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Do you want to craft the future of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education?

Are you passionate about diversity in STEM?

Do you like contributing to the development and preparedness of the nation’s youth for STEM majors and careers?


If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.


APL’s STEM Program Management Office is a dedicated team of people with a shared mission to develop the nation’s STEM talent through programs including MESA (Math, Engineering, Science, Achievement), STEM Academy, ASPIRE, and special events like Girl Power. We strive to deliver impactful programs that empower children from a diverse group of backgrounds to succeed in STEM majors and careers.


We are seeking an organized and detailed project manager with excellent communication skills to run operations for APL’s MESA program. Maryland MESA is a member of MESA USA, a national organization that works with school districts and community partners to prepare students who identify with backgrounds underrepresented in STEM majors and careers. Maryland MESA is operated by APL and facilitated by teacher and parent coaches. This out-of-school time program provides training for teachers and coaches on how to deliver MESA to students in grades 3 to 12 using the MESA model.


As the MESA STEM Specialist…


•    Your primary responsibility will be to provide in-person and virtual support to representatives from Maryland school districts to help them facilitate each district's MESA program and competition including serving as head judge for county competitions and planning and executing the state competition. You will collaborate with APL volunteers to develop culturally responsive resources, hands-on prototypes, and materials that enable teachers and students to design projects that address diversity and equity. 
•    You will recruit APL technical staff members as volunteers and train them to conduct virtual and in-person professional development training, facilitating virtual career talks between students and STEM professionals, specifying and supplying materials to participating school districts (including assembling MESA kits), and working collaboratively on grant projects and special events. 
•    You will serve as Maryland’s representative on MESA USA’s National Engineering Design Competition Rules Committee and other relevant committees.

You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...


•    Possess a BS or BA in education or STEM major, including computer, physical, or life science or other related fields
•    Have 3 + years of experience with project-based curriculum development and providing teachers with instructional support 
•    Are skilled in project management related to the administration of educational programs for school-aged students
•    Are proficient in Microsoft Office products
•    Are highly organized, detailed, and can create effective deliverables within designated time frames
•    Are a strong writer, presenter, and communicator in educational, professional, and community-based settings
•    Are willing to travel to all counties in Maryland (approximately 10%) and able to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed throughout the year to support MESA and STEM Program Office events and initiatives


You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...


•    Have experience crafting and facilitating professional development workshops for teachers
•    Are proficient in computer programming languages
•    Are excited to learn about new and emerging STEM technologies and are able to translate them into project-based learning experiences for students and teachers
•    Have experience running a learning management system
•    Have experience working on grant-related programs

 

Why work at APL?
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space, science, and educational challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates. At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at www.jhuapl.edu/careers.

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