STEM Academic Coach

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General Description

Under the direction of the Dean, Business, Consumer Family Studies and Social Science, the STEM Academic Coach will perform a variety of specialized duties in support of the Title V/REALM Program; including assisting with the coordination, planning and implementation of program activities and providing students with related program information.

This position is assigned to the Visalia campus, Part-Time (24 hours weekly) Monday - Saturday, 12-months. Initial placement is at $21.76. We are looking to fill (2) positions.

College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting employees who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.

Job Duties

Job duties of the STEM Academic Coach include:

    Assist in the coordination of the STEM Study Center activities during regular, night and weekend hours as assigned while providing an environment focused on academic excellence and promoting student success and retention.Assist with the planning, preparation and delivery of outreach presentations, orientation sessions, supplemental instruction sessions and one-on-one tutoring to assist students in achieving their educational goals. Share personal experience with the challenges of completing the STEM curriculum at a community college or university and transitioning to a university.Assist with on and off campus activities and programs to provide information and assistance to students regarding academic and financial support services.Assist with the evaluation and determination of student eligibility; assist students with the completion, submission and review of financial aid and scholarship applications, college and university admission applications; assure accuracy and completeness of forms, applications and other related materials.Assist with the coordination of Financial Aid to assure program participants receive the correct amount of financial aid assistance.Maintain regular contact with students to address and assist with problem solving; update student files as necessary. Engage frequently with an assigned cohort of program students to ensure they are aware of and utilizing appropriate academic services; inform and assist students with the application process for other related activities such as internship, community service and scholarships.Assist with tracking, monitoring and interviewing of students in the program, particularly with those students requiring academic support to succeed; provide tutorial referrals to students to aid in retention and course completion, refer students to academic counselors for creation of and/or updating of Student Education Plans.Disseminate information, applications, and other program related material to students.Collect information for reporting of program activities and assist with preparation of reports as required. Maintain accurate and confidential records of student interactions and activities.Assist with the coordination of and participate in a variety of campus events (Expanding Your Horizons, Science Olympiad, Physics Day, STEM Expo, Chem Jam, Math Jam, STEM Extended Orientation) to support admission to the Title V/REALM Program and retention of students.Assist with the development of the program newsletter; draft and edit articles in collaboration with other staff members.Attend staff meetings, conferences, seminars and trainings to maintain current knowledge of regulations and district policies.Chaperone and drive students in District vehicles to University trips and student conferences related to the Title V/REALM Program.Utilize the District’s integrated software, standard office software and equipment in performing required duties of the position.Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):

Any combination equivalent to:

    Bachelor’s degree in physical science, physics, engineering, chemistry or biology or related field orCompletion of major coursework in any of the areas listed above.Experience working with post-secondary school aged students in an educational setting and experience providing tutoring or supplemental instruction is highly desirable. andDemonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Licenses and Other Requirements:
    Valid California’s driver’s licenseAn incumbent must be insurable at the “standard rate” by the employer’s insurance carrier at all times while employed in this classification by the College of the Sequoias Community College District.

Working Conditions:
    Indoor/Outdoor environmentConstant interruptionsTravel from site to site to conduct workExtensive contact with studentsEvening and weekend hours
Physical Abilities
    Ability to operate a vehicleAbility to operate a computer and office equipmentAbility to sit or stand for extended periods of timeAbility to communicate in person or on the phoneAbility to read documentsAbility to reach in all directions to retrieve files and supplies.

Knowledge and Abilities
The hiring committee is seeking evidence of the following:

Knowledge of:
    Rules, regulations and procedures of the Title V/REALM programStandard science and math curriculum for STEM Students preparing to transfer to a universityEffective study habits and time management for STEM studentsEffective practices for providing tutoring and/or supplemental instruction workshops and test preparationCollege and university admission proceduresScholarship, financial, internship and community service opportunitiesWord processing, spreadsheet and database softwareModern Office practices, procedures and equipmentOral and written communication skillsInterpersonal skill using tact, patience, and courtesyDistrict organization, operations, policies and objectivesCorrect English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation

Ability to:
    Coordinate a variety of activities to retain students at a community collegeIdentify process errors in mathematics and/or science exercises and provide feedback to students on how to correctly complete course workPresent complex processes to solve equations and other problems in a manner consistent with standard STEM practices and in clear, understandable stepsRead, interpret and apply District, state and federal eligibility requirementsPrepare and deliver oral presentationsWork confidentially and independently with discretionAssist with correspondence, reports, and review of statistical records for reporting purposes.Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationship with program staff, other COS personnel, students, K-12 employees and the general public.
Application Procedure

To be considered applicants must submit ALL of the following required material before or by the filing deadline:

    An online job application.
    Letter of interest which addresses how the applicant’s experience and/or education enables him/her to be able to perform the job duties.ResumeUnofficial copies of transcripts of all college/university work. Official transcripts required upon employment.

Recruitment Analyst Keila Reynoso: [email protected]




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Posted: 7/24/2020
Application Due: 8/14/2020
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