College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Dean's Office
The STEM Living-Learning Community (LLC) is a collaborative community, sponsored by the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences. It offers science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) majors opportunities to engage in and strengthen their undergraduate experience through a series of student planned activities on and off campus that are organized around a science theme.
The College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences is seeking a student-oriented professional to coordinate the STEM Living and Learning Community and serve as the college's liaison to Student Affairs.
The mission of the STEM LLC is to provide opportunities for students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to connect with other STEM students at UMBC. The STEM LLC will develop intentional connections and relationships among students and expose them to other STEM majors, expand perspectives, promote peer mentoring, encourage participation in applied learning experiences, develop leadership skills, foster study group participation, and help with cultural/artistic appreciation.
Why Work at UMBC?
UMBC offers competitive compensation. This role starts at $50,000and has over 4 weeks of vacation for full time roles. Tuition remission is also available.
A hybrid telework schedule may be available for Maryland residents.
Reporting to the Dean of the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (CNMS), the STEM LLC Program Coordinator will coordinate the CNMS Living and Learning Community (LLC) and liaise with Student Affairs for the college. The incumbent will work closely with the Dean to develop and implement STEM student success workshops and programming, evaluate the effectiveness of the LLC, manage the undergraduate peer mentors and provide logistical support regarding student recruitment, event planning and grant reporting (if applicable).
The incumbent will also support the STEM BUILD at UMBC and other initiatives by working with STEM BUILD and other staff to support and coordinate student success programming.
Specific duties include:
CNMS LLC Coordination: Develop and implement STEM student success workshops for students residing in the LLC; advise and mentor students residing in the LLC; manage communication (traditional and social network) with students; assist with the recruitment/selection of students each year; provide logistical support to the LLC including tracking student interactions and participation, organization of study groups and tutoring and coordinating guest speakers; oversee and train CNMS LLC peer mentors; support CNMS LLC evaluation activities; assist with grant reporting activities; assess CNMS LLC activities and workshops and disseminate in scholarly journals at professional conferences; and serve on relevant committees to the CNMS LLC including LLC Coordinator meetings.
BUILD Student Coordination: Support and coordinate BUILD Training Program activities, to include the annual summer bridge and First Year Experience course; organize and coordinate on- and off-campus workshops, conferences and trips; assist with recruitment/selection of students; manage communications (traditional and social network) with students; and support STEM BUILD evaluation and grant writing activities.
Liaise and provide support to the college in relation to Student Affairs initiatives, which may include serving on relevant committees and other related activities.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree preferably in a major relevant to Education, Student Affairs, Student Activities, Counseling or a related field.
Two years of experience, preferably in student affairs/activities, residential life or STEM student success programming. Note: A Master's degree may be substituted for the required two years of experience.
Must have strong written and verbal communication abilities, leadership experience and excellent interpersonal skills.
Position requires some evening and weekend work and occasional overnight travel to include trips with students to research conferences and/or professional conferences.
Master's Degree preferred.
Proficiency with computers, particularly MS Word
Knowledge of data management programs
Experience with website/online application (social media platforms) software strongly desired.
Experience with educational or student affairs research and/or grants management preferred.
Background Screening Statement:
A background check will be required.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Upload a cover letter and a resume.
Open Until Filled
UMBC offers a rich benefits package.
Generous Leave which includes accruing:
22 Days of Annual Leave
15 Days of Sick Leave
3 Personal Days
8 credit hours per semester at UMBC
Professional development opportunities
& Much more
Contingent II positions may include some benefits.
Benefits offered align with type (Regular, Contingent II, etc.) of position.
Salary starts at $50,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.