An interesting job opportunity with the Lawrence Hall of Science

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> From: "Mike Radke" <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: October 20, 2010 4:23:03 PM GMT-04:00
> Director, Center for Quality Science Learning Afterschool
> (Coordinator of Public Programs VI-VIII)
> Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA
> Salary Range: $76,800-98,900 annually
> Duties and Responsibilities:
> The Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) is seeking a visionary leader to  
> envision, plan and build Center for Quality Science Learning  
> Afterschool (QSLA). As Center Director he or she will be responsible  
> for creating the agenda that enables quality educational programs  
> and innovative practices to flourish in afterschool. This senior  
> academic appointee will play a visible role nationally in the field  
> by serving as a spokesperson, advocate, and coalition builder to  
> raise the profile of the Hall. The director will supervise staff as  
> well as serve on the nine member LHS leadership team to promote  
> institution-wide collaboration and excellence. The QSLA Center  
> Director will be responsible for facilitating mutually beneficial  
> relationships with outside agencies as well as build collaboration  
> within the Hall’s current efforts in afterschool science education.  
> The QSLA Center Director will serve as author and project director  
> on grants and fundraising documents to raise support for the work of  
> the center. Through leveraging the Hall’s existing excellence in  
> research and evaluation, materials development, direct service, and  
> technology innovation, the QSLA Director will be expected to build a  
> strong and coherent program that make a measurable impact on a  
> diversity of afterschool audiences.
> The QSLA Center Director will concurrently serve (30-40%) as the  
> Executive Director of the Coalition for Science After School (CSAS),  
> a national network of over 1500 organizations, experts and committed  
> individuals, dedicated to advancing after school science education.  
> CSAS plays a national role in collecting and disseminating knowledge  
> about “best” and “promising” practices in the field, serves as  
> platform for advocacy, and a convener of communities of practice.   
> The Executive Director, working together and guided by the CSAS  
> Steering Committee, will enact the bold vision to make science a  
> routine part of after school that CSAS will no longer need to exist  
> in ten years.
> Qualifications:
> -Masters in science or mathematics, science or mathematics  
> education, youth development, or the equivalent required; Ph. D.  
> desirable.
> -A minimum of ten years of experience in science and/or mathematics  
> education, in formal, informal, and/or afterschool settings; working  
> with policymakers, diverse learners and stakeholders.
> -Experience designing, implementing, leading, and managing complex  
> projects; including building teams and raising funds
> -Knowledge of science education and afterschool trends and policies  
> required; knowledge of UC system policies and practices desirable.
> -Excellent written and oral communications skills, computer skills,  
> service-oriented with a strong customer service background required;  
> bilingual and/or experienced with second language learning issues  
> desirable.
> -Self-starter with ability to work independently with minimal  
> supervision, to set priorities, take initiative, exercise authority,  
> and execute tasks while maintaining confidentiality, exercising  
> judgment.
> QSLA Center Description:
> CSAS Strategic Plan:
> Approximate Starting Date: February 1, 2011
> Total Duration of Appointment: 1 year, renewable upon successful  
> performance and the availability of funds.
> Application Deadline: November 1, 2010
> Apply To:
> Please submit your CV and cover letter by e-mail to:
> Sherry Hsi & Michael Radke, Selection Committee Co-Chairs
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Julie Libarkin
Associate Professor, Director - Geocognition Research Lab
Michigan State University
206 Natural Science
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: 517-355-8369
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Geoscience Education

Affiliations: Department of Geological Sciences, Division of Science  
and Mathematics Education, Cognitive Science Program, Center for  
Research on College Science Teaching and Learning