Tired of the traditional Information Technology job? Ready to step out from your cube and share your knowledge? Then bring your passion for Computer Science (CS) and join us in shaping the future of CS education in public schools where you can make a difference.
The CS Coordinator will design, plan and facilitate professional development opportunities for CS educators to ensure they have the knowledge and skills necessary to set Pennsylvania’s students on the path to success. As a resource to Pennsylvania’s CS teachers, the coordinator will serve as one of Pennsylvania’s CS education subject matter experts by addressing coding and programming questions and highlighting how computer science is used in business and every day applications.
Key areas of responsibility include:
- Manages stakeholders and subject matter experts in the “Computer Science Toolkit” development process, ensuring standards alignment, and engagement and expectation management.
- Serves as a thought leader and subject matter expert in implementing regional and state initiatives focused on CS.
- Provides a plan for professional development that supports teachers in preparing students to take the AP Computer Science Principles exam or other rigorous computer science courses with the goal of increased participation for under-represented populations.
To be excellent in the role you will have the following knowledge, abilities and characteristics:
- Bachelor’s Degree in education, computer science or related STEM field required, advanced degree preferred.
- Job related experience in computer science including proficiency in programming or knowledge of K-12 CS curricula required; must be willing to engage in additional professional learning as prescribed by PDE and the AIU.
- Advanced level understanding of programming languages, syntax structures and data management techniques.
- Experience designing end to end learning solutions that incorporate best practices in adult learning theory.
- Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to openly present and accept feedback.