University of Idaho
STEM Access Outreach Coordinator
Off Campus Location - Lewiston, ID
College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
$35,247 to $40,467 annually
The Community Outreach Coordinator of the TRIO-INSPIRE STEM ACCESS project coordinates service delivery, manages recruitment, organizes community outreach efforts, and implements evaluation strategies for a University of Idaho sponsored educational opportunity project which provides services to assist underserved populations in completing purposeful secondary schooling, enrolling in, and succeeding in programs of post-secondary education. Major responsibilities include: Promotion of services to target community; providing information on post-secondary and career choice options; providing academic and financial aid assistance to eligible participants wishing to pursue a program of postsecondary education; and documenting and evaluating project services.
TRIO-INSPIRE in the College of Education is a team committed to fostering equity through access to transformational education and personalized support for our scholars. We value and sustain a professional environment that is vibrant, healthy, and supportive, in line with the University of Idaho's vision of Building Our Team. Our core values are Commitment, Inclusion, Transformation, Intention and Collaboration: committed to be present and invested in our shared success, inclusive of the unique perspectives of all people and cultures, fostering a transformative mindset that sustains life-long learning, intentional in what we do, collaboratively engaging in meaningful relationships as allies and advocates.
Specific to this program the STEM Outreach position is accountable, through the responsibilities below, to the goal of STEM Access to prepare their participants for college and STEM careers. STEM Access increases STEM skills, motivation, and identity by providing experiential hands-on learning. We prepare our students for college with community building and financial awareness. We build grit and personal agency. This will be done by delivering authentic project-based STEM education to youth and directly connecting students with professionals in STEM Careers. This also will be done by including the active pursuit of scientific inquiry, utilization of technology, design of solutions to engineering problems, and application of math in programming.
Bachelors Degree in relevant field;
Knowledge of: concepts and factors related to educational opportunity for underserved populations including low-income, first-generation individuals; issues/factors relating to the mission of the organization including the socio-economic complexity and educational and cultural characteristics of the population served;
Knowledge of: local, state, and federal laws relating to the program purpose and goals; computer operation and software programs; program planning and implementation; conducting independent research;
Experience in: student service delivery; TRIO programs and/or similar programs; in planning and coordinating educational activities; teaching, supervising, or counseling non-traditional, under-represented students;
Requires: Comprehensive analytical skills; comprehensive project management skills; intermediate technology skills; and, comprehensive communication skills;
Must possess a valid drivers license and be able to meet the Universitys driving requirements.
Masters degree in relevant field;
Knowledge of: risk management as it relates to college going processes and procedures;
Experience with: major program planning, coordination and implementation; developing professional, productive relationships across a community in order to provide services; program evaluation; staff supervision; writing reports; and developing policies and procedures;
Willingness and ability to visit with potential students where they are located, e.g. various local educational institutions, public agencies and community organizations; and
Ability to work well within a team.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Requires working evenings and weekends when necessary, and occasional overnight travel.
Open Until Filled:
Applications received by July 6, 2018 will receive first consideration.
The successful candidate will be expected to: 1) espouse the core values of the unit; 2) maintain confidentiality and comply with FERPA and HIIPA regulations; 3) satisfactorily complete a criminal history background check, 4) commit to establishing and maintaining a culture of zero-tolerance for physical, emotional, and sexual abuse of minors, and opt out of participation in TRIO-INSPIRE programming if the zero-tolerance standard cannot be committed to or maintained; 5) able to work some weekend and evening hours, and 6) participate in occasional overnight travel.
STEM Access Special Instructions
1) For the interview please come prepared to present a proposal for the following situation: As Outreach staff, you are organizing a trip to a 3-day drone camp in Boise for spring break, starting on a Friday at 8AM and ending on a Sunday at 12PM. You rent a vehicle from the University of Idaho motor pool, which has space for a total of 8 passengers. Please describe your student recruitment strategy, the agenda for the trip, and how you will know if the trip is a success. You will be given 5 minutes to present your proposal.
2) For the interview please come prepared to do a 5-minute financial literacy activity with the interview committee as if you might do with participants in this position.
3) Additional Information for this position:
a. This position is one of several staff working with high school students interested in College and/or STEM careers. A full-time Outreach staff typically serves twenty to forty students with weekly services in our main Outreach area, the Lewis-Clark Valley.
b. All programming and curriculum is geared toward careers and awareness of STEM subjects, science, technology, engineering, and math, and related careers. In addition to weekly service in the schools, Outreach Coordinators coordinate and participate in after-school activities, field trips, professional conferences, and six weeks of the summer program in various locations, requiring flexibility in scheduling work hours, including some evenings and weekends each semester and long hours (including overnight) during multi-day field trips and summer program events.
4) You will have the opportunity at the end of the interview to ask any questions you may have about this position.
In your letter of qualification, please address ALL minimum and any relevant desirable qualifications thoroughly, including relevant information on how qualifications are met.
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.