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Project Associate II

Title: Project Associate II

Employee Classification: Professional F/T 52 Wks Unit

Department: Workforce Solutions

Salary Range: $45,028

Who we are:

We are not-for-profit: St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.

We are a respected employer: For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.

We make an impact in the community: Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students. More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation. STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.

We value Diversity, equity & inclusion: STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.

What you get:

Benefits package [for full-time employees]: STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.

Opportunity to grow: Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.

Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents. Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance: Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.

Commitment to wellness: STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.

The basics of this position:

This Project Associate II is a new position but is integral to the award-winning STLCC Center for Plant and Life Sciences’ (CPLS) customized technical and accelerated life science technical training efforts. This key position will primarily work in the labs and offices at the BRDG Park location (1005 N Warson Rd in Creve Coeur) and lead and support CPLS technical training programs.

In addition to supporting the mission and vision of STLCC, the successful candidate is:
• enthusiastic in promoting, leading, and supporting the trainings and events held at and supported by CPLS,
• self-motivated, highly organized, and determined,
• proactive and agile in setting priorities,
• resourceful, resilient, and persistent,
• able to enlist personnel in district departments, campus departments and administration to achieve results, and
• resolute in following Board of Trustees and College policy and assisting CPLS staff in following the same,
all while being welcoming to CPLS students, faculty, industry partners, vendors, and visitors.

A typical day might find this team member performing or participating in any of:
• delivering CPLS technical trainings,
• prepping for training lab activities,
• developing and planning lab + lecture + reinforcement activities for new technical training programs,
• working on continuous improvement and expansion efforts,
• seeking and testing benchtop labs and kits for potential training use,
• exploring CPLS lab equipment and instrumentation for potential training use,
• promoting and disseminating details of CPLS training offerings at events and through social media outlets,
• assisting in monitoring CPLS training program budgets and supporting purchasing and receiving activity.

What you'll do:
  • Coordinates direct professional services to students and clients relating to a specific project area, i.e. counseling training, job development, vocational assessment, or accounting.
  • Develops materials and procedures to ensure effectiveness of project personnel.
    Serves on committees.
  • Maintains contact with professionals in other areas to facilitate referrals and problem resolution.
    Performs normal supervisory functions: trains, instructs, assigns work to Project personnel; recommends transfers, promotions, wage increases, terminations; arranges for additional help or overtime; explains and enforces College policies, safety rules and regulations. Evaluates performance.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned
Education, experience, and other requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent and over three (3) years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degreed or substantial post-secondary education in a life science or science communication field, especially a Certificate or
  • Associate Degree in Biotechnology.
  • Significant experience supporting development and delivery of life science technical training programs.
    Familiarity with internal STLCC systems.

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