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Center for Innovation in STEM Education, CISE

STEM Instructional Specialists: 1-English & 1-Multiple Subject (2 positions available)

 

Background:
CISE is dedicated to providing future and current CISE teachers with a combination of educational experiences to prepare them for 21st Century Learners. Through all of its programs, CISE systematically offers K-16 grade students STEM experiences that are designed to inspire future STEM professionals.

 

About the CSUDH Toro Auxiliary Partners
The Toro Auxiliary Partners was incorporated in 1968 as a partner of the University to provide services and develop and enhance programs that are an integral part of the University’s educational mission. CSU Dominguez Hills is a highly diverse, metropolitan university primarily serving the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. Established in 1960, CSU Dominguez Hills is one of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system.

Any inquiries should be directed to the Foundation Human Resources Office at (310) 243-2373.

 

About the Position
The STEM Instructional Specialist will work directly with and under the supervision of the Director of STEM Education and Teacher Development. The STEM Instructional Specialist is responsible for leading instruction off-campus for STEAM Weeks and Lab Schools; train teachers, students, and community members in the use of fabrication technology and incorporate the use of technology into STEAM curriculum (New staff will be trained in the use of Fabrication Technology).

The Instructional Specialist will, via coaching, provide resources, lesson planning, demonstration lessons, professional development, mentoring guidance, and feedback, to support the instructional duties of pre-service and in-service teachers enrolled in any of the programs managed by the CISE team.

 

Position Information
Employment at Toro Auxiliary Partners is on an at-will basis and can be terminated by either an employee or the Foundation at any time with or without cause or advanced notice. Permanent status can neither be obtained nor granted. This position is full-time, salary-exempt, benefited, plus employer-sponsored health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, and sick/vacation pay.

 

Salary Range
$62,400-$65,000 (annually) plus benefits

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Understanding and knowledge of NGSS and CCSS at an expert level for the purpose of leading professional development, supporting teachers and developing STEM curriculum.
  • English Expert will assist in creating and reviewing reports. Excellent written communication skills are required.
  • Facilitate, lead and develop curricula that support the Teacher Support Institute (TSI).
  • Schedule regular school site visits and coaching sessions with CISE classroom teachers.
  • Provide timely, constructive feedback following focused observations.
  • Assist and consult with classroom teachers in diagnosing classroom difficulties.
  • Suggest resources needed to ensure conceptual understanding in CCSS and NGSS based lessons.
  • Conduct and model teaching and learning strategies.
  • Provide co-teaching and/or demo lessons that foster conceptual understanding and rigorous instruction.
  • Support teachers with pacing instructional units, planning appropriate intervention support, and implementing appropriate accommodation strategies.
  • Develop and deliver STEM Curriculum for various instructional projects, such as STEM Lab Schools, STEAM Weeks, and STEAM Days.
  • Design, develop and lead professional development applicable and appropriate for CISE staff, pre-service teachers, and in-service teachers on effective instructional strategies and developments in STEM education.
  • Collaborate with CISE coordinators, CISE teachers, and school site administrative teams to provide the best instructional environment for teaching, learning, and student success.
  • Collaborate with CISE coordinators, faculty, and staff, to plan, develop and design activities that promote STEM in the education field.
  • Support the CISE STEM Lab Schools.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Experience

Required:

  • Clear teaching credential (Multiple Subject or ELA) with a minimum of 4 years successful teaching experience
  • Ability to travel to school sites throughout CISE’s service area.
  • Experience supporting adult learners in a lead, coaching, mentoring, or out- of-classroom teaching position.
  • Evidence of success with working with (or in) traditionally under-performing, high-poverty, urban schools.
  • In-depth knowledge of implementing engaging, innovative STEAM-based lessons.
  • In-depth knowledge of differentiating classroom instructional practices that promote student achievement.
  • Experience utilizing Google Suites for Education.
  • Well-versed in effective classroom management strategies, redirecting negative behavior strategies, pedagogical learning strategies, as well as, teaching and learning theories.
  • Ability to collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds (academically, economically, and culturally) with varying skills.
  • Experience with integrating technology and 21st-century learning skills into K- 12 instruction/curriculum.
  • Knowledge of understanding the needs of specialized populations (EL, SEL, Gifted, disabled, SpED, high-poverty, at-risk) in traditionally under-served communities.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment.
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Preferred:

  • Teaching and coaching experience in a high-need school district.

 

Education

  • Required: Master’s degree or currently enrolled in a master’s degree program

 

Application Period
Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity
The Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may contact the Foundation Human Resources Office at (310) 243-2373.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Toro Auxiliary Partners is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may contact the Foundation Human Resources Office at (310) 243-2373.

 

E-Verify

This position requires new hire/re-hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship, and Immigration Services in partnership with the Social Security Administration.

If hired, the successful candidate will be required to furnish proof of legal authorization to work in the United States.

 

Conditions of Employment

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth as a condition of employment.

All employment with Toro Auxiliary Partners is at will and shall continue only upon the mutual consent of the Foundation and the employee. This means that an employee may terminate his or her employment with the Foundation at any time with or without cause or prior notice and that the Foundation may terminate an employee’s employment at any time with or without cause or prior notice.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for any position that Toro Auxiliary Partners deems sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on the potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to the Toro Auxiliary Partners or individuals in the university community. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current employees.

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