Campus Description: Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities. Stony Brook Medicine is Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL or with Medical School departments.
Descriptive Title: Regional Coordinator (Part Time) REF#: WC-R-8136-13-09-S
Budget Title: Senior Administrative Assistant Research Foundation Support Position
Department: CESAME/STEM Mentoring Initiative RF Line#: R0725000
Grade: N.8 Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
Salary: $25,000 @ 50% FTE
THIS POSTING IS NOT CURRENT !!!

Required Qualifications: Associate's Degree. A minimum of five years of full time related experience with at least three years of experience in education and at least one of those years devoted to informal education/outreach and two years of education program/project management experience. Knowledge of the regional public school system and educational standards. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to easily and quickly develop rapport with a wide variety of stakeholders. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Flexibility and ability to problem solve. Passion for furthering the development of science education and the opportunities for at-risk youth.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree or higher in a STEM or STEM education discipline with at least 18 post masters graduate level credits.

Brief Description of Duties: The Regional Coordinator will manage the Afterschool STEM Mentoring Program, a program which trains qualified graduate students and post docs engaged in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines to instruct science afterschool courses for 5th through 8th grade students attending schools in Central Islip, a high-needs school district on Long Island. An ideal candidate will have a strong background in science or mathematics teaching including classroom instruction at the middle grades, mentoring new teachers, and working with diverse students in under-resourced classrooms. This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills with diverse stakeholders; the ability to provide constructive feedback to scientists in training; and work independently to identify and solve problems. This position also requires excellent logistical and organizational skills. In conjunction with the project team from SUNY, Empire State College, and the New York Academy of Science, this Education Program Coordinator will, recruit, interview, accept, and place cohorts of Mentors at afterschool sites on Long Island. The selected candidate will:
  • Coordinate and facilitate training through existing contractors in STEM content knowledge and classroom management for novice educators who are young scientists.
  • Communicate regularly with SUNY/NYAS leadership to facilitate program implementation and evaluation.
  • Initiate and cultivate relationship's with afterschool program providers and other partnering organizations.
  • Plan and implement field visits to partnering science institutions (e.g., Brookhaven, Cold Spring Harbor, and Cradle of Aviation Museum).
  • Support Mentors and prospective mentors by: providing guidance in effective teaching strategies, lesson modification, and classroom management; facilitating communication between Mentor and site staff, scheduling and executing site visits to each afterschool placement; order and prepare supplies for Mentors.

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Special Notes: This is a part time position, 18.75 hours per week. The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a Research Foundation Employment Application, Resume and Cover Letter to:

Debra Pelio
CESAME
Life Sciences Building, Room 092
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5233
Fax# 631-632-9791


Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 09/23/2013, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, FEMALES, MINORITIES, DISABLED, VETERANS.
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Job Category: B) Administrative and Professional Positions (excluding teaching and patient/clinical care).
Posting Date: 09/09/2013
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