STEM Education Specialist, Pinal County Schools

STEM Education Specialist


Job ID:


December 24, 2018

Contact Information:
Pinal County Schools
3740 N Toltec Road
Eloy, AZ 85131
District Website

Shannon Adams
Phone: 520-450-4479
District Email

Job Description:
Pinal County Schools Job Description Job Title: Interdisciplinary STEM Education Specialist Department: Professional Development Reports to: Associate County School Superintendent FLSA Status: Exempt Summary: The Interdisciplinary STEM Education Specialist will facilitate the provision of the professional development needs of school and district personnel in the area of STEM instruction and content correlated with the Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards in order to improve and enrich the STEM learning experiences of Pinal County students.. Education and Experience: • Valid Arizona Teaching Certificate • Expertise in STEM development and instruction content and pedagogy at the elementary and/or secondary school level • Knowledge of current and accepted STEM research, assessment, instruction and best practices • Demonstrated competency in presentation and group facilitation with adult learners • A minimum of five years of successful classroom instruction • Master’s degree in Education with current SEI Endorsement Essential Duties and Responsibilities 1. Plan and conduct professional development opportunities coaching/mentoring/support and assistance in the area of STEM instruction and content for the PCSOESA. 2. Conduct a survey of the professional development and technical assistance needed in STEM instruction and content by schools and districts. 3. Contact and schedule qualified personnel to provide professional development for the schools and districts in the county 4. Provide a schedule of professional development opportunities in STEM instruction and content areas throughout the year. 5. Coordinate and preside over all STEM professional development offered by the PCSOESA. 6. Comply with the budgeting and documentation regulations of the PCSOESA in the performance of duties. 7. Maintain current knowledge of accepted STEM research, approaches, assessment, instruction, interventions and best practices. 8. Possesses knowledge of scientifically based STEM research. 9. Provide technical support for schools/districts in interpreting data for the purpose of improving STEM instruction. 10. Incorporate current technological tools to increase job performance. 11. Co-manages Pinal County ESA Consortium meetings and activities 12. Develops and finalizes reporting requirements for project activities and budget expenditures. Other Skills and Abilities: 1. Speak in a clear and well-organized way to communicate complicated ideas and provide comprehensive professional development to others. 2. Use evaluations and direct feedback to improve the effectiveness of trainings and services. 3. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Pinal County School Office, Arizona Department of Education, school districts and all of the constituents of the PCSOSA. 4. Establish an open and honest accountability system with supervisor. 5. Work collegially and productively with multiple teams of people. 6. Work effectively with a variety of people. 7. Able to travel to school locations throughout the county. 8. Able to work independently with minimal supervision. 9. Perform duties in a timely and professional manner. 10. Able to perform the physical requirements of the job 11. Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in the performance of duties. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Pinal County School Office Education Service Agency STEM Specialist The successful candidate will be highly motivated with expertise STEM instruction (K-12) Must be AZ certified Master’s Degree required Must have at least five years of experience In the classroom Experience working with adults required To Apply: Click on “Professional Development” Click on “Employment Opportunities” Click on CERTIFIED Application Submit application to: 3740 N. Toltec Rd., Eloy, AZ 85131 BATTS bldg. OR Email to: Open until filled Shannon Adams, Human Resources 520-450-4479