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STEAM Instructional Advisor

Posted on October 05, 2019

School: Milton Hershey School

Type: full-time, year round

Milton Hershey School
STEAM Instructional Advisor
Hershey, PA

Milton Hershey School (MHS) is seeking a full-time, year-round STEAM Instructional Advisor (IA) who is responsible for the academic integrations associated with high school Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways and MHS’s year-round, student-run STEAM Project Market agri-business, as well as the associated connections to pre-apprenticeships, co-ops, and internships. This position is responsible for implementing best instructional practices for well-aligned, intentional, sequential, cohesive, and mission-appropriate development opportunities that leverage up-to-date agricultural and natural resource technologies and integrating modern agri-business practices that support our CTE pathways and college and career readiness initiatives. The IA has a focus on STEAM curriculum within the school’s Agricultural and Environmental Education department.

MHS’s Agricultural and Environmental Education program provides rigorous, experiential education opportunities to over 2,100 lower-income students utilizing an array of resources on over 1,200 acres, including a Horticultural Center and production greenhouse with modern hydroponics systems; an Animal Center that includes equestrian, livestock, and small animal facilities; actively farmed croplands and orchards; and an Environmental and Natural Resources Center focused on sustainability and research, and which includes a Maker Space, maple syrup production, trout pens, and reptiles.

The scope of the role includes:
-Collaborating across departments to co-teach and develop experiential education opportunities that support AFNR content standards, Common Core Standards, and Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices.
-Facilitating the use of the standards through the Career and Technical Education Program and academic STEAM integrations.
-Ensuring integration with MHS's Career and Technical Education, co-operative experiences, internships, and pre-apprenticeships.
-Developing working relationships with businesses, agencies, post-secondary education partners, and others to ensure MHS students gain relevant experiences that contribute to their readiness for success in careers and post-secondary education programs.
-Development and implementation of the educational components of a year-round, student-run, STEAM-based Project Market designed to provide authentic and relevant business and product development experiences leading to college and career readiness.
-Development and implementation of STEAM based entrepreneurial opportunities.
-Special projects.

Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree in an Agricultural discipline, STEM Education, or a related field.
-Three or more years of experience in agricultural and/or environmental instruction.
-Agri-business experience preferred. Entrepreneurial experience a plus.
-Curriculum development and implementation experience a plus.
-Demonstrated success using CASE curriculum preferred, as well as working knowledge of AFNR standards and Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices.
-Proficient in utilization of Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, Excel) and Apple products (iPads).
-Exceptional communication skills including verbal, written and platform.
-Exceptional interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to effectively collaborate and influence others.
-Ability to plan strategically.
-Demonstrated skills in multi-tasking competing projects and priorities in a dynamic environment.
-Must be able to travel periodically for conferences and professional development
-CASE certification upon employment if not already CASE certified
-Experience working with lower-income students and/or diverse populations a plus.
-Must be willing to actively engage with students beyond the classroom.
-Candidates should demonstrate a high degree of integrity as all MHS staff are considered role models for students.

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