Job Category: Fulltime Term Exempt Overtime Eligible: Exempt Benefits Eligible: Benefit Based
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The Caltech Center for Teaching, Learning, & Outreach (CTLO) seeks an educational developer to join our team in a new position: Program Manager for Graduate Teaching (PM-GT). Founded in 2012, the CTLO supports Caltech's vision for educational equity and excellence: continuous improvement and active leadership, education integrated with research, and ongoing contributions to inclusive, equitable, and accessible opportunities for learning. Caltech is a STEM-focused, research-intensive university, with approximately 1,000 undergraduates, 1,200 graduate students, 600 postdoctoral fellows, and 350 faculty and instructors. The CTLO works broadly with Caltech community members who are involved in teaching, whether in the form of Caltech courses or educational outreach; candidates for this position are encouraged to read more about our mission, values, and programs on the center's website: http://ctlo.caltech.edu.
Reporting to the Associate Director for University Teaching, the PM-GT will focus on the professional development and support of graduate students involved in educational endeavors at the Institute. The PM-GT's areas of responsibility will include training teaching assistants; planning, facilitating, and assessing programs on teaching and learning designed for graduate students, including our annual Teaching Conference; managing the administration of the Certificates in University Teaching programs; and mentoring student leaders collaborating with the CTLO. The PM-GT will also consult with and coach Caltech students and postdoctoral fellows on a wide range of educational initiatives, ranging from projects that involve K-12 students and teachers, to university-level teaching, to preparing for educational dimensions of future academic careers. A successful candidate for the PM-GT position will bring a nuanced understanding of the experiences of diverse graduate students (both masters and doctoral) in STEM fields at research-intensive universities; have experience planning and facilitating educational development activities for university students; be able to carry out assessments of the programs they lead; and be ready to contribute to the enhancement of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility through their work. Excellent communication and collaboration skills are essential, as the PM-GT will work closely with a wide range of partners across the Institute.
This is an Essential Reporting position. An employee designated as Essential Reporting has essential job skills that are needed for response and recovery and is expected to report to campus as soon as possible.
Design, lead, and assess trainings and orientations for teaching assistants (both graduate and undergraduate).
In collaboration with the CTLO and graduate student leaders, organize the CTLO's annual fall teaching conference.
Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate student groups whose missions include programs related to teaching and learning.
Manage and update online training materials regarding teaching policies and methods.
Cultivate and develop resources for teaching assistants that are evidence-based, accessible, and engaging.
Maintain and apply current knowledge of research on student learning, teaching, technology, and educational development relevant to areas of responsibility.
Teach effective pedagogical practices to students engaged in K-12 educational outreach.
Other duties as assigned.
A master's degree in a STEM discipline, or a master's degree in education with strong STEM knowledge/skills.
At least two years of experience teaching in higher education (at the college or university level).
Prior experience using educational technology at the university level.
Ability to design and deliver effective educational development programs and services (e.g., workshops, seminars, trainings, consultations).
Knowledge of pedagogical methods and research findings applied to STEM teaching and learning contexts.
A deep commitment to building programs which focus on inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility and incorporate evidence-based practice.
Ability to communicate and work collaboratively with diverse participants and stakeholders, including faculty, students, staff, and administrators.
Strong communication, consultation, presentation, and facilitation skills.
Doctoral degree in a STEM and/or STEM education discipline.
Demonstrated success in designing and delivering effective educational development programs and services with graduate students.
One or more years of prior work in a college or university educational development unit (e.g., center for teaching and learning, center for teaching excellence).
Prior experience applying knowledge of pedagogical methods and research findings to STEM teaching and learning contexts.
Experience assessing educational development programs.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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