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University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science (CBIKS) - Teacher Training and Curriculum Design Coordinator (Hybrid Opportunity) in Amherst, Massachusetts

Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science (CBIKS) - Teacher Training and Curriculum Design Coordinator (Hybrid Opportunity)

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Work type: Staff Full Time

Location: UMass Amherst

Department:Dean - Social & Behavioral Sci


Categories: Research, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Early Childhood Development

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

The National Science Foundation Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science (CBIKS) Teacher Training and Curriculum Design Coordinator assists the CBIKS Formal and Informal Science Education Working Group and the CBIKS Training Scientists Working Group to develop and implement high quality formal education activities that advance the Center’s goals for education.

Essential Functions

  • Collaborates with the Formal and Informal Science Education Working Group, the Training Scientists Working Group and the CBIKS Science Communication Specialist to translate CBIKS research findings into innovative multi-level K-12 STEM camps, afterschool programs, and higher education curriculum modules that include activities and learning resources.

  • Develops teacher training materials to ensure instructional success with the curriculum provided.

  • Uses instructional design methods to develop assessment tools for effective learning outcomes.

  • Coordinates with teachers to develop graduate level teacher training courses.

  • Plans, organizes, and conducts training workshops and webinars to K-12 educators.

  • Serves as an ongoing resource for instructors.

Other Functions

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Bachelor’s degree in education with experience in curriculum development.

  • Experience with K-12 teacher training.

  • Ability to be a flexible, creative problem-solver.

  • Ability to persist through an iterative process, modifying and refining work products over time.

  • Skilled in the development and delivery of curriculum and instruction with culturally responsive teaching practices.

  • Excellent organizational skills and acute attention to detail.

  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with the ability to make scholarly work accessible to a variety of skill levels.

  • Superlative communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop and maintain productive relationships.

  • Ability to coordinate and work well with faculty, K-12 educators, and staff from a variety of disciplines and constituents outside the University.

  • Ability to ensure compliance with rules, policies, and procedures governing assigned activities.

  • Excellent computer skills including MS Office and the ability to quickly learn grant related systems.

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Master’s degree in education.

  • Understanding of Indigenous communities and/or Indigenous pedagogy.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

  • Typical office environment.

Additional Details

  • This is a 5-year, term-limited position. Continuation of the position is contingent upon grant funding.

  • May supervise graduate and undergraduate assistants.

  • Occasional travel may be required.

Work Schedule

  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Salary Information

Level 26

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with the application, please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three (3) professional references. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: Sep 6 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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