individuals hired by FSU, to be verified after a verbal offer of
employment has been accepted, and before employment begins.
Prospective employees may submit a request for a medical or
religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement to
Human Resources. Furthermore, FSU employees must wear a mask inside
certain campus spaces.
Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual
offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final
employment for all positions.
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans,
persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity
and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates must apply online by submitting:
- Cover Letter,
- Equity and Inclusion Statement*,
- Names and contact information for three (3) professional
*The Equity and Inclusion Statement is an opportunity for
candidates to discuss professional skills, experience and/or
willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the
university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive
community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as
part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidate
For best consideration, application materials must be received
by June 22, 2022. Applications may continue to be reviewed until
the position is filled.
Framingham State University only accepts application materials
through our online application system. We are unable to accept
application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery.
If you experience technical issues with the online application
process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.
Framingham State University understands that persons with
specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application
process and/or with the interview process. For confidential
assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at
508-626-4530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.