The Coordinator for STEM Programs, in collaboration with relevant academic and support services units, provides expanded Letters and Sciences (LTSC) support designed to increase retention and graduation rates of students with an initial interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This position represents LTSC at recruitment events, provides comprehensive advising, teaches first-year courses, and coordinates programs and events in support of LTSC goals.
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Master’s degree preferred in higher education/student affairs or a related field required.
- Minimum of two year’s professional experience working in higher education setting.
- Program planning, teaching and advising experience required.
- Proficiency using campus advising technology and Microsoft Office Suite.
- Ability to work cooperatively with LTSC staff of approximately 30 and with representatives from across campus.
- Possess strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills; well-organized, extremely motivated, and self-disciplined; and ability to keep multiple projects and responsibilities current.
- Knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors/programs and University of Maryland academic policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of student success strategies related to STEM learning.
- Demonstrate maturity, good judgement and a willingness to work extended hours.