STEM Project Coordinator

STEM Project Coordinator

Employer

Southwestern Community College
447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779
Phone: 828-339-4000

Job Location

Sylva, NC

Salary/Grade

$20.00 per hour

Benefits

None

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Closes: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Target Start Date

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Expected Work Hours

Varies

Reports to

Principal Investigator

Employment Type

Part Time

Minimum Qualifications

Education           

Bachelor’s degree in science, mathematics, public administration (with grant project experience), project management or related area; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

 

Knowledge and Skills    

A minimum of two years of experience in a related organization or with a similar project.

Administration: Ability to independently and effectively manage a variety of administrative functions funded by federal sources and/or a variety of functional activities, programs, and/or services. Ability to interpret policies and procedures to facilitate and ensure the application of sound administrative practices. Ability to interpret and monitor relevant policies for compliance. Ability to participate and assist in evaluation and continuous improvement activities.

Financial Management: Ability to conduct financial management responsibilities with College staff. Knowledge of the applicable financial regulations and administrative processes preferred.

Information Analysis and Decision-Making: Ability to identify, recognize, and resolve problems that have established precedents and limited impact. Refers non¬standard questions and problems to higher levels. Ability to gather, organize, and analyze financial information, evaluation, enrollment and demographic data. Ability to review, examine, and prepare project documents.

Communication: Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of program stakeholders and, to represent the project/College locally, regionally, state- and nationwide. Ability to develop written documents and/or reports conveying factual information, general guidelines, and standard procedures.

Preferred Qualifications

none

Position Description

Statement of Primary Purpose

The Smoky Mountains STEM Collaborative Coordinator will assist with the administration of and manage day-to-day programmatic, business and financial affairs of the five year SCC NASA Cooperative Agreement award under the supervision of the project Principal Investigator. Responsibilities include coordination and oversight of project deliverables, facilitation and management of project resources and, the collection and reporting of project data.

Classification

Professional, Part Time, Time-Limited/Grant Funded

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

The Smoky Mountains STEM Collaborative Coordinator will perform a range of administrative duties in carrying out the project workplan including but not limited to communicating with partners and stakeholders, executing project purchases, data collection, report preparation, working closely with evaluators, coordinating faculty professional development, project events and activities, and other aspects of project administration under the supervision of the project Principal Investigator. Duties will also include coordinating the summer camp for middle-grades children, providing transportation (via SCC vehicles) for project events including the summer camp and SCC student trips, coordinating Starry Nights viewing events and, ensuring programmatic and fiscal compliance. The Coordinator will work to ensure timely collection and reporting of program data and will work with project and College staff to ensure collection of demographic and participation data, preparing reports for submission to NASA.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

The Smoky Mountains STEM Collaborative Coordinator will work with departments across the institution to insure that the activities and services of the project are carried out and that the College community is engaged and informed. 

Minimum Qualifications

Education           

Bachelor’s degree in science, mathematics, public administration (with grant project experience), project management or related area; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Knowledge and Skills    

A minimum of two years of experience in a related organization or with a similar project.

Administration: Ability to independently and effectively manage a variety of administrative functions funded by federal sources and/or a variety of functional activities, programs, and/or services. Ability to interpret policies and procedures to facilitate and ensure the application of sound administrative practices. Ability to interpret and monitor relevant policies for compliance. Ability to participate and assist in evaluation and continuous improvement activities.

Financial Management: Ability to conduct financial management responsibilities with College staff. Knowledge of the applicable financial regulations and administrative processes preferred.

Information Analysis and Decision-Making: Ability to identify, recognize, and resolve problems that have established precedents and limited impact. Refers non¬standard questions and problems to higher levels. Ability to gather, organize, and analyze financial information, evaluation, enrollment and demographic data. Ability to review, examine, and prepare project documents.

Communication: Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of program stakeholders and, to represent the project/College locally, regionally, state- and nationwide. Ability to develop written documents and/or reports conveying factual information, general guidelines, and standard procedures.

Physical Demands          

Extended periods at a computer, setting up event spaces, lifting and setting up College telescopes, etc.

Licensing Requirement

None

Working Conditions and Environment

Travel to occasional local, regional and/or national meetings and conferences, occasional evening and weekend meetings, events or other activities required.  Campus environment.

Equipment Operation

Demonstrated skills with office technology and expertise with software and applications including MS Office Suite, Google Mail and Google Apps.

 

This position description covers the most essential functions and duties associated with this position.  Other duties may be assigned by the President or appropriate supervisory personnel.  The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title as necessary.

How to Apply

Apply on Southwestern Community College website:  http://southwesterncc.hirecentric.com/jobs/127551-21374.html

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