Academic Coordinator - CCSP - Graduate School of Education
The UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Education (GSE) seeks an individual to serve as the administrative lead and coordinator for the California Computer Science Project (CCSP). The mission of the CCSP is to work together with a diverse network of personnel in public schools and community organizations across California to improve school infrastructures, teaching and learning by significantly increasing the number and quality, of computer science (CS) coursesfrom Introductory to APthat are available and accessible to secondary school students. A key goal of this mission is to develop a pipeline of teachers who can provide highly-effective, equity-oriented CS courses in California schools. In line with this goal, the CCSP will also train school leaders (principals, assistant principals, academic coaches, and counselors) who will contribute to changing school infrastructures and student advising to insure increased offerings of and access to CS courses.
The CCSP vision is to increase the number of low income students, particularly students of color, and female students in CS courses including AP Computer Science in public schools. In this regard, the CCSP seeks to demystify CS to school administrators and counselors, elucidate the relevance of CS to all students, and increase awareness and access to those students who have been traditionally excluded from CS. The Academic Coordinator (AC) contributes to this mission by leading the development, implementation, management, and coordination of a range of programmatic activities:
- Assist in developing a computer science supplementary authorization for the GSE's teacher education program (BE3).
- Build capacity among in-service teachers across the San Francisco Bay Area to cultivate highly-effective equity-oriented computer science classrooms.
- Support administrators, counselors, and teacher leaders in their guiding of organizational change that promotes equitable participation in computer science.
- Work with the GSE teacher education program and with a computer science lecturer to design courses for BE3 students that will satisfy the California Computer Science Supplementary Authorization requirements.
- Provide ongoing professional development opportunities to in-service teachers across the Bay Area focused on computer science content and equitable approaches to computer science instruction.
- Work with school leaders in Berkeley's principal preparation program and principal induction programs, and organize workshops for school principals, counselors, and school leaders on practices and organizational change that will increase the number and quality of computer science course offerings in secondary schools.
- Represent the Computer Science Project in a partnership of organizations working on advancing computer science education in the Bay Area and California.
- Supervise and work with an administrative assistant to ensure the daily operations of the Computer Science Project to meet program goals.
A Master's Degree or equivalent international degree at the time of application.
5 years of teaching experience at the middle or high school level. These qualifications must be met by the start date of the position.
Experience teaching computer science courses in urban public school contexts; knowledge of teaching and learning in urban schools and communities including issues of diversity, equity, and social justice as they relate to schools and society, particularly with respect to computer science; experience in teacher education and professional development; skills in program planning and capacity for administrative detail; strong writing abilities for both academic and administrative purposes; 5 years of teaching experience at the middle or high school level or equivalent experience, (e.g. working with K-12 students/teachers on CS education); ability to persuasively articulate the project's philosophy and goals orally and in writing to a range of education stakeholders.
The Graduate School of Education is interested in candidates who have contributed to diversity and equal opportunity in education. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
This is a full time position. Salary is commensurate with experience but typically begins at $80,408. The payroll classification for this position is Academic Coordinator I. UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.
How to Apply:
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