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Great teachers, students & environment = the S.C. Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM). GSSM is growing and requires additional outstanding team members to join the faculty, administration and staff in our residential and outreach programs. Start dates vary from immediately to August 2014. For more details, please see the descriptions below.

Current Openings

 
 

Governor's School for Science and Mathematics Nondiscrimination Statement

The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, or disability in admission to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be made to Mr. Ernie Boyd, Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, 401 Railroad Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550, 843-383-3906.  For further information on federal non-discrimination regulations, including Title IX, contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at OCR.DC@ed.gov or call 1(800) 421-3481.
 


 
 

Director of Admissions - Residential
Immediate Opening

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (SCGSSM) seeks an exceptional person to serve as Director of Admissions. The successful candidate will possess a strong background in managing the admissions process at a selective institution of higher education or secondary school. The Director should be exceptionally well-organized, with strong skills to interact positively and accurately with applicants, their families and supporters. He or she will lead reviewing and establishing admissions policy, and will carry the primary responsibility for fairly and impartially administering that policy. The Director will work closely with Marketing, Recruiting and Outreach staff to seek out and encourage talented students.

Qualifications sought: A master’s degree with 2-3 years of progressively responsible experience in admissions is preferred but a bachelor’s with 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience will be considered. Qualified applicants must have excellent communication skills; demonstrated leadership and coordination capabilities; ability to interact with prospective students, parents, faculty, and high school counselors and educators; knowledge of computer databases (preferably Education Edge) and spreadsheets; and strong skills in written and oral communication; planning; organizing; and budgeting.

SCGSSM is a thriving, nationally-ranked, public residential high school for students with demonstrated talent and interest in science, engineering and mathematics. We are just completing more than doubling the size of our student body and staff. We are located in the lovely residential community of Hartsville, South Carolina.

This position is a 12 month, permanent State of South Carolina position with full benefits. Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience and unique qualifications. Please apply electronically. Forward a cover letter, resume and the GSSM/State of South Carolina application to GSSMPersonnel@gssm.k12.sc.us. Please include the word "Admissions" in the subject line.

 


 
 

History Adjunct Instructor - Residential
 
As part of our expansion, we are seeking an exceptional History adjunct instructor. Applicants should have a Master’s degree, Ph.D. preferred, in History, and a love of teaching. Desired qualifications include a strong content background in History and experience in teaching History at college or advanced high school levels, knowledge and application of technology, an understanding of gifted learners, and enthusiasm for teaching motivated and talented high-school-aged students.

Current courses taught at GSSM at the college or university level include AP United States History, AP European History and a number of History electives such as African-American History and Studies in Medieval History, along with independent studies. GSSM encourages the introduction of new courses. Courses offered will vary each semester depending on the interests and expertise of instructors, and on student interest. The applicant accepted for this adjunct instructor position will most likely teach AP United States History and/or AP European History.

This is an adjunct teaching position for the academic school year. A public school teaching certificate is not required. Salary is competitive and commensurate with credentials, experience and unique capabilities.

GSSM offers a wonderful teaching environment with motivated and talented students in a residential setting and is recognized among the top public elite high schools in the nation. We are a statewide, public residential high school for 11th and 12th graders specializing in the advanced study of science and mathematics. Historically, GSSM has maintained a 10:1 student to faculty ratio. Nearly 80% of the faculty members have earned doctoral degrees. Over five years, our students’ SAT average is 2059.

Please apply electronically. Forward a cover letter, resume and teaching statement and the GSSM/State of South Carolina application to GSSMPersonnel@gssm.k12.sc.us. Please include the word "History" in the subject line.
 

 


 
 

Residence Life Coordinator
 
GSSM seeks an exceptional individual as Residence Life Coordinator whose main responsibilities are to develop and supervise the residential living environment at the Governor’s School, which includes providing a safe, healthy, and fun living experience for academically advanced 11th and 12th grade students.

Persons in this position develop and offer programming focused on the whole person, provide counseling, interpret and enforce community standards, and administer discipline as necessary. Night work and weekend work are required.

The Residence Life Coordinator is a full-time state of South Carolina, 10-month, live-in position. Minimum qualifications include a bachelors in a human services related field with comparable experience, but a masters in student affairs administration, counseling, education, psychology, or related field is preferred. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and full benefits are available to include health insurance and retirement. Room and board provided.

