Coordinator - Teaching and Learning, STEM Center

Stephen F. Austin State University
June 11, 2023
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Desired start date is June 1, 2023.

Pending legislative approval, Stephen F. Austin State University will become a member of the University of Texas System, effective Fall of 2023.

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Job Title Coordinator - Teaching and Learning, STEM Center

Full Time/Part Time Full Time FLSA Exempt General Job Description

This is a professional position responsible for supporting programs of, and coordinating the development and delivery of, all curriculum generated through the STEM Research and Learning Center. Responsible for connecting content and pedagogy across Center programs and assisting in producing deliverables implemented within teaching, learning, and outreach efforts. Supports a wide variety of advanced program activities, including: recruitment, retention, and enrollment activities; reporting, researching, interpreting and reviewing potential grant opportunities; developing and delivering teacher professional development; and supporting undergraduate research initiatives. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Associate Director, STEM Center.

Essential Job Functions

  • Coordinates the development and review of curriculum implementation through the STEM Center.
  • Researches best practices in curriculum development and delivery to support outreach efforts.
  • Supports faculty engaged in the development and delivery of Center curriculum.
  • Assists faculty in determining effective pedagogy strategies to engage a targeted audience.
  • Connects content and pedagogy between higher education and K-12 content and personnel.
  • Collects and uses data to assist with the development of models that depict trends in the student base and community population.
  • Supports the teaching/learning and outreach mission of the STEM Center.
  • Teaches courses in the SFA JacksTeach program, as needed.
  • Assists in planning, evaluating, and implementing program objectives, goals, and timelines.
  • Assists in developing and supporting grant-funded projects related to STEM education.
  • Compiles, prepares, and analyzes data and reports in relation to the program/project needs.
  • Monitors equipment and inventory and makes suggestions on purchasing supplies and materials.
  • Supports coordination, planning, and oversight of Center supported initiatives.
  • Recommends and assists in implementing procedures to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Researches best practices in higher education pertinent to STEM education.
  • Non-Essential Job Functions

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • May serve on departmental, college, and university committees.
  • Identifies, defines, and develops funding sources to support existing and planned programs and activities.
  • May write and submit grant proposals to foundations and third party entities.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, university policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to the administration of federal or state funds.
  • Skill in managing own time and the time of others.
  • Skill in using computer applications including spreadsheet, database, and word processing software.
  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Skill in collecting and analyzing complex data.
  • Skill in high-level writing and research.
  • Organizational skills in managing projects simultaneously while maintaining a satisfactory work product.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms.
  • Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate programs.
  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to manage a budget and work within the constraints of a budget.
  • Ability to compile, organize, interpret, and communicate accounting data in a concise format.
  • Ability to accurately prepare and maintain records, files, and reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a good rapport with university faculty and staff, students, and the general public.
  • Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
  • Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to provide support for student development with a demonstrable concern for students.
  • Ability to work effectively and patiently with students.
  • Physical Demands Required Education

    Bachelor's degree in a STEM or a STEM-related field is required.

    Required Experience and Training

    Two years of related experience is required.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Master's degree in a STEM or a STEM-related field is preferred. Experience working with STEM and K-12 faculty and administration is preferred. Experience in outreach programming, data collection and analysis, research, grant writing, and K-12 teaching is preferred.

    Special Conditions for Eligibility

    This is a security-sensitive position subject to criminal record check. This is an IT-sensitive position subject to the Computer and Network Security policy.

    Min Pay Rate Mid Pay Rate Salary Information Commensurate with Experience, Salary Grade - 8 Specific Job Requirements/Duties for this Posting

    Five or more years of teaching experience in a STEM field is preferred.

    Is Background Check Required? Yes Benefit and Retirement Eligibility

    This position is eligible for participation in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) retirement plan, subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

    EEO Statement

    Diversity and Inclusion Statement At SFA, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is more than words—it is actions. We believe diversity and inclusion are keys to promoting more engaged individuals locally and globally. We at SFA are committed to amplifying a campus culture that nurtures belonging and embraces similarities while celebrating that every Lumberjack will be different. Those differences are valued, acknowledged, and supported purposefully. Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion SFA (

    Stephen F. Austin State University, an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and Educator, is committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, creed, color, age, national origin, religion or physical or mental disability as required by law. If, because of an impairment or disability, you need accommodation during any part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources at 936-468-2304.

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number S2023-062

    Candidates Eligible to Apply Open to all qualified applicants Number of Positions Available 1 Posted Date 04/25/2023 Review Start Date Close Date Work Schedule Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

    Desired start date is June 1, 2023.

    Pending legislative approval, Stephen F. Austin State University will become a member of the University of Texas System, effective Fall of 2023.

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    Contact Information

    Contact Name Jana Redfield

    Contact Phone (936) 468-6261 Contact Email [email protected] Contact Information

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Which of the following best represents your education background?
  • Completed High School Diploma or GED
  • Completed some college
  • Completed Associates Degree
  • Completed Bachelor's Degree
  • Completed Master's Degree
  • Completed Doctoral Degree or ABD
  • What is your academic major/minor?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Which of the following best represents the number of years experience you possess relating to the job to which you are applying?
  • Less than two years
  • Two to three years
  • Four to five years
  • Six to seven years
  • Eight to nine years
  • Ten or more years
  • What experience do you have working with STEM and K-12 faculty and administration?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have experience in the development and delivery of K-12 outreach programs? Please explain.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please indicate the number of years of secondary school teaching experience in a STEM discipline.
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1-2 years
  • 3-4 years
  • 5-7 years
  • More than 8 years
  • Briefly list your area(s) of research or teaching expertise.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Describe your experience in grant writing and grant management.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have experience in developing and/or designing science or math curriculum for K-12? Please explain.
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Documents Needed To Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcript(s)
  • List of References
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