ASTE Conference Program Coordinator Applications being Sought

Applications now being sought for the position ofConference Program Coordinator(s)for theAssociation for Science Teacher Education (ASTE)The Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) is seeking applications for Conference Program Coordinator (s). The duration of the appointment is 3.5 years. The first six months (July 2021 – January 2022) will overlap with the current Conference Program Coordinator as a transition and training period. Official coordination responsibilities will be from closure of the 2022 ASTE Annual Conference through close of the 2025 ASTE Annual Conference.The coordinator(s) will carry out their work as part of the ASTE Conference Planning Committee (CPC) to ensure that meetings, workshops, offsite events and field trips are included in the conference program. The CPC members include:●  CPC Chair●  Program Coordinator(s)●  Local Host Team●  Past -President●  Executive Director●  Director of Electronic Services●  Equity Committee Representative●  Graduate Student RepresentativeIn preparation for the ASTE Annual Conferences, the Conference Program Coordinator(s):●  Communicate with Thread Coordinators regarding recommendations for accepted proposals, confirming decisions to accept/reject with the Director of Electronic Communications for author notification●  Manage the process for building the daily conference schedule, including concurrent sessions, meetings, and other events●  Coordinates the process of assembling the information from all parties necessary to build the conference program and conference app.●  Collaborates with CPC Chair and other members of the committee

Most of the coordinator’s work is completed remotely, with the busiest period between July and November each year as proposals are submitted and reviewed.The Conference Program Coordinator(s) must be members in good standing of ASTE. Desired qualifications include a high level of organization, strong interpersonal skills for collaboration, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, and familiarity working with spreadsheets.The position includes up to 4 complementary nights at the conference hotel during the annual conferences during the term of service (2023, 2024, 2025).

For questions regarding this position and to submit application materials, email ASTE President-elect Rommel Miranda at rmiranda@towson.eduFull applications for the position are due May 15, 2021 and should include:●  A cover letter stating interest in the position and qualifications●  An abbreviated Curriculum Vita (no more than 5 pages) focusing on work relevant to the position