Career Exploration Coordinator

UNC Pembroke
North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 02, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is seeking a qualified, dynamic, and innovative candidate to serve as the Project 3C Career Exploration Coordinator with the Southeast American Indian Studies Program (SAIS). This position will coordinate UNC Pembroke’s component of Project 3C, an initiative to provide American Indian students in Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson, and Scotland counties with experiences and skills necessary to: develop their self-efficacy; increase congruence between their interests and career choices; and, broaden their college and career opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Families and communities will also be empowered to provide a supportive and informed environment that promotes student success and career exploration. Project 3C is a partnership between the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, the Public Schools of Robeson County, Robeson Community College, and UNC Pembroke.

Coordinate the Culturally Responsive STEM Training (CRST) each year for PSRC elementary and middle school teachers that allows them to connect career, college, and Indigenous knowledge through STEM.

Design and implement three (3) one-week early job training residential programs during the summer at UNCP for rising tenth through twelfth grade American Indian students. Coordinate and meet with local businesses and organizations to secure placements for summer program as potential job shadow locations.

Coordinate two (2) STEM Family Nights for students and their family members that promote STEM-related college and career opportunities.

Design and implement four (4) iSTEM Saturday sessions during the academic year for 12 American Indian females in grades 6-8.

Promote Project 3C by meeting with students at NASA club meetings, Lumbee Tribe of NC Boys and Girls Clubs and other community events in LTSA to discuss STEM careers and cultural connections.

Coordinate hiring of student counselors, mentors and instructors for all Project 3C related activities.

Serve as a liaison between the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, Robeson Community College, and the Public Schools of Robeson County.

This is a time-limited, grant funded position through September 30, 2022.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:  Master’s degree in a related field or the equivalent education and experience of a Bachelor’s Degree and knowledge of Robeson County, North Carolina, the Lumbee Tribe, and experience working with American Indian communities and organizations; Experience in college student success i.e. success coaching; Strong public relations, communication, presentation, written, and verbal skills ; Excellent record keeping, organizational, and data analysis skills; Ability to work as a team member and complete tasks with minimal direction and supervision; Availability to work evenings and Saturdays. At least two years of progressive administrative and supervisory experience, including budget management and record keeping, program planning and implementation, and performance evaluation, along with strong interpersonal and communication skills, and exceptional computer technology skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.