Overview This position is open until filled with a first review of applications on May 26, 2022.
The STEM Pathways is a program to implement a mentored, undergraduate research-centered pathway for STEM majors from our partner community colleges (Southwestern and San Diego City college) through San Diego State University (SDSU) and on to STEM careers. The overall goal is to increase the number of Latinx and low-income students transferring and attaining degrees in STEM, and to promote high retention, timely graduation, and successful pathways to workforce or graduate study. This program will remove roadblocks for transfer and entry into the STEM pipeline, through graduate school and/or a STEM career, by adapting and implementing high quality evidence-based practices and professional and workforce development activities that include undergraduate research experiences (UREs), enrichment activities, and multi-dimensional mentoring approaches. Additional enrichment opportunities and student academic support services will be provided at both the CC and university level.
All of the project activities and services are grounded in research and best practices for improving student engagement, persistence, retention, and graduation in STEM fields. Through STEM Pathways students will participate in an Entering Research course at the CC, several enrichment workshops, mentoring and applied STEM experiences (Summer Research Experience, Internships, etc.) that will help students obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in a career in STEM. In addition, our direct connection with existing infrastructure (College of Science Student Success Center, CASA, MESA, Career Services) will allow us to enhance tutoring, counseling, and student service programs designed to improve academic success and retention of our students Finally, our collaboration with campus wellness support programs and the wellness and resilience initiatives will provide explicit and dedicated support in students mental health.
Responsibilities Major Job Responsibilities: The Program Coordinator will meet regularly and communicate daily with the Director and will be responsible for interfacing and working with the Program Evaluator to collect student data. The position is responsible for daily administration; formulation and implementation of fiscal policies and program development direction; formulation and monitoring of student selection policies; research project coordination; academic and career advising of scholars. The Program Coordinator also aids in recruitment of Latinx, low-income, college students; design and implementation of seminar activities; recruitment of faculty for mentorship component; initiation and maintenance of record keeping for grant purposes; coordination of summer internship; provision of outplacement services for participants; and development of partnerships with industry. The Program Coordinator will also maintain communication with the collaborating student services programs (i.e., Student Success Center, MSLC, CASA) to monitor student career development and academic progress.
Under the general supervision of the Program Director the STEM Pathways Program Coordinator is responsible for but not limited to:
Program Management (70%)
Manage and assist in the recruitment, screening, eligibility and denial/acceptance of students into STEM Pathways along with Co-PIs and Director.
Organize and occasionally develop activities (including, but not limited to personal statement/CV, portfolio, applying to graduate school, internships, etc) to help student focus on their goal of not only graduating with their bachelors degree in science and/or engineering but also prepare for future careers/graduate school.
Work with Director to match and manage STEM Pathway summer program with mentors for their Summer research (Summer programming, workshops, graduate mentors etc. )
Manage program budget. Student research stipends, and miscellaneous expenses along with payments to guest speakers, workshop facilitators, seminar presentors, and/or honorariums.
Monitor foundation accounts; recording expenditures, preparing all paperwork for any requests. Communicating with foundation Account administrator and budget analysts for direction and accuracy.
Develop, coordinate, maintain and evaluate the academic schedules, requirements and progress of STEM Pathways students.
Work closely with program evaluator to collect, measure and analyze data to measure program outcomes.
Participate in steering committee activities.
Manage program and attend meetings in absence of STEM Pathways Directors.
Student Services (30%)
Identify internship, academic year/summer research and graduate school opportunities
Collaborate with the Mentored Pathways Program on hosting joint activities and workshops.
Collaborate with other on campus programs and services (including but not limited to: CoS Student Success Center, MSLC, MESA, C&PS) to help assist students in all needed areas from entrance to SDSU to graduation and beyond.
Collaborate with Directors and Program Directors under the CASA umbrella on hosting joint activities, recruitment and helping students successfully maneuver through the CASA pipeline
Supervise and manage STEM Pathways sponsored Workshops including recruiting, setting the schedule, finding rooms, etc.
Other Duties and Responsibilities as assigned (10%)
Maintain close working relationship with STEM Pathways Director, Co-PIs and partners to ensure the successful participation of STEM Pathway students.
Maintain working relationships with students, industry, off campus partners to ensure the success of the program.
Oversee website to reflect the current program participants, activities and to help recruit future students.
Develop and disseminate brochures for STEM Pathways to promote and recruit.
Qualifications MINIMUM EDUCATION
Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administration work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.
Six years of progressively responsible experience in office or administrative environment
ADDITIONAL APPLICANT INFORMATION:
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation
San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer
This position is open until filled with a first review of applications on November 10, 2021.
The COVID-19 vaccine is required by the CSU for all SDSU Research Foundation employees as a condition of employment. Should you be offered a position, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination status. Individuals who obtain an approved medical or religious exemption on file will be required to complete regular COVID-19 testing.
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