Requisition ID:  28705

K-12 Outreach Administrator

Job Summary

As the K-12 Outreach Administrator you will develop and support programs and activities where Computer Science faculty research can reach into K-12 education and serve to broaden participation in computing fields. You will work to improve K-12 computer science education by helping to create a scientifically literate population through teacher professional development, curriculum and standards development, and outreach to underserved communities.


This is a hybrid position where you will work onsite at the Purdue West Lafayette campus and part of the time remotely.


About Us:

K-12 Outreach Program at Purdue CS
The K-12 Outreach program in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University is committed to improving computer science education for Indiana students. Access to high quality computer science instruction is increasing throughout the state, with a commitment to providing CS as part of the K-8 science curriculum. Purdue's K-12 Outreach program aims to assist this growth by addressing the needs of K-12 teachers and students.


What we do

Our aim is to support any group that is interested in working with K-12 students to improve their access to computer science education. We work primarily in the area surrounding Purdue's West Lafayette campus, but frequently visit locations as far as Chicago and Indianapolis. For schools and communities, we partner to help provide instructional aid by sending students from our service-learning groups to run CS activities or give talks about studying computer science at the university level. We also work with state and school corporation leaders to help devise plans for schools to offer computer science, and to train teachers to be able to provide their students with high quality computer science instruction.

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What We're Looking For:

Education and Experience:

  • BS/BA required, in Computer Science, Mathematics, Education with Math or computer background, computer science/math with education background
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience teaching in any K-12 level required
  • Experience in curriculum development, and event planning desired



  • Master’s degree 


Skills Needed:

  • Knowledge of school computer science programs, K-12 curricula, K-12 academic standards for computer science, science, and mathematics, and K-12 National Education Standards
  • Creative thinking and the ability to develop materials to promote awareness and interest in computer science and general science for K-12 audience
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of people at all age levels
  • Ability to write proposals for external funding
  • Knowledge of computer science concepts, trends in computer science education, and ability to use technology
  • Able to be the liaison to public schools in Indiana and to coordinate the computer science K-12 outreach program
  • Able to provide enhancement of the teaching of science, especially computer science, in K-12 in the state of Indiana by providing teachers with information, activities, and pedagogical ideas
  • A certified teacher is desirable


Additional Information:

  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette