This position, in partnership with CWPE and ESPCoR, under the supervision of the Program Manager, will help implement workforce development goals of the VT EPSCoR 5-year grant, including managing the logistics of a Computer Science Academy at Vermont Technical College Location which will recruit and prepare 20 in-service Vermont teachers (2 cohorts of 10 teachers) interested in adding a Computer Science endorsement to their current grade 7-12 teaching license. In addition, this position will support STEM related educational outreach to schools and community organizations to meet the grant deliverables.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Perform administrative operations related to Vermont EPSCoR & CWPE STEM programs.
- Work with administrative staff for reporting, compliance, analysis of grant activities.
- Meet monthly with EPSCoR team to provide progress updates.
- Meet weekly with CWPE Program Manager to implement programmatic goals.
- Assist in developing and implementing workflow protocols for CWPE Programs with Manager.
- Partner with Vermont school districts to identify exemplary teachers to participate in a prestigious 2-year SOCKS (Science of Online Corpora, Knowledge and Stories) Teacher Academy in Computer Science Education (TACSE) to recruit and prepare 20 in-service teachers (2 cohorts of 10 teachers) interested in adding a computer science endorsement to their current grade 7–12 teaching license.
- Work with CWPE Manager to help ensure all aspects of the program meet deadlines and deliverables outlines in the grant.
- Provide highlights and program participant outcomes and achievements for annual grant reporting.
- Help maintain program records and participant data.
- Assist in planning CWPE STEM events.
- Participate in external training to develop new outreach skills and knowledge.
- Help to create an environment of valuing, encouraging, and supporting diversity in cultural, ethnic, gender, and other individual differences in people.
- Assist in planning, coordinating, and implementing the STEM curriculum modules developed by the SOCKS team.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Direct supervision received from VTSU Executive Director of Workforce and Professional Education and STEM Program Manager
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
- 1-2 years of related experience.
Or a similar combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
- Ability to foster collaboration, working well at all levels within VT EPSCoR, VTSU, and across educational institutions statewide.
- Exhibit a high tolerance for multi-tasking and deadline-specific duties and accuracy in the details.
- Strong analytical skills and mastery of technology in daily work.
- Student-centered and serve students in areas related to their academic and career development.
- Committed to diversity and to advancing under-represented groups in STEM.
- Ability to foster effective and positive working relationships with multiple partners to provide quality programs for students and teachers.
- Ability to plan and implement a variety of educational initiatives.
- Ability to maintain the highest integrity in the quality of information produced by this office.
- Ability to reference the Code of Ethics published by the Association for Institutional Research for guidance on “best practices” when evaluating behavioral and performance standards, which reflects the quality of work produced in this office.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
- Knowledge of computers, word processing, spreadsheets, and database maintenance required
- Experience with database management and accounting desirable
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office products
- Demonstrated ability to support a diverse community and promote diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.
- Work is often performed in a typical office environment requiring:
- Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods.
- Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
- Dexterity sufficient to manipulate objects with fingers, for example, operating a computer keyboard.
- Communication skills using the spoken word.
- Vision sufficient to see within normal parameters.
- Hearing sufficient to hear within normal range.
- No or minimal physical effort.
- No or minimal exposure to physical risk.
- A flexible work schedule is required, with occasional extended hours following storm events or training events.
- Occasional after-hours and weekends required.
- Summer months required.
While performing the Education and Outreach Liaison duties, the employee is occasionally required to lift and move up to 30 pounds.