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STEM Center Coordinator

Company:
Big Bend Community College
Job Location:
Moses Lake, 98837
Category:
Tutors and Learning Resources
Type:
Full-Time

Position Summary

Big Bend Community College (BBCC), a rural college serving vibrant, culturally rich communities in the Columbia Basin of Central Washington invites applications for a STEM Center Coordinator in the colleges STEM Center. The STEM Center Coordinator will lead our innovative STEM center, overseeing tutoring and services that inspire and support students. This role involves coordinating tutoring schedules and coverage for STEM classes as well as exciting hands-on experiences and outreach events like rocket building and circuit soldering. As an essential partner to the Math/Science Division, the Coordinator will create a dynamic, positive learning environment in the STEM center, collaborating with a passionate team dedicated to student success. This position offers a unique opportunity to shape the future of STEM education, nurturing the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers. This position reports to the Dean of Arts & Sciences and works closely with program faculty, student services personnel, and other staff to provide smooth articulation for students.

BBCC’s organizational strength is captured in our small but mighty spirit. A small college taking on BIG things to enact BIG change to lift our students and employees. We are dedicated to extending postsecondary access to all our service district members and providing an environment for all to grow personally and professionally, steered by our mission and vision.

Vision: To become our communities’ first choice to dream, learn, and succeed.

Mission
Serve as a Bridge
Stand as a Leader
Support for Success

Our guiding principles are a call to action, establishing a standard for how we interact with each other, present BBCC in the community, serve students AND act upon areas of inequity.

Guiding Principles
Honor our Role as a Hispanic-Serving Institution
Advocate for Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity
Embrace our Workplace Norms
Innovate Proactively
Model Integrity
Educate All

If you share these values, we encourage you to come be a part of the movement happening at Big Bend Community College.

SUPERVISES:

  • Tutors
  • Embedded tutors/supplemental instructors 
  • Front Desk Assistants
  • Student Workers
  • Volunteers

BUDGET CONTROL: STEM Center Budget, approximately $70,000 / year

This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by July 28, 2024. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

Essential Job Duties

Primary essential duties and responsibilities include but will not be limited to the following:

  • Coordinate and evaluate the activities of the STEM Center. This may include, but is not limited to, tutoring, embedded tutors/supplemental instructors, learning strategies workshops, study tables, study groups, workshops, and other appropriate activities that support student achievement and the college’s mission 
  • Recruit student employees using the colleges recruiting platform to update job descriptions and postings, review applicants, and prepare contract requisitions upon hiring
  • Supervise and evaluate tutors, student workers, and volunteers in both the STEM Center, classrooms, and within a remote/virtual environment as needed
  • Provide ongoing training for STEM Center tutors, embedded tutors/supplemental instructors, students workers, and volunteers
  • Inventory and maintain materials for student checkout from STEM Center front desk
  • Work with the Dean to develop the annual budget and monitor revenue and expenditures and to complete departmental plans, annual goals, and assess improvement toward goals.
  • Collect, organize, and analyze data in order to identify trends and develop data-based strategies that support the STEM Center, Emporium (math) Lab, and the college’s mission
  • Support faculty and staff with assistance in accessible technology in the STEM Center; assist students with navigating WAMAP (Washington Assessment Mathematics and Placement, an online homework system) and Canvas
  • Provide direct service to students through advising and navigation roles such as help students set educational goals, assist students in the admission and registration processes, participate in orientations and workshops, track student progress, provide reminders of upcoming important events, help students assess barriers and connect them with campus resources
  • Collaborate with program faculty to develop initiatives with other campus departments or ; participate in, campus committees, councils, and activities, including Math Science Division meetings.
  • Develop promotional fliers and materials as well as update and manage STEM Center webpages
  • Maintain or develop partnerships with transfer universities to streamline the transfer process for Big Bend STEM students
  • Coordinate with BBCC faculty and staff to organize and regularly hold STEM outreach and STEM-related events, such as the annual STEMposium event and perform other outreach duties for STEM; provide resources and STEM information and collaborate with K-12 schools to prepare students for post-secondary education

OTHER WORK RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
  • Follow safe work practices and policies, including, but not limited to security and safety, fire, disaster, and safe lifting.
  • Ensure self-compliance with college policies and procedures as well as state and federal requirements.
  • Ensure the interface with team members and other support groups is conducted in a courteous and efficient manner conducive with the college’s values.
  • Conduct self in a professional manner and meets the standards necessary to perform the job function while representing the college.
  • Ensure that additional duties, as may be required by management, be handled in a manner necessary to meet organizational standards.

COMPETENCIES: 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong desire to build relationships with students and colleagues.
  • Work as a member of a team to increase student success and degree completion. 
  • Knowledge of theory and principles of effective teaching and learning strategies, activities, and assessments.
  • Math competency through calculus or introductory majors level science proficiency (may be attained after hire)
  • Ability to use and learn new instructional systems, web conferencing, and other multimedia systems and software.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work independently, set priorities and complete assignments in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and ability to take initiative.
  • Comfortable with using technology to reach students and increase efficiency. 
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing, including the ability to engage in one-on-one and in public forum.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving abilities, especially in cases requiring quick action and resolution.

Minimum & Desirable Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field, STEM education, or otherwise related field from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Previous experience working with individuals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working in a STEM-related field or industry
  • Experience working in higher education, preferably at a community college
  • Experience managing student employees
  • Previous experience teaching or providing student support services at the post-secondary level, specifically working with under-prepared students
  • Strong written communication skills, highly organized and detail-oriented, with a demonstrated ability to maintain accuracy and meet deadlines even amidst interruptions. This will be assessed by an evaluation of your application materials
  • Bicultural experience

Application Instructions

This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by July 28, 2024. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  1. BBCC Online application.
  2. Cover letter, addressing why you are interested in this position and how your qualifications make you the ideal candidate.*
  3. Comprehensive resume or CV.*
  4. Response(s) to the questions found in the Supplemental Questions Tab above.* Supplemental questions are designed to address the Additional Desirable qualifications list in the job posting. 
  5. Unofficial transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees. Official transcripts required upon employment.*

NOTE: You must complete the online application in full and respond to the required supplemental questions. Failure to provide this information or responses of "See Resume" may eliminate you from consideration for this position. The college reserves the right to remove documents, submitted but not requested, by BBCC as part of the application process. These documents include, but are not limited to statements of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, letters of recommendation, student evaluations, performance evaluations, etc. 

BBCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

This posting does not reflect the entire job description and may be changed and/or modified, at any time, without notice.

If you have difficulty logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your application, etc., please contact NEOGOV Customer Service at 1-855-524-5627.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or are currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete the questions.

Prior to employment, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform the position.

An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of Big Bend Community College to sponsor an H-1B visa. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.

Official transcripts must be provided to the college upon hire. 

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:

Big Bend provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity, and/or grievances to the Vice President of Human Resources & Labor/Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Coordinator, BBCC 7662 Chanute Street NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837; 509-793-2026 or via email at hroffice@bigbend.edu.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL-FREE CAMPUS:

In compliance with state and federal regulations, BBCC is committed to a safe and drug and alcohol-free campus. Employees are expected to comply with BBCC’s policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notifications of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety. The complete policy and procedure are available to view on the policies page (Download PDF reader) of the BBCC website. Printed copies of the policy and procedure are available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008.

BBCC ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT:

BBCC strives to be a safe and secure campus for our students, employees, and community. Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent-three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety and Security page of the BBCC website. If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the materials please contact Campus Safety and Security at 509-793-2286.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: 

Big Bend Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran or any other legally protected classification.

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