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Program Coordinator, - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
Coast Community College District

Date Posted Apr. 2, 2019
Title Program Coordinator, - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
University Coast Community College District
Costa Mesa, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coordinator
  • Educational Services
About Orange Coast College (OCC)
Orange Coast College's 164-acre campus is located in Costa Mesa just minutes from Southern California's beautiful beaches. Founded in 1947, with classes beginning in 1948, OCC has grown into one of the nation's largest -- and finest -- community colleges, enrolling more than 25,000 students each semester. OCC's has an unwavering commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and rich racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll 21,498 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations: 35% of OCC's students are Latinx, 2% are African- American, 23% are Asian, less than 1% Native American, 31% are White, and 6% are multiracial. OCC engages in a variety of professional development opportunities and partnerships so that we can serve disproportionately impacted groups. Student-centered activities that support OCC's mission include campus-wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic Serving four year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS).

OCC Title V:  STEM Academy Project 
To increase the number of Hispanic and other low-income students attaining degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, Orange Coast College proposes to implement three components:     
* Strengthening the institution's commitment to inform, prepare, and track potential and current STEM students with a focus on the Hispanic community;      
* Strengthening student learning and services in STEM;     
* Establishing teacher education services with a focus on future STEM teachers.Overall, strategies include: early identification, preparation, and tracking of potential STEM students through a comprehensive pre-collegiate program; strategic mentoring, Supplemental Instruction (SI) in key math and science courses, dedicated counseling, and student research/internships opportunities; and establishing teacher education services that includes counseling and workshops on becoming a teacher with a focus on STEM teaching.
Sample key outcomes include:
* increase the number of students earning an AS degree in STEM;     
* increase the number of students transferring in STEM;     
* increase the number of student declaring STEM;     
* increase success rates in key math/science courses;     
* increase student participation in research opportunities;     
* increase the number of students pursuing a teaching career with an emphasis on STEM.

Oversees the primary functions of the day-to-day operations of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Program. Plans and coordinates activities and function for the STEM grant-funded program. The Program Coordinator, STEM ensures the goals and objectives specified for the program are accomplished in accordance with established priorities, time limitations, funding limitations or other specifications related to the program. Program Coordinator, STEM will coordinate the logistics of major activities of the grant and perform multiple administrative tasks.  Administers leadership education, service learning, and community service program experiences, working closely with students, faculty, and staff to assemble, populate, and implement services.
Distinguishing Career Features
The Program Coordinator, STEM serves as a technical and procedural advisor as well as the program facilitator to enhance students' capabilities within the STEM Program, organizing and carrying out prescribed and pre-determined activities, and to support student success. recruitment.  The Program Coordinator, STEM works closely with faculty, administrators, managers, staff and students to provide effective STEM grant operations, participant outreach and support to the college student population.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
Specific duties may vary among departments and jobs.  Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following kinds of duties: 
* Plans, organizes, coordinates, and oversees the daily operation of the STEM Program and grant activities and events. Develops efficient and thorough processes for implementation of STEM Program.     
* Works closely with the administrator in the STEM Program development, implementation, and management of the program requirements.     
* Oversees, prepares and maintains compilation and maintenance of statistical data and records related to STEM grant; prepares reports, records on program activities, progress status or other reports for management or outside agencies.     
* Collaborates with functional departments in the development, compilation, and distribution of promotional materials such as newsletters, brochures or flyers; coordinates process from development through printing and distribution.     
* Coordinates the logistics of grant activities, events, in-service trainings, and meetings to promote STEM Program awareness throughout the college and student population; maintains and coordinates schedules and calendar of events hosted or conducted by STEM Program.     
* Ensures compliance with District, state, and federal policies and procedures, applicable laws and regulations and generally accepted technical principles.     
* Maintains STEM Program budget expenditures; prepares reports as required by college and state. Provides updates to administrator and Director, Fiscal Services of concerns related to budget expenses or funding issues.     
* Interprets District and college policies and procedures pertaining to grant funding of special programs for student success.     
* Assists students in selection of career inventories for STEM career exploration and decision-making in concert with counselors and instructors to define educational pathways leading to completion of STEM career goals.     
* Prepares and delivers presentations to describe and publicize STEM Program, events, activities, and services; prepares and disseminates web-based and print publications, newsletters, correspondence, and other materials describing STEM Program, events, activities, and services.     
* Researches, compiles, and analyzes data for assessing program effectiveness and recommends change to encourage program growth and student satisfaction.     
* Serves as the STEM Program liaison serving on various college task forces, committees and workgroups to bring awareness of STEM Program throughout the college community.     
* Attends conferences and workshops relating to STEM program to generate new ideas, enhance students' experience, and support the mission and vision of the college.     
* Provides work direction and guidance for assigned staff and student workers to ensure student needs are met.     
* Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.

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