Available positions

The occasional request for people to fill STEM (and other leadership positions)…schools and other agencies need such educators and often cannot find appropriately prepared people. These postings will be removed as they close or elapse.

Belchertown High School is looking to hire a Chemistry teacher.    BHS is ranked near the top for public high schools in the state, and an excellent place to work. In terms of teacher retention, Belchertown is ranked in the top 15% of Massachusetts districts.More information about BHS and this position can be found at the link below.

http://belchertownps.org/index.php/district-197/district-employment/employment-opportunities

Mike Knapp (mknapp@chem.umass.edu)can answer questions informally although he is not part of the hiring committee.

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*STEM Outreach VISTA Position 2017*

We seek an organized, energetic person to work with Lt. Elmer J. McMahon Elementary School (K-8) teachers, administrators, and community members to assist in the development of a STEM interest and performance augmentation program. The 2015/2016 Massachusetts Department of Education statistics identify over 72% of McMahon students as “high needs” and the spring 2016 MCAS results show that only 13% of 8th graders were found proficient or above in science and technology/engineering compared to a stateaverage of 41%. The VISTA member will lead an initiative that will work with the McMahon community and Smith College to assess needs, constraints and community/school resources in order to develop the aforementioned strategy to improve interest and performance in STEM. We intend to utilize, whenever possible, the concept of culturally or socially relevant science education as a mechanism to better engage students.A more detailed job description and links to the application can be found at: https://www.smith.edu/academics/jandon-center

Thomas Gralinski

STEM Outreach Coordinator, Clark Science Center and the Jandon Center for Community Engagement, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-3932      Fax: 413-585-3786