Bay Area School-to-Career Action Network

 Job Openings

Please Circulate
June 24, 1998

Teaching and Learning Careers Coordinator

Position: BaySCAN Teaching and Learning Careers Collaborative Coordinator
Location: San Rafael, CA
Experience: 3-5 years experience working within the teaching and learning field, staff development, curriculum design, school-to-career programs and employer/education/community partnership s.
Reports to: Senior Project Manager and BaySCAN Collaborative Co-Chairs
Salary: Competitive, $50-70K depending on qualifications
Duration: Multi-year ongoing project contingent upon additional funding.

The Bay Area School-to-Career Action Network (BaySCAN) is seeking a Coordinator to lead the start-up and ongoing program activities of BaySCAN's Teaching and Learning Careers Collaborative. This effort will link students and educators in 12 San Francisco Bay Area counties with corporate, community, and higher education partners. Through this collaborative, students, and in particular those who are educationally and/or economically disadvantaged, will receive opportunities to gain the skills, knowledge, and practical work-based experience needed to pursuepost-secondary education and/or become employed in high performance educational workplaces.

Context:   There are significant numbers of students who disengage from traditional educational approaches. There is a particular California need for multicultural competence in education and work. There is a complicated culture of entry into the teaching and learning professions. There is a unique demand in California for new and replacement teachers and counselors in education and industry, as well as child care givers and human development specialists. Recruitment is desirable and needed but not necessarily a good measure of the success of a pathway. Although there are new laws and recommendations such as SB 1412 which is consistent with School-to-Career principles, there are not many examples of pathways to teaching and learning careers.

The BaySCAN Teaching and Learning Careers Collaborative Coordinator will, at the direction of the Senior Project Manager and the Collaborative Co-Chairs, carry out critical start-up and ongoing activities, including:

  1. Represent BaySCAN to member organizations, employers, higher education, labor, k-12 school districts and schools, foundations and governmental institutions;
  2. Develop and manage the BaySCAN Teaching and Learning Careers Collaborative in conjunction with the 12 Bay Area county-based STC partnership organizations. The coordinator will convene educators, employers, institutions, and community members to:
    • Establish, expand, and connect education programs at Bay Area middle and high school academies and programs;
    • Create industry relationships to provide school and work based learning opportunities (internships, job shadows; school-based enterprises, etc.);
    • Support student projects with industry and higher education mentors and partners;
    • Facilitate/provide extensive teacher professional development, including teacher externships and work place tours;
    • Coordinate industry professionals as mentors to students
    • Coordinate and implement school-industry-higher education curriculum design process aligned to skills standards;
  3. Identify and coordinate submission of supporting funding proposals
  4. Coordinate communication with relevant public and private funders and policy-making entities regarding learning collaborative plans and progress
  5. Coordinate start-up and development of additional industry based learning collaboratives.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Sharon Oldham, Senior Project Manager, BaySCAN, c/o Autodesk Foundation, 111 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael, CA 94903, Fax (415) 507-6339, Email . No calls please. For information on BaySCAN, visit the BaySCAN web site at

Selection Process: Open until filled, but for maximum consideration apply by July 20, 1998.

Copyright ©1998, Bay Area School-to-Career Action Network

Web design and hosting provided by EdgeMedia Networks