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Program Manager, Science

Puget Sound ESD seeks a Science Program Manager to establish and sustain regional services in Science based on local needs, ensuring availability of supporting resources. The manager will also collaborate with agencies and organizations (e.g., Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), higher education, school districts, etc.) to develop and deliver professional learning opportunities for educators in instruction and instructional leadership to and provide leadership through services and resources to enhance and develop safe and supportive school and learning communities. In addition, the Science Program Manager will also implement tools and resources in collaboration with OSPI and district leaders to improve systems that support Science teaching and learning.

The Science Program Manager at PSESD 121 is responsible for leading the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative science education programs and services for K-12 schools within the district. This role collaborates with educators, schools, and community partners to enhance science teaching and learning, with a focus on equity, access, and engagement for all students.

PSESD is one of nine regional educational agencies serving school districts and state approved charter and private schools in Washington. Serving over 39% of Washington’s K-12 public school students, our agency provides critical services designed to ensure that our students are ready to enter school, achieve at high levels in the K-12 system, and succeed in postsecondary endeavors. We are committed to becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Organization driven by equity in education. To learn more about PSESD, visit

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current Washington State Teacher or Administrator certificate
  • Master’s degree in Science Education, Educational Leadership, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in educational settings, with a focus on science instruction and curriculum development.
  • Demonstrated leadership and project management skills, with the ability to lead cross-functional teams.
  • Strong understanding of current science education standards, curricula, and assessments.
  • Experience with professional development and coaching of educators.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage a diverse range of partners.
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion, with experience designing and implementing programs to support diverse learners.
  • Ability to analyze data and use it to inform decision-making and program improvements.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate STEM disciplines into project development and execution, facilitating innovative solutions and fostering a collaborative approach
  • Demonstrated proficiency in utilizing computer science principles and technologies to innovate and enhance project outcomes across various scientific and engineering domains.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of effectively articulating complex scientific and technical information to diverse audiences.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a school district or educational service agency.
  • Knowledge of grant writing and fund development.

Applicants are required to include the following attachments within the online application in order to be considered:

  • Cover Letter: Clearly reflect how you meet the minimum qualifications (and preferred qualifications if applicable).
  • Resume: Provide complete chronological resume including all work history along with dates of employment (month and year) and job responsibilities,  education, and certifications.
    • Please note that salary placements for selected candidates will be based on related experience detailed in the resume provided via the application process.
    • Additional Documents: In some cases, additional documents may be required and will be specified in the job opening announcement/advertisement.

Location: Renton, Washington  
Hiring Salary Range: $84,934 - $111,441 (Salary Band L)
Full Salary Range: $84,934 - $123,010 (Salary Band L)
Department: Learning, Teaching & Family Support

We attract, retain, and motivate exceptional people with an equitable and competitive compensation package. Salary offers consider candidate qualifications and relevant experience. New hires at Puget Sound ESD start employment on or around the 1st and 15th of each month. For awareness and planning purposes, linked here are the dates through August, 2025.


We offer comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision through the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program
  • 24 annual leave days per year
  • 12 sick days
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Participation in Washington State Department of Retirement System
  • Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan
  • Subsidized ORCA card, free parking, and electric car charging stations (Renton office)

Open until filled; for best consideration, submit a complete application by best consideration date of Sunday, May 19, 2024.

Jobs are listed here for information only. To apply for a specific open position, you must be a registered applicant in PSESD - School Jobs and apply specifically for each position for which you wish to be considered.

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PSESD is committed to having a diverse workforce and encourages all candidates meeting the minimum qualifications to apply.
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