[ES_JOBS_NET] Program Director for GeoSTEM, University of Texas Austin

Christine Wiedinmyer christine.wiedinmyer.ucar at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 07:33:30 MDT 2018

Program Director for GeoSTEM




Provide data driven, research supported strategic planning, implementation,
and evaluation of outside-of-the-classroom learning experiences that provide
academically underserved and economically disadvantaged secondary students
with the knowledge to make informed choices about STEM careers related to
the geosciences.

Essential Functions

Oversees the outside-of-school time programs and partnerships that increase
participation in the geosciences and promote a diverse future student body.
Coordination includes formulation of data driven and research supported
plans for broadening participation in STEM fields related to the geosciences
and quantitative and qualitative analysis of program's impacts and outcomes.
Serves as daily administrator of the GeoFORCE program, providing oversight
of all aspects of the program and the management of a budget of
approximately 1 million dollars. The GeoFORCE program involves summer
GeoSTEM learning field experiences for 400 high school students and academic
school year geoscience related STEM career development exploration
activities. Works to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward financial
supporters, including individuals, corporations and foundations, working
closely with the Jackson School Director for Outreach and Diversity and the
Jackson School Development Office. Coordinates activities of GeoFORCE
Houston Advisory Committee, a committee of industry, education, and
non-profit leaders in Houston interested in increasing participation of
underserved and economically disadvantaged students in the energy and earth
resources related STEM fields. Convenes the Geoscience Education Inclusion
and Equity Advisory Committee, an organization of national geoscience
leaders interested in broadening participation in geoscience education in
the classroom and outside-of-the classroom. Works with the outreach and
diversity coordinator for operations in planning for outside-of-the
classroom programs to properly manage and control both the financial and
logistical aspects of the activities. Works closely with the outreach
program coordinator for transition to college and teacher training on
academic aspects of high school programs to insure successful preparation
and transition of students to geoscience related college STEM majors.
Participates in GeoFORCE activities as evidence of the senior commitment to
the program. Investigates and develops proposals, programs and new
partnerships that promote increased participation in the geosciences,
increased diversity and international outreach.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher in STEM or STEM education field, academic
enrichment experience with secondary school populations from economically
disadvantaged and academically under-served populations. Demonstrated
ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations, including
corporate and private sponsors, students, University faculty/research
scientists and staff, secondary school faculty and staff, and parents.
Experience managing and delivering science enrichment programs. Demonstrated
ability to work simultaneously with large numbers of students with the
capacity to track progress and trends, and to determine new directions for
programs. Demonstrated ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail
and follow instructions without close supervision. Excellent interpersonal
skills and ability to work independently as well as a team member.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative, use good judgment, pay attention to
detail and handle multiple tasks. Equivalent combination of relevant
education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate in STEM Education or STEM field. More than three years providing
quantitative and qualitative evaluation of broadening participation in STEM
programs and managing major programs or projects that include multiple
activities and personnel. Knowledge of the current research on STEM career
exploration by underserved and economically disadvantaged students.
Experience in presenting at national conferences, organizing meetings,
producing reports, and creating marketing documents.

Working conditions

May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work
around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a
workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under
consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas
(TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least
135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional
Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40
hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws
regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is
committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital
status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs
and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment
Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present
acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to
work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted
to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented
no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in

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