This salaried position reports to the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) Director and supervises two full-time positions as well as other support personnel. It is responsible for the management of the overall performance, planning, and execution of the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP) and other programs that support paid higher education internships and student research experiences with industry and with NASA.
The CSIIP is a free-to-use online system that matches Virginia undergraduate students majoring in STEM-related fields to more than 250+ Virginia companies and partners that offer paid STEM internships. The program has recently placed about 130 interns per year for spring, summer, and fall internships with impact continuing to grow annually. CSIIP objectives are to: train the next generation of STEM workers, connect employers to students, link students to industry, and work to keep this STEM talent in Virginia. This position also oversees the STEM Takes Flight NASA Research Experiences for Community College Students program which places about twenty-seven students per year in research experiences at NASA Wallops Flight Facility and NASA Langley Research Center
Proposal writing and development to secure grants for expanded internship opportunities and internship subsidies is a requirement of this position. This position requires extensive interaction with potential companies to market the program and outreach to undergraduate STEM students for program awareness and engagement. Overnight travel to career fairs, conferences, and meetings is required. A minimum of 5 – 6 nights per year.
- Oversight of three to four-person team. Manage all planning/execution of all programs. Delegate actions amongst team. Develop performance reviews for individual team members. Work with other VSGC staff/consultant as needed to facilitate program needs. Work closely with VSGC Accountant regarding budget oversight and any necessary steps required for processing subsidies.
- Work with consultant to oversee website/application updates to include new projects. Oversee fresh marketing materials and social media updates. Oversee with team coordination of certificates/plaques for Governor's Office; approval of new applications/company registrations; reach out to newly registered companies; assist companies with student placements, and potential subsidized funding when applicable. Update MOAs for internship subsidies as required by grants and partnerships.
- Work with team to market programs to Virginia companies via STEM-related events throughout the state, networking events, memberships, making presentations, use of web resources, personnel managers, and partners with company members. Documenting all follow up in Excel or Google Sheets by team members.
- Work with team to market internship opportunities via press releases, emails/visits to Virginia higher education institutions’, faculty, and students and Virginia businesses. Outreach to student societies and STEM student organizations.
- Work to add new partners as appropriate, reach out to current partners with updates and request for them to disseminate program info with their membership; offer internship placement assistance. Work with VSGC Media Specialist to develop 2-4 webcasts annually that would be of interest to students; can be in conjunction with other STEM video initiatives. Post on website and advertise to current interns and to Virginia students at large, via emails and press releases.
Required Education and Skills:
- Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, public administration, or related field. A minimum of three years’ experience in workforce development, recruiting, industry internships, monitoring student experiences.
About the Virginia Space Grant Consortium
The position is based at the Old Dominion University Peninsula Higher Education Center in Hampton, VA. The Virginia Space Grant Consortium is a Consortium of Virginia’s Space Grant universities, NASA Langley Research Center, NASA Wallops Flight Facility, and other organizations with an interest in aviation, aerospace and STEM education, workforce development, and research. This NASA/State partnership, which began in 1989, undertakes a wide range of higher education and precollege programs ranging from immersive precollege STEM programs and teacher professional development programs to scholarships, fellowships, internships, student flight and design programs, and faculty research awards. Learn more at: https://www.vsgc.odu.edu
How to Apply: To apply, visit: https://researchfoundation.odu.edu/, then click on the “Employment” tab and then “Apply” and follow the link. Specify position #22-058. Review of applications will begin immediately.
It is the policy of Old Dominion University Research Foundation to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.