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State of Massachusetts Executive Director, STEM Council in Boston, Massachusetts

The Executive Director of the STEM Advisory Council is responsible for advancing the priorities of the STEM Council in STEM education for the Commonwealth’s youngest learners through college and beyond and in aligning the priorities of the STEM workforce across the state. The Council advises the Governor and assists in informing the work of the Workforce Skills Cabinet, comprised of the Secretary of Education, the Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, and the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, on issues relating to STEM education and STEM careers. The position is housed at the Executive Office of Education and the Executive Director will report to the Secretary of Education, with accountability to the Co-Chairs of the Council. The position requires frequent communication with many stakeholders in the Executive Branch, Legislature, business community, and educators across the state. The Council assesses how to increase student interest in, and preparation for, careers in STEM; and builds support for increasing STEM opportunities for students across the Commonwealth. The STEM Advisory Council manages the STEM Pipeline Fund, appropriated annually, that funds the grants, events such as STEM Week, and the coordination and support to the Regional STEM Networks. *The Executive Director will:* Work with the STEM Council Co-Chairs, lead the STEM Advisory Council, in the development and implementation of key STEM Council priority areas including a yearly update and report on Council metrics; Oversee the planning, implementation, and communication of all aspects of the Commonwealth’s annual statewide STEM Week and STEM Summit in conjunction with the STEM Regional Managers and other external partners and stakeholders; Collaborate with the Executive Office of Education, to develop and implement the Council’s communications strategy, including social media, website content and creation for MA STEM Week and the MA STEM Summit; Manage multiple grant programs, coordinating with the Executive Office of Education fiscal office; Collaborate with multiple agencies and offices, including, but not limited to, the Workforce Skills Cabinet, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Department of Higher Education; and Oversee the STEM Council’s annual budget, the STEM Pipeline Fund. *Preferred Qualifications:* Bachelor’s Degree, (Master’s Degree preferred); Strong project management skills; Experience with event management; Knowledge of the Massachusetts education system; Ability to coordinate the work of others to accomplish a goal; Strong organizational skills and attention to; Ability to work independently and work in teams; MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) five (5) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management of which (B) at least one (1) year must have been in a project management, supervisory or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required (A) experience. II. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (A) experience. III. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required (A) experience. IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required (A) experience. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Education* *Organization: Exec Office of Education *Title: *Executive Director, STEM Council Location: Massachusetts-Boston-1 Ashburton Place Requisition ID: 210004Y8