We’re looking for two new team members to join our growing center!
STEM Coordinator (High Schools)
We’re looking for a CPS/Northwestern University (NU) High School STEM Partnership Senior Coordinator to serve as a liaison between Northwestern and Science in Society and two neighborhood high schools in Chicago Public Schools (CPS): Lake View High School and Mather High School. The post holder will work with the CPS STEM office, teachers and administrators at each school, and with corporate, community, and civic partners to strengthen in-school and out-of-school STEM learning opportunities.
In particular, this Senior Coordinator will help to develop, foster, and manage a network that connects NU faculty, staff, students with students, teachers, and administrators at partner schools, in support of the schools’ STEM educational needs. This includes developing and implementing academic year, in-school programs (e.g., STEM classroom activities, academic tutoring) out-of-school programs (e.g. STEM clubs, field trips), summer programming for students and/or educators, and teacher professional learning programs aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.
Please note: Position may involve a substantial amount of time spent off-campus at school sites across the metropolitan area, as well as transit to/from these sites. Access to a car is required.
Editor & Communication Specialist [closed February 2018]
We’re looking for a proactive leader to support and promote the science communication and engagement mission of Science in Society. The post holder will be responsible for leading marketing and communication strategies for the center including websites, media, events and PR; training scientists in effective science writing and communication; and serving as editor of HELIX, an online magazine written by scientists.
This role has two primary areas of responsibility:
- Creating and disseminating information about our science education and engagement work across a range of formats, including print, several program-specific websites, and all social media and PR strategies.
- Recruiting, training and supporting scientists and students as they develop science writing and communication skills across several public engagement programs. This includes overseeing the production of the digital magazine HELIX and supporting a revolving cohort of learners with varying levels of experience.
The ideal candidate will have a degree in a related field and 1-3 years relevant experience. We will prioritize candidates with demonstrable experience and a proven track record in science communication and experience teaching and/or editing in related fields.