STEM Learning Specialist

Jul 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

STEM Learning Specialist

Humboldt State University

(Job #17-63) Student Services Professional II (SSP II), STEM Learning Specialist, $3,537 to $5,028/month. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a full-time, benefited, 11/12 pay plan (work 11 months with pay and benefits over 12 months) position with a one-year probationary period in the Learning Center.

Position Summary: The HSU Learning Center is committed to fostering academic growth for HSU's diverse student body by providing positive, collaborative, and inclusive learning environments. Under lead oversight of the Learning Center Director, the STEM Learning Specialist helps university students strengthen academic skills, particularly in science and math. The Specialist oversees the science and math peer tutoring labs and works directly with students. The Specialist assesses student needs, guides peer support, hires and trains tutors, develops and conducts workshops, and collaborates with faculty and staff. In particular, the Specialist will work closely with science faculty to fulfill the mission of the Hispanic Serving Institute (HSI) STEM grant, a grant designed to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students graduating with degrees in STEM disciplines.

Duties: This position is responsible for the coordination of the Science and Math Tutoring Labs and will work with individual students to strengthen academic skills. Tutoring Labs coordination involves hiring, training and supervising student tutors; processing payroll; promoting and evaluating program services; as well as collaborating with campus departments to tailor services in areas of science and math support. The Specialist will help students improve study skills and will develop and present learning and study strategies workshops. Incumbent will make referrals to programs within the Learning Center as well as to other departments, and will maintain appropriate documentation of services provided.

Minimum Qualifications: Two years of related professional work at secondary (high school) or college level. Related master's degree may substitute as one year of professional experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated knowledge of tutoring pedagogy, learning theory, and skills needed for students to be successful in science and mathematics courses. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student population and students with disabilities. Competence in developing and facilitating interactive workshops and trainings. Demonstrated ability to foster and maintain cooperative working relationships with diverse student, staff, faculty, and community members. Demonstrated understanding of college student development. Excellent computing skills (MS Word, Excel, presentation software). Must be available for occasional evening and weekend work.

Preferred Qualifications: Credential, graduate degree, or equivalent teaching experience in science and/or mathematics. Classroom teaching, curriculum development, and/or higher education experience preferred. Ability to analyze data. Second language desirable. Priority will be given to applicants who have overcome barriers similar to those confronting HSU's student population of majority low-income, first-generation college students.

Application Procedure: Please note that Humboldt State University now requires application materials to be submitted electronically. If assistance is needed, the Human Resources & Academic Personnel Services office (located in Siemens Hall room 212) has a computer station available and our front office team would be happy to assist you. Qualified applicants should submit electronically the following materials:

-Letter of Interest;
-HSU Employment Application at
-Resume or Curriculum Vitae;
-Contact information for at least three professional references

Submission of the application materials should be sent as email attachments to

Please include your last name and the job # (17-63) in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will be Friday, August 4th, 2017.

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
Siemens Hall - Room 211
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
(707) 826-3626
Fax: (707) 826-3625

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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