Senior Director NTID Regional STEM Center 7078BR National Technical Institute for the Deaf NTID Outreach, Placement and Special Projects
Detailed Job Description Please note: Some travel required. Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed.
The NTID Regional STEM Center (NRSC) promotes training and participation for deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) high school students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. NRSC achieves its goals of improving access to postsecondary STEM education and employment for students by:
Enhancing understanding about opportunities for DHH individuals in STEM careers among middle and high school students, teachers, counselors, and vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselors.
Improving the instructional and technical skills of high school teachers in STEM areas.
Establishing, expanding, and improving pathways for DHH students to transition from high school to associate degrees, to baccalaureate degrees, and beyond in STEM areas.
Improving access to learning for DHH students who may be in mainstream classes, with or without support and access services.
Developing employers' awareness of DHH individuals as potential employees and how they can be hired and successfully integrated into the STEM workforce.
Improving the STEM knowledge and sign language skills of American Sign Language interpreters.
The NRSC works in partnership with multiple departments, units and offices within NTID including but not limited to: Academic Affairs, Access Services, Admissions, Budget and Finance, Co-op and Career Center, DeafTEC, External Affairs, Marketing Communications, Pre-College Outreach, Project Fast Forward, Student and Academic Services, Summer Transition Program, and Vocational Rehabilitation.
Develop and execute the vision and mission for growth of the NTID Regional STEM Center (NRSC) at NTID and nationwide with an emphasis on STEM education and outreach, contributing to the pipeline of DHH middle school and high school students to RIT/NTID. The five NRSC audiences include: 1) students and their families, 2) educators, 3) sign language interpreters, 4) employers and 5) vocational rehabilitation professionals.
Manage $9.5M- plus in funding for NRSC. Set annual budgets, determine budget allocations, and work with NRSC accountants to oversee, manage and approve monthly expenditures and reimbursements.
Negotiate, draft and finalize annual MOUs and budgets with NRSC partners and affiliates.
Report to the dean overseeing the unit which NRSC falls under. Collect data, do analysis and provide reports, metrics, and budgeting information to the NTID Administration.
Collaborate with various NTID divisions, departments and units on STEM-related activities and initiatives (e.g. STEM product development, professional development, conferences). Provide support and sponsorship as appropriate.
Directly supervise members of the core NRSC team at NTID including but not limited to: STEM Academy Coordinator, Teacher Trainer, STEM teacher trainer, STEM interpreter trainers, and Staff Assistant. Assess need for and create additional positions as the project grows. Provide in-depth training, mentoring, guidance, professional development and evaluation.
Serve as the liason for additional members of the NRSC team who may (also) report to other departments at NTID including but not limited to: The NTID Coop and Career Center, STEM interpreter trainers, VR specialist, Accountant, Pre-College Outreach, and Project Fast Forward.
Develop, provide oversight for, and manage annual plans, budgets and schedules for specific STEM-related projects and initiatives, both at NTID and outside.
Manage NRSC-funded scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students, the Master of Science in Secondary Education program (MSSE), and American Sign Language and Interpreter Eudcation program (ASLIE).
Communicate, collaborate, and assist with the facilitation of the NTID Regional STEM Center site at Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, and additional sites or affiliates that may be implemented.
Negotiate sponsorships, contracts and collaborations for conferences, programs and activities with a STEM focus.
Represent NRSC and pertinent NTID departments at conferences and related programs for the purpose of promoting NTID and NRSC programs. As appropriate, conduct presentations on STEM topics, programs and resources.
Department/College Description National Technical Institute for the Deaf- Division of Outreach, Placement and Special Projects
Minimum Qualifications Experience/Education
Master's degree in Education, Human and Social Services, Business, Communications or related field
5-7 years' of related experience
Demonstrated exemplary skills in the following areas: communication, interpersonal interactions, organization and multi-tasking, time management, budget management, telecommunications, and writing.
Development of short- and long-term program plans.
Experience in supervision, managing multiple budget accounts for multiple projects, and marketing/sales.
Ability to compile, collect and analyze data for program review and reporting.
Sensitivity to ethnic, socioeconomic and communication diversity.
American Sign Language skills or willingness to learn to be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of prospective DHH students and individuals.
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 120A
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Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the 'Great Colleges to Work For.' RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
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