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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Covenant Prep - Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

The Opportunity

Working under the leadership of the Head of School and the Principal, the primary role of the Dean of STEM is to support Covenant Prep in overseeing facets of the school’s operation that directly impacts learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This will include teaching, monitoring of classroom instruction, management of all assessment data, and STEM curriculum development. In addition, the Dean of STEM will direct and oversee the integration of technology into all classrooms at Covenant Prep. They will develop technology curriculum and select technology-oriented learning tools for classrooms. They will train teachers, staff and administrators, as needed, in classroom technology. They will also perform other faculty responsibilities as required by the Principal or Head of School, including student supervision, student advising, and running of extracurricular activities.  

 

Responsibilities

  • Mentor STEM teachers in lesson planning, classroom management, and high quality assessment practices while serving as an advocate to administration  for their issues, initiatives, goals, and needs. 

  • Work with the Principal to plan and coordinate professional development  opportunities for STEM teachers. 

  • Design vertically-aligned scope and sequence for 5th through 8th grade with  clear, scaffolded outcomes aligned to the Common Core State Standards (for  Math) & Next Generation Science Standards (for Science). 

  • Seek and share curriculum best practices from other schools and  professional journals. 

  • Monitor student use of technology at Covenant Prep. 

  • Make on-demand assistance available to support staff and faculty in their  efforts to utilize technology efficiently and effectively at both personal and  professional levels. 

  • Lead STEM Department:  

    • Put together STEM curriculum (in conjunction with Principal) ○ Align teachers’ lesson plans to curriculum 

    • Run STEM department meetings to gather ideas for extended  curriculum activities (field trips etc), encourage and manage cross class/cross discipline teaching

    • Encourage collaboration between students of different classes/  teacher of different classes 

  • Develop and execute on a vision for Technology and Engineering elective  classes that teach students 21st century skills to prepare them for a rapidly  changing national and global job market 

  • Research and provide an active database of online tools and resources that  all teachers can access to help in their lesson plan preparation and teaching

  • Teach Science, Math, and STEM elective classes, as needed.

  • Technical support (helpdesk services) for all staff, liaising when necessary  with help staff at software companies we purchase services from (Google,  NWEA, etc.) 

  • Oversee the establishment and maintenance of a secure and stable network  (firewall, wifi and wired) 

  • Online account management on all technology platforms for all staff,  students, and families 

  • Acquire, maintain and upgrade hardware (faculty, staff and classroom  computers, smartboards, projectors etc.) 

  • Acquire and regularly update software and software licenses where needed

  • Manage Chromebooks (assign, send for repair when needed, monitor  student use) 

  • Maintain an up-to-date technology inventory 

  • Support and enable the integration of technology into the curriculum for the  improvement of teaching and learning. 

  • Identify and recommend new technology solutions 

  • Maintain technology equipment and systems 

  • Train faculty and staff (and where applicable, parents and students) on the  use of education technology products and services used by the school.

  • Stay current with trends in education and technology to make  recommendations to administration. 

  • Serve as a member of the School’s Facilities and Technology Committee and  be responsible for writing and updating the Technology Plan and for  complying with accreditation requirements related to the plan. Devise an  incentive scheme to encourage faculty to try out new technology-driven  methods of curriculum delivery that would increase student engagement and  understanding. 

  • Attend vendor seminars and training classes and regularly read technical  publications and periodicals in order to stay abreast of educational  technological developments. 

  • Work with the development office to identify and take advantage of grant  funding opportunities including E-rate funding. 

  • Write and disseminate instruction and documentation for the effective use of  technology at Covenant Prep. 

  • Provide support to engage faculty to explore how technology should be  integrated into their professional lives, i.e. personal productivity tools, 

  • Classroom applications of technology, and implications of the use of  technology. 

  • Participate in the recruitment of math, science, and technology teachers   

  • Desired Skills and Qualifications:  ​

  • Effective management skills – leadership, planning, evaluation and effective  communication skills 

  • Energy and entrepreneurial spirit for the charter school environment

  • Unwavering in the pursuit of excellence even in the face of difficult  opposition and challenges 

  • Results-driven educational leader with a commitment to standards-based  curriculum and the use of data and assessments to drive instructional  decisions 

  • Good problem-solving ability and good judgment 

  • Familiarity with cultural diversity 

  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff, families, and community members

  • Ability to be creative, resourceful, and reflective 

  • Possess strong interpersonal skills 

  • Professional demeanor, strong work ethic, detail-driven work style with  excellent organizational skills

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM field 

  • At least one year of classroom experience is required in STEM discipline. 

  • Working knowledge of STEM curriculum and the alignment of technology  with a non-profit/charter school's strategic plans 

  • Experience in network/computer system management, hardware selection  and deployment, system troubleshooting, and system maintenance.

  • Considerable working knowledge of computer operating systems, including:  MS Office, G Suite, SMART Software, MATLAB, Latex, MacOS, ChromeOS

  • Demonstrate proficient use of standard software packages and student  information systems 

  • Experience working as a mentor for middle school-aged boys

About Covenant Prep

Covenant Preparatory School provides young men in grades 5 through 8 from underserved communities in Hartford the foundation required to successfully pursue higher education, to develop the strength of their character, and to inspire them to live with integrity as leaders committed to their communities.  More information about the school can be found on our website: www.covenantprep.org

 

Covenant Preparatory School is strongly committed to equal opportunity for all its employees and actively seeks diverse candidates for employment. Covenant Prep does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

 

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to Nikki Cannavo, Principal, at

ncannavo@covenantprep.org

 

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