Regional Director, Southwest MiSTEM Network

Friday, May 18, 2018
Kalamazoo RESA
Position Details: 

To be considered for this position, you must apply online at by 05/18/2018.


  • Support the creation of a common understanding of what STEM means that is inclusive of all stakeholders and activities that are relevant and applicable.
  • Lead and oversee the progress of all STEM education activities and assure regional alignment with the state’s goals.
  • Lead in the shaping of a statewide vision and a regional strategic plan in concert with other regional and state-level stakeholders.
  • Lead in developing and implementing common goals in the regional strategic plan among the region’s stakeholders and ensure that all parties are fairly represented at the regional level (business, education, nonprofit organizations, etc.).
  • Meet regularly with the regional and state stakeholders.
  • Identify and coordinate resources to support regional STEM stakeholders and activities that support regional and state goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Community engagement/community-building experience.
  • Ability to coordinate and lead stakeholders toward consensus and action.
  • Leading and working among new and developing relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Strong leadership skills and experience.
  • Ability and experience in developing and managing networks.
  • Adaptability to change.
  • Experience in education and business settings with a strong understanding of the challenges and opportunities within STEM education.
  • Knowledge of the region and its stakeholders.
  • Work to create a culture of excellence in a compassionate, trustworthy, and respectful manner.
  • Effectively present information and engage audiences to increase the understanding and visibility of KRESA programs and services.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including being an active listener.
  • Relentless drive to solve problems in an innovative, collaborative, and trustworthy manner.
  • Excellent organization and project management skills.
  • Delegate work assignments appropriately.
  • Ability and desire to seek, receive and provide feedback positively in order to build stronger professional relationships and higher levels of performance.
  • Ability and desire to read and clearly interpret and summarize reports, legislation, regulations, contracts, and other key written material.
  • Effectively research and complete grant applications to support YOU programming.
  • Keep administration abreast of departmental issues.
  • Ability to efficiently use computer and applicable software.
  • Ability to solve problems in alignment with agency values.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data to ensure KRESA effectively engages in continuous improvement processes and program evaluation.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and use data to inform and improve instruction.
  • Develop and support innovative strategies to achieve department goals.
  • Maintain confidentiality in order to develop high levels of trust.
  • Display willingness to support and make decisions with sound judgment in timely manner.
  • Relentless work ethic to perform responsibilities with excellence.



Master’s degree in Education and/or relevant area of study. Minimum of five years of relevant work experience. Must be willing and able to travel up to 75% of the time within the region assigned and occasionally throughout the state for statewide meetings. Embraces and supports KRESA philosophies related to diversity, inclusiveness and anti-racism. Ability to interact effectively with individuals from a wide range of cultures. Ability to discuss cultural differences with colleagues and clients. Ability to assess one’s own strengths and limitations or challenges and integrate this understanding into interpersonal interactions.


Preferred Skills:

Ability to select and develop appropriate methods, skills and techniques attuned to people's cultural, multicultural or marginal experiences in their environments. Ability to effectively employ multicultural approaches in the creation of effective employment programs.

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