Secondary Science Specialist

State of Utah

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Job Description

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) is looking for an innovative, collaborative, and evidence-based Secondary Science Specialist to envision and oversee secondary science initiatives for our agency. The Secondary Science Specialist plans, develops, promotes, implements, and evaluates programs in this area and provides statewide training for education stakeholders of all levels, including School Districts and Charter Schools, other state agencies, and the public. They will also coordinate with colleges, universities, and other educational institutions to improve the pre-service and in-service education of teachers and administrators.

Principal Duties

As a Secondary Science Specialist, you will:

Collaborate with science leaders in finding coherence across various projects
Review and approve educator endorsements in secondary science
Use LEA input to identify project priorities, resources and timelines.
Facilitate professional development workshops for a variety of purposes and stakeholder groups.
Find the intersection of various stakeholder groups’ needs in crafting policy.
Implement the Strategic Plan of the Utah State Board of Education in Utah’s science communities.
Serve on various boards, councils, committees and task forces to coordinate USBE efforts.
Travel to various locations for professional development and/or professional meetings.
Create professional learning, resources, and supports around the Science with Engineering Education (SEEd) Standards.
Engage and support LEA communities from a variety of backgrounds, locations, and cultures both in-person and remotely.
Ensure that the lens of equity is used across all initiatives.
Build the capacity of science leaders across the state and leverage those leaders in creating supportive networks.
Collaborate with Institutions of Higher Education to ensure fluency of messaging/instruction.
Manage state website with up-to-date vetted resources.
Manage state website with up-to-date vetted resources.
Facilitate annual instructional materials review process.
The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will possess:

A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field of study
A Professional Educator License with one or more Secondary Science Endorsements
Experience in administration
Coaching and/or administrative experience in science education
At least 5 years of classroom teaching experience is required


Preference may be given for:

A Master’s degree
A Doctorate degree

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