Please apply electronically. Forward a cover letter, resume and GSSM/State of South Carolina application, to GSSMPersonnel@gssm.k12.sc.us. Include "RLC" in the subject line.
 


 
 

Academic Success Coordinator - Residential
 
SCGSSM, one of the nation’s leading high schools, seeks a highly motivated person to continually improve student outcomes by providing and coordinating academic support to advanced students. Position will support students and faculty for all academic classes, improvement initiatives and extra-curricular programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage Academic Success Centers: Writing, Math, Chemistry and Physics
  • Monitor and guide students on academic improvement plans, work with faculty
  • Coordinate PSAT and SAT prep to include working with college guidance counselors
  • Provide logistical and administrative support to academic teams and clubs including travel on days of competitions

This is a 12-month contractual position; compensation is competitive based on credentials and experience. Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is required, counseling or advising experience a plus. Ideal candidate will have experience with advanced residential high school environment. Work schedule includes late afternoon and evenings, plus some weekend work. Target start date is early August.

Please apply electronically. Forward a letter of interest, resume and the GSSM/State of South Carolina application to GSSMPersonnel@gssm.k12.sc.us. Please include the words "Academic Success" in the subject line.
 


 
 

Business Office Coordinator, Fiscal Analyst
 
GSSM seeks a motivated professional with exceptional skills and ethical character to serve in our Business Office, implementing fiscal management to include State Agency budgeting and accounting, the verification and documentation of financial transactions, purchasing and support of vendor and personnel functions.

Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and organizational/coordinating skills are required. This position works closely with other GSSM partners such as Federal and State agencies (Department of Education), Higher Education, vendors, private businesses and foundations.

A minimum of five years of experience is sought in a successful position with similar bookkeeping and support functions. A degree and/or certifications in business, management, secretarial sciences or other appropriate areas preferred. Quality computer skills are a must, including spreadsheet and database implementation. Experience with S.C. State Agency fiscal processes/regulations a plus, to include SCEIS, SC’s centralized computer management system for purchasing and budgeting, in addition to employment management.

Responsibilities include managing systems for efficiencies and accuracy and processing all transactions concerning payroll, budget and employment forms/ as well as generating necessary reports. Position supervises the receipt of checks and deposits.

This is a full-time, 12-month, State of South Carolina position, with full benefits available. Compensation is competitive based on qualifications and unique capabilities. Start date is targeted as July 2, 2014, but could be sooner.

Please apply electronically by submitting a cover letter, resume and completed GSSM/State of South Carolina application to GSSMPersonnel@gssm.k12.sc.us. Include "Business Office" in the subject line.

 


 
 

Robotics/Computer Science Instructor - PULSE
 
Darlington County School District (DCSD) and the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) offer a unique opportunity to teach Robotics courses and Computer Science courses beginning August 2014. The position is part of the PULSE (Partnership for Unparalleled Local Scholastic Excellence) initiative where DCSD and GSSM together implement advanced courses.

The duties of the position will include teaching Robotics and Computer Science at Hartsville High School and at the Darlington County Institute of Technology (DCIT). Duties also include developing curriculum for current and future courses.

The ideal candidate will hold a Master’s or Ph.D. in either Computer Science or a related field, and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for and a commitment to teaching at the high school level. A valid teacher certification for S.C. is required or the ability to obtain such certification, perhaps through transfer from another state.

This is a ten-month, full-time and permanent teaching position with the Darlington County School District. Salary is competitive and full benefit options are available, to include health and retirement options.

Please apply electronically. Forward a cover letter, resume, teaching statement and the GSSM/State of South Carolina application to GSSMPersonnel@gssm.k12.sc.us. Include the words "PULSE Robotics" in the subject line.

For clarification or questions, please contact Dr. Jerome Reyes.  

 

Governor's School for Science and Mathematics Nondiscrimination Statement

The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, or disability in admission to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be made to Mr. Ernie Boyd, Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, 401 Railroad Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550, 843-383-3906.  For further information on federal non-discrimination regulations, including Title IX, contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at OCR.DC@ed.gov or call 1(800) 421-3481.