ALLIES in STEM Program Specialist

Thousand Oaks, CA
May 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Access, Learning and Leadership Initiatives to Elevate Students (ALLIES) in STEM Project is a Title III U.S. Department of Education funded, five-year grant. The purpose of the Hispanic-Serving Institutions – Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (HSI STEM) and Articulation Programs is to: (1) increase the number of Hispanic and other low-income students attaining degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics; and (2) to develop model transfer and articulation agreements between two-year and four-year institutions in such fields. Cal Lutheran has developed ALLIES in STEM to strengthen Cal Lutheran's capacity to serve Hispanic and other low-income students majoring in STEM, attending Cal Lutheran and 2 –year institutions in the region. The Office of Peer-Assisted Learning (OPAL) Coordinator is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Title III, HSI STEM program. Funding following the first year is contingent upon demonstrating substantial progress in meeting the approved goals and objectives and Congressional appropriation of funds for the program.

Basic Fuction:
Under the direction and supervision of the ALLIES in STEM Director and HSI Coordinator, the ALLIES in STEM Program Specialist will perform a variety of responsible and complex program coordination and administrative support functions. The Program Specialist will be responsible for coordinating and organizing the advising and mentoring program for the ALLIES in STEM students. The program specialist supports the academic and professional development of faculty, staff and the ALLIES in STEM students. Additionally, the position will develop and implement workshops and seminars for students and faculty focused on topics pertinent, including but not limited to academic mindset development, transitioning to college, and navigating STEM courses and pathways.Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination equivalent to: A Bachelor's degree in STEM or STEM education and one year (post-completion of bachelor's degree) administrative, education, counseling, and student personnel work with educational equity projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

Fluency in Spanish
Familiarity with STEM pathways and disciplines