Job Positions

Coordinator, STEM Programs

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2

Department:

Office of Letters and Sciences

Institution:

University of Maryland, College Park

Date Posted:

Sep 13 2021 9:00AM

Close Date:

Oct 4 2021
 

Position Description

The Office of Letters and Sciences (LTSC) is responsible for guiding over 4,000 students toward degree completion by assisting students in choosing majors and facilitating student preparation for admission to limited enrollment programs. The majority of LTSC students have an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors and careers. For more about LTSC visit http://ltsc.umd.edu/about-ltsc.html. The Coordinator for STEM Programs manages the STEM Exploration Series (SES), and is responsible for the successful planning and implementation of SES events. In collaboration with relevant academic and support services units, this position provides expanded LTSC support designed to increase retention and graduation rates of students with an initial interest in STEM. This position also serves as a liaison for other STEM-related initiatives, learning communities, and future projects. The Coordinator oversees LTSC STEM-related UNIV courses, including scheduling, curriculum development, and recruitment and training of instructors. This position also teaches a section of UNIV100 and 107 (or other courses) as needed. The Coordinator provides academic advising for a caseload of up to 200 students and supports Freshmen Connection, Student-Athlete, and transfer student advising. This position assists with drop-in advising, orientation and recruitment programs. and serves as lead presenter at recruitment events.

Duties

See position description.

Application Process

Submit online application with cover letter and list of references at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/87107.

Institution Information

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Additional Information

Vaccine Protocol!!! The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

Contact Information

Search Chair: Ms. Ashleigh Brown, Associate Director (abrown17@umd.edu)

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of two year’s professional experience working in higher education setting required. Experience with program planning, teaching college undergraduates, and with undergraduate advising required. Demonstrated ability to present to large groups of students and parents. Ability to work cooperatively with LTSC staff of approximately 30 and with representatives from across campus. Possess strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills; well-organized, extremely motivated, and self-disciplined; and ability to keep multiple projects and responsibilities current. Proficiency using campus advising technology and Microsoft Office Suite.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred in higher education/student affairs or a related field. Experience with University of Maryland academic policies and procedures. Experience advising students on STEM majors, careers, and parallel paths. Experience working with student-athlete and transfer student populations preferred.