CSTEP Coordinator

Poughkeepsie, NY
Jan 11, 2018
Institution Type
Community College

The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program CSTEP & LSAMP are grant-funded programs sponsored by the New York State Department of Education to support talented underrepresented students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), licensed professions and health-related professions. They offer key preparation, resources and opportunities critical to student success. This position reports to the Assistant Dean of Students, & Director of EOP

Job Description:

The selected individual will be responsible for directing the program, and its staff. He or she will provide strategic oversight, budget development and allocation, and supervisory oversight for all program services designed to meet grant objectives. Preparing the program grant proposal and a strong ability to meet all deadlines for the submission of all reports is required.

They will participate in department, division, and institutional assessment activities as required by division leadership. This includes implementing the program's assessment/evaluation and developing student learning outcomes. Collect, organize and maintain data auditable records and data on current CSTEP & LSAMP participants and program graduates.

Develop and sustain collaborative relationships with academic departments, faculty members and other College departments to ensure comprehensive delivery of services to students.

Develop and implement activities, programs, and services for program students. Monitor student progress through faculty mid-term evaluations, and overall Starfish faculty feedback. Devise and implement intervention strategies for program students such as academic workshops, personal and professional seminars, cultural events, faculty/professional mentoring interventions, community services activities. Assist students with application, registration and financial aid processes. Provide one-on-one academic advisement to participants.

Make all provisions for student travel and accompany students on planned trips and off campus activities as warranted.

Supervise CSTEP & LSAMP program staff and tutorial programs, this includes facilitating the recruitment of staff as necessary.

Identify and ensure regular participation in professional development activities in order to ensure the individual remains current on relevant literature related to student development research and effective interventions for retention and graduation of historically underrepresented and academically underprepared students in higher education.

Assume other duties as assigned by Assistant Dean of Students and/or division leadership.


Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in a higher education/student services environment. Considerable experience working with a diverse student population in a counseling or academic advising role; knowledge and understanding of the mission, goals and objectives of higher education opportunity programs; strong written and verbal communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills and the ability to represent the College to prospective students, families and public constituencies; a valid New York state driver's license and driving record acceptable to the College are required. Experience working with state and/or federal grant reporting, ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and/or weekend hours, strong ability to follow guidelines and meet strict deadlines. A master's degree is strongly preferred.

To apply, please submit the following application materials by 2/16/18: cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to http://www.sunydutchess.edu/employment

Please include CSTEP Coordinator in the subject line.

Previous applicants do not need to apply.

Located in the heart of New York's beautiful mid-Hudson Valley (just 90 minutes north of New York City), Dutchess Community College is seeking individuals who are passionate about the community college experience and share our commitment to student success.

As part of the State University of New York, the largest comprehensive public higher education system in the country and a winner of the 2015 HEED Award for inclusiveness, Dutchess Community College is dedicated to nurturing communities, respecting individuality and embracing diversity. The College has twice earned the Poughkeepsie Journal's Richard K. Wager Workplace Diversity Award, and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, the disabled and all others (AA/EOE).