Join The PEAR Institute Team

The PEAR Institute is a translational center that bridges research, practice, and policy so that all young people can learn, dream, and thrive. Our team members have a passion for improving the lives of children by increasing their opportunities for success in school, out of school, and life. We are guided by evidence and aspire to thought leadership connecting education, youth development, and mental health.  We are committed to reducing inequities in the lives of young people, their families, and their educators. Reflecting the broad diversity of our community and supporting an inclusive culture are essential to our mission that all young people will thrive.

STEM Training and Coaching Services Consultant

General Summary/Overview

 

The PEAR Institute: Partnerships in Education and Resilience at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School creates and fosters evidence-based innovations in social-emotional learning (SEL) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in youth-serving organizations. PEAR provides trainings and assessment tools that inform educational programs and professionals about program quality in schools and afterschool settings.

 

The STEM Training and Coaching Services Consultant will provide coaching, training, support, and services to clients and partners using The PEAR Institute’s STEM tools. The STEM Training and Coaching Services Consultant will be responsible for providing client services, including coaching and training.

 

The STEM Training and Coaching Services Consultant will manage services pertaining to PEAR’s STEM tools, including custom service, training, and coaching for clients. This role requires significant experience in STEM activities and youth programming, as well as training and client service experience. The STEM Training and Coaching Services Consultant must have excellent judgment and content knowledge.

 

The PEAR Institute seeks an individual experienced in education, STEM and the dynamics of schools and afterschool programs, with an interest in using data to propel the academic success and wellness of diverse youth, for this dynamic position. The ideal candidate must have a passion for improving the lives of children and addressing the inequities that affect their ability to succeed in school and life. PEAR is seeking candidates with personal and/or professional knowledge of the issues facing underserved communities, communities of color, and those living in poverty, particularly in the realm of education.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as a Lead Facilitator for PEAR STEM trainings

  • Provide coaching to school and afterschool staff in the use and integration of PEAR’s STEM tools

  • Interpret data collected using PEAR STEM tools and incorporate into school/program planning processes

  • Present PEAR STEM work at local and national events and meetings

  • Conduct observations of STEM activities (in person or using video) using PEAR STEM tools

  • Collaborate with PEAR STEM research and evaluation managers on the coordination of special client projects

  • Manage scheduling and delivery of STEM trainings, including webinar technical support and written feedback to trainees

 

All McLean team members are expected to consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in the areas of education, science education, or related fields

  • 5-8 years teaching, training, or related work experience

Skills/Abilities/Competencies

  • Strong facilitation and training skills

  • Comfortable communicating in a professional manner about specific tools and strategies to clients using phone, e-mail, and webinars.

  • Capable of interpreting and using data to inform educational practice

  • Proficient in use of webinar software (e.g., AdobeConnect, Zoom, or similar)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Commitment to diversity of thought, backgrounds, and youth leadership.

  • Bi-lingual and/or bi-cultural a plus.

  • Experience facilitating or co-facilitating professional development sessions

  • Attention to detail, ability to show initiative and flexibility, meet deadlines, work independently and manage multiple priorities.

  • Strong communication and people skills. 

  • Interest in data and evaluation for programming and reporting.

  • Must be highly organized, able to manage multiple deadlines and priorities, and adaptable in fast changing situations.

 

To Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to shoots@mclean.harvard.edu

Summer Internships

The PEAR Institute: Partnerships in Education and Resilience at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School creates and fosters evidence-based innovations in social-emotional development (SED) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in youth-serving organizations to help all students succeed. PEAR provides trainings and assessment tools that inform educational programs and professionals about program quality in schools and afterschool settings to help bridge the resource gap in high-poverty and underserved communities.

The PEAR Institute has multiple exciting opportunities this summer as part of the McLean Student Visitor Program in two areas of educational research: (1) using data to help schools tailor services to better support the social and emotional well-being of their students; and (2) using data to help schools and afterschool programs improve interest and learning in STEM. Applicants may be interested in one or more of the following ongoing projects at The PEAR Institute: 

  • Social-Emotional Development Research: We are continuously developing and improving on The PEAR Institute's evidence-based tools that measure student social and emotional well-being and report those results back to educators to support and improve practice. 

  • STEM Engagement Research: We have ongoing national evaluations that explore STEM interest and engagement in students between Grades K-12 using self-report surveys and program quality observations. 

  • Social-Emotional Training and Curriculum: We train schools and programs across the country to identify student resiliency and risk. We then help those schools and programs implement evidence-based intervention curricula that we created to support at-risk youth.

Qualifications

We are looking for applicants who identify with our mission and have an interest in mental health, cognitive psychology, and/or STEM education research. When you apply, please indicate your primary area of interest: social-emotional development research, STEM engagement research, or social-emotional training and curriculum. Applicants should be bright, motivated, and independent and have some experience working with Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel). Experience analyzing data using statistics software (e.g., SPSS, Stata, R) is a plus for those applying for a research-focused internship.

To Apply

The summer internship program begins on June 17 and runs for eight weeks. 

 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We have four openings and will close the application process once we’ve made our selection. 

 

Please complete the online form to identify your interests and apply with your resume and cover letter here: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/bc3dc255bce5463ca65d3bcfaae6973f 

Note: The McLean Student Visitor Program is an educational initiative and is unpaid. If you decide to apply for a grant or stipend at your college or university, we can assist with paperwork verifying your placement. 

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