Advertised Title Coordinator, Experiential Learning
Campus Location Main Campus (Memphis, TN)
Position Number 022462
Category Staff (Hourly/Monthly)
Department University Middle School
Minimum Position Qualifications Bachelor’s degree and a minimum five (5) years of teaching experience in a middle school setting.

Must have a Tennessee Teaching License.

Special Conditions The department is especially interested in candidates with a Master’s degree.
Work Schedule Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pmHours may vary to reflect school hours.
Posting Date 04/09/2021
Closing Date 05/07/2021
Open Until Screening Begins No
Hiring Range Salary commensurate with experience
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
Working Conditions While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
Additional Working Conditions
Special Instructions to Applicants All applications must be submitted online at workforum.memphis.edu

Applicants must complete all applicable sections of the online application to be considered for a position. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and reference list after completing your application, if required by the system. Required work experience is based on full time hours. Part time work experience will be prorated as listed.

Candidates who are called for an interview must notify the Department of Human Resources in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Is this posting for UofM employees only? No
Positions Supervised None
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish collaborative working relationships across varying groups
• Ability to make sound judgements
• Knowledgeable of Tennessee State Standards, middle school curriculum and project-based learning models
• Appreciation for diversity and ability to model inclusive educational practices for all learners
• Excellent organization skills and ability to self-motivate
• Ability to communicate information to students, parents, colleagues and community members
• Desire and commitment to improve current systems
Additional Position Information This position is scheduled to begin July 1, 2021.

Job Duties

Duties & Responsibilities Model the school’s mission, core values, and the Gold Standards of Project Based Learning (PBL) through ongoing communication with key stakeholders, identify institutional barriers and enablers to PBL at University Middle and recommend solutions.
Duties & Responsibilities Research and share best practices in PBL in order to organize celebration and recognition events for PBL students. Provide professional development for teachers regarding PBL.

Coordinate PBL Explore day once a week for grades 6-8. Facilitate cross-curricular and grade level PBL projects.

Leverage University resources to enhance PBL curriculum and analyze and use formative assessment data to provide feedback to instructors.

Duties & Responsibilities Serve as liaison between University of Memphis professors and University Middle instructors regarding extended learning opportunities. Develop partnerships throughout Memphis and Shelby County to enhance PBL curriculum. Co-plan with instructors by department to ensure proper implementation of PBL curriculum.

Collaborate with campus and community partners to oversee university supported/hosted experiential learning programs for youth on campus.

Duties & Responsibilities Oversee and manage schedule for University Middle Maker Space. Know and understand Tennessee state standards to assist instructors in providing support for proper planning and implementation of PBLs.
Serve as a member of the Instructional leadership team.Coordinate off-site experiences for students that align with current PBLs and state standards as they are being taught.
Duties & Responsibilities Other duties as assigned.