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STEM LLC/BUILD Student Coordinator

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Program Coordination, Student Affairs


 College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences


STEM BUILD at UMBC, funded by the National Institutes of Health in 2014, is a STEM student success initiative and research study to establish a national model of comprehensive support to expand and increase the success of students seeking degrees in the sciences, technology, engineering and math (STEM). STEM BUILD at UMBC is part of a five-year NIH investment to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce. The initiative combines innovation with many effective components of existing UMBC programs, including targeted programming and coursework, structured advising, a living and learning community (LLC), scholarship support, and on-going emphasis on research experiences and academic performance.  The BUILD Program is overseen by the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences & Office of the Provost.


 The incumbent will serve as a primary staff person in STEM LLC, which is one of 10 Living and Learning Communities on the UMBC campus.  The incumbent will help recruit program applicants and provide logistical support to the LLC; develop and coordinate workshops and activities for LLC residents in conjunction with the STEM BUILD Principal Investigator; advise and mentor LLC residents; supervise and train LLC peer mentors; interact with Residential Life staff; assist with evaluation instruments and grant reporting activities; and work collaboratively with a broad spectrum of internal and external campus partners to support the retention and success of LLC residents.  In addition, the incumbent will also work closely with the Director of the Science Education Research Unit and other BUILD staff members to support the STEM BUILD at UMBC Initiative by developing, coordinating, and/or leading workshops and activities associated with the BUILD Training Program; conduct and disseminate findings from educational and STEM student success research projects; manage communication with students; organize meetings and events involving BUILD students and staff; and perform other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) and at least two years of related experience, preferably in student affairs, student activities, residential life, or STEM student success programming (Graduate level coursework may be substituted on a year for year basis for the experience).  Must have strong written and verbal communication, leadership experience, and excellent interpersonal skills, especially with undergraduates, staff, and faculty.
Preferred Qualifications: 
  1. Demonstrated proficiency with computers, particularly word processing and data management systems
  2. Experience with managing social media platforms
  3. Experience in student affairs research and/or living and learning coordination
Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Application Instructions:

Please include a cover letter with salary expectations, resume, the names and contact information for three professional references. 

Please note that the cover letter will serve as an example of the applicant’s professionalism and writing abilities.

Screening of Applications Begins:

For best consideration, submit applications by July 29, 2017 


Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Hours: Full-time
Type: This position is grant-funded, wherein employment is contingent upon renewal of the grant.
Additional Information: Position requires some evening and weekend work and overnight travel on occasion.
FLSA Status: Exempt
 Equal Opportunity Statement:  UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Work Authorization   As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

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