Position Openings

Position Openings2019-04-03T18:19:05+00:00

Director of Education

The Wade Institute for Science Education (formerly MITS) is a not-for profit corporation whose mission is to promote the teaching of participatory, inquiry-based science, mathematics and technology/engineering education at the K-12 levels in partnership with museums and other non-profit organizations. The Wade Institute provides professional learning programs and resources for K-12 formal and informal educators. The Director of Education administers and maintains the Wade Institute’s programs, supervises education staff and assists with developing new initiatives.  This is a full-time position based in Quincy, MA with some travel throughout Massachusetts.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Administer and manage:
    • Professional Development programs for K-12 educators including Professional Development Institutes
    • Professional Development Seminar Series
    • Customized Professional Learning Services
    • Focus Workshops
  • Organize and present professional development workshops, conference presentations and other opportunities for teachers, museum educators and informal educators
  • Oversee the Wade Institute’s collaboration with partners to coordinate logistics, registration, marketing and record keeping for Professional Development Institutes and workshops
  • Supervise the Wade Institute Education Staff
  • Market and promote programs and resources
  • Assist with grant writing and budgeting for education programs
  • Serve as the Wade Institute’s representative to state and regional STEM education networks and professional associations
  • Maintain relationships with institutions of higher education for graduate credit for the Wade Institute’s programs
  • Assist with other office tasks as needed


  • Masters Degree in education, science or related field
  • Experience providing professional development for in-service teachers
  • Familiarity with the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Framework and/or NGSS
  • Experience working with school administrators
  • Formal and/or informal teaching experience using inquiry based, hands-on methods
  • At least 2 years program management experience
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Familiarity with Schoology or other on-line learning platform a plus
  • Willingness to travel to meetings throughout MA

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: April 20, 2019 or until the position is filled.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to the Wade Institute for Science Education, 1354 Hancock Street, Suite 302, Quincy, MA 02169, 617-328-1515, wadeinstitute@wadeinstitutema.org. The Wade Institute is an equal opportunity employer.