Edmonds Community College is committed to diversity, equity and social justice. The college values its talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity. We are intentional about social justice – the active engagement toward equity and inclusion that addresses issues of institutional, structural, and environmental inequity, power and privilege.
The Director of MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) serves as primary coordinator and overseer of activities funded or sponsored by the MESA program and/or for the benefit of MESA students. The MESA program at EdCC has as its primary objectives the promotion of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers, STEM education, and STEM programs at EdCC to students of color and students of populations underrepresented in STEM fields; the recruitment of those students; and facilitating success, persistence, completion and transfer of those students. The Director of MESA is charged with helping the College achieve those objectives.
Responsibilities will include:
Coordinate, plan and oversee recruitment/outreach activities, college prep and orientation activities, and events for MESA students, including university campus visits, transfer fairs, scholarship fairs, resume workshops, award ceremonies and graduation celebrations
Serve as a resource director for MESA students – directing them to appropriate resources for tutoring, financial aid, advising, counseling and other services
Provide mentorship, coaching and support for MESA students
Act as liaison for faculty and advisors
Manage MESA program budget under supervision of Dean of STEM
Recruit and sign-up MESA students (to serve 115+ in 2017-18)
Track and provide data for student participation in MESA activities
Facilitate through exposure, advising and workshops, successful transfer of MESA students to baccalaureate institutions upon Associate’s degree completion – and track such students
Collect and report data from faculty and institutional research staff, including success data for MESA students vs other STEM students
Analyze, summarize and use data in reports in a clear and engaging manner
Attend and actively participate in MESA Directors’ meetings and other activities (including occasional overnights), ensure successful implementation of the MESA program in accordance with MESA statewide office guidelines and serve as primary contact for WA MESA at EdCC
Manage the MESA student center and foster a welcoming atmosphere for social and academic purposes to ensure that the center meets the needs of MESA students and facilitates cohort formation
Brainstorm, vet, plan, develop and implement initiatives to increase success, retention and completion of MESA students at EdCC, recruitment of students (especially students of color) to STEM programs and, in particular, STEM programs at EdCC
Create engaging materials promoting MESA activities and the MESA program for print and electronic distribution
Work with RiSE (Relationships in Science Engineering) and other STEM staff and faculty groups to develop, coordinate and integrate activities, including jointly sponsored activities and events
Work with counselors and others in feeder school districts to promote STEM at EdCC and STEM in general, especially for students of color and students of other populations underrepresented in STEM fields
Coordinate, schedule and publish schedule for MESA study room, tutoring for MESA students and advising for MESA students
Develop and promote student-to-student and student group study and mentorship
Demonstrate cultural competencies required to work with students from broadly different cultural backgrounds
This is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Dean of the STEM Division.
The position is grant funded through June 30, 2018; continuation of the position is contingent upon maintaining or finding new funding sources.
For information on applying, please see Application Procedures and Required Documents, below.
PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work is typically performed in an office setting, and requires the use of a personal computer. The ability to use a telephone, personal computer, and other electronic technology including expertise with word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required. The ability to make sound judgments is essential. The ability to speak and write effectively is required, including making public presentations.
The starting salary range is $55,887- $60,494 annually. The college provides an outstanding exempt employee benefits package that includes 24 vacation days per year, a unique study leave benefit, and excellent medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
You must document your citizenship or employment authorization within three days of hire.
Position is subject to a criminal background check.
All new positions are contingent upon funding.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
All applicants must apply online. No paper submissions or emailed materials will be accepted. Your online application must include the following in order to be complete:
Responses to supplemental questions (part of the online application). (These questions reflect the required and desired qualifications and are used in the screening process. Please provide thorough responses.)
Current resume (in addition to work experience on application).
Names and contact information for three references.
Two current letters of recommendation. (If you have these letters, please attach them to your online application. If they are presently unavailable, do not send them to us. Bring them with you if you are contacted for an interview.)
If you are a veteran and wish to claim veteran’s preference, please scan and attach your DD214 Member-4 form.
Established in 1967, Edmonds Community College is a public, two-year, state community college. It strengthens our diverse community by helping students access educational and career opportunities in a supportive environment that encourages success, innovation, service, and lifelong learning. It serves more than 20,000 students annually, including more than 1,400 international students from 62 countries. The college offers 68 associate degrees and 58 professional certificates in 29 programs of study. Its highest enrolled programs are the Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degrees, Paralegal, Allied Health (pre-nursing degree), Business/Accounting, Construction Management, and Culinary Arts. The college is located in the center of the growing south Snohomish County communities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Mill Creek, Mukilteo, and Woodway. For more information, visit www.edcc.edu.
EEO/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT:
Edmonds Community College is an equal opportunity employer and assures equality of treatment in educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may call 425-640-1470 or 425-640-1832, and accommodations will be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
Experience in planning, organizing, and delivering academic support services
Experience in project management and program coordination
Experience working with college students at a post-secondary institution
Strong writing and communication skills, with the ability to speak in public and with students, community members, industry professionals, faculty and colleagues. Application materials will be used to assess this requirement.
Degree and/or work experience in a STEM discipline
Experience in managing and leading delivery of student support services
Experience in creating new initiatives to support, recruit and/or facilitate success of college students
Ability to coordinate and communicate cross-functionally with others
Familiarity and/or experience working within the community college system
Ability and experience working in a multicultural environment with African American, Latino, and Native American undergraduate students pursuing degrees in STEM fields; culturally competent, with strong knowledge and ease in working with academically and economically disadvantaged students
Ability to teach and model cultural competencies to others
Ability to work independently, assume responsibility, and take initiative in carrying out assignments; ability to multi-task and perform under pressure with minimal supervision, while maintaining focus and exercising the ability to problem solve, adapt and make appropriate changes (flexibility)
Additional Salary Information: See Compensation section of announcement for details on salary and benefits.