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Curriculum Specialist / Teacher Trainer

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NY Sun Works | New York, NY
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NY Sun Works


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Published 18 days ago

Start Date

August 19, 2019

Application Deadline

July 15, 2019

Salary

At least $35,000
30 hrs weekly with opportunity to grow to a full time position


NY Sun Works Mission

NY Sun Works is a non-profit organization that builds innovative science labs in NYC public schools. Through our Greenhouse Project Initiative we use hydroponic farming technology to educate students and teachers about the science of sustainability. We envision a generation of environmental innovators empowered to create solutions to global resource challenges.

Summary:

NY Sun Works is looking to hire a Curriculum Specialist / Teacher Trainer to deliver NY Sun Works curriculum and teaching tools to all teachers in our network of partner schools.

Curriculum Specialist/Teacher Trainer will be responsible for:

  • Advising partner teachers on content connections within NY Sun Works curriculum, offering ideas on implementation timelines.
  • Delivering the training program to all partner teachers so they know how to use NY Sun Works complementary science program to enhance more comprehensive science curricula.
  • Mastering NY Sun Works curriculum as it exists currently.
  • Providing timely interaction and answering content questions via email.
  • Developing positive and enriching relationships with partner teachers.
  • Traveling to partner schools and meeting lab teachers.
  • Independently designing a calendar of training dates that will involve two in person partner tours (one in the fall and the second in the spring) and at least two virtual/facetime meetings in between in addition to email correspondence.
  • Working with an internal group of hydroponic specialists as well as the Director of Education Programs and the Director of Development to ensure consistent messaging across groups.
  • Working with the Assoc Director of Education Programs to distribute curriculum and communicate delivery dates.
  • Conducting content gap analyses and relaying results to Director of Education Programs and/or Curriculum Development leader who will design and build new lessons.
  • Tracking teachers’ online usage of the curriculum.

Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree from accredited university, Masters in Education preferred
  • 2-4 years of teaching experience
  • Science knowledge a must, prefer familiarity with NYC science standards
  • Ability to manage K-12 learning levels
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Demonstrable Skill Set:

  • Passion for Science, Sustainability and Environmental Education
  • Passion for healthy eating, local food production, and urban farming
  • Affinity for teacher training and an ability to design memorable training tips/tools
  • Desire to design research that will ensure the program remains relevant and accessible to all students in all levels of learning (from elementary through high school)
  • Attention to detail with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to adapt, with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Flexibility to jump-in and help team as needed
  • Willingness to travel all over NYC 5 Boroughs and Northern New Jersey

NY Sun Works Mission

NY Sun Works is a non-profit organization that builds innovative science labs in NYC public schools. Through our Greenhouse Project Initiative we use hydroponic farming technology to educate students and teachers…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Unlimited monthly metrocard

Supportive working environment

Unlimited monthly metrocard

Supportive working environment

Level of Language Proficiency

English required, Spanish is a plus.

English required, Spanish is a plus.

How To Apply

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter and references to jobs@nysunworks.org and reference Curriculum Specialist/Teacher Trainer in email title.

First round of interviews will be scheduled during the week of June 24th.

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter and references to jobs@nysunworks.org and reference Curriculum Specialist/Teacher Trainer in email title.

First round of interviews…

Location

157 Columbus Avenue, Suite 432, New York, NY 10023
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