Director, Florida-Caribbean Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Regional C...

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Job Status:Open Title:Director, Florida-Caribbean Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Regional Center for Excellen Opportunity Type:Full-time Position Type:Executive/Managerial Position Classification:Exempt Home Department:Academic Affairs Pay Grade:EM2 Job Location:Northwest Campus Closing Date:05/12/2021 Overview:

Santa Fe College, a member of the Florida College System as well as the prestigious League for Innovation in the Community College invites applications for the position of Director, FL-Caribbean LSAMP Regional Center for Excellence, an NSF-funded, multi-institutional alliance designed to enhance the success of minorities in STEM fields. Santa Fe has an annual enrollment of over 22,000 students and was recognized by the Aspen Institute the nation's top community college in 2015. It is located in beautiful North Central Florida in Gainesville, a vibrant college town with an outstanding school system and a vibrant local culture.

Compensation: Salary is $59,130.96. Compensation package is comprised of many college paid benefits including health and life insurance, retirement, leave time, and tuition waivers for Santa Fe College and the University of Florida.


The director will report to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (Liberal Arts and Sciences) and will be responsible for implementing the activities outlined in the NSF funded grant award HRD-1826532, focused on developing and implementing strategies to enhance minority student success in STEM fields. The director will work with investigators and faculty from Santa Fe College and other colleges and universities in a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) to develop, test, implement, and widely disseminate social-psychological mind-set interventions that enhance minority student success in STEM. The Director will also coordinate an annual conference and web presence focused on promoting the work of the Center and will assist associated faculty seeking research experience at the Brookhaven National Laboratory.This is a grant-funded position.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Maintaining awareness of current research on student mind-set and academic success.

  • Possessing knowledge of quantitative scientific methods, data analysis, and educational research models, including the criteria of the What Works Clearinghouse.

  • Establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with institutions through the Southeast and Caribbean.

  • Building and leading a team spread across various geographic locations.

  • Planning and implementing an annual Mind-set in STEM conference intended to promote Center learnings and generate further interest and research in the area.

  • Maintaining a web presence intended to promote Center learnings and generate further interest and research in the area.

  • Serving as the project manager to ensure satisfactory completion of all grant objectives.

  • In conjunction with co-PIs and investigators, preparing and submitting research articles and presentations disseminating findings in peer reviewed venues.

  • Working with supporters at other institutions to promote the work of the Center.

  • Participating in the submission of additional grant proposals.

  • Provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional engagement.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Associate Vice President, Liberal Arts and Sciences


Required: A Master’s degree in education, STEM education, educational psychology, social psychology or a closely related field. Experience with project management and IRB processes are required.

Additional Requirements: A criminal background check will be conducted.

Preferred: A doctoral degree is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Analytical Aptitude & Problem Solving - able to analyze information, problems, situations, practices and/or procedures, collect and interpret data, reason logically, establish facts, identify and define existing and potential issues, recognize the interrelationships among elements, draw valid conclusions, develop recommendations, as well as alternative courses of action, select appropriate course, follow up, and evaluate.

  • Communication – able to effectively communicate in a professional, diplomatic, empathetic, and tactful manner using preferred method and level as applicable to the job.

  • Critical Thinking & Judgement - able to make well-reasoned, sensible, and timely decisions based on careful, objective review and informed analysis of available information, considerations, and other factors.

  • Ethics – able to demonstrate integrity, professionalism, civility, and a high degree of ethics in all job-related actions.

  • Leadership – has demonstrated success as an entrepreneurial, high energy, driven, hands-on leader. Possess expertise in selecting, training, developing, coaching, mentoring, and retaining a highly motivated workforce.

  • Organization & Time Management – able to plan, schedule, and organize tasks related to the job to achieve goals within or ahead of established time frames.

  • Relationship Management – able to personally provide high level of interactive service to others, building relationships and addressing identified needs.

  • Systems & Software - proficient level of knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or relevant position software programs.

  • Team Orientation & Interpersonal – highly motivated team player with ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels within and external to the organization.

  • Multi-task - Ability to expeditiously organize, coordinate, manage, prioritize, and perform multiple tasks simultaneously to swiftly assess a situation, determine a logical course of action, and apply the appropriate response.

Application Process: All applicants must complete the SF Employment Application, submit a letter of intent, an up-to-date resume, as well as college transcripts through the job portal to be considered for this position. Three (3) current letters of recommendation are strongly preferred at time of application. Candidates should be aware that official transcripts and three (3) letters of recommendation will be required prior to any offer of employment being made. College transcripts are required for any college coursework. Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for review purposes.

Required Documents:Letter of Intent, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts




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Job No:
Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 5/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time