State Affiliate Director for Project Lead the Way

Position: State Affilliate Director for PLTW
Department: College of Applied Science
Location: Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR
Deadline: 11/26/2012
Hire Date: 1/2/2013

Arkansas Tech University (ATU) invites applications for the 12-month full-time position of Project Lead the Way (PLTW) State Affiliate Director (AD).  Arkansas Tech University, founded in 1909, is a multi-purpose, state-supported institution of higher education dedicated to providing an opportunity for higher education to the people of Arkansas and to serving the intellectual and cultural needs of the region in which it is located. The University offers a variety of programs committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate studies.  PLTW is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs used in middle and high schools across the U.S.  ATU is the PLTW Affiliate Partner for the State of Arkansas.
Responsibilities:  The AD facilitates the delivery of the PLTW Pathway to Engineering (PTE) and Gateway to Technology (GTT) programs to PLTW schools within the state.  Specifically, the AD provides and coordinates activities such as professional development (i.e. Core Training and Counselor Conferences); college-level recognition (i.e. undergraduate credit for students and graduate credit for teachers); program quality initiatives (i.e. School Certification and technical assistance); and statewide/regional support and communication. The AD promotes PLTW support and communication with Arkansas industrial and commercial leaders and coordinates PLTW activities closely with the Arkansas Program Support Manager for School Improvement in Little Rock.  The AD attends PLTW meetings at the regional and national level.  The AD is a liaison between ATU and all Arkansas schools and directs on-campus summer engineering opportunities for middle and high school students. 

Required Qualifications:  Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, engineering technology, or STEM related field; and excellent communication and people skills 

Preferred Qualifications:  Master’s degree, administrative experience, and PLTW experience is very desirable

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Interested candidates should send a resume with three professional references to: Dr. Patricia Buford, Associate Dean of Engineering, 1811 North Boulder Avenue, Corley 111 Russellville, AR  72801-2222 or email to: by November 26, 2012.  Anticipated start date: January 2, 2013.