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Job Opening: VP of Education-Tech Museum of Innovation (San Jose)

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  • jasmitghai
    The Tech Museum of Innovation (located in the heart of Silicon Valley) is seeking a vice president to lead its education efforts. The ideal candidate will be,
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 26, 2013
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      The Tech Museum of Innovation (located in the heart of Silicon Valley) is seeking a vice president to lead its education efforts. The ideal candidate will be, in equal parts, a visionary, manager and entrepreneur. As a visionary, the vice president will be called on to shape and execute a strategy for The Tech's education programs so that they make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people each year. As a manager, the vice president will be asked to get the best out of The Tech's education staff and volunteers. As an entrepreneur, the vice president will be asked to launch a new center: The Center for Learning with Technology. The ideal candidate will not be satisfied with running successful programs. The ideal candidate will stretch to make The Tech's education efforts significant in the lives of individuals, communities and the world at large.

      The vice president will have two principal responsibilities: directing The Tech's existing education programs, and launching The Center for Learning with Technology.

      1. Existing programs – Developing and executing a strategy for The Tech's existing programs will call on the vice president's role as a visionary and a manager. The Tech currently serves approximately 400,000 visitors a year on site. Over 140,000 attend in school groups. Thousands attend The Tech's lab programs and summer camps. The Tech also serves students in 125 after-school programs. It also conducts a science competition for 4000 students. The vice president will be asked to develop and execute a strategy for enabling The Tech to make the deepest impact possible with these programs. This will require the vice president to be an excellent manager and coach.

      2. The Center for Learning with Technology (CLWT). The CLWT will be a new center focused on enabling educators to use technology to improve learning. The vice president will be the CLWT's chief visionary, strategist and evangelist. The target of the CLWT will be education decision-makers: superintendents, principals, content leaders and teachers. The goal is to help education decision makers make wise choices about using technology in the classroom, in after-school programs and in informal settings. The vice president must be well-familiar with the pressures of the classroom, and the challenges operating a school system. The vice president must also be well-versed in the current trends in edtech. It is essential that the vice president be familiar with the promise, and the limitations, of blended classrooms, flipped classrooms, edtech dashboards, project-based learning using edtech, and other edtech innovations.

      Desired qualifications:

      The competence, humility, passion and persistence to do the above, and a deep clarity that, at this season in your life, you are the right person to hit this pitch.

      Application Procedure: Send cover letter, resume and salary history to jobs@....
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