Professional Assistant I – Continuing Education Department (Grant-Funded Position)

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<p>Announcement is hereby made for a 12-month Professional Assistant 1 position that is grant-funded. Suffolk County Community College is an open admissions institution committed to serving a diverse student population in a variety of degree and career programs.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This is a Unit III position covered under the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College collective bargaining agreement with the College. This position is funded by a New York State grant.&nbsp; In a grant-funded position, the successful candidate will be employed for periods concurrent with the grant award; however such employment may be terminated at any time. &nbsp;This is a grant-funded position with the possibility of yearly extensions through June 30, 2020.&nbsp; Please see the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College collective bargaining agreement for complete details with regard to grant-funded positions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Job Description:</u></strong></p> <p>The Professional Assistant 1 for Continuing Education reports to the College Assistant Dean for Continuing Education.&nbsp; The PA1 will be working in a team environment to provide assistance in the recruitment, enrollment and retention of Science and Technology Entry Level Program (STEP) and Collegiate Science &amp; Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) students.&nbsp;&nbsp; Specifically, the successful candidate will have specialized knowledge of STEP and CSTEP grant programs, a strong background in assisting students performing original STEM research, five years of experience mentoring underrepresented middle/high school and college students, and will:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ol> <li>Coordinate, and participate in the development of the Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP), and the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) programs;</li> <li>Supervise clerical, and other STEP office staff;</li> <li>Assist in the development and implementation of strategies for recruitment and enrollment for new students and retention of continuing students;</li> <li>Assist in periodic program staff meetings;</li> <li>Assist in the development and maintenance of program operating budgets;</li> <li>Work closely with school districts,&nbsp; collaborating&nbsp; Suffolk County Community College departments&nbsp; and&nbsp; offices,&nbsp; collaborating colleges and universities and Brookhaven National Laboratory and other STEM institutions to deliver collaborative &nbsp;program &nbsp;services;</li> <li>Deliver research and work closely with business and industry partners to develop, implement and deliver science research and workforce-related programming, such as internships and job-shadowing experiences;</li> <li>Assist with the admittance and enrollment of pre-college program students to Suffolk County Community College and the transfer of CSTEP students to four-year schools;</li> <li>Assist with the assessment of the effectiveness of programmatic goals and staff involvement in accordance with program guidelines and expected outcome measures;</li> <li>Prepare comprehensive mid-year and final reports for submission to NYSED &nbsp;agencies;</li> <li>Ensure compliance with all program funding and reporting guidelines;</li> <li>Purchase instructional materials and office supplies as required and maintain program budgets;</li> <li>Represent STEP and CSTEP at local, regional and statewide meetings;</li> <li>Assist in the preparation and submission of RFP&#39;s related to STEP and CSTEP; and</li> <li>Undertake other duties as assigned by College Assistant Dean/Pl.</li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Minimum Qualifications:</u></strong></p> <p><strong>Required:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Bachelor&#39;s degree in a STEM-related field;</li> <li>Strong background in assisting students performing original STEM research;</li> <li>Proficiency with Microsoft Office; and</li> <li>Minimum of five years mentoring underrepresented middle/high school and college students conducting STEM research.</li> </ul> <p>Preferred:</p> <ul> <li>Minimum five years of scientific research</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><u>Step 1</u></p> <p>Click on the following link:</p> <p><a href="http://www.sunysuffolk.edu/About/Employment.asp">http://www.sunysuffolk.edu/About/Employment.asp</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><u>Step 2</u></p> <p>Select position #18-66 and read the description.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><u>Step 3</u></p> <p>Click Apply Online to submit resume and cover letter.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>The New York State Retirement and Social Security Law requires retirees of a public pension plan within the State or City of New York to disclose prior public employment and pension plan history for the purpose of establishing a retiree&rsquo;s eligibility for employment.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The exact salary will be determined by prior experience and placement on the salary scale negotiated by the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>