• Develop and deliver didactic content and activities related to STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) at secondary school education level, with a special focus on sciences (physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, geography, etc).
• design and deliver teacher training modules (on-site and, when needed, off-site) that use space science as a teaching and learning context for secondary-level curricular subjects; in particular, whenever applicable and in close collaboration with the ESERO4 Science & Project Coordinator, coordinate with the ESA ESERO national offices for the design, co-production and delivery of such training modules to the benefit of ESA Member States;
• design and produce classroom resources/activities on the subjects covered by the above teacher training modules (in different formats: classical printed lessons, practical/lab activities, tablet applications and content, etc); in particular, whenever applicable and in close collaboration with the ESERO5 Science & Project Coordinator, coordinate with the ESA ESERO national offices for the design, co-production, and delivery of such classroom activities to the benefit of ESA Member States;
adapt/update/upgrade existing teacher training modules and classroom resources/activities when required;
• contribute to the design, and manage the implementation of ESA challenges and competitions on the subject of sciences for secondary schools at European level (e.g using micro/hyper gravity platforms to perform experiments, such as Drop Towers, etc)
• contribute to: the procurement actions for material items and services needed to implement the activities; the logistics associated to the activities;
• collaborate with the ESERO6 Science & Project Coordinator for the promotion of the teacher training sessions to the benefit of the whole ESERO network; equally promote such opportunities within all ESA Member States;
• support the outreach, promotion and dissemination of ESA primary and secondary education activities, through appropriate channels and in compliance with ESA Education outreach guidelines, in the area of concern;
• contribute in general to the design and implementation of ESA STEM informal education projects at secondary school level, also addressing role modelling, STEM/space careers and gender issues;
• support the evaluation of education activities against Key Performance Indicators in the area of concern;
• respond to the direct contacts and external requests from education partners and the European education community;
• Support in general the activities of the STEM Education and Outreach Unit when requested.
Specific Competence Requirements:
• university Master degree, or equivalent, in Engineering;
• Knowledge of European STEM school curricula, with a focus on Sciences;
• Specific experience in the design and development of didactic content on scientific subjects applied to secondary school curricula; direct teaching experience and/or teacher training experience;
• Sound knowledge of ESA and the space field;
• Experience in international environments;
• Project management skills and experience;
Capability of establishing and maintaining interfaces within and outside the Agency; capability to respond and adapt to the needs of the European education communities;
• Autonomy in the execution of tasks and ability to manage workload, identify priorities and strategic actions; ability to cope with pressure, meet deadlines and deliver on time;
• Creativity; strong conceptual, analytical, interpersonal skills; ability to work in a team;
• Good communication skills, verbal (in public and during formal meetings) and written;
• Fluent in English; knowledge of another Member State language is an asset.