Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Roosevelt Island Cornell NYC Tech Position Available As Director of K -12 Programs - Job Is To Help Improve STEM Education For NYC Schoolchildren

Would you like to work at Cornell's new Roosevelt Island Applied Sciences and Engineering School? If so, there is a position currently available as the Director of K -12 Programs for Cornell NYC Tech.

According to Cornell's Division of Human Resources:
Cornell University is not only a great place for learning and innovation, it’s a great place to work. Our open and inclusive culture attracts a talented community of scholars, students and staff from all over the globe. Being a Cornellian is about having a passion for innovation, challenging yourself and contributing in ways that will shape the future.

Cornell Tech is committed to playing a leadership role in furthering tech education for New York City schoolchildren with the intention of attracting a high percentage, including more women and minorities, into related careers. In addition to providing programming support for both students and teachers, Cornell Tech intends to play a central leadership role by coalescing the tech sector, other educational institutions, civic leaders and cultural institutions, educational providers and the New York City Department of Education to work in concert to have the greatest impact.

The K-12 program leader will be a visionary, energetic and experienced professional with significant experience working in K-12 education or related organizations in NYC. The ideal candidate will have specific experience with, and knowledge of STEM educational needs with a specific emphasis on tech education, particularly computer science and software engineering. This leader will be responsible for both shaping and implementing creative programs that will have a measurable and lasting impact by ensuring students’ education includes technology expertise sufficient to succeed in their future careers, and by preparing more of them to pursue tech careers.


Masters degree in tech, education or a related field, or significant teaching experience. 7+ years of experience in program management, teaching, administrative or related experience in New York City educational programming. Experience in educational program development, implementation and curriculum design in tech or other relevant fields. Excellent verbal communication and facilitation skills. Excellent organizational and writing skills and experience with proposal writing. Ability to plan, develop and be flexible in order to successfully manage, prioritize and meet the needs of multiple programs and deadlines. Energetic, take initiative, and able to work independently as well as with a team. Ability to communicate with and work effectively with a wide range of constituencies of highly diverse groups of people....
Click here for more information on this position and to apply. Additional Cornell NYC Tech staff and faculty position information available here.

More on Cornell NYC Tech

from Channel 13's Metro Focus and here is a June 10 discussion of Cornell's commitment to adopt Roosevelt Island PS/IS 217 during a Community Board 8 Youth & Education Committee meeting.