The new ABE Project Manager will work under the direction of PI, Alain Viel as an integral part of life science education that expands access and excellence in teaching and learning, which includes the Bok Center, Harvard Ed Portal and LabXchange. The ABE Project Manager will work laterally with the LabXchange Secondary School Instructional Design Manager and the Bok Center Assistant Director for Socially Engaged Learning.
Schedules and oversees distribution of ABE biotechnology equipment kits rotations among participating schools over the academic year (over 100 teachers implementing the ABE Program, reaching over 6000 students each academic year).
Organizes, assembles, and replenishes reagent supplies for kits.
Manages three laboratory technicians at the ABE MA distribution sites (Marine Biological Laboratories, Springfield Technical Community College, Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School).
Hires and manages high school teachers (ABE Master Teachers), who are contractors that aid in curriculum development and professional development workshops.
Communicates directly with the ABE Program Office regarding training, development, and execution of the international ABE Program.
Writes and submits four grant reports to the ABE Program Office (Q1, mid-year, Q3, and end of year).
Collects and analyzes data from students and teachers and other stakeholders for grant reporting.
Monitors a budget of roughly $180,000 for the ABE Program each program year.
Co-develops a Teaching Fellow training workshop with the Bok Center Assistant Director for Socially Engaged Learning.
Manges one Harvard graduate student as the Head Teaching Fellow, who helps co-develop training materials and laboratory resources for the Teaching Fellows.
Recruits, hires, trains, and manages over 20 graduate students and postdoctoral Teaching Fellows for the Spring Laboratory Program, a program that has supported hands-on laboratory experiences for high school students and teaching opportunities for Harvard graduate students and postdocs since 2002.
Oversees all logistics for and attends all sessions of the Spring Laboratory Program.
Recruits, hires and manages four Harvard undergraduate research assistants every academic year. Mentors undergraduates on their critical lab techniques and science communication skills. These undergraduate research assistants support lab preparatory work and also act as mentors to two high school students in the spring.
Directly manages two high school biotech co-op students from Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School every spring semester, who perform individual research projects during the course of the spring semester and present their work in May during portfolio presentations to stakeholders in biotechnology.
Develops and executes intensive teacher professional development workshops and training sessions during the academic year for Amgen Biotech Experience Program participants and additional associated professional development opportunities. These workshops take place on Harvard's campus, focusing on a variety of scientific and learning pedagogy content topics. and are open to Harvard community members (graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff from LabXchange and the Bok Center) to attend and support.
Devises and implements communications strategy for the ABE MA Program, including running social media accounts and distributing monthly newsletter communications for the ABE MA Program.
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Bachelor's degree in the life sciences or equivalent work experience required. Research laboratory experience.
Master's degree, knowledge of biotechnology principles and equipment, project management experience (8 years), excellent communication skills.
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