STEM Transfer Coordinator

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STEM Transfer Coordinator

Humboldt State University

Wage: $22.00-$25.00/hr., Full-Time, Benefitted, Non-Exempt Position

Project Name: HSI STEM (F3050)

Supervisors: Matt Johnson & Amy Sprowles (project PIs), Steve Ladwig, Interim Director Admissions

Position: STEM Transfer Coordinator. Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation seeks to fill a staff position for a transfer coordinator for an exciting new program that will transform the learning experience for incoming students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). There is a special emphasis on Hispanic (and Latino/a or Chicano/a) and low-income students. The expected start date is July 1, 2017, pending applicant availability. It is anticipated the position will continue in the fiscal years of 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21 (Oct 1 to Sept 30 each year), with a 2% wage increase each year. This is not a state position; employer is the HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation.

The Program: The project is funded by an HSI STEM Grant from the U.S. Department of Education and companion funds from others grants and the university. HSU's HSI STEM grant involves four components: place-based learning communities for Freshmen, expanded tutoring services, new math co-requisite programs, and the launching new relationships with partnering community colleges to streamline the transfer pathway to HSU. This position will take the lead on the work with community colleges and transfer pathways.

Position Summary: The STEM Transfer Coordinator will work under the direction of the program principle investigators and the Interim Director of Admissions, and will collaborate with staff from HSU's Office of the Registrar and partner community colleges to coordinate services & activities related to the HSI STEM Grant activities.

Essential job functions:
STEM Transfer Coordinator: For all activities/expectations, work closely with supervisors in Admissions/Registrar as well with Project Directors for HSI STEM grant, and cooperatively with assessment plans as directed by post-doc lead assessor. The end goal of this work is to increase the number of Hispanic and/or low-income student who earn B.S. degrees in STEM fields from HSU.

  • Conduct a collaborative inventory of existing course articulations from each target community college (CC) to each STEM major at HSU. Identify and prioritize “missing and broken links.”
  • Develop content for new recruiting materials to clarify “pathways” for prospective students at the target CCs. Work with MarCom (Marketing and Communications) to produce materials; work with CCs to disseminate materials.
  • Develop, plan, and launch new recruiting and outreach efforts, with two strategic visits to each partner community college by a team from HSU (incl. STEM faculty and transfer ambassadors).
  • Recruit, hire, and supervise undergraduate transfer ambassadors (4 per year). Work with existing data and/or gather new data to identify the most effective use of ambassadors (e.g., as recruiters on visits to CCs, or as contact liaisons over summer to help new transfer student find housing and integrate to HSU community, or as first semester transfer mentors, etc.)
  • Work with HSU programs and faculty and HSU Registrar office to implement an experimental articulation of the 2-semester life science sequence (common at most CCs) to transfer as equivalent to HSU's less common 3-semester course sequence.
  • Develop, plan, and launch a new welcome reception for transfer students at HSU's Spring Preview.
  • With input from faculty, transfer ambassadors, and advisors, draft a plan for a newly proposed 1-unit transfer
    first semester seminar courses, arranged by the same clusters of majors as the freshmen-level learning
    communities (i.e., natural resources, engineering, physical sciences, marine sciences, and life sciences).
  • Program/Development
    o Coordinate with partner programs (EOP, RAMP, LCAEs, Learning Center, ResLife, ACAC)
    o Assist in hiring and training of Peer Mentors
    o Oversee Peer Mentors and staff during Summer Immersion
  • Office Maintenance and logistics

    Minimum qualifications; knowledge, special skills and abilities required: Bachelor's degree (preferably in STEM discipline). Must have experience in providing information and assistance in an educational setting, preferably to community college students. Outreach, event planning, and experience with team-building activities preferred. Must demonstrate ability to interpret and apply regulations, policies and procedures; must be able to communicate effectively with a diverse population both verbally and in writing. Prior work coordinating or supervising the work of others required. Experience in helping students from a diverse range of cultural and economic backgrounds is preferred. Aptitude with word processing, spreadsheets, and basic data management is essential.

    Preferred qualifications: Professional experience with admissions and transition services in higher education preferred, including experience with orientation. Priority will be given to applicants who can show enthusiasm for the program and have overcome barriers similar to those confronting underrepresented, low-income, or first- generation college students. Fluency in Spanish is desirable. Prefer prior experience in coordinating, leading, or supervising the work of others. Prefer prior experience in planning, coordinating, and managing large group events.

    Application Instructions: To apply submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three professional references along with the HSU SPF Employee Information Form for Applicants to [email protected].

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    Application review date: Application review will begin June 26th; position will remain open until filled.

    HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

    Human Resources
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    Arcata, CA 95521-8299
    (707) 826-3626
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    Email: [email protected]

    It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education - or activities only part of which are qualifying- -will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.

    Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.

    Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at

    Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race,religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

    The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.





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    Posted: 6/12/2017
    Application Due: 8/10/2017
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