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

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

Hiring Range:

$600.00 per week

Required: Must be able to commit to onsite training June 5 – 9, 2017; and at least one program period, June 11 – June 30, 2017, July 11 – July 21, 2017 or July 23 – August 4, 2017. Must be able to reside in the same lodging with students and counselors during the program. May 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.

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:
Counselors will be responsible for guiding a team of 8-12 rising high school seniors through a week-long NASA STEM experience at Johnson Space Center (JSC), including evening activities off site. Counselors will report to a Lead Counselor, work with NASA’s HAS Education Specialists and:

  • Direct a team of students while promoting a positive work environment, encouraging cooperation, collaboration, and co-ownership of success;
  • Use best teaching practices to engage and support students 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 students 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 for students on all teams while exhibiting a courteous, conscientious and professional manner during onsite activities and as a chaperone in the hotel in the evenings;
  • Demonstrate flexibility and calm to adapt positively or take on additional responsibilities when changes in circumstances occur;
  • Communicate frequently, honestly and openly with the lead counselor to seek guidance when needed, listen attentively, and assume responsibility for resolving difficulties appropriately; and
  • Foster relationships among 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 mathematics, science, engineering and technology by interacting with engineers at NASA's Johnson Space Center. The project includes preliminary interactive Web-based 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 mathematics, science, engineering or technology.

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