Applications are invited for a twelve-month, fixed-term Academic Specialist-Outreach position for the Natural Science Transfer Scholars (NSTS) program. NSTS is an NSF-funded Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) partnership between the College of Natural Science at Michigan State University (MSU), Mott Community College (MCC), and Washtenaw Community College (WCC), which aims to promote the successful transfer of academically talented, low-income STEM students. While this position will be located within the Charles Drew Science Scholars Program at MSU, which offers academic and social support to MSU’s Natural Science Transfer Scholars, the individual hired will be expected to spend time on the MCC and WCC campuses to build relationships with students, faculty, and advisors. This one-year position offers the possibility of renewal for up to 3 years based on satisfactory performance.
The outreach coordinator will support the program through recruitment of prospective students at the three institutions, relationship building across the three campuses, and coordination of a peer mentoring program to support Natural Science Transfer Scholars at MSU and engage with students in the corresponding STEM Scholars programs at MCC and WCC. In this work, the outreach coordinator will be expected to contribute to creating an environment that supports diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
Development of engaging promotional content for the program at the three campuses, such as social media, web content, newsletters, and/or videos to recruit and celebrate accomplishments of S-STEM scholarship recipients
Travel between the three campuses to build relationships with students, faculty, advisors, and admissions counselors
Dissemination of information and promotional content about the program through participation in existing events connected to the three campuses
Active recruitment of eligible students to MCC, WCC, and/or MSU
Serving as a bridge between the three institutions in recruitment efforts and communication with external evaluator about these efforts.
Training and coordination of peer mentors at MSU
Development of information sessions for prospective students to meet current program students at MCC, WCC, and MSU.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Masters -Education, Counseling, Student Affairs, STEM or related field
Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in a professional or educational setting
Graduate assistantship, practicum, or professional experience in academic advising, admissions, or other academic or student affairs role in higher education
Experience working with STEM students
Familiarity with science curricula or science majors
Familiarity with community colleges and transfer from 2-year to 4-year institutions
Required Application Materials
Resume or CV
Letter of interest (up to 2 pages) with a clear statement of interest in working to support 2-year to 4-year transfer and experience relevant to the desired qualifications and position responsibilities described above.
A separate DEI statement (1 page) addressing candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, which could include lived experiences and past or potential contributions in a professional or educational setting
Contact information, including email and telephone number, for three professional references
Review of applications will begin two weeks after posting and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online through the careers.msu.edu website. For additional information or to request accommodations, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Jerry Caldwell, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Remote Work Statement
MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.
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