ARRL to hire educational services coordinator

ARRLToday, the ARRL posted two open positions at HQ. One of them, the Education Services Instruction and Resource Coordinator, caught my eye. The short description reads:

The person who fills this position will, among other duties, identify, review and organize resources needed by license instructors, teachers and Scout leaders, develop curricula/lesson plans, instructional media for instruction of ham radio license and other ham radio related topics (including radio science and basic electronics topics for use by classroom teachers) and develop an orientation course for license instructors and materials for instructor training. Candidates should hold an Amateur Extra class license (or be willing to achieve this within one year from date of hire) and a wide range of operating experience. Experience with instructional media is a plus. A Bachelor’s degree, along with teacher certification (and/or experience as a teaching or training professional) with Amateur Radio, electronics, science or technology subjects is required. Click here for a job description.

 What’s ironic about this is that I just recently e-mailed our new division vice-director, Dale, WA8EFK, about what I perceive as a lack of support for volunteer instructors. The instructor newsletter hasn’t been published for more than a year, and the Web page for instructor resources really needs some beefing up. I hope that the ARRL fills this position quickly and that they start providing the support that instructors need.

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