NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Charter School STEM Specialist
August 09, 2013
The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has a vacancy within its Office of Education in Greenbelt, MD. The GSFC Office of Education would like to fill an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) position to serve as a Charter School STEM Specialist. The primary function will be to enhance GSFC and NASA’s ability to achieve high-impact, nation-wide results for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM education within the national and local charter school sectors. The candidate will be expected to work in collaboration with NASA, GSFC, and NAPCS. One goal of the placement will be to determine how to ensure more high-quality STEM resources – from NASA or elsewhere – are available to charter schools.
The Intergovernmental Personnel Act provides for the temporary assignment of personnel in Federal Government positions. While filling the IPA position, the candidate remains an employee of their current organization, and NASA reimburses the organization for the candidate’s salary. As such, this individual would technically keep their current job, but work exclusively with NASA during the course of this placement. Placement with NASA will depend on the scope of work defined, but will likely be 1-2 years, after which the candidate will return to their organization.
To be eligible for this IPA position, applicants must be current or former educators having 3-5 years’ experience in a K-12 classroom or equivalent education experience. He/she must be employed by an educational institution or other eligible federally certified organization for at least 90 days. The candidate must demonstrate a high level of experience in STEM education as an educator, researcher, administrator or policy and be highly knowledgeable of charter school policy, research and development. Project management skills are also preferred.
If you know anyone interested in this position, they may apply by sending a resume and a cover letter to Dean Kern by August 30, 2013.
Dean Kern, Deputy Director
Office of Education
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Bldg 28 – NC165
Greenbelt, MD 20771