PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley
Lawrence Hall of Science, the public science center and center for K-12
science and math education, at the University of California, Berkeley, is
seeking a dynamic leader who will develop and market the Hall's
professional development programs for educators, and build working
partnerships with schools and school systems to effect significant school
Applications are being accepted now for the position of Professional
Development Director at the Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS), University of
California at Berkeley. Extensive and diverse experience in science and/or
mathematics education is required, including broad knowledge of the
national science and mathematics reform movement. The Professional
Development Director will participate in the management of the LHS Center
for School Change, and in the leadership of LHS school programs.
Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS): Established in 1968 at the University of
California at Berkeley, LHS is a national leader in the development of
curricula and programs for students, teachers, families and the public; as
well as a popular public science center. Each year, through extensive
on-site and outreach programs, LHS provides professional development
workshops and institutes for over 22,000 educators; and science and math
experiences for over 350,000 students. In addition, about 20% of K-12
students across the country use science and math instructional materials
developed by LHS. For more information about LHS, check the LHS website at
The LHS Center for School Change provides sustained, coordinated support
for K-12 schools interested in achieving long-lasting systemic reform by
developing the highest quality of comprehensive, inquiry-based science and
mathematics programs. The Center focuses on the following elements of
* Coordinated professional development combining institutes, inservice and
site-based support with curriculum implementation.
* Innovative new approaches to pre-service and new teacher education.
* Curriculum design and coordination, especially within math and science
* Implementation of national and state standards and benchmarks.
* Equity and access, especially addressing needs of English language learners.
* Performance-based assessment.
* Parent and family involvement.
* Technology in education.
Duties and Responsibilities of the LHS Professional Development Director:
1. Providing creative and imaginative leadership for Center for School
Change activities and initiatives
2. Cultivating and fostering the growth of partnerships with schools
(especially schools serving low income and minority students), including
assessing the needs of specific schools and recommending appropriate
3. Directing the Professional Development/Teacher Education component of
the Center for School Change and School Programs Division, including design
of custom coordinated services for schools
4. Re-designing the existing LHS school programs to maximize their impact
on improving preK-12 science and math education
5. Initiating grant and other funding proposals for the continued growth
of the Center for School Change
6. Directing the development of new programs
7. Managing a large budget and supervise a large staff, insuring the
growth and capacity of both people and programs
8. Serving on the Center for School Change leadership team and helping to
guide all long range planning
The Professional Development Director must be an inspired educator, leader and
motivator; a good organizer and manager; and a keen judge of the abilities
of others. Candidates must have a strong belief in the power of education,
and be able to articulate a compelling vision for the future of science and
math education, and the role it should play in improving the lives of
children. Specifically, candidates must possess:
* B.A./B.S. (higher degree preferred) with a strong background in science,
math, and/or education
* Strong academic and management leadership abilities
* Demonstrated ability to turn an ambitious vision into a working reality
* In-depth knowledge of (direct experience preferred) the science and/or
math education reform movement at the national level
* Demonstrated record managing a large staff and budget
* Expertise in at least several areas of systemic reform
* Experience and insight to assess the needs of diverse schools and
recommend appropriate long term solutions that fill those needs
* Experience working in diverse and underrepresented communities
* A productive record seeking and obtaining grants and extra mural support
* Excellent public speaking, communication and writing skills.
Salary & Appointment:
Appointment is subject to annual performance reviews and available funding.
The yearly salary range is between $59,400-$85,400, depending on experience
To apply, submit a letter of application, resume, and names, phone numbers
and addresses of three professional references to: Chair, Search Committee
Professional Development Director.em, Lawrence Hall of Science, University
of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-5200. Deadline: June 2, 1999. AA/EEO
The University of California, Berkeley, is committed to diversity in its
staff, faculty, and student body, and invites all qualified people to
apply, including minorities, women, veterans,
and individuals with disabilities.
"Le temps scintille et le songe est savoir"
Time sparkles and the dream is knowledge.
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