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Education & Outreach Coordinator – Applications Closed

Deadline: 11:59pm, January 31, 2022

CIERA is looking for a new Education & Outreach Coordinator!

The Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERAat Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois seeks a motivated, energetic, and organized individual to lead development and coordination of STEM education and outreach programming. The CIERA Education & Outreach Coordinator manages all of CIERA’s STEM education and outreach activities, focusing on K-12 programming. They provide guidance and training for graduate students as they develop resources for K-12 students, teachers, and programs; connect and maintain relations between teachers and CIERA researchers (particularly in the Evanston and Chicago area); provide feedback and assistance in developing education components of grant proposals; are the primary point of contact for both external and internal parties regarding CIERA K-12 education and outreach; and provide oversight of and coordination between all of CIERA’s education & outreach activities. 

Minimum Qualifications
  • Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
  • 5 years program/project administration or other relevant experience.
  • Enthusiasm for initiating, engaging with and working with partners, students, teachers, and community members with diverse backgrounds.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member as well as independently.
  • Strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives at appropriate times
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new situations and improvise solutions to new challenges.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in education and/or STEM fields, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.
  • Demonstrated experience with K-12 partnership work, preferably in science education and/or with low-income schools and minority-serving organizations
  • Prior K-12 teaching experience.
  • Experience leading teacher professional development and/or coaching teachers or graduate students working with K-12 stud
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
  • Knowledge of Common Core Mathematical Practices and the Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Design and development of instructional materials and educational experiences, preferably in science education.

Job ID: 42664
Job Title: Program Administrator Senior
Grade: EXS8
Location: Evanston
School: Office for Research

To apply

To view the full job description and apply, please visit the following links. You may also reach out to Kari Frank at with any questions.

Applications accepted until position is filled.

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