Vice President, EducationChallenger Center for Space Science Education - Washington, DC, United States
Challenger Center for Space Science Education
is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education organization founded in 1986 by the families of the astronauts tragically lost in the Challenger 51-L mission. Working with our global network of more than 40 Challenger Learning Centers, we offer innovative, technology-based educational programs that inspire and engage students in science, technology, engineering and math. They receive the unique opportunity to become Astronauts, Scientists and Engineers and solve real-world problems as they share the thrill of discovery on simulated missions through space.
VP of Education
We are seeking a passionate and dynamic professional to assist us with our strategic vision and keep us moving in the right direction. We will rely on you to oversee Challenger Center's educational strategy/programs/services, staff and other department resources and its grant management activities. You will represent Challenger Center's educational strategy, policies and programs nationally with the Challenger Learning Center network, the STEM education community, federal and state government, the business community, foundations and other grant making organizations and with key education community partners, including active participation in national and regional education forums of significance to Challenger Center.
Define Challenger's education strategic vision to ensure the organization's programs are meeting the needs of today's broad education community.
Direct the implementation of a large scale Department of Education development grant on education technology.
Direct and evaluate educational programs/service and lead the development of new educational initiatives and educational program partnerships.
Oversee the design and development of curriculum, teacher professional development resources and simulation technology.
Develop and manage the department budget to ensure the efficient and cost-effective delivery of educational programs, services and activities to achieve Challenger Center strategic and financial objectives.
Work with Donor Relations to link identified funding opportunities to support department goals, which align with Challenger Center strategic and operational priorities
Oversee the development and timely submission of grant proposals as well as the grant reporting requirements.
Monitor educational program progress and conduct ongoing education needs assessments for specific target populations; develop research strategy and manage program evaluation to determine impact and value of Challenger Center education programs; review and analyze evaluation results to guide future program planning.
Supervise education staff's performance, and create an interdepartmental team that collaborates effectively on education related projects and leverages each groups' strengths.
Provide direction and support for the development and evaluation of new technology platforms for the delivery of Challenger Center educational programs and products in coordination with the Director of Technology and the Manager of Technical Support Services.
Develop and manage cost-effective processes for the development, field-testing and iterative improvement of resources, lab equipment and technology-supported programs.
Provide staff leadership for the Challenger Center Board of Directors Education Committee, National Educational Advisory Board and the Challenger Learning Center Network Education Advisory Committee
Oversee the development the educational content and identify and recruit presenters for Challenger's annual conference.
Bachelor's degree in Education or similar discipline required.
Master's degree and/or Ph.D degree in a closely related field preferred.
5-10 years of experience in the delivery of formal and informal inquiry-based educational principles and hands-on, immersive instructional practices and their assessment.
Demonstrated experience with technology-based education tools, including simulation, distance learning and web-based curriculum delivery approaches.
Knowledge of strategic planning, project management, educational theory, instructional design, technology-enhanced educational methods, training and assessment and the proven ability to handle multiple projects, deadlines and to shift priorities and resources as required.
Experienced in the fiscal management of million dollar budgets.
Supervisory experience, including the hiring, supervision and management of diverse teams of staff, educators, instructional designers, evaluators, and technical and administrative personnel.
Ability to evaluate, select, negotiate with and manage vendors, consultants, collaborators and network constituents and to create and manage multiple partnerships with partner and donor organizations.
Experience with the grant-funding process and management of grant-funded projects.
Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) with all levels of the organization.
26 days ago
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