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Lead Counselor for Texas High School Aerospace Scholars NASA STEM Experienc Johnson Space Center 2/3/2017 3/14/2017
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Position Title:

Lead Counselor for Texas High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) NASA STEM Experience

Hiring Range:

$750.00 per week
(Up to a eight (8) week commitment)

Required: Must be able to commit to onsite training June 5 – 9, 2017; and at least one program period, June 11 – June 30, 2017 or July 09 – August 4, 2017. Must be able to reside in the same lodging with students and counselors during the program. Will be required to attend a two day precision driving program prior to start, if not already certified. No programming scheduled July 3 – July 7, 2017.
Degree: Bachelor’s Degree, Masters preferred

Certifications Registrations or Licenses:
Please list any certifications, registrations, or licenses required as a prerequisite of employment

Valid Texas Teaching Certification/License
Must be certified in and reside in the state of Texas.

Field of Study: Education or Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics Education
Experience: Three years successful classroom teaching experience in grades K-12 or college level required. One year leadership experience such as coaching, mentoring other teachers, chairing a department or school-wide initiative, etc. preferred.

Skills, Proficiencies and Knowledge:
Please list the skills, proficiencies and knowledge needed to perform the essential duties of the position.

  • Exemplary teaching practice, skills, and knowledge;
  • Strategic and organizational skills;
  • Leadership and personal effectiveness;
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with others; and
  • Motivation, coaching, and listening skills.

Job Summary:
The Lead Counselor will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of seven, week-long NASA STEM experiences for rising high school seniors at Johnson Space Center (JSC), including evening activities off site. The Lead Counselor will report to NASA’s HAS Education Specialists and:

  • Direct and mentor a team of four counselors (also Texas certified teachers) while promoting a positive work environment, encouraging cooperation, collaboration, and co-ownership of success;
  • Provide guidance and leadership for counselors to effectively engage and support their student teams in all program activities throughout the week resulting in a challenging and engaging STEM experience that exceeds the expectations of NASA, its students, and their families;
  • Provide guidance and leadership for counselors to work in a safe manner and to use time, equipment and resources effectively and efficiently;
  • Become familiar with and help monitor and enforce all program rules and regulations while exhibiting a courteous, conscientious and professional manner;
  • Demonstrate flexibility and calm to adapt positively or take on additional responsibilities when changes in circumstances occur;
  • Communicate frequently, honestly and openly with HAS team members, listen attentively, and assume responsibility for resolving difficulties appropriately; and
  • Foster relationships among HAS counselors and students in which all individuals are valued, appreciated and included while actively endorsing and supporting NASA’s and Oklahoma State University’s mission.
  • About NASA High School Aerospace Scholars:
    NASA High School Aerospace Scholars, or HAS, is an interactive online learning experience highlighted by a week-long engineering design challenge. Selected students are encouraged to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics by interacting with engineers at NASA's Johnson Space Center. The project includes preliminary interactive online activities, distance learning and a residential experience during the summer at JSC. From across the state of Texas, students are nominated to participate by their state legislator through a competitive process. Selected students are Texas residents and U.S. citizens currently in their junior year of high school (rising seniors) with an interest and aptitude for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    Required Documents
    A completed online application at this time, and a valid teaching certificate will be needed at a later date to confirm employment.