HCL Science Fair Coordinator

  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Pomona, CA, USA
  • Dec 19, 2023
Full time Admissions/Retention/Enrollment Mgmt.

Job Description


HCL Science Fair Coordinator

Posting Number: TC00418
Position Status:
Campus: Western University Campus-Pomona, CA
Department: 13012-Strategic Alliances - SA

Function: Strategic Alliances
Family: Academic Support Services
Classification Series Title: Coordinator

Classification Pay Scale
In compliance with SB 1162, Western University of Health Sciences is providing a pay scale for this position. The pay scale reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position. Within this range, the individual pay is determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, and work location. Please note that the compensation details listed reflects the base salary only.

Full Salary Range
Minimum: $17.50
Maximum $25.00

Expected Pay Scale
Minimum: $17.50
Maximum: $25.00

Job Summary
As the Health Career Ladder Science Fair Program Coordinator, you will play a pivotal role in promoting the the PUSD Science Fair through consistent programming and curriculum building to support middle to high school students prepare. Under the guidance of Dr. Elizabeth Rega, your responsibilities will encompass curriculum development, coordination of science fair activities, and the promotion of engagement within the Health Career Ladder program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Curriculum Development: Proficient in developing engaging and effective curriculum, specifically using the 5Es teaching model. Science Education: Strong knowledge of the scientific method and research practices applicable to middle and high school levels.
Flexibility and Adaptability: Ability to be flexible in curriculum content, balancing health sciences with broader science-related materials.
Coaching: Ability to coach and guide students in developing health sciences-related activities, fostering a supportive learning environment.
Leadership: Ability to take a leadership role in coordinating and executing science fair activities within the Health Career Ladder program. Interpersonal Skills: Strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and families involved in the program.

Required Qualifications
Enrollment in a Relevant Academic Program:
  • Currently enrolled in a college program related to education, science, or a relevant field. Pursuing a bachelor’s degree is preferable.
  • Strong academic record, demonstrating a solid understanding of educational principles and scientific concepts.

Curriculum Development Skills:
  • Demonstrated ability or coursework in developing educational curriculum, with an emphasis on engaging middle and high school students.
Commitment and Availability:
  • Commitment to being available for all Health Career Ladder Saturday Academies, including the specified dates outlined in the contract.

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Date: 12/15/2023
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicants

Essential Job Duties
Essential Job Duties

Job Duty
Curriculum Development: Develop a dedicated pre-science fair curriculum, including in-person meetings on Saturday Academy dates for interested students. This curriculum should engage students in the 5Es (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate) teaching model as well as facilitate student independent work/reading between sessions.

Percentage Of Time

Job Duty
Science Fair Promotion: You will play a vital role in promoting the Science Fair program by producing informative flyers, sharing timelines to build awareness, and making announcements to keep participants informed.

Percentage Of Time

Job Duty
Data Collection: Collect student outcome data through demonstrated knowledge of the scientific method and building a science fair skill set, interest, and one or more student proposals and/or projects. The data will be collected through the following outcome measures:
  • Surveys assessing knowledge of the scientific method and research.
  • Increased actual number of students participating in PUSD Science Fair from HCL.
  • Culmination in a mini science fair for participants on display and judged by teachers and faculty during the April award ceremony.

Percentage Of Time

Job Duty
Be present for all HCL: Saturday Academies, totaling 7 academies including:
  • September 23, 2023
  • October 21, 2023
  • November 11, 2023
  • January 27, 2024
  • February 24, 2024
  • March 23, 2024
  • April 27, 2024

Percentage Of Time

Describe Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Duties are normally performed in a typical office setting. The noise level in this setting is typically low to moderate.

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