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STEM Coordinator

Company: Northern Virginia Community College
Location: Reston
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

Posting DetailsPosting Summary Working Title STEM CoordinatorRole Title Education Support Spec IIIRole Code 29144-FPFLSA ExemptPay Band 04Position Number 280R0068Agency Northern VA Community CollegeDivision NV280-Provost Information and Engineering TechnologiesWork Location Fairfax County - 059Hiring Range $65,000 - $75,000Emergency/Essential Personnel NoEEO Category B-ProfessionalsFull Time or Part Time Full TimeDoes this position have telework options? -Telework options are subject to change based on business needs- YesDoes this position have a bilingual or multilingual skill requirement or preference? Work Schedule Typically, M-F 8:30am - 5:00 pm. Some weekends and evenings.Sensitive Position NoJob Description Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the second largest community college in the United States and the largest public educational institution in Virginia. NOVA has more than 71,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members. As one of the most internationally diverse colleges in the United States, with a student body consisting of individuals from more than 180 countries, NOVA is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable Virginia by fostering excellence in higher education. As an Achieving the Dream "Leader College," NOVA is committed to the principles of access, opportunity, student success, and excellence by meeting the educational and training needs of the region and its people with excellent and affordable courses and programs, offered by an inspired and committed diverse faculty and support staff.With six unique locations throughout our region, each conveniently located within 40 miles of Washington D.C, we have Northern Virginia covered. NOVA's Alexandria Campus is located seven miles from the nation's capital, just across the Potomac River from Washington DC; the Annandale Campus, with its urban feel and suburban appeal, is ranked as the most diverse in Virginia and boasts a thriving Koreatown; the Loudoun Campus is located in a comfortable suburb steeped in colonial history; the Manassas Campus is located next to Manassas Battlefield Park, site of the first major battle of the Civil War; the Woodbridge Campus is home to municipal parks, state parks, and national wildlife refuges; and the Medical Education Campus, located in Springfield, is a uniquely specialized campus that stands apart from what most community colleges can offer, with the area boasting an abundance of hiking and biking trails, and parks with nature and wildlife areas.NOVA offers an opportunity to make a difference with outstanding career opportunities and competitive total rewards benefits, including a comprehensive health and dental insurance program, generous paid leave, deferred compensation plans, paid parental leave, state employee discounts, and a solid and secure retirement system. NOVA embraces opportunities to create a college community that is a welcoming and inclusive place to learn and work. We do this by fostering a sense of belonging and ensuring equity while maintaining an open, civil, and safe environment for our students, faculty, staff, and guests. In so doing, NOVA fulfills its mission to offer world-class teaching and learning to the Commonwealth of Virginia.The security of our students, faculty, and staff is very important at NOVA. Please take a moment to review NOVA's Annual Security Reports.General Description of Position:The STEM Coordinator leads engineering outreach activities and development of programs which integrate CAD, 3D printing and robotics to support engineering education in K-12 and college levels.Essential Functions:The STEM Coordinator provides facilitation and coordination of NOVA SySTEMic's outreach activities, including - as appropriate - STEM integration at all educational levels, STEM camps, Fab Lab activities, career exploration opportunities and workshops as well as STEM competitions and Engineering PD to participating faculty, teachers and students. The STEM Education Coordinator will work throughout the Northern Virginia region and work with instructional teams - as appropriate - to create effective STEM learning experiences for students, developing partnerships in STEM and engineering, plan, implement and assess outreach events and recruit participants and volunteers for STEM related events. The STEM Coordinator reports to the Program Manager of NOVA SySTEMic, and is expected to work collaboratively and effectively with a diverse college community.Duties and Tasks:

  • Facilitates and coordinates STEM integration programming at elementary, secondary, post-secondary and adult levels.
  • Responsible for development and extension of school, higher education and business partnerships in STEM and engineering
  • Coordinates activities focused around engineering, including summer STEM camps, Fab Lab activities, career exploration opportunities, and workshops.
  • Coordinates STEM competitions and Engineering professional development, which are being delivered to participating faculty, teachers and students.
  • Serves one or more of the NOVA area school divisions and may be called upon to engage in state activities that are influenced by the region they serve.
  • Plan, implement and assess outreach events.
  • Recruit program participants and volunteer for NOVA SySTEMic activities and community STEM related events.Special Assignments May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.KSA's/Required Qualifications Required KSAs:
    • Ability to Interact and maintain productive relationships with students, faculty, corporations and community agencies;
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
    • Excellent Planning/coordination of partnership activities skills;
    • Excellent presentation and strong organizational skills;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Knowledge of budgeting, data tracking and equipment inventory;
    • Knowledge of STEM educational programming that includes engineering, robotics, programming, and CAD.Minimum Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM or related field; or equivalent applicable experience or training.
      • Experience with planning and coordinating STEM activities in an educational settingPreferred Qualifications Preferred Qualifications:
        • Master's Degree in a STEM or related field, or equivalent applicable experience or training
        • Background knowledge or work experience in engineering or robotics education.
        • Experience in both secondary and post-secondary educational environments.Operation of a State Vehicle YesSupervises Employees NoRequired Travel Mostly local travel between campuses, occasional over night with conference travelPosting Detail Information Posting Number CLS_1482PRecruitment Type General Public - GNumber of Vacancies 1Position End Date (if temporary) Job Open Date 11/03/2022Job Close Date 12/05/2022Open Until Filled Agency Website www.nvcc.eduContact Name Email Phone Number Special Instructions to Applicants In support of the Commonwealth's commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx , or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.Additional Information Background Check Statement Disclaimer The selected candidate's offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth's Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link: http://ethics.dls.virginia.gov/EEO Statement The Virginia Community College System, anEEOemployer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, theVCCSis committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.ADA Statement TheVCCSis anEOEand Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.E-Verify Statement VCCSuses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.

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