Employee Type: Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible
The Washington State University STEM Student Support Services (SSS) program is an initiative of the Office of Academic Engagement, funded by the US Department of Education. STEM SSS supports engagement, persistence, and graduation of eligible students and fosters an institutional climate supportive of the success of students from low-income, first generation backgrounds and those with disabilities. The program provides academic support, emergency grant aid, financial education, and mentorship for program participants.
Summary of Duties:
This position is responsible for effective advising and implementation of a major program and student success initiative focused on supporting retention and success of the increasingly diverse population of individuals pursuing a career in the fields of STEM and Health Sciences. Working alongside the Director to provide expertise and support, major responsibilities include: advising and counseling of students; developing and executing student programming; functioning as a liaison with University faculty, supervisors, and internal and external constituents; monitoring and evaluating student services and operational effectiveness, and; supervising a team of undergraduate and graduate student workers providing critical services. The Project Coordinator is charged with carrying out the mission and strategic plan of the organization through effective and efficient coordination of operations, the development of opportunities, stakeholder relations, and strategic initiatives.
Individuals who are first-generation college students/graduates or from low-income backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This position is a 100% full-time, temporary, 12-month position.
Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. Experience leading or directing the work of others. A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Demonstrated experience working successfully with students, faculty, staff administrators, and/or the public
Demonstrated experience with programming, student services, and assessment.
Broad knowledge of and work experience with student transition issues and retention related to the target population.
Demonstrated computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Ability, and willingness, to work some weekends and evenings.
Master's degree in STEM education or related field.
Experience with programs serving the target populations.
Conflict and crisis management experience.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and positively in a highly
Well-developed written, verbal, organizational, time management, and
Demonstrated and extensive problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President
Screening of applications has begun and will remain ongoing until a successful applicant has been identified.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume 2) a cover letter and 3) contact information for professional references. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected].
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.