Position Details
Position Center(s) Posted Expiration
Educator Professional Development Instructional Assistant Johnson Space Center 2/6/2017 3/19/2017

Hiring Range:

$750.00 per week


  • Must be able to commit to a seven (7) week assignment between June 5, 2017 and July 28, 2017
  • No programming scheduled July 4 – July 8, 2016
  • Must be able to commute to and from Johnson Space Center each day
  • Degree:

    Bachelor’s Degree, Masters preferred

    Certifications Registrations or Licenses:

    Valid Teaching Certification/License, Education Specialist NBCT Preferred

    Field of Study:

    Education or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) Education


    Three (3) years of successful classroom teaching experience in grades K-12. At least one year of educational leadership experience such as coaching, mentoring other teachers, chairing a department or school-wide initiative, etc. preferred; Curriculum writing experience is a plus.

    Skills, Proficiencies and Knowledge:

    Exemplary teaching practice, writing skills, and content knowledge; Exemplary strategic planning and organizational skills; Ability to align education resources to curriculum standards; Leadership and personal effectiveness; Ability to collaborate and communicate with others; and Ability to work in a cooperative team setting.

    Job Summary:

    The Office of Education at NASA Johnson Space Center will fund a highly successful STEM teacher for the equivalent of seven (7) weeks of work to assist in the planning, delivery, implementation, or other duties as assigned of Educator Professional Development activities. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.

    • Participate in scheduled and on the job training as required
    • Support planning, coordination, implementation, instruction, outreach, etc. of Educator Professional Development activities
    • Align NASA curriculum to state and national STEM Education standards
    • Write lesson plans, workshop plans, curriculum, email, memos, and other office or teaching related correspondence
    • Provide instruction to educators using best practices and evidence based teaching strategies in online and face to face instructional settings
    • Participate in team discussions, debriefs, staff meetings, etc.
    • Other duties as assigned

    About NASA Educator Professional Development

    The Educator Professional Development (EPD) line of business (LOB) uses NASA’s missions, education resources, and unique facilities to provide high-quality STEM content and hands-on learning experiences to K-12, informal, and pre-service educators. NASA’s attention to professional development for educators spans more than 50 years as various related models, projects, and activities have been implemented to introduce and integrate the agency’s unique educational STEM resources into formal and informal learning environments locally and nationally. The NASA EPD LOB has been established to consolidate these diverse components into a focused effort to ensure operational efficiency while optimizing strategies, methods, and technologies that promote and foster educators’ use of NASA-related content in their instructional activities. Pre-service, in-service, and informal educators working with grades K-20 and higher education faculty are considered customers and clients who derive benefits from EPD opportunities. The EPD line of business consists of four integrated delivery mechanisms: NASA Facility Face-to-Face (F2F) Institute, Partner-Delivered EPD, Online EPD, and Community-Requested EPD. To learn more about NASA Education and the EPD line of business, visit https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/nasa_education_implementation_plan_2015-2017.pdf

    Required Documents

    A completed online application including uploading the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vita/Résumé
  • Letter of Intent (Cover Letter)
  • Valid Teaching Certificate in lieu of your Official Transcripts.
  • Please ignore the following Required Documents instructions.

    In addition, the application states a mailing address accepting Teaching Certificates however this address is no longer valid. Please submit your Teacher Certificate via the application in the Official Transcripts location.

    How will NASA and your school district benefit by your participation as an Instructional Assistant supporting NASA’s Educator Professional Development opportunities?

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