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STEAM Specialist (Elementary)

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Objective:

The STEAM Specialist will be hired by LAEP and supervised by the Director of Teaching and Learning. In partnership with the elementary school and LAEP, the STEAM Specialist will cultivate a sustainable STEAM culture for students, staff and families in order to improve outcomes and create an environment where students fulfill their potential. The STEAM Specialist will also be responsible for creating a makerspace, in partnership with school site leaders and community partners, at the school site.

The success of any student depends upon collaboration among educators, parents, nonprofits, government and businesses to create collective impact. Los Angeles Education Partnership is committed to facilitating collaborations that enable students to graduate college and career ready. We do this by enhancing teachers’ skills and collaboration, empowering students and parents, and engaging community organizations to partner with schools. Our commitment to creating effective schools is woven into the transformational models that we implement.

The STEAM Specialist will:

 

Develop the school’s vision:

●    Work as part of the LAEP Teaching & Learning team based at the school site, focused on the successful development and implementation of a STEAM culture by facilitating projects and learning in the makerspace.

●    Assist in the development of the school’s Makerspace, STEAM program goals, and objectives consistent with the vision, mission, and values of the school.

●    Model STEAM-based lessons with students that demonstrate effective instructional strategies.

●    Work collaboratively with the school site leadership to develop a makerspace and shared vision for STEAM at the site.

●    Coach teachers in developing/supporting the strategic plan to align STEAM priorities with the vision, mission, and other instructional priorities at the site.

●    Support a culture of excellence, teamwork and collaboration among the staff, teachers, students, and families.

●    Facilitate communication including, e.g., action plans, sustainability plans, or a monthly electronic newsletter. 

 

Employ data analysis:

●      Support the facilitation of data analysis of student achievement and participate with school site leadership in preparation of goals and implementation of action plans to support the establishment of a data-driven culture and the STEAM program.

●      Collaborate with teachers to implement a continuous cycle of professional growth that is responsive to student needs.

 

Facilitate STEAM Achievement in the Makerspace:

o  Collaboratively envision and create a usable makerspace on the school site.

o  Work with existing instructional support, coordinators, coaches and staff to incorporate use of the makerspace and STEAM learning across grade levels

o  Plan and facilitate STEAM projects in collaboration with lead teachers, grade level teams, and school instructional teams.

o  Conduct demonstration lessons, facilitate STEAM exploration by students and staff, and provide ongoing support to ensure effective utilization of the makerspace

 

LAEP Responsibilities:

o  Participate in LAEP project workgroups, feeder pattern networks, coordinator networks, department meetings and all staff development meetings and activities.

o  Participate in LAEP activities that support the culture and successes of LAEP and the school site.

o  Participate in the collection and input of evaluation data used to measure on-going program effectiveness of service providers and progress toward the school’s goals.

o  Process documentation as required for administrative procedures, including invoices, timesheets, evaluation materials and tracking logs.


Qualifications______________________________________________________________________

Knowledge:

o 3-years minimum experience in working with programs that support children’s academic success through parent engagement, family support and community/school collaboration. Emphasis in elementary schools preferred. Previous school-based a plus.

o Excellent communication and organizational skills; strong written and interpersonal skills

o Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

o Experience working with individuals with diverse ethnic backgrounds

o Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team

o Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

o BA required, Master’s degree preferred in a related field such as education, science, technology, literacy, or math

o Familiar with the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards)


Skills:

o  Experience with project planning for supports to increase student’s academic success in STEAM through parent engagement, school collaboration, and social emotional health

o  Excellent communication and organizational skills; strong written and interpersonal skills

o  Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

o  Experience creating, utilizing and engaging with students in a makerspace or STEAM-related projects

o  Demonstrated ability to facilitate collaboration among diverse teachers and staff members


Disposition:

o  Experience working with students of diverse abilities & backgrounds

o  Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team

o  Builds excellent rapport and relationships with students and parents

o  Earns the respect of the school site staff and wider community


Physical and Mental Requirements:

o  While performing the duties of this job, the STEAM Specialist is frequently required to sit; stand; stoop; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; and climb stairs.  

o  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

o  Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds

 

Licensing and Certification Requirements:  

o  Daily driving could be required, must provide own vehicle, valid Driver's License and proof of full vehicle insurance coverage; 

o  Negative tuberculosis screen (required);

o   Must pass a criminal background check. 

 

Required Documentation At Time Of Application:

o  If you believe that you qualify for this position based upon education or training you have received, you will be required to provide a copy of your official transcripts or copy of diploma from the accredited college/university, and/or a copy of a certificate indicating your successful completion of any required training, before your qualifications will be evaluated.

Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.

Objective:

The STEAM Specialist will be hired by LAEP and supervised by the Director of Teaching and Learning. In partnership with the elementary school and LAEP, the STEAM Specialist will cultivate a sustainable STEAM culture for…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 8, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 7, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

o  Position is 40 hours/week

o  Salary: Depending on Experience (DOE)

o  Medical, dental and vision.

o  Retirement plan (employer contribution after a year working for LAEP)

o  Paid Time Off (PTO) and 7 holidays plus a week of Christmas and New Year’s (generally Christmas Day and New Year Day plus approximately either workdays)

o  Position is 40 hours/week

o  Salary: Depending on Experience (DOE)

o  Medical, dental and vision.

o  Retirement plan (employer contribution after a year working for LAEP)

o  Paid Time Off…

Level of Language Proficiency

o Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

o Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

Location

On-site
Los Angeles, CA, USA

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume

Please submit your cover letter and resume

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