The Salvadori Center | New York NY 10115 USA | Full Time - 12 Month | Revised: 02/21/2012
The Salvadori Center seeks an Education Director to implement and oversee the Center’s educational programming – including but not limited to school-based, after-school, and professional development programs as well as family and community workshops.
The Education Director manages day-to-day program operations, including budgets, staffing schedules, program assessment, and program alignment with National Common Core Standards and New York grade-specific learning objectives. Supervising the Center’s education coordinators and full and part-time teaching staff, the Education Director oversees the development of curricula and program assessment (potentially working with outside consultants), and collaborates with Center staff to create new program initiatives and publications. The Education Director answers inquiries from schools and organizations and represents the Center at educational events.
Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Education Director is a key member of the Center’s Leadership Team, and serves as liaison with schools, the New York City Department of Education, and other educational and cultural organizations. The Education Director works closely with the Center’s Development Director to align programs with funding opportunities and ensure that the Center’s marketing materials accurately promote program objectives to appropriate target audiences.
Successful candidates will have direct experience with program and budget management, curriculum development, program assessment, and staff supervision. A working knowledge of NYC and other large public school systems and/or informal or formal teaching experience is preferred. Interest/experience in architecture and engineering concepts, hands-on, project-based learning as well as in promotion and marketing is a plus.
The Center is looking for a candidate with strong creative and critical thinking skills who is a team player with effective management and organizational skills. Cover letters should address personal or supervisory experience with:
- Evaluating curricula (working with curriculum consultants)
- Creating strong linkages curricula to grade-specific learning objectives
- Developing program and student assessment (working with curriculum consultants)
- Developing an in-house training and professional development program
- Managing and evaluating a team of full-time and part-time educators
- Working with the NYC DOE or other large departments of education
About the Salvadori Center:
The Salvadori Center uses the built environment – buildings, bridges, skyscrapers, etc. – to help students understand math and science concepts. This is accomplished through engaging, collaborative, and hands-on project-based learning where every student can succeed. Salvadori’s school-based programs are linked to grade-specific learning objectives and National Common Core Standards and assess the change in students’ comprehension of the math and science concepts explored through the program.
Our History & Philosophy:
In 1976, Columbia University Professor Mario Salvadori (1907-1997) took up a challenge from the New York Academy of Sciences to improve the teaching of math and science. Using the urban landscape of buildings, tunnels, and bridges, students explored the wonder, beauty, and logic of architecture and engineering to figure out for themselves the laws that govern mathematics and sciences.
Celebrating 25 Years:
In 1987, Mario Salvadori formalized his teaching philosophy and learning models by founding the Salvadori Educational Center on the Built Environment ~ now, the Salvadori Center.
Mario’s philosophy lives on today in our belief that the built environment contains the essential knowledge needed to be a life-long learner and an informed, active member of society. Salvadori is committed to helping teachers advance classroom goals and objectives through an array of valuable resources, classroom techniques, and programs. Students continue to learn through a hands-on/minds-on approach to personal discovery and experimentation as they work collaboratively, write persuasively, debate proposals, and present their ideas effectively.
Last date for application: 10 March 2011
Send resume and cover letter, as attachments, in the following format: lastname_firstname_resume and lastname_firstname_coverletter, to firstname.lastname@example.org (PDF preferred). No phone calls please.
|Location||New York, NY, United States|
|Organization Type||Non-profit Organization|
|Grade Level||Elementary 1-3, Elementary 4-6, Middle School/Junior High|
|Teaching field||Art/Media Arts, Early Childhood Education, Mathematics|
|Experience Years||5 yrs|
|Contact Name||The Center|
|How to apply||Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.|