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The Bristol Meyers Squibb (BMS) Center provides outreach services in STEM teaching and learning to K-12 and community colleges and other institutions and constituencies in CT, and the northeast region. The primary function of the director will be to develop and implement the activities, programs and resources of the BMS Center. Specifically, this will involve:
1) developing and enhancing partnerships with other educational institutions and partners to promote and grow programs that advance STEM education,
2) overseeing the fee and income generating activities, administrative, publicity, marketing, reporting and stewardship functions,
3) managing and planning for the allocation of staff and financial resources,
4) initiating and managing the development and stewardship of new projects and programs, including working with funding agencies and educational entities to tap various revenue sources such as grants, contracts, and fees for service.
1. Establish and maintain goals and standards, procedures and priorities, programs and resources.
2. Develop new programs and projects by networking with national, regional, state, and local education officials and professional associations. Maintain communication with internal partners such as the School of Education, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and external partners such as CT school systems including professional organizations and the CT State Department of Education to arrange in-service programs, using both traditional and new technologies and methods.
3. Develop partnerships and raise the profile of the Center. Ensure the delivery of expected services.
4. Develop, oversee and manage the annual budget.
5. Ensure up-to-date resources and equipment within the Center.
6. Manage all public relations materials, in local, regional and national educational publications, on-line sources, literature at conferences, advertisements, direct mailings, newsletters, etc. Conceptualize, initiate and implement design changes and updates to the web page and any print materials. Develop and maintain a mailing list.
7. Design topics and themes for professional development/in-service programs and student programs, i.e. summer camps, in-service programs, professional development presentations. Typical duties would include establishing an overall schedule, preparatory steps, timely marketing; managing all logistics and continuing education units (CEUs) or other means of participant recognition.
8. Participate in long-range planning and strategy development including developing new collaborators and clients, identify possible funding sources or entrepreneurial cost-sharing or fee-based mechanisms for such start up programs, write proposals and assist with grant development and stewardship.
9. Serve as the expert on STEM for clients from all fields, with emphasis on teachers and partner schools, including curriculum design, materials development and teacher training. Plan and run workshops on relevant issues for educators, students, and other clients. Develop themes/topics for annual and summer programs. Prepare materials for the annual report to BMS.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
- Masters Degree in Education and/or STEM fields
- Recent teaching experience or equivalent involvement in K-12 education; evidence of organizational and management experience
- Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to direct a major outreach program that includes the responsibilities listed
- Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment
- Basic computer and technology skills
Desired Minimum Qualifications
- Masters Degree, PhD or EdD in Education and/or STEM fields; Health science education
- Substantial teaching experience or equivalent involvement in K-12 education; demonstrated ability to direct a major STEM outreach program that include all responsibilities listed
- Excellent oral and written communication skills; grant writing and financial management experience; enthusiastic and engaging personality capable of raising the public image of the BMS Center
- Strong, independent work ethic and equally strong capacity to envision new ideas and goals
- Evidence of advanced computer/technology skills or knowledge
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