[Itech] Fwd: [Job Posting] Education & Business Development Coordinator for MIT App Inventor- Please help Spread the Word

Seann Dikkers sdikkers at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 09:09:50 EDT 2014

Job Posting.

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From: Josh Sheldon <jsheldon at mit.edu>
Date: Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 10:38 PM
Subject: [Job Posting] Education & Business Development Coordinator for MIT
App Inventor- Please help Spread the Word
To: Josh Sheldon <jsheldon at mit.edu>
Cc: Jennifer Fotiades <fotiades at mit.edu>, "marisol at csail.mit.edu" <
marisol at csail.mit.edu>

 Dear friends, colleagues, and everyone else I know ;-)

 First, apologies if you receive this multiple times over the next few
days, but if you do, it means I'm doing my job!

 Please take a moment to read this email, think of the people or lists you
know who might be interested in knowing more about our job posting, and
forward it widely (but please forward it intact). We want a long list of
great applicants, so our choice ends up being really hard for all the good

 The MIT App Inventor (http://appinventor.mit.edu) team seeks a dynamic
individual to help us do even more amazing things. Right now, MIT App
Inventor is used by about 88,000 users each week, has more than 2M total
registered users, and is used in almost every country you can name (more
than 195 countries total).

 This new position, Education and Business Development Coordinator will
have significant responsibility for both educational materials development,
and for relationship management – helping to build the MIT App Inventor
community, brand, and work toward development of a sustainable funding

 The official posting from the MIT Jobs Website (http://jobs.mit.edu, job
number 11509) is pasted below. If you or someone you know is interested,
please submit an application through the MIT Jobs website link just above.
And difficult though it is to resist, please no emails or calls about the

  Job Description

Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), to advance the
educational goals of the MIT App Inventor. Will work in collaboration with
the MIT App Inventor team and serve as the main point of contact for the
MIT App Inventor master trainers; work with a national foundation to
promote and coordinate a contest for middle and high school teams;
establish new and carry forward existing collaborative relationships;
develop promotional, educational, and training materials; organize
volunteer and training efforts; conduct presentations; and manage website
access for members.

 Job Requirements

 REQUIRED:  a bachelor’s degree in education, computer science, or related
area; a minimum of five years’ relevant work experience, preferably in
computer science and/or education; an interest in learning about computer
science, education, and educational technology; excellent presentation,
writing, and interpersonal skills; strong word processing, spreadsheet,
database, and presentation software skills; working knowledge of the
Internet and social media; and the ability to work effectively in a
team-based environment.  Formal or self-taught computer programming
experience preferred.  Knowledge of MIT a plus, as is a strong network of
contacts in related areas (education and/or national level foundations).
Experience working with students and/or teachers on educational technology
initiatives desired. Experience with MIT App Inventor in an educational
context helpful. Must be able to transport training materials and computer
equipment weighing up to twenty-five pounds to various events.  Job #11509

 Will be required to attend evening and/or weekend meetings/events and to
travel domestically, and possibly internationally, up to 20% of the time.

 This is a temporary, twelve-month appointment with the possibility for

  Thanks to all, and to all a good week!
Josh Sheldon
Director of Strategic Programs – MIT App Inventor
Project Manager - MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program
MIT Center for Mobile Learning
20 Ames St., Bldg E15-309
Cambridge, MA 02139

 http://appinventor.mit.edu - @MITAppInventor
http://education.mit.edu - @mitSTEPlab <http://twitter.com/mitSTEPlab>

Seann M. Dikkers, PhD
Assistant Professor, Educational Studies

388 McCracken Hall
Dept. Educational Studies
The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701

Gaming Matter Research Group @ http://www.gamingmatter.com
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