UMLSAMP Coordinator

University of Massachusetts Lowell
UMass Lowell

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Job no: 508613
Position type: Staff Part Time
Benefit Status: Non-Benefited – Non-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Center for Learning
Salary: $23.00/hour
Applications Open: Jul 29 2021
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Position:

The Centers for Learning is seeking is seeking a part-time UMLSAMP Coordinator.

The Urban Massachusetts Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (UMLSAMP) is designed to create an integrated community of science, culture and learning for underrepresented students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields at the alliance institutions.

UMLSAMP is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and led by the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Responsibilities include:

1. Assist in the aggressive recruitment and marketing campaign aimed at encouraging underrepresented students to pursue STEM degrees; create marketing materials and work with Registrar’s and Admissions’ office to identify potential participants.

2. Develop and implement programs and activities aimed at increasing the number of underrepresented students interested in and prepared for success in STEM degree programs

3. Serve as the Primary contact for operational issues and communication of policies as authorized by the Governance Board.

4. Recruit and place UMass Lowell students in experimental laboratory environments with participating UMass Lowell faculty.

5. Serve as an advisor/advocate to UMLSAMP students, meeting on a monthly basis for mentoring, academic progress reporting and activity reporting.

6. Participate in UMLSAMP evaluation, including facilitating the collection of project evaluation data and thee implementation of surveys of site students, faculty and staff.

7. Collect and maintain data on UMLSAMP student progress and support other institutional data requests for NSF, with support and involvement of UML Institutional Research department.

8. Collaborate with UMLSAMP institutions and faculty to create Speaker Series program

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 3+ years of work experience in academic environment

Additional Considerations:

  • Experience providing academic support services to students in higher education
  • Knowledge of current best practice in academic support environment preferred

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a temporary, part-time, non-benefited, non-unit position.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applicants are received.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.


Working at University of Massachusetts Lowell

Located in the culturally and historically rich Merrimack.

Valley in northeast Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a vibrant research university that offers its 13,000 students more than 120 bachelor’s, master’s, professional master’s and doctoral degree programs. Exciting opportunities in experiential and service learning, scholarship, community engagement, and international partnerships can be found across the Colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Engineering; Management; Sciences; School of Health and Environment; and Graduate School of Education.

This is a time of unprecedented growth and opportunity at UMass Lowell. Student enrollment and retention have improved annually. Research funding and alumni giving have increased significantly and the campus has embarked on the construction of two new academic buildings: the Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center and the Health & Social Sciences Building.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Massachusetts Lowell is to enhance the intellectual, personal and cultural development of its students through excellent, affordable educational programs. The University seeks to meet the needs of the Commonwealth today and into the future and supports the development of sustainable technologies and communities through its teaching, research, scholarship and engagement.

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