The Senior Staff Assistant will coordinate efforts by the Institute
of Strategic Enhancement of Educational Diversity (iSEED) at UB.
iSEED will catalyze building a culturally and intellectually
diverse and academically inclusive community of graduate students,
postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff.
The Senior Staff Assistant (iSEED Program Coordinator) will
collaborate and assume an active role in the integration of various
iSEED initiatives with the University’s overall vision, by working
with leaders in each of the Schools to facilitate and integrate
diversity efforts at all levels.
The iSEED Program Coordinator will actively participate and
contribute to the preparation of grant proposals, and will interact
with the various schools leadership to continuously generate funds
to support iSEED mission.
The successful candidate will play a collaborative and active role
in the integration of various iSEED initiatives with the
University’s overall vision and mission.
- Partake in a team-oriented leadership style.
- Assist the iSEED directors in all aspects associated with iSEED
organization and management, including running the activities for
the iSEED Executive and Steering Committees . The iSEED
Senior Program Coordinator will actively participate and contribute
to the preparation of grant proposals, and will interact with the
leadership of various University’s Schools to continuously generate
funds to support the iSEED mission.
- Interact with the leadership of various University’s Schools to
develop strategies to continuously increase diversity and inclusion
in graduate and faculty programs to fulfill the iSEED mission.
- Direct and coordinate all activities related to the iSEED
Summer Research Experience and iSEED Graduate Fellows Program as
well as other pipeline programs aimed to increase diversity in Stem
- Coordinate iSEED orientations for undergraduate, masters and
PhD graduate students; organize and facilitate activities to
increase success and retention. Active participation in graduate
student recruitment from either the summer program, contacts from
conferences, and/or school visits. Coordinate graduate student
recruitment and enrollment with graduate programs.
- Understanding of STEM Science and the ability to create content
and facilitate research communication workshops on professional
development and on grant award writing and fellowship preparation
for undergraduate and graduate students. Workshops are delivered on
line and/or in person. Coordinate and provide administrative
oversight for programs and office events, including logistical
planning of events (seminars. workshops, conferences special talks,
etc) in collaboration with iSEED leadership and other groups both
in person and virtually. Programming will be focused in increasing
diversity, inclusion and social justice for undergraduate,
graduate, postdocs and/or faculty.
- Coordinate, implement and assess the institute’s communication
initiatives across campus, including preparation of marketing
documents and newsletters , and collaboration with other
The iSEED Program is a collaborative effort stretching across
multiple schools including the Jacobs School of Medicine and the
College of Arts and Science.
Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There
are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement
plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy
mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to
support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to
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Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of administrative experience.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in the science and
academic fields. Applicants should be highly flexible, organized
and willing to work in a large and diverse team of individuals that
include students, professors and senior institutional
MS/MA or PhD degree in bioscience or education
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