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.


-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