Job Opportunity! Teach STEAM Education in Local School Districts

The Scranton Area Community Foundation, through its Women in Philanthropy initiative, is funding a two year contract position with the Salvadori Center to provide instruction in Scranton and Riverside School Districts. No teaching certification required. This position will be the face bringing STEAM education into our local public schools. Read the description below and apply today!! This initiative is made possible by the generous support of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. and The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation.

Job Title: Full-Time Educator ~ Northeastern Pennsylvania

Job Description: Do you have a passion for teaching? The Salvadori Center ~ a leading educational non-profit that teaches math and science concepts using the built environment ~ seeks a Full-Time Educator to facilitate classroom instruction in K-12 in-school and after-school programs in the Scranton and Riverside School Districts located in Scranton and Taylor, Pennsylvania.

Preference is for those with a background in science, architecture, or engineering. Teaching certification is not required; a passion for teaching our subject matter is required.

Responsibilities include:

Required Qualifications:

  Preferred Skills and Experience:

Salary: $42,000 with an excellent benefits package that includes 15 vacation days, 2 personal days, 9 sick days, and 10 days’ summer leave (typically two consecutive weeks in August); no cost health, vision, dental and life insurance; 403(b) plan (5% of salary; no match required ~ after 6 months of employment).  Travel to and from Salvadori’s New York City offices will be reimbursed at IRS standard rates.

How to Apply:  Submit resume, cover letter and sample lesson plan in PDF format only to with the subject line: Full-Time Educator Application ~ NEPA.

Please use this format when submitting your application: FirstInitialFullLastName_Document, for example JSmith_Resume, JSmith_CoverLetter, JSmith_LessonPlan) and mention where you saw this ad. No phone calls, please.

About the Salvadori Center:

When the New York Academy of Sciences challenged educators in 1976 to improve the teaching of math and science in middle schools, Salvadori’s founder responded.  He showed students how math and science are part of the buildings, bridges, and communities that surround us.

In 1987, the Salvadori Center was founded with three main principles:

Today, we hold true to our founding principles.  Salvadori’s programs celebrate our collaborative, hands-on and project-based approach to learning through the built environment with programs that:

We offer a variety of multi-day in-school and after-school programs that enable every child to succeed, as well as professional development workshops that provide teachers with a strong foundation in project-based learning.  All Salvadori curricula link to Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts, and grade-specific learning objectives.

After participating in Salvadori programs, thousands of students see their world differently.  They understand how buildings stand up, how bridges support such heavy loads and, most importantly, they understand “why they need to know this.”

Salvadori students achieve a greater understanding of math and science than students in traditional learning environments; they see it and feel it in the classes they enter, the bridges they cross, and the communities they live in.