The Director of STEM is responsible for developing, planning, managing, supporting, organizing, and implementing the STEM programs within the high schools and provides leadership for school wide initiatives for the Mathematics and Science programs.
The incumbent in this position provides direction and leadership for the overall administration and coordination of the STEM programs in support of effective instructional practices, communication and operation efficiency.
Provides direction and leadership in the development of a comprehensive STEM curriculum
Oversees the development and enhancement of the STEM curriculum for instructional programs and collaborates with teachers and administration in the development and maintenance of the STEM curriculum
Promotes effective instructional practices and communication that support high levels of instruction through the use of research based data driven best practices, effective classroom consultation, and program evaluation
Monitors school sySTEM data to determine trends and in turn develops and implements the most effective strategies for meeting and exceeding state and national student achievement goals
Leads a process for the evaluation, selection, and acquisition of instructional materials, supplies, equipment and textbooks to support the STEM curriculum
Assists administrators and teachers in evaluating and improving classroom instruction in the STEM programs
Assists in the development of a proposed annual budget relating to curriculum development and the instructional materials needs
Assists in reviewing and evaluating results of testing programs and recommends appropriate modifications to the STEM curriculum
Assists in the planning and development of school wide instructional in service programs for teachers, aides, and parent volunteers to assist in raising the level of instructional performance and student achievement in the STEM programs
Manages and coordinates professional development training for Mathematics and Science teachers
Prepares narrative and statistical reports regarding the STEM programs and provides support to administrators and teachers in data driven decision making to improve student achievement
Coordinates appropriate field test and revision process relating to the STEM curriculum, ensuring teacher input
Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator
Must have strong undergraduate aptitude in Mathematics or Science
Ability to organize programs, personnel, and activities required for productive learning in the school
Ability to relate to a wide variety of people and to observe, listen, motivate, and provide leadership which results in the best environment
Ability to apply critical thinking skills in rendering solutions to various issues
Ability to manage financial, material, and human resources effectively
Proven ability to make recommendations on various topics, detailed, controversial, simple, or complex
Ability to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate program goals and initiatives
Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks, projects and responsibilities
Ability to exercise strict confidence in handling sensitive information
Must be skilled in collaborative leadership of individuals and groups
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
Education: Master’s Degree in Mathematics, Science, or Education required
Certification/Licensure: Must hold Certification in the areas of Mathematics, or Science
Experience: Minimum 3 years supervisory and/or administrative experience and 3 additional years of classroom teaching experience required
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer offering a wonderful mission driven environment, competitive salary and benefits including a 403(b) retirement plan and lunch. MDY is committed to inclusive employment opportunities therefore candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
About Magen David Yeshivah Celia Esses High School
Established in 1946, Magen David Yeshivah is a private co-ed Jewish day school that has since produced countless successful industry professionals, lawyers, physicians, rabbis, and teachers, as well as prominent leaders at the helm of numerous organizations. We are committed to ensuring that each student receives a comprehensive dual-curriculum education, rooted in Sephardic tradition, and emphasizing academic excellence, creativity and intellectual curiosity.