The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is currently accepting applications for a Program Specialist VII who will act as a STEM Program Specialist. Those interested should apply before the position closes on March 20, 2018 at 5PM.
STEM Program Specialist
The STEM coordinator performs highly advanced consultative services and technical assistance work in support of statewide, multi stakeholder engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and the relation to career pathways for students. This position will develop and implement a statewide framework for STEM to ensure strategic priority 3 of the Texas Education Agency, Connect High School to Career and College is met by: increasing student outcomes by (a) increasing high school relevancy, and (b) improving the seamless transition for students from K-12 into higher education, the workforce, and the military. This position will help meet those goals by improving planning and implementation resources available to school systems and higher education partners, improving student, parent and educator access to information about career pathways, and otherwise ensuring the proper implementation of key legislation related to these initiatives.
Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Additional Military Crosswalk (occupational specialty code) information can be accessed at: http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
Essential Job Functions:
- Report to the Division of College, Career and Military Prep.
- Establish a statewide framework for STEM for K-12, vertically aligning efforts to seamless transition students from high school into college and career.
- Provide support for division efforts around stakeholder support, professional development, and technical assistance aligned to the division’s initiatives as identified in strategic priority 3: Identify and Refine Pathways, CTE Programs, College and Career Readiness Models, and Work-Based Learning.
- Collaborate across divisions within TEA as well as external stakeholder groups to improve equity in access to STEM education.
- Provide project planning support for the wide availability of tools (on-line and otherwise) for students, parents, and counselors to help guide students into relevant, engaging pathways in high school that have the impact of increasing student outcomes in high school, postsecondary successes, and entry into higher wage career paths.
- Develop communications for STEM initiatives targeted to specific audiences such as students, parents, administrators, teachers, and counselors to help guide conversations about relevant, engaging pathways in high school that have the impact of increasing student outcomes in high school, postsecondary successes, and entry into higher wage career paths.
- Additional duties as assigned.