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Science Center Program Coordinator

Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
  • Job Code
    114298217


Amherst College invites applications for the Science Center Program Coordinator position. The Science Center Program Coordinator is a part-time (20 hours/week), year round position, job group and level PT-2. Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst's students are Pell Grant recipients; 45 percent of our studentsidentify as domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

The Science Center Program Coordinator serves as the central point for contact for students, provides administrative support for the Administrative Director, coordinates events and manages programs for the Science Center.

The coordinator supports and implements Science and Math (STEM) programs, including the Summer Research Program (SURF), Being Human in STEM, and the Incubator Project.

The coordinator serves as a key contributor to enhancing the students' experience and sense of belonging in STEM as well as contributing to the educational equity for students from all social and economic backgrounds through STEM-specific programming (SURF, etc). In particular, these programs address the needs of the undeclared student population. The coordinator will lead the operational management of events, workshops, conferences and other activities through partnership with Science Center Administrative Director, faculty, staff as well as other Amherst College community members and departments. The coordinator will support the Administrative Director on additional projects and tasks as assigned.

The Program Coordinator will work effectively with diverse teams, demonstrate a commitment to continually improving how the center serves Amherst students, and participate in the college's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming educational environment.

Summary of Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Coordination
  • Carry out academic year activities for summer research program with the Director (Path to Research Program & application/recruitment process) along with campus partners
  • Coordinate summer research program communication tools (i.e. application, website, list serv, newsletter, flyers, get-togethers, targeted communications) as well as develop summer research alumni program for academic year programming
  • Contribute to activity programming for students, including supervision of the Summer Research Program Post-Bac Fellow
  • Being Human in STEM Initiative: Support community-facing Being Human in STEM programs, including 2020 conference (logistics, administration)
  • Incubator Program: Support the Director in the administration of Profs. Edwards and Durr's Incubator Program
  • Implement with the Director subsequent academic year activities for the Inspire Science Program, collaborate with STEM faculty, staff, students and other campus partners for all installations
  • Support on new programs and initiatives as assigned

Event Management
  • Coordinate logistics for department and Science Center events
  • Inform faculty of all upcoming deadlines
  • Maintain calendar of Science Center events and obligations

Outreach
  • Serve as first point of contact for Science Center occupants
  • Serve as departmental liaison to the College community (e.g., Registrar, Controller, Facilities, Catering)
  • Update information on Science Center's website and social media sites
  • Develop a program that partners with student groups/clubs to utilize spaces in the Science Center with special focus on developing programming for undeclared first- and second-year students

Administrative Support
  • Manage and process student payroll (for both student workers and summer researchers)
  • Promptly process invoice, reimbursement, and honorarium payments
  • Purchase and maintain office equipment and supplies
  • Implement a space maintenance tool to track the quality and upkeep of common spaces, classrooms and teaching labs in the Science Center
  • Provide facility support (i.e. loading dock, copy room, laptop carts, lobby touchscreen, etc) as needed
  • Communicate and implement building best practices to the Science Center users

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's and/or two to five years of related professional experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, time-management, organizational, and customer-service skills
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and work collaboratively
  • Demonstrated high level of attention to detail
  • Sensitivity to issues of confidentiality
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, ability to learn new software
  • Experience working collaboratively with a diverse community
  • 5 years or more of related experience at an academic institution preferred
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interestedcandidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!

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<br/><br>Amherst College invites applications for the Science Center Program Coordinator position. The Science Center Program Coordinator is a part-time (20 hours/week), year round position, job group and level PT-2. Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst's students are Pell Grant recipients; 45 percent of our studentsidentify as domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.<br><br>The Science Center Program Coordinator serves as the central point for contact for students, provides administrative support for the Administrative Director, coordinates events and manages programs for the Science Center.<br><br>The coordinator supports and implements Science and Math (STEM) programs, including the Summer Research Program (SURF), Being Human in STEM, and the Incubator Project.<br><br>The coordinator serves as a key contributor to enhancing the students' experience and sense of belonging in STEM as well as contributing to the educational equity for students from all social and economic backgrounds through STEM-specific programming (SURF, etc). In particular, these programs address the needs of the undeclared student population. The coordinator will lead the operational management of events, workshops, conferences and other activities through partnership with Science Center Administrative Director, faculty, staff as well as other Amherst College community members and departments. The coordinator will support the Administrative Director on additional projects and tasks as assigned.<br><br>The Program Coordinator will work effectively with diverse teams, demonstrate a commitment to continually improving how the center serves Amherst students, and participate in the college's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming educational environment.<br><br>Summary of Principal Duties and Responsibilities:<br><br><strong>Program Coordination</strong><br><ul><li><em>Carry out academic year activities for summer research program with the Director (Path to Research Program & application/recruitment process) along with campus partners</em></li><li><em>Coordinate summer research program communication tools (i.e. application, website, list serv, newsletter, flyers, get-togethers, targeted communications) as well as develop summer research alumni program for academic year programming</em></li><li><em>Contribute to activity programming for students, including supervision of the Summer Research Program Post-Bac Fellow</em></li><li><em>Being Human in STEM Initiative: Support community-facing Being Human in STEM programs, including 2020 conference (logistics, administration)</em></li><li><em>Incubator Program: Support the Director in the administration of Profs. Edwards and Durr's Incubator Program</em></li><li><em>Implement with the Director subsequent academic year activities for the Inspire Science Program, collaborate with STEM faculty, staff, students and other campus partners for all installations</em></li><li><em>Support on new programs and initiatives as assigned</em></li></ul><br><strong>Event Management</strong><br><ul><li><em>Coordinate logistics for department and Science Center events </em></li><li><em>Inform faculty of all upcoming deadlines</em></li><li><em>Maintain calendar of Science Center events and obligations</em></li></ul><br><em><strong>Outreach</strong></em><br><ul><li><em>Serve as first point of contact for Science Center occupants</em></li><li><em>Serve as departmental liaison to the College community (e.g., Registrar, Controller, Facilities, Catering)</em></li><li><em>Update information on Science Center's website and social media sites </em></li><li><em>Develop a program that partners with student groups/clubs to utilize spaces in the Science Center with special focus on developing programming for undeclared first- and second-year students</em></li></ul><br><em><strong>Administrative Support</strong></em><br><ul><li><em>Manage and process student payroll (for both student workers and summer researchers)</em></li><li><em>Promptly process invoice, reimbursement, and honorarium payments</em></li><li><em>Purchase and maintain office equipment and supplies</em></li><li><em>Implement a space maintenance tool to track the quality and upkeep of common spaces, classrooms and teaching labs in the Science Center</em></li><li><em>Provide facility support (i.e. loading dock, copy room, laptop carts, lobby touchscreen, etc) as needed</em></li><li><em>Communicate and implement building best practices to the Science Center users</em></li></ul><br><b>QUALIFICATIONS</b><br><ul><li>Bachelor's and/or two to five years of related professional experience</li><li>Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, time-management, organizational, and customer-service skills</li><li>Ability to take initiative, work independently, and work collaboratively</li><li>Demonstrated high level of attention to detail</li><li>Sensitivity to issues of confidentiality</li><li>Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, ability to learn new software</li><li>Experience working collaboratively with a diverse community</li><li>5 years or more of related experience at an academic institution preferred</li></ul><b>APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS</b><br><br>Interestedcandidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. <br><strong>ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE <br>Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!<br/> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/k58wkqIPAOw2u7A8i2GK5"> <p>PI114298217</p>

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Posted: 2019-10-04 Expires: 2019-11-04

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