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The Center for Neurotechnology (CNT) has an outstanding opportunity for a Part Time (50%), limited-term (6 months) Pre-college Education Manager. The CNT is funded by the National Science Foundation. It combines robotics, neuroscience, computer science and other disciplines to advance the interface between technology and the brain. An important component of the center is K-12 curriculum development and outreach (primarily middle and high school) to help in the ongoing effort to recruit students throughout the nation into the field of engineering. The Precollege Education Manager will work with the UW’s Math Science Upward Bound Program, the Seattle Public School District, and DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology) Program to ensure underrepresented students, disadvantaged students and students with disabilities are in the pathway to college. The Precollege Education Manager will assist the Education Director with oversight of existing programs such as the Research Experience for Teachers (RET), the Young Scholars Program (YSP), and the Neuroscience for Neuro-diverse Learners (NNL) Program.
Specific responsibilities include:
•Interface with the DO-IT Program and UW Math Science Upward Bound Program for summer student recruitment •Manage the Young Scholars Program and Young Scholars REACH Program. •Coordinate events such as field trips and science education events for the Young Scholars Programs •Manage the Research Experience for Teachers program including recruitment and selection of teachers and providing team leadership in the development of curricula appropriate for a range of ages •Assist with the dissemination of precollege curriculum and materials to CNT partner institutions at the national level. •Collect data for NSF reporting.
Bachelor Degree in Education, communications or related field AND 2-3 years of relevant work experience. Strong commitment to helping disadvantaged and underrepresented students excel in school and enter college. Ability to communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences. Proven team leader. Ability to engage youth and work with middle and high school science teachers. Knowledge of K-12 educational systems and pedagogy. Ability to write compelling and engaging materials. Attention to detail and experience with data collection.
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