Program Manager - STEM Student Retention

Edmonds Community College
Lynnwood, WA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Edmonds College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The college values its talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity. Edmonds College is an equal opportunity employer. Edmonds College invites all individuals to apply and as an equal opportunity employer, we also encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and groups to apply for this position.

Program Manager - STEM Student Retention

DESCRIPTION: The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Student Support and Retention Specialist facilitates STEM student success by coordinating student support services and acting as a primary resource person for all STEM students. Position priorities include directing the RiSE (Relationships in STEM Education) Peer Mentor Program and managing the STEM Study Room (including advertising, recruiting, hiring, scheduling, and supervising), advising new STEM students on possible degree programs and pathways, and evaluating unofficial transcripts for the purpose of determining proper placements and providing course permission codes. Successful candidates will have a desire to positively impact and transform students' lives.

Additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of student resources (both academic and non-academic) and serving as a primary point of contact for all STEM students; providing one-on-one advising and mentorship to students as needed; developing and maintaining various academic resources; tracking STEM Study Room usage and RiSE participation via surveys and campus databases; collaborating with MESA and other STEM staff and faculty groups to develop, coordinate, and integrate activities for student success; managing a student support budget and applying for annual funding; creating and maintaining STEM/RiSE web pages and social media accounts; and purchasing food and supplies for STEM Study Room and student events.

Edmonds invites all individuals to apply and as an equal opportunity employer, we also encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and groups to apply for this position.

This is a classified position reporting to the DEAN of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

For information on applying, please see Application Procedures and Required Documents, below. We will begin reviewing applications on May 14, 2022.

Expertise in the Field

Demonstrated experience in student support and program management (including academic advising, innovative programming, and relationship building); the ability to identify opportunities and implement new initiatives designed to increase student success; and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment within an institution of higher education.

Cultural Competency

Demonstrated ability to create and manage STEM focused programs that promote a professional learning environment that fosters student belonging, engagement and collaborative interactions that promote cross-cultural connection, reflection, and the professional skills and academic abilities needed to thrive in a diverse and global society.

Commitment to Equitable Access and Educational Success

Demonstrated experience providing equitable access and educational success for all students; particularly underserved populations, those who are low income, and students of color.



    Bachelor’s degree or higher in a STEM-related field.

    Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, develop written materials, and facilitate training, meetings, and group discussions for the purpose of both personal and professional development.

    Demonstrated ability to think critically, self-direct and work effectively and efficiently without a high level of guidance and direction.

    Ability to effectively mentor and guide students of all ages and backgrounds to support and achieve their personal, academic, and career goals.

    Existing proficiency in and/or the ability to learn how to use cloud-based applications, campus databases, and various social media platforms (including Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, Canvas, PeopleSoft, Tableau, Omni CMS Modern Campus, 25Live, Facebook, Instagram, Discord, and Twitter).

(See Conditions of Employment section for additional requirements.)

Additional Information


Work is typically performed in an office setting. The ability to sit at a desk/computer station, bend, stoop, walk and generally move around the office to consult with others, work within a busy environment and remain focused on tasks. Inventory management requires some lifting and moving of objects up to 30lbs. Excellent communication skills are essential. This includes the ability to speak clearly and fully comprehend written and spoken English and will include communication with people for whom English is not their first language. This also includes the ability to produce clearly written documents. Those who are multilingual are strongly encouraged to apply.


Work is generally performed in an office environment 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, generally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend events may require adjustments to the regular work schedule. The ability to speak clearly on the telephone, in video conferencing, and in person is essential. Regular, daily use of a computer (PC) is required.


Salary range 48. Beginning salary is $45,504 - $51,432 annually, with progressive increases to $61,224, plus a full state benefits package, which includes tuition waivers for college classes, medical, dental, retirement options and more. Vacation and leave package includes 12 sick days per year, 10 scheduled holidays, 1 personal holiday, 2 personal leave days, and 14 vacation days per year (incremental increases to 24 vacation days per year).


You must document your citizenship or employment authorization within three days of hire.

Criminal background check. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

    All new positions are contingent upon funding.

    This position is subject to a collective bargaining agreement.

    At this time, Edmonds College does not sponsor H1-B Visas.

    Edmonds College is requiring vaccination for all employees and students beginning Fall quarter. Exemptions may be accepted. This safety measure will allow the college to reopen safely and minimize risk against COVID-19 and its variants. Future requirements may be set in accordance with internal policies or changes in state or federal guidance.

Complete, sign, and submit Declaration Regarding Sexual Misconduct


All applicants must apply online. No paper submissions or emailed materials will be accepted. Your online application must include the following documents in order to be complete:

1. Responses to supplemental questions (part of the online application). (These questions reflect the required and desired qualifications and are used in the screening process. Please provide thorough responses.)

2. Current resume and cover letter.

3. Names and contact information for three references.

4. For veterans' preference, please scan and attach your DD214, Member-4 Form.


Established in 1967, Edmonds College is a public, four-year, state college. It focuses on academic excellence, student success, and community engagement, which reflect the three aspects of its mission: Teaching | Learning | Community. It serves about 20,000 students annually, including more than 1,000 international students from more than 60 countries. The college offers nearly 70 associate degrees and 60 professional certificates in about 30 programs of study. Its highest enrolled programs are the Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degrees, Paralegal, Allied Health (pre-nursing degree), Business/Accounting, Construction Management, and Culinary Arts. The college is located in the center of the growing south Snohomish County communities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Mill Creek, Mukilteo, and Woodway. For more information, visit


Edmonds College is an equal opportunity employer and assures equality of treatment in educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may call 425-640-1470 and accommodations will be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.


In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of Edmonds College’s commitment to safety and security on campus, the College reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. Edmonds College’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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