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Do you love to help middle and high school students learn about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects?

 

Are you searching for meaningful work in STEM outreach? 

 

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.


We are seeking an organized and detailed project manager with excellent people skills to manage and optimize APL’s STEM Academy. The STEM Academy uses APL STEM professionals to teach middle and high school students the in-demand skills necessary to succeed in STEM majors and careers, in both virtual and in-person classes on the APL campus.  This afterschool and evening program includes courses covering topics that range from soft skills, such as critical thinking, to technical skills, including topics like circuit design and software development. APL’s STEM program office is a dedicated team of people with a shared mission to develop the nation’s STEM talent through programs including MESA, high school internships and special events like “Girl Power.” We strive to foster an environment of authenticity, inclusiveness, equity, and access.


As a STEM Specialist...
•    Your primary responsibility will be working with APL STEM professionals to develop, implement, and improve project-based courses for APL’s STEM Academy
•    You will recruit and train new and existing APL STEM professionals to teach middle and high school students STEM courses
•    You'll work with APL volunteer instructors to develop curricula, lesson plans, and presentations for new and existing courses
•    You will also be responsible for creating an exemplary student experience through the management of program elements like registration and payment, maintaining transcripts, monitoring outcomes and providing recognition, supporting student presentations and  finding creative solutions for parents and students when problems present themselves 
•    You will create and maintain program documentation including handbooks, process documentation, course content, rosters, project plans, certificate lists and other critical information
•    You will work collaboratively on a range of APL STEM projects, which have previously included Math Mentor, camps, community outreach programs and special events

 

 

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 providing teachers with instructional support and curriculum development
•    Are skilled in project management related to the administration of educational programs for children
•    Are proficient in media technology used to support student learning including Zoom
•    Are highly organized, detail oriented and able to deliver strong results within designated time frames
•    Are a strong writer, presenter and communicator in educational, professional and community based settings
•    Are willing and able to work a shifted schedule (11-7) when STEM Academy courses are in progress (Sep-Dec, Feb-May, Jul-Aug). Some weekends throughout the year


You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...
•    Have experience creating authentic immersive experiences for children to increase engagement
•    Have experience implementing online and/or blended curricula
•    Are excited to learn about new and emerging STEM technologies and are able to translate them into courses for  middle and high school students
•    Have experience managing the use of a learning management system
•    Have experience getting courses certified or approved by the Maryland State Department of Education or other governing organizations
•    Are certified in project-based learning practices
•    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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