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Crossing Boundaries Project Manager Position

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  • Mansel Nelson
    Mansel A Nelson Environmental Education Outreach Program 928 523 1275 ... Mansel A Nelson Environmental Education Outreach Program 928 523 1275 Begin forwarded
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 31, 2009

    Mansel A Nelson
    Environmental Education Outreach Program
    928 523 1275

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    From: "MaKinster, Jim" <makinster@...>
    Date: December 28, 2009 7:18:00 AM MST
    To: "gisEd@..." <gisEd@...>, "edgis@..." <edgis@...>, Listserv-CROSSINGBOUNDARIESPROJECT2010 <CROSSINGBOUNDARIESPROJECT2010@...>, Listserv-GITAHEAD <gitahead@...>
    Subject: [EdGIS] Crossing Boundaries Project Manager Position

    Hi Everyone,
    Below and attached is a position listing for the Crossing Boundaries Project Manager position. Please pass this along to friends and colleagues who may be interested. Review of applications will begin on January 18th and there is the possibility of additional funding for a similar position beyond the duration of this project. The website is undergoing revision and expansion, but the information on the current site may be helpful in understanding the nature and scope of the project. Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Jim MaKinster
    Associate Professor of Education
    Chair, Education Department
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges

    Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    Geneva, New York

    The newly established Crossing Boundaries project at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is seeking candidates for the position of Project Manager.

    Crossing Boundaries provides middle and high school students with knowledge, skills, motivation, and inspiration to use information and communication technologies in addressing biodiversity conservation issues in regional and international contexts. The project entails curriculum development, sustained teacher professional development, and opportunities for students to see scientific and environmental careers in action. Using geospatial tools and other technologies, secondary students will analyze biodiversity conservation issues in their local or regional environment as well as in the Kenyan savannah, Brazilian Amazon and Chiapas, Mexico. This project builds on over thirty years of collective experience in educational outreach, teacher professional development, and international education.

    We are seeking a candidate who would bring creativity, passion, and organizational skills to this dynamic and exciting project. Applicants should have a background in education or educational outreach, creative use of emerging technologies in education, demonstrated leadership ability, and managerial or administrative experience. The successful candidate will:

    inspire and support secondary teachers in creative applications of geospatial, information, and communication technologies in science teaching,
    organize and share relevant local, regional and international conservation and environmental resources,
    organize an 8-day summer institute and school-year Saturday workshops for teachers,
    plan and organize an annual technology-intensive research symposium for students,
    serve as the central contact person for teachers,
    support the ongoing technological needs of participating teachers,
    coordinate other logistical aspects of this project, and
    work collaboratively with other Crossing Boundaries staff.

    Preferred Qualifications: A person with an M.S. or M.A. in science, science education, environmental education, K-12 education, or a related field will be sought. Experience in K-12 settings and knowledge of teacher professional development are essential. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is also desired: biology, environmental science, environmental studies, geoscience, geospatial technologies, limnology, outdoor education, teaching, or watershed management.

    Salary and Duration: Salary is commensurate with experience ($44K-$50K/year). Crossing Boundaries is a three-year project, which began in the summer of 2009. The Project Manager position will be reviewed and continued on an annual basis, based on satisfactory performance. There exists the possibility of additional funding for a similar position beyond the duration of the Crossing Boundaries project. This is a benefits eligible position.

    The Project Manager will reside at Hobart and William Smith and work with faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the Finger Lakes Institute, and Cornell University.

    Opportunities: This position involves considerable opportunities for one’s own professional development and growth. Funds are provided to network with other professionals locally, regionally and nationally. Travel to conferences based on one’s interests and background, in addition to project specific meetings is expected. Publication opportunities include writing curriculum as well as the potential to contribute to scholarly manuscripts or book chapters in the fields of science and environmental education.

    Please submit a letter of interest, a vita, and three confidential letters of reference (to be sent separately) to Jim MaKinster, Co-Director – Crossing Boundaries Project, 300 Pulteney St., Geneva, NY 14456.  If you have questions contact Jim MaKinster makinster@...<mailto:makinster@...> or 315-781-3141. Review of completed applications will begin on January 18th, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, please visit the following websites: Crossing Boundaries http://www.crossingboundariesproject.org<http://www.crossingboundariesproject.org/>, Cornell Lab of Ornithology http://www.birds.cornell.edu/education/, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges http://www.hws.edu<http://www.hws.edu/>.

    Hobart and William Smith Colleges is committed to attracting and supporting a staff of women and men that full represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation, and actively seek applications from underrepresented groups. The Institute does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.

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