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The Chemistry Department Washington University in St. Louis is seeking a Project Coordinator for the General Chemistry Supplemental Program. This program supports, mentors, and trains students enrolled in General Chemistry (Chem 111A/112A). The Supplemental Program is an essential part of the General Chemistry curriculum, with more than 800 students enrolled and 80 - 100 peer mentors trained per semester. The Program has three arms: (1) a Peer-Led Team-Learning (PLTL) program, (2) a Transition program, and (3) a Residential Peer Mentoring (RPM) program. The three aspects of the Supplemental Program are managed by three different Directors, and we seek a Project Coordinator to ensure the three aspects are well integrated, cohesive, and remain strongly inter-related to facilitate administration, enhance the training of students and mentors, and provide a united message to involved undergraduate students.
The Project Coordinator’s primary responsibilities will include managing the General Chemistry PLTL, RPM, and Transition Programs. Duties include:
Co-teach the PAM (Practical Applications for Academic Mentoring) course for PLTL leaders, to continue their introduction to the pedagogy and philosophy of PLTL and further deepen their Chemistry knowledge
Train, mentor, and give feedback from observations of the peer leaders when they meet with their groups
Formally evaluate the PLTL, RPM, and transition program peer leaders to provide feedback
Organize the students into study groups, taking into account their schedule conflicts, ethnicity, and gender
Oversee the administration of the selection process of new PLTL leaders
Serve as lead Instructor to teach the RPMs in the PAM (Practical Applications of Academic Mentoring) course to train the RPMs to facilitate help sessions and group work sessions properly
Administer the Chemistry RPM program as the Program Manager
Serve as the Chemistry Department liaison to administer and oversee the selection process of new Chemistry RPMs
Help the Director evaluate the results of the chemistry assessment exam and the students’ SAT, ACT, and AP STEM scores to identify underprepared or at-risk students
Support the Director in the extended recitation sections for the Transition Program
Manage the administration of the Transition Program
During the summer months, the Project Coordinator may be involved with educational-development activities or education-research projects, collaboratively with members of the Chemistry faculty, the Teaching Center, or the Center for Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning, and Education (CIRCLE).
M.S. in Science Education or Chemistry (or related subject), and 1 year of related experience is required. Ph.D. in Science Education or Chemistry will be considered.
Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills, knowledge of current teaching methods and pedagogy in the STEM fields, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, willingness to learn innovative teaching techniques and philosophies, good management and supervisory skills, and be highly proficient in Microsoft Office.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Chemistry Department. This position is for the Danforth Campus in the School of Arts and Sciences.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
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Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
The hiring range for this position is $46,215 - $60,079 annually.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Applicants should provide with their application a letter of interest outlining how their work experience applies to the position. The cover letter should be included as the first page of the resume upload.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
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