Allendale Columbia seeks an experienced, knowledgeable, and dynamic educator who is passionate about STEM and has a desire to develop a STEM program that meets the needs of all learners in Nursery through Grade 5. The STEM Educator role was established for the purpose of leading the planning, development, and the execution of the Lower School’s newly re-imagined STEM program.
The job responsibilities of the STEM Educator include the implementation of Allendale Columbia’s vision for STEM education, program and curriculum materials as well as the technology and facilities. In addition, this position will include coaching of staff on science program components, and assistance with a professional development plan.
Collaborates with the academic leadership team to integrate and align the Lower School STEM program with other Divisions at Allendale Columbia
Design an innovative, modular, flexible learning space that engages students and teachers and functions as a hub for STEM school-wide
Develops, implements, and evaluates curricular resources for the STEM Program (including essential curriculum, assessments, technology integration, and resources to support all learners)
Demonstrates agency by engaging with current developments in the areas of curriculum, pedagogy, and theory related to science and technology instruction
Plans and coordinates programs that actively engage parents, the community, and school partners
Designs and implements technology curriculum for K-5 classrooms, in collaboration with technology support staff and academic leadership
Works cooperatively to provide services to Lower School teachers such as: coaching and supporting teachers through demonstration lessons, consultation and planning, assisting school staff in meeting the needs of diverse learners through a variety of professional development opportunities
Assumes stewardship, and facilitates, the vision of the STEM program for the Lower School
Experience teaching K-8 students
Interest and competency with building, tinkering, and using the tools of STEM Education
Bachelor of Science Degree or Bachelor of Arts Degree required
Additional post-graduate studies or experience in STEM preferred
About Allendale Columbia School
Now well into its second century, Allendale Columbia is a leading independent, diverse coed school for students in Nursery through Grade 12. Here, learning goes far beyond books and tests. We have the freedom to dig deeper so students can question more, discuss, debate, and question again. As a result, our students develop critical thinking skills and become effective problem solvers. Our faculty members use their independence and experience to connect knowledge to real life so our students can make more sense of the world–and their place in it. It all adds up to a different school of thought: high expectations and relevant experiences that prepare students to succeed in a global community. Visit the school’s 33-acre campus at 519 Allens Creek Road in Rochester, New York or website at www.AllendaleColumbia.org.