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Director of the Eagle STEM Scholars Program

Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC

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Winthrop Position Title:

Director of the Eagle STEM Scholars Program

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Asst Academic Program Director

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Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Chemistry, Physics, Geology & the Environment, the Director coordinates all aspects of Winthrop’s critically important and increasingly acclaimed Eagle STEM Scholars Program. Incumbent develops and implements scholar recruitment efforts; monitors student progress; leads and manages day-to-day operations; develops and implements data-driven metrics and tools to increase program effectiveness; works with leaders to identify and implement key initiatives; supervises up to eight student and staff employees; manages summer activities; mentors and serves as a role model for students; works closely with families and faculty; and represents the program in the local and broader communities.

Job Summary:

Management and Administration

  • Develops, manages and markets a recruitment and data management plan for the program, which serves 50 to 70 students annually.
  • Supervises up to eight student and staff employees.
  • Oversees development and distribution of program collateral.
  • Oversees development and implementation of a dedicated website and electronic application process.
  • Represents Winthrop in making presentations to external groups; briefs oversight panels on program progress; and serves as program liaison to academic deans, faculty and staff.
  • Develops a data-based approach to year-round recruitment and works with faculty to award academic scholarships.
  • Develops and implements networking strategies to identify prospective participants.
  • Conducts recruitment and outreach efforts at high schools, homes, campus open houses and other settings.
  • Serves as key liaison to the university’s Enrollment Management & Marketing division.
Coordinator of Eagle STEM Activities
  • Teaches a freshman seminar course for first-year scholars.
  • Monitors the academic progress and oversees support for Eagle STEM scholars.
  • Hires and supervises program assistants, academic study hall tutors, and summer peer mentors.
  • Oversees summer bridge planning and implementation and coordination of summer student activities.
  • Coordinates with faculty on all aspects of the program.
  • Develops and implements activities to transition students from Winthrop into doctoral programs and employment and provides service learning and other professional development activities for students.
Collaborates with Faculty and Staff
  • Develops extramural funding proposals.
  • Works with University Advancement and potential donors on funding for program initiatives.
  • Teams with other key groups on campus to leverage campus resources and maximize program efforts.
Data Management and Reporting on Student Outcomes
  • Develops and implements plans for tracking scholars’ in-program achievements and post-baccalaureate placements.
  • Reports outcomes to internal and external groups.
  • Uses data to inform continuous program improvement.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics or information systems/science.
  • At least two years of work experience in the degree area and/or a college/university setting.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • Experience with Banner, Blackboard or similar academic enterprise software system.
  • Budgeting experience.
  • Recruiting and/or advising experience.
  • Experience networking with multiple organizations and at various levels across an organization.
  • Experience solving problems/resolving issues in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Summary:

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge, ability and demonstrated passion for advising/assisting college students.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage, in parallel, multiple complex tasks, staff and programs.
  • Evidence of potential for successfully managing people.
  • Effective presentation and communication skills.
  • Ability to present program goals effectively and passionately serve as program advocate.

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Employees are not eligible for telecommuting/remote work during their 12-month probationary period. After that time, certain positions may be eligible for telecommuting/remote work at the discretion of the supervisor and in accordance with Winthrop policies.

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2024 096S

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include at least three references.


* A resume will not be reviewed to determine whether an applicant meets the qualifications outlined in the job vacancy notice (posting).

* Responses to supplemental questions are considered part of the application; failure to respond will result in disqualification.


Ideally situated in the heart of the Carolinas, Winthrop University is a highly ranked public, comprehensive university in Rock Hill, South Carolina, that is committed to be among the very best institutions of its kind.  Founded in 1886, Winthrop offers its students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement.  Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the “Winthrop Experience,” including the most recent US News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-10 public comprehensive universities in the South.  

Winthrop Mag fall 2017Today more than 5,000 undergraduate and 1,000-plus graduate students are enrolled at Winthrop University.  The University recruits South Carolina’s most able students as well as highly qualified students from beyond the state whose presence adds diversity and enrichment.  Winthrop prides itself on being the institution of choice for groups traditionally under-represented on many college campuses, providing Winthrop faculty with the opportunity to create a teaching legacy that not only changes individual lives, but reshapes whole family trajectories.

Where we are matters, and Winthrop’s presence is significant.  Winthrop University is an active member of York County and recognized as a key component of the region’s economic growth.  With Charlotte  less than 20 minutes away—and 300-plus Fortune 500 Companies in Winthrop’s backyard—formal and informal community partnerships are numerous, threading through school and business networks. While Winthrop students have options about where they conduct their experiential learning, faculty and staff are privileged to select a residence from neighborhoods large, small, or somewhere in-between.  During holiday, Winthrop faculty find themselves a short drive from either the mountains or the beach.

Included in the National Register of Historic Places, Winthrop’s campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings.  The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 16 Division I men's and women's sports. The physical beauty of Winthrop’s campus is a source of great pride, one that reflects the learning community for which it provides a foundation.  


Whether in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of Education, or College of Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop University offers only those degree programs that can be delivered at an exemplary level.  High-impact practices such as first-year experiences, common intellectual experiences, undergraduate research, and global learning are embedded throughout the curriculum, encouraging active teaching and learning.  At Winthrop, faculty—not teaching assistants—are the lead facilitators, class sizes are small enough that teachers know their students by name, and faculty research agendas often include student collaborators. 

Quality student life programs supplement the academic, providing opportunities and services to foster student development along cognitive, personal, and interpersonal dimensions.  Students pursuing lifetime wellness can run alongside their faculty at the Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center where members can access a climbing wall, four racquetball courts, a 25-yard pool with 8 lanes, four basketball courts, an 8,000 square foot weight room, 2,000 square feet of cardio space with four additional cardio stations, and two aerobic/activity rooms. 

Inside—and outside—the classroom Winthrop prioritizes a learning environment that produces Winthrop graduates who:

· Think critically and solve problems 


· Are personally and socially responsible 


· Understand the interconnected nature of the world and the time in which they live 


· Communicate effectively 


Faculty and staff who expertly model and teach these competencies are an excellent fit at Winthrop and a critical ingredient in the Winthrop Experience.  We encourage you to review current openings and bookmark our jobs page for future possibilities.






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701 Oakland Ave
Rock Hill
South Carolina

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