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Chemistry Specialist, Alabama Science in Motion program (ASIM),

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This position is not on the UM Campus. It is located at the Inservice and AMSTI Site in Pelham, AL. This is an 11 month appointment with one month off which will vary in the summer according to AMSTI Summer Institute schedule.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number S1500159
Job Title Chemistry Specialist, Alabama Science in Motion program (ASIM),
Position Number P80092
Division Academic Affairs/Provost - ACA
Department Alabama Math Science and Technology Initiative (AMSTI)
FLSA Exempt
Salary Grade
Salary Classification Admin/Professional
Annual Salary Range based on state salary matrix
Hourly Salary Range
Employment Status Full Time 11 Mos Regular
General Description

The ASIM Chemistry Specialist is a professional staff member of the College of Education. The primary responsibility is the daily operation of the Science in Motion Chemistry Program.

Essential Job Duties

1. Serve on the ASIM State Advisory Board when required to do so under State Department of Education guidelines.

2. Assist with developing and submitting a yearly budget in accordance with State Accountability Standards and ASIM budget guidelines for approval by the AMSTI State Director.

3. Maintain budget records of all expenditures and work with other ASIM, AMSTI, and Regional Inservice Center personnel to prepare and submit quarterly reports to the State Department of Education in a timely manner.

4. Maintain activity records for all school visits in accordance with State Department of Education guidelines, and submit reports to the State Department of Education in a timely manner.

5. Oversee van maintenance.

6. Communicate with principals and teachers in the University of Montevallo Regional In-Service area to ensure awareness and knowledge of the ASIM program.

7. Enroll new teachers in the program each year with the goal of serving every teacher and school within the University of Montevallo Regional In-Service area.

8. Visit participating high schools in accordance with guidelines set forth in the ASIM contract with the State Department of Education.

9. Schedule and oversee ASIM Workshops for Teacher Training, in accordance with UM Regional In-Service Center, AMSTI-UM, and State Department of Education guidelines, for teachers participating in the ASIM program.

10. Attend statewide ASIM meetings as required by the State Director of AMSTI.

11. Work cooperatively with the State Director of AMSTI and other ASIM specialists to ensure a high quality program that is comparable to programs offered in other In-Service Regions.

12. Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of the Regional In-Service Center, the AMSTI-UM Director, or the State Director of AMSTI.

Additional Duties

Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. The individual holding this position will serve as a representative of the University and, as such, shall promote a positive impression by demonstrating a collegial and professional customer-service approach at all times.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Previous participation in the Alabama Science in Motion chemistry program preferred.
Demonstrated competence in oral and written communication

Education and Experience

Three (3) years public school teaching in high school chemistry required
Master’s degree is education or an appropriate science preferred
Experience providing professional development for teachers preferred

Licenses, Certification or Registrations

Current Alabama Teacher Certification (secondary in appropriate science) required
Current Alabama driver’s license and acceptable driving record required

Environmental Working Conditions Indoor
Travel Requirements Moderate Travel
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date ASAP
Physical Requirements

Ability to lift heavy objects (on or below 40 pounds) required

Transport of science equipment and laboratory supplies to area schools

Open Date 08/11/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is not on the UM Campus. It is located at the Inservice and AMSTI Site in Pelham, AL.

This is an 11 month appointment with one month off which will vary in the summer according to AMSTI Summer Institute schedule.

EEO Statement

UM is an AA/EO Employer

Quick Link http://jobs.montevallo.edu/postings/2711

Supplemental Questions

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  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Birmingham News
    • Shelby County Reporter
    • Birmingham Times
    • Advertisement/Publication
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents