Science Education Manager

KQED - San Francisco, California - Full time

KQED helps educators to create learning environments of the 21st century by promoting media literacy, student voice, civic engagement, creative expression, and inquiry-based learning using digital media.

The Science Education Manager possesses extensive knowledge of current trends as well as proven expertise in the intersections of media literacy education with science curricula. This position will support the use of public media content for teaching and learning through the development of curricula and other activities focused on improving civic media literacy for teachers and students in science and STEM classrooms. They will lead the development of standards-based curricula for science and STEM classrooms and informal learning spaces, and lead teacher professional learning experiences in face-to-face, blended, and online formats. They will provide input on direction and focus of educational media production, contribute to the development of all educational products and services, and train and support teachers in the use and implementation of online products for professional learning and the classroom.

Essential Functions:

  1. Contribute to the planning and development of KQED Education products, providing voice for national and state standards, current classroom practices, teacher and student needs, as well as educational system priorities and trends.
  2. Provide product training and support to teachers using (or interested in using) KQED Education products.
  3. Lead face-to-face and blended online courses for Bay Area educators that promote high quality media literacy instruction in classrooms. Participate in the creation of content for online courses and other online learning activities for teachers.
  4. Support the creation, sharing and curation of youth media through by directly supporting students, teachers and classrooms participating in “youth takeover” or similar media-making challenges.
  5. Create online activities/resources for students to support the use of digital media technologies to effectively communicate content and express learning.
  6. Create classroom-facing curricula and/or other instructional materials for educators educators using KQED Education products in their learning environment.
  7. Provide editorial support for the production of educational media content including script development, as well as advisement on video, graphic, animation, and interactive elements, to ensure content adheres to standards and is relevant and useful for classroom teachers.
  8. Participate in the development and execution of strategies to increase us of and engagement with KQED Education products.
  9. Participate in the development and implementation of strategies for archiving, curating, and distributing “evergreen” science education content.
  10. Support the development and management of partnerships related to KQED Education.
  11. Serve as a primary representative/presenter/speaker for KQED Education in the Bay Area community and at relevant education conferences and events.
  12. Contribute to evaluation activities for projects and services produced by KQED Education.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Experience Required

  1. Two to four years minimum experience teaching science in secondary/postsecondary settings with teaching credential or equivalent.
  2. Demonstrated experience leading media literacy instruction in formal and/or informal educational settings.
  3. Demonstrated experience in delivering teacher professional development in-person or online.
  4. Demonstrated experience with interdisciplinary curriculum development and understanding of content standards.
  5. Demonstrated experience with and enthusiasm for integrating current science news and science public policy into teaching of core content in innovative ways.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of media literacy and implementing 21st century skills in teaching and learning.
  7. Skilled in new and emerging technologies, social media platforms, and more - especially concerning their application in an educational setting.
  8. Connector—demonstrated success in project outreach and partnership development.
  9. Detail-oriented—strong organizational skills and follow-through capabilities.
  10. Effective communicator—excellent oral and written communication as well as presentation skills; superb editor.
  11. Team player—ability to work effectively with colleagues and educational partners.
  12. Commitment to educational equity for all students.
  13. Ability to travel up to five times per year.

Knowledge/Experience Desired

  1. Facility with media production – video, audio, interactive, image creation.
  2. Multilingual fluency.

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