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STEP Program Specialist (Grant Funded)

Mohawk Valley Community College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 2, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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STEP Program Specialist (Grant Funded)

Salary: $42,485

This is a grant-funded position. Grant-funded positions expire either at the end of the stated term or whenever funding for the position ceases.

Mohawk Valley Community College provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to meet the diverse needs of our students. We are the community’s college, committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment.

The College is looking for exceptional colleagues. We seek candidates with: (1) an understanding of the college mission and teaching experience in a comprehensive community college; (2) a focus on student success in a learner-centered environment; and (3) a willingness to use technology to support learning in the academic setting, including on-line instruction and assessment of student learning outcomes.

MVCC is seeking to fill a full-time position in our Student Life Department. The STEP Program Specialist provides direct services to the Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) students. This is a grant that introduces high-school students to STEM fields. The STEP Program Specialist assists the Director in the development, implementation and evaluation of the program.

Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Fosters and maintains relationships with partner schools to facilitate the STEP program including but not limited to the delivery of services to both in partner schools and at MVCC;
  • Mentors STEP students;
  • Engages STEP students to provide support services including but not limited to tutoring, study skills, and advisement with a concentration on STEM courses;
  • Assists STEP students with College processes, with a commitment to promoting MVCC and transition to MVCC CSTEP;
  • Refers and promotes relationships between STEP students, support services as well as and STEM academic and business professionals;
  • Promotes the retention and completion of a high school degree and encourages post high school enrollment at MVCC and relationship with MVCC CSTEP in order to provide seamless 7-14 support;
  • Assists STEP students with career exploration and/or post high school graduation or employment;
  • Provides life-skills coaching that fosters completion including but not limited to time management, organization and communication skills;
  • Assists the Director and Coordinator with STEP activities to ensure compliance as outlined in the program grant;
  • Monitors STEP lab to ensure that all necessary supplies and services are available and makes recommendations for purchases as necessary;
  • Supervises STEP part-time student assistants;
  • Develops, creates and hosts (or otherwise provide for) workshops;
  • Maintains program and student records;
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Director of Student Engagement and Outreach.

Mohawk Valley Community College is committed to transforming lives through learning, and as you help students secure the financial resources to pursue their dreams, you will be critical to the College mission and the student experience.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience working in a student support program
  • Ability to work with diverse student groups
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license at the time of hire and throughout employment
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Education or related field

Special Instructions to Applicants: Official academic transcripts required upon hire.

Review Start Date: 7/25/2021

Mohawk Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity. MVCC maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and global worldview. We value the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in a world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, different abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.
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