CSTEP Program Coordinator
The Manhattan College Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is designed to address roadblocks that prevent underrepresented minority, low-income, and first-generation students who are studying in the College's School of Science from successfully completing science majors that lead to careers in regional and statewide STEM-related professional shortage areas (i.e., the applied sciences and other related professions).
As a statewide initiative, CSTEP has helped many students complete their degrees successfully and to a high standard by providing access to tutors, study coaches, and other resources. In addition, there is assistance with next steps, whether that may be advice on employment pathways, help with licensures, or information on graduate qualification opportunities.
Each year, the Program will serve sixty-five freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled full time in the School of Science and pursuing a degree in one of the following scientific fields: biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematics, and physics.
The Program Coordinator, under the supervision of the Director of Opportunity Programs will be responsible for the following:
- Day-to-day management of CSTEP activities.
- Assist with recruitment of CSTEP participants.
- Manage a caseload of CSTEP students, facilitating regular meetings throughout the semester with each participant to discuss his or her progress and provide insights on topics such as financial aid and academic support.
- Serve as the point person for organizing CSTEP activities and be a liaison between the Office of Graduate School and Fellowship Advisement, Office of Career Pathways, Center for Academic Success, and the School of Science.
- Support developmental workshops and activities for CSTEP students.
- Track the CSTEP students' participation and progress, and compile the data necessary for reports.
- Be an active member of the summer program team that runs for six weeks between July and August.
- Maintain an "open door" policy when a program participant requires assistance and perform other duties as required.
The Program Coordinator will be passionate about the goals of CSTEP. S/he is required to have a minimum of 1-2 years' experience working with a similar population of students in a related program. Additionally, s/he will be required to have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree preferred) in education, counselling, or a STEM field.
Manhattan College is an independent Catholic coeducational institution in the Lasallian tradition. We expect our faculty, administration, and staff to be knowledgeable about our mission and to make a positive contribution to the mission. Applicants from historically under-represented segments of the population are encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse campus community. AA/EO Employer M/F/D/V
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