| The Assistant Director of the STEP Program will assist the Director with the successful development, implementation and sustainability of the Cornell University Science Technology Entry Program philosophy, goals and objectives.|
This grant, funded by the NYS Department of Education, will provide opportunities for 99 student participants in grades 7-12 to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in their STEM higher education pursuits. The goal of STEP is to prepare historically underrepresented minority students and/ or economically disadvantaged students in Ithaca for entry into postsecondary degree programs in scientific, technical, health related fields, and the licensed professions.
This position will be the coordinating facilitator of all aspects of the STEP grant, with support from the Administrative Assistant (66% time) and oversight from the Director. Main duties will include overall program administration and management, development and supervision of direct services to program participants. The AD will recruit and counsel STEP participants, and facilitate orientations and workshops for participants, parents, and community partners. Duties further include coordination of PR and marketing strategies to enhance the program's visibility, supported by the Public Service Center Assistant Director for Community Relations. The Assistant Director will work closely with district personnel and community partners to ensure student participants are exposed to a wide range of services and programs to support their college readiness and career understanding.
The AD will provide support in preparing and maintaining all grant reports, required records, and evaluations, and maintain accurate student records in the database. Furthermore, the AD will develop, manage and supervise academic year tutoring programs, which will be staffed by paid and unpaid college student tutors. Working collaboratively with multiple University offices to recruit, hire, train and co-supervise student Program Assistants and college student Tutor Mentors will be essential.
This is a full-time, 11 months per year position that will require frequent evening and weekend work. This term position is currently scheduled until 05/31/2020.
- Bachelor's degree
- Minimum of 2 years of related full-time program administration and management experience
- Knowledge/experience with advising, college admissions, financial aid, instructional and/or tutorial experience
- Knowledge of STEM fields and licensed professions
- Excellent verbal and written skills, as well as effective communication and leadership skills
- Experience in program development, management and supervision of full and part-time staff
- Experience working with students from historically underrepresented or economically disadvantaged groups
- Team player with proven ability to easily interact with members of diverse communities
- Ability to build relationships with school personnel, participants and families
- Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
- This position requires a clean and unrestricted driver's license that has been in effect for at least three years.
- No visa sponsorship available for this position.
- No relocation assistance available for this position.
Prior experience in a similar program/grant initiative, program development and management experience, knowledge of learning theory, learning styles, educational methods, and demonstrated ability to create effective strategies to increase student success. Experience in curriculum development and teaching/instruction also preferred.
Position may lift boxes of copier paper or other materials, portable STEP materials; programmatic supplies, etc. Requires close concentration and visual attention. Limited exposure to hazards. Daily travel to ICSD schools. Travel to conferences and trainings as required. Comfortable working in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. This is NOT a live-in position.
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University Job Title:Coord Program I
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Jose Delgado
Number of Openings:1
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