STEM Development Coordinator

Vermont Tech

Location: Williston,VT

Type: Full Time

Education: Master's Degree

Experience: 1 - 2 Years

Provide individual math and science tutoring to students at Vermont Technical College. Recruit, hire, train, and supervise peer and professional tutors. Review student requests for tutors and assign tutors. Work with faculty on behalf of students.


  • Manage and coordinate mathematics and science tutoring services. Oversee the tutor/student match-up process, schedule and assign tutors to the Math Lab, hold staff meetings.
  • Monitor student progress and maintain appropriate records on progress and tutoring activities. Prepare reports on students’ progress and the delivery of services.
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and collect timecards for peer and professional math and science tutors.
  • Identify students in need of tutoring, in coordination with other student success areas and faculty if needed.
  • Perform administrative tasks associated with the Math Lab including maintaining records for programs and services and for University and government reports; oversee maintenance of Math Lab facility, equipment, and supplies.
  • Plan, write, produce, and distribute Math Lab schedules and brochures; design/revise various forms.
  • Publicize services through classroom visits, meetings with department chairs, faculty, and staff, Academic Support publications, and campus events such as Career Fair, Open House, and registration.
  • Design and develop math/science workshops and support services for under-prepared or math/science anxious students. Prepare and present workshops and classes on mathematics and science, as well as other developmental workshops that provide students with non-cognitive skills development. Coordinate supplemental instruction in mathematics and science.
  • Tutor students in mathematics and science, and other subjects as necessary; instruct in study skills, test taking, and basic computer skills.
  • Confer regularly with supervisor, other Academic Support staff, faculty, and other University offices and personnel to plan, coordinate, and evaluate services and activities, exchange information, investigate and resolve problems, consult about individual students, refer students for assistance with special needs.
  • Serve on University committees as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate inclusivity and provide excellent customer service in all modalities, including in-person, telephone, e-mail, video call, live chat, texting, and the like.
  • Consult with faculty about teaching mathematics and science and publicize services through classroom visits and meetings with department chairs.
  • Assist the Assistant Director of Academic Support or TRIO SSS Program Director with planning, coordinating, teaching, and evaluating the Summer Transition/Bridge Program, if applicable.
  • Assist the TRIO SSS Program Director in providing financial literacy, and other programming vital to student development and success to TRIO students, if applicable.
  • Keep abreast of current developments in the field. Attend professional meetings and conferences relevant to the job.


Direct supervision by the Academic Support Coordinator and/or TRIO SSS Program Director.


Supervision of 15-20 peer and/or professional tutors, including providing performance evaluations.


Bachelor’s degree in education, special education, math, science, or engineering, plus one to two years of teaching or relevant experience. Or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.


  • Master’s degree in education, special education, math, science, engineering, or related STEM background
  • Math, science, or engineering background.
  • Knowledge and experience supporting students with learning disabilities.
  • Teaching or tutoring experience.
  • Excellent administrative and supervisory skills.



  • Familiar with TRIO guidelines and promote TRIO Student Support Services mission on campus, if applicable.
  • Knowledge of college level math/science instruction and/or tutoring pedagogy.
  • Knowledge of effective student development and learning strategies for college level math and science courses, particularly for under-prepared or math/science anxious students.
  • Knowledge of existing, and comfort in learning new technologies and software for math/science instruction and/or tutoring.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the psychological and cultural characteristics of economically and educationally disadvantaged students, particularly in a rural setting.
  • Good understanding of college student support services as related to developmental education programs.
  • Understanding of the educational goals and objectives of Vermont State University.
  • Experience creating and running trainings and workshops for a diverse range of constitutes.
  • Experience coordinating student support across multiple areas and when to escalate care.
  • Knowledge to provide quality supervision, to both staff and student workers.


  • Excellent time management and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Excellent skills at keeping student records and generating reporting reports from those records.


  • Demonstrated ability in the instruction or tutoring of math and/or science.
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of technology in the teaching of math and/or science courses in secondary and/or postsecondary education; evaluation and integration of computer-assisted instruction.
  • Demonstrated ability to positively influence student skill development, such as communication skills, leadership skills, academic skills, technical skills, non-cognitive or ‘soft’ skills, and social skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster student development in the attainment of student success goals, such as academic purpose, sense of belonging/identity, agency, career readiness, civic readiness, access & equity.
  • Demonstrated positive attitude regarding Vermont State University and a desire to improve student outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to support a diverse community and promote diverse perspectives, cultures in an inclusive environment.
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings.

Location: This position is based at the Williston campus with travel requirements to the other VTSU campuses.

VTSU values individual differences that can be engaged in the service of learning.  Diverse experiences from people of varied backgrounds inform and enrich our community.  VTSU strongly encourages applications from historically marginalized and underrepresented populations.  VTSU is an equal opportunity employer, in compliance with ADA requirements, and will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.  Please contact Sarah Potter for assistance with accommodations at [email protected]

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