Reporting directly to the SECS Director of Outreach, Recruitment and Retention, and the SECS Dean, this position provides strategic support for the recruitment and retention of STEM students from primarily but not exclusively community colleges particularly with challenged populations. Responsible for the design and implementation of services designed to improve student success, retention and graduation rates, and to meet deliverables to funding agencies. Provide leadership on the strategic direction, management and policy issues related to recruitment and retention of STEM students in challenged populations, and to take lessons learned to other challenged populations such as international students, women in STEM and to the general STEM student population for a broader impact. Maintain and develop processes for effective supervision of student participants and other personnel, including compliance with all University policies. Research and implement current and emerging best practices and technologies in delivering STEM outreach to K-12 and community colleges (both funding agency requirements), and in the retention of students in 4-year institutions of higher learning, particularly with challenging backgrounds. Assist in developing and recommending assessment tools to determine the success of program goals and outcomes.
Master's Degree in Urban Education or equivalent combination of education and experience in STEM areas. Four years' experience in an outreach capacity to the general public, community colleges and/or to K-12 students and educational partners, with 3 years of planning experience in that/those capacity(ies). Four years of staff management (interviews, hiring, supervision and dismissal) with some experience with budget management. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse student body and partners, including underrepresented and underserved students, students from urban environments, academically challenged students, Pell Grant eligible students, international students and women in STEM. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to communicate effectively with others. Ability to multitask and manage multiple efforts simultaneously.
Outreach strategic planning, program assessment planning. Experience with the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP), Pontiac Schools, or other educational partners involved in the administration of the K-12 Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR-UP)
Internal Number: 16511
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