Science in Society is currently recruiting a new team member to support and lead the growing K-8 STEM Education community in Evanston.
The District 65/Northwestern University Partnership Coordinator will serve as a liaison between NU and the Curriculum and Instruction Department in Evanston/Skokie School District 65. The Coordinator will develop and foster a network that connects Northwestern talent and resources with teachers and K-8 students in District 65.
This position is particularly aimed at supporting the achievement of the District’s most underserved students. The successful candidate will work with D65 and its community partners to strengthen in-school and out-of-school STEM learning opportunities for low-SES D65 youth by connecting, training, and supporting Northwestern students, faculty, and staff in teaching and mentoring roles.
This includes working in partnership with the NU-Evanston Township High School (ETHS) STEM Coordinator to bridge middle and high school STEM education, as well as providing programmatic and intellectual support for EvanSTEM. The latter "ecosystem" initiative is a collaboration between multiple Evanston youth-focused partners, working together to better align Evanston-based STEM education initiatives across K-12 to increase underserved students' access, engagement, and skill development.
The position will be primarily based in the District 65 offices to facilitate building bridges within the community, but may involve a substantial amount of time at school and partner sites across the metropolitan area, as well as transit to/from these sites.