Job Listing - Professional Dev Director

Date: Mon Sep 20 1999 - 10:55:25 EDT


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
systemic reform: * Coordinated professional development combining
institutes, in service 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 treatments 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 $59,600-$85,400, depending on experience
and qualifications.

Application Procedure:
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, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of
California, Berkeley, CA 94720-5200. Deadline: October 13, 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

Louise Archie <>

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