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Senior Coordinator, STEM Education (Updated)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Student Affairs and Services

Posting Number: req18826

Department: Education - Dean's Office

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Please Note: The Rate of Pay has been updated from "$53,039- DOE" to "$53,039 - $66,299".

The STEM Education Senior Coordinator will work independently to support the education efforts of the New Frontiers of Sound (NewFoS) Science Technology Center (STC). The Senior Coordinator will be supervised by the NewFoS Education and Broadening Participation (EBP) Director. They will work independently to collaborate with the education team and researchers at all institutions. The Center seeks applicants who have direct experience working on educational program design, lesson writing, STEM education, and working with minoritized communities. The applicant should be committed to advancing science and innovation and understanding the systemic causes of under-representation in STEM.

Extensive knowledge and use of curriculum and program design principles, theories and concepts. As a new emergent center, the applicant we seek will be creative and work collaboratively to develop new approaches or techniques in support of educational activities for students and faculty in STEM.

The STEM Education Senior Coordinator will support the inclusion education efforts of the New Frontiers of Sound (NewFoS) Science Technology Center (STC). Newly funded by the National Science Foundation and led by UArizona's College of Engineering, the center researches the emergent and growing field of topological acoustics. At NewFoS, we see this as an opportunity to create an inclusive center that is nurturing, respectful, and diverse to unleash the creativity of learners in topological acoustics research. Our goal is to model an equitable and future-facing environment in all NewFoS labs, classes, and cross-institutional collaborations by enhancing learning opportunities that foster engagement, respect, and innovation. The Center will be coordinating and supporting multiple educational programs across the center's university partners: CalTech, CUNY, the UC-Boulder, Georgia Tech, Spelman College, UCLA, ASU, UAlaska-Fairbanks, and Wayne State University.

Hybrid work and flexible schedule available.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision
insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family
members; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Education Learning: Lead and design the implementation of the center's complex learning activities and programs to advance the faculty, staff, and students' understanding of inclusive STEM learning in curriculum design and learning. This includes the efforts led by the University of Colorado Boulder education team, including an acoustics textbook,, community college summer workshops, and an undergraduate curriculum seminar course. Have subject matter expertise in STEM undergraduate lesson design/curriculum design and learning practices.
  • Program Execution: Lead all center education efforts among NewFoS internal and external partners and stakeholders to ensure successful implementation of education activities and programs. Lead operational strategic actions, policies, and priorities to ensure successful implementation and accountability of education activities and programs. Direct virtual debriefs with undergraduate students.
  • Data Capture: Capture and maintain record of center-wide education activity data, such as presentations, publications, patents, etc. for website upload and dissemination efforts. Utilize evaluation data to interpret and make strategic decisions about program design and execution in support of program goals and outcomes. 
  • Collaboration Within and Across Center Teams: Collaborate with the Senior Education Coordinator (and the education initiatives under their coordination) and with center-wide campus partners in the design and review of inclusion-related policies, strategies, and initiatives in educational activities and learning spaces. Co-lead undergraduate advisory board.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Instructional Design: Knowledge of instructional design methodologies and STEM Educational Program Design; development of learning activities (including digital) and lesson development; and writing for both formal and informal learning spaces. Deliver effective, interactive, high-impact learning programs, as needed.
  • Communication: Strong facilitation and presentation skills. Takes an interest in new ways to communicate science information using technology and emergent learning tools such as AI. Strong documentation and technical writing skills. 
  • Inclusive Excellence: Experience in creating inclusive learning spaces and experiences for students, faculty, and staff. Knowledge of inclusive leadership training and development. Strong background in mentoring minoritized students in STEM career pathways.
  • Team/Office Organization: Ability to develop web-based content (such as web page content). Record and disseminate minutes during all meetings, including virtual. High degree of emotional intelligence, problem-solving skills, communication skills and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment while under pressure and in a variety of situations.
  • Relationship Building: Ability to build relationships and trust across diverse experiences, identities, and positions through cultural awareness, sensitivity, and humility. Responsible, organized, and service oriented to lead intergroup coordination across five time zones in the execution of multiple programs. Collaborative style and ability to accomplish goals through working with a variety of people.
  • Subject matter expertise in STEM undergraduate lesson design/curriculum design and learning practices.
  • High level of integrity, confidentiality, and professionalism.
  • Self-motivated, able to alternate between working independently and on a team.
  • Understanding and appreciation of key issues confronting groups who are diverse and have been marginalized.
  • Proficient in implementing and analyzing survey tools.
  • Ability to gather information through informal chats and discussions.
  • Proficient in using data management tools (i.e., Smartsheets) and Microsoft Office Suites, Teams, and OneDrive, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field AND five-years related work experience in program and training development, OR any equivalent combination of education work and experience.
  • Direct experience working on educational program design, lesson writing, STEM education, and working with minoritized communities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in an appropriate field AND three-years related work experience in program and training development, OR any equivalent combination of education work and experience.
  • Experience managing virtual platforms, such as Zoom, Slack, Discord, Google Classroom, etc.
  • Experience in communicating with management and leadership, and other key stakeholders about curriculum development and education priorities for successful implementation.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Student Services

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $53,039 - $66,299

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Student Services Admin

Job Function

Student Services

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Sara Chavarria,

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

References will be requested after a successful interview.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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