CREATE seeks to employ a full-time (100%) Academic Coordinator I to catalyze, organize, and evaluate UC San Diego-connected community-centered STEM activities, programs, and initiatives for students K-20. The position will require the applicant to have a STEM background (B.S. in a science, technology, engineering or other related field), preferably with an advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in a STEM field as well as at least 3 years experience coordinating programs in a higher education or K-12 (two or 4 year college/university). Must have knowledge and experience in education, research, and/or teaching. The position will also require a deep-seated cultural competence and knowledge of how to work effectively with the larger San Diego regional community and a particular adeptness with low-income, first-generation, and traditionally underserved communities within San Diego. This may include racially/ethnically/linguistically diverse communities, and could include as well girls/women in the physical sciences and engineering fields in particular.
The goals of the position are to: 1) increase the visibility and quantity of STEM outreach from UC San Diego faculty, staff, and student groups through supporting the work driven by these groups over the academic year and the summer; 2) connect such groups to relevant and historically distant communities from the campus; 3) and catalyze/create new opportunities to build needed STEM programs to excite and educate K-20 students.
Overview of Responsibilities
• Consult with UC San Diego faculty, staff, and student groups to help them design, execute and, when funded to, evaluate (with assistance from other CREATE faculty/staff) STEM educational programming;
• Plan and deliver STEM outreach programming in the community, in the form of individually-led presentations, hands-on demonstrations, workshops, and organized panel presentations to communities of students and families;
• Collect assessment data pre- and post-programs when funding for programming allows;
• Handle advertisement for programs when necessary, to ensure targeted high-need populations are enrolled at satisfactory levels;
• Write/submit funding applications (e.g. grants, etc.) to support STEM outreach initiatives led by CREATE;
• Disseminate information about STEM programming in-progress and/or accomplished via blogs, articles, written and oral reports, presentations, etc.
• Represent CREATE and the CREATE STEM Success Initiative (CSSI) at meetings on and off the UC San Diego campus at local, regional, statewide and national meetings as needed.
• Work closely with university student groups, particularly from STEM areas, (e.g. physical sciences, biological sciences, engineering, computer science, and Schools of Medicine/Pharmacy), when requested to support their STEM outreach initiatives.
• Assist with the hiring, training and supervision of student staff/ambassadors conducting science outreach work on/off campus.
• Develop culturally-relevant science-based lessons to be used for community engagement (lessons will be designed for an intergenerational audience and with special consideration to socioeconomics).
• Establish and manage a repository of STEM lessons and create a digital bank to be utilized and accessed by student organizations, K-12 teachers and community groups in support of their STEM outreach efforts.
• Develop and maintain a working rapport with local partner institutions in K-12, community college and 4-year institutions.
• Enhance campus community collaborations with other UC San Diego departments, programs and faculty members.
• When funded through additional CSSI grants, coordinate, manage and ensure the performance of summer REU and RET programs for UC San Diego.
• Work with CREATE staff in the development and implementation of NGSS throughout lesson development, teacher and student trainings.
• Adhere to UC San Diego policies and procedures regarding Principles of Community and university policies regarding safety, behavior, and attendance.
• Meet once a month with CREATE Stem Success Initiative (CSSI) leadership team to provide input and coordination.
• Mentor undergraduate and graduate students whom the AC recruits and works with to enact STEM outreach.
Must be available Monday-Friday during regular working hours (8:00am-5:00pm), may be required to work weekends/evenings as programming requires.
To apply to this position, go to: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01906
AA-EOE: The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
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