Purpose of Position: The Johns Hopkins University has an initiative to strengthen 10 neighborhoods around the Homewood Campus, the Homewood Community Partners Initiative (HCPI). A key component is the work to support local public schools. At Barclay Elementary/Middle School, The Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering is in year 6 of a 10 year partnership to develop and maintain a STEM Engineering focus flagship program.
The Program Manager for the Barclay Elementary/Middle School - JHU Whiting School of Engineering partnership will report to the Baltimore Programs Director of the Center for Educational Outreach (CEO) in the Whiting School of Engineering. Project leadership includes the President's office, the Vice President for Economic Development, the Engineering Dean, the Assistant Dean for Engineering Educational Outreach and the Principal and Assistant Principal of Barclay. This Program Manager will work full time on implementing the Barclay Hopkins STEM Partnership to continue the transformation of Barclay into a university-assisted PK-8 STEM community school with arts integration. Program elements include curriculum, professional development, out of school time (OST) and summer programming. The program manager will build, maintain, modify and/or sustain the internal and external infrastructure and relationships to expand STEM education and outreach for Barclay Elementary/Middle school students.
This is a complex, important, demanding and highly visible position. The Program Manager provides planning and project management including budget management. Annually, the Program Manager will work with project leadership to review and update roles and responsibilities, protocols, procedures and communication strategies and to plan, implement and monitor the activities of the partnership. The Program Manager will work to meet the mission of the CEO by integrating JHU faculty, staff, and students in outreach opportunities.
Note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Knowledge and Skill:
Experience coaching on science and STEM teaching and developing and delivering professional development for PK-8 teachers and informal STEM educators both online and in person
Knowledge of science and engineering content and research-based pedagogy for teaching STEM to PK-8 grade students, particularly women and underrepresented minorities
Experience teaching hands-on STEM curriculum or projects (formal education) and the engineering design process, SABES and IQWST experience preferred both online and in person
Experience creating, delivering and/or sourcing effective informal STEM curriculum for PK-8 grade students
Works well under pressure
Skilled at proactive problem-solving
Strong communication (written and oral), organizational, customer service and interpersonal skills
Time management skills, attention to detail and follow through
Knowledge of Baltimore City and Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools)
Experience relating to students, parents/families and teachers of similar demographics to Baltimore City
Consensus building and integration of the voice of all stakeholders to reach cooperative solutions and promote partnership success
Takes direction and also takes ownership to meet partnership goals
Proficient with the Microsoft Office 365 Suite, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Proficient with team collaboration platforms (One Drive, MS Teams, One Note, Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms)
Proficient with operating virtual meetings (Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.)
Experience with Word Press, preferred
Knowledge of GivePulse or other volunteer management system, preferred
Three years progressively responsible experience in program administration in an academic environment.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline or STEM education or Master's degree, preferred
Five years progressively responsible experience in program management/administration in an academic or out of school time environment, preferably in STEM educational outreach
MSDE Teacher Certification or Administration Endorsement, preferred.
Internal and External Contacts
Internal: Johns Hopkins President, Vice President of Economic Development, Whiting School of Engineering Dean, Vice Dean for Undergraduate Education, Assistant Dean for Engineering Education Outreach, Baltimore Programs Director, STEM Outreach Advisor, OST Program Manager, Budget Specialist, and other Center for Educational Outreach Staff, Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) Development Office, WSE Marketing/Communications, WSE and science/math faculty, staff and students; facilities, security, risk office, athletics department, registrar's office, scheduling and event services, WSE Human Resources
External: Baltimore City Public Schools, Barclay Elementary/Middle School Leadership, Teachers, Staff, Students, Families, and Partners, Child First Authority
Essential Duties & Responsibilities 25% - Professional Development and Coaching
Serve as an instructional coach to all Barclay teachers with science teaching responsibilities PK-8
Work closely with the assistant principal and STEM resource teacher to plan science team and/or instructional goals for each year
Participate in Barclay science team meetings
Work with Barclay teachers and leadership to identify future professional development needs, develop the professional development and deliver
Surveys from staff and leadership
Agendas and minutes from science team meetings
Professional development plan for Barclay science teachers
Instructional coaching plan for each Barclay science teacher
30% - School Day Curriculum and Programming Support
Work with teachers and school leadership to ensure that all necessary curriculum kits and supplies are ordered and distributed in a timely manner
Work with teachers, leadership and support staff to plan and implement curricular enrichments to include:
Engineers Week (eWeek) Activities (annually in February)
Campus visits (grades 3-8 annually)
Collaborates with STEM Outreach Advisor, as needed, to ensure Intersession course (JHU course for undergraduate students for 5th grade Barclay hands-on engineering with faculty involvement) is integrated into a Barclay classroom
On time delivery of curriculum kits and teacher supplies
Curricular Enrichment plan for the year with appropriate reporting in GivePulse
Out of School Time (OST) Programming and Partnership Management
Recruit and train JHU faculty and students to deliver afterschool and summer programming or coordinate outreach integrating it into their classroom
Work closely with the Community School Coordinator to ensure afterschool and summer programs are coordinated and systems are aligned and families know about them
Work with the afterschool provider and other partners to develop, implement, and/or expand out of school time (OST) programming- weekend, afterschool and summer programming – which may include direct service with PK-8 students, parents and families. Events may include:
Family Engineering Day (typically hosted each November)
Barclay Science & Engineering Expo
Work closely with the CEO's Baltimore Programs Team and other staff to coordinate their continued efforts at Barclay
Supervise student workers, as needed, and hire/train Barclay summer STEM academy staff
Science-related events featured in the school newsletter and school calendar
Implement Family Engineering Day and Barclay Science & Engineering Expo with appropriate reporting in GivePulse
35% - Communication, Evaluation & Reporting
Provide information and content to internal and external partners doing communications about the project (to parents, community, partners and funders)
Monitor the plan, providing status updates and other requested reports and bringing issues to leadership
Coordinate with partners to develop evaluation instruments, procedures, and plans to measure success metrics of improved academic performance
Collect attendance of PK-8 students, parents, JHU faculty and students and other volunteers for all Barclay programs and events. Enter data into GivePulse and provide reports to Director for CEO after each event or program, but not less than 3 times a year
Compile evaluation results for Barclay-related programs and events
Update CEO websites as needed to keep up to date about upcoming events and highlight news from recent events
Contribute to Barclay newsletter
Contribute to the CEO newsletter for MD teachers
Contribute to CEO social media accounts weekly
Timely submission of data in GivePulse and other required reports
Communications plan for each event and program
Evidence on how evaluation data is used to improve other events as documented in meeting agendas and/or minutes
Evidence of necessary updates to CEO websites concerning events and programs
Evidence of social media updates on CEO accounts
School Mission Statement Our mission is to engage JHU faculty and students to inspire and prepare PK-12 students, particularly those underrepresented in STEM fields, for further STEM education and careers. Our strategy is to offer STEM educational outreach to Baltimore City Public School students and to expand Engineering Innovation to reach more high school students in the U.S. The Center for Social Concern offers JHU undergraduate students the opportunity to connect and become more involved with organizations in our Baltimore community.
Classified Title: Academic Program Administrator Working Title: Barclay Program Manager Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MC Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F/8:30 - 5:00 PM Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001500-Center for Educational Outreach Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
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