Retention Coordinator, STEM Engine

Miami, FL
Sep 20, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Job Title Retention Coordinator, STEM Engine
Job ID 996721
Location North Campus
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Temporary

Job Details

Job Family
ADMIN - Professional Exempt Non-Contractual
$48,701 - $60,876
School of Science
Reports To
Grant Director, STEM Engine
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
FLSA Status
Exempt - Not Eligible for Overtime Compensation

Job Summary

The Retention Coordinator is responsible for the organization of outreach and retention efforts for the completion of educational opportunities in STEM fields and obtaining a four-year degree. The position develops and implements career and STEM Ambassador activities. Temporary position.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides students with services and resources to start and complete educational opportunities in STEM fields and achieve desired degree followed by a transfer to a four-year STEM degree
  • Develops methodologies for improving the identification and intervention of at-risk students and guides students with creating, following, and adjusting Individualized Educational Plans (IEP)
  • Coordinates outreach efforts, student mentoring, student engagement and progression
  • Develops and facilitates workshops related to academic advising, career exploration, transfer process, and employability skills; while monitoring student academic progress
  • Assists with the development of statistics and other pertinent data for analyzing the effectiveness of established programs
  • Prepares statistical graphs, reports, and empirical studies that measure program effectiveness on targeted program outcomes and reporting to grant funders, stakeholders and advisory board members
  • Develops and manages a database for the students' data collection and analysis
  • Collects and reviews data to be entered into the program database
  • Researches and gathers critical information to measure the effect and impact of the STEM
  • program interventions
  • Coordinates Learning Assistant activities and other project specific support services in collaboration with Program Director and MDC Student Services and Workforce Development
  • Ensures program efforts are in compliance with the requirements of the different funding sources
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree in STEM field, Education or related field from a regionally accredited institution and one (1) year of related experience in academic and/or higher education advisement and working with under prepared and limited language proficient students; or Bachelor's degree in STEM field, Education from a regionally accredited institution and five (5) years of related experience in academic and/or higher education advisement and working with under prepared and limited language proficient students.
  • Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
  • Knowledge and understanding of individual learning styles, current STEM pedagogy and application of best practices and retention strategies
  • Knowledge of grant management including budgeting, program and personnel management, evaluation and reporting; student academic advisement experience
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all materials related to counseling with students and other personnel related files as dictated by the college, state and federal rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office software and specific computer programs related to area of responsibility
  • Knowledge of computer network systems and installation of operations systems
  • Demonstrated experience with database development and management, program software, MS Office and statistical procedures and analysis
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which may include evening or weekend assignments
  • Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff


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