WonderLab (WL) is the Lesley University STEAM-based Lab School, started in the fall of 2016. The program has expended to include homeschool, afterschool, summer short blocks, visiting schools, and graduate school field-based assignments. In collaboration with the WL Director, the WL Program coordinator will teach and oversee all WL staff and programs, and develop and implement interdisciplinary activities designed to educate and empower students in STEM learning. The position includes training in current STEAM education and research methods.
JOB TITLE SUMMARY:
The Program Coordinator provides administration, supervision, teaching and curriculum support for All Wonder Lab program areas: afterschool, homeschool, visiting schools and camps, and summer short blocks.
- Train and support Lesley graduate and undergraduate students working in the program.
- Support curriculum development and implementation.
- Help create a safe and engaging learning environment for all participants and families.
- Assist learners in problem solving, brainstorming, designing and sharing ideas.
- Provide individualized attention and support to participants by supporting active participation.
- Keep attendance records .
- Work closely with other WonderLab staff to attend to children’s and family needs.
- Attend planning meetings and trainings.
- Oversee the coordination of bus drop-off and pick up, serve as back-up.
- Help organize and maintain the learning space, take responsibility for all equipment, supplies, and cleanliness of program areas, guide participants to clean up curriculum materials and activities.
- Help Manage WonderLab program registrations and maintain current participant data-base.
- Respond to and track inquiries and maintain current email list.
- Serve as parent liaison.
- Manage WonderLab google calendar for all programs .
- Coordinate field trips, visitors and mini conferences.
- Manage Lesley student field-based assignment schedule.
- Support education and science research data collection.
- Oversee web site and blog updates – help students create weekly bulletins.
- Support program marketing and recruitment.
- Help Order, organize, and manage all materials and supplies.
- Work with WL administrators to address financial questions, develop attendance lists, manage waivers, photo release and permission slips, arrange field trip transportation and reserve extra rooms as needed.
- Responsible for supervision of 4-8 Wonder Lab educators.
- Attend all trainings and program meetings.
- Serve as a supportive mentor and role model.
- Exhibit self-control, respect, dignity and professionalism.
- Treat everyone equally regardless of sex, ethnic origin, religion or ability.
- Maintain confidentiality.
- Be respectful of people’s time. Arrive and end on time. And be available to work assigned hours.
- Build positive relationships with parents, children, and coworkers.
- Respect the facility and equipment.
- Report any problems that arise with the WonderLab Director.
- Master’s degree or equivalent Experience in a STEM or education discipline.
- Experience teaching elementary-age children in a formal or informal setting.
- Experience developing and implementing curricula.
- Experience or demonstrated interest in science education, science, technology, engineering, arts and/or math.
- Proficiency in working with Google docs, Calendar and Forms.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and examples of your writing ability.
- Demonstrated ability to anticipate administrative and programmatic needs and develop needed plans in advance.
- Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, does your visa status allow you to work at Lesley University.
$20/hour; 10-18 hours per week.
Background checks are required for all positions.
Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.
A cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references must be included for full consideration.
Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates.