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Managing Director - STARS Computing Corps

Temple University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 28, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
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Full Time
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Temple University is an R1 research institution that is committed to community engagement and teaching excellence. The university serves a diverse student body of nearly 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, with more than 340,000 alumni worldwide. The Department of Computer and Information Sciences, housed within the College of Science and Technology, represents one of the largest areas of growth in terms of undergraduate majors and is a key contributor in the university’s research enterprise. The department is committed to building a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and vibrant educational community in which all students, faculty, and staff can engage in computing education and research as their authentic selves and which values diversity of experiences and ideas. 

Under the supervision of the Executive Director of the STARS Computing Corps, the Managing Director of Programs & Impact will support implementation of key initiatives and programs across the STARS Computing Corps Alliance. Collaborates with the STARS team and its partner organizations to plan, organize, and execute programs and collaborates with STARS Evaluation & Research Team to support research, data collection, project evaluation, and reporting. Contributes to the knowledge base of research and data on best practices for diversity, equity, and inclusion in computing in higher education and K12. Supervises the STARS Assistant Director of Communications and Operations to guide the development of content for STARS information sheets, newsletters, and other communications. The Managing Director will also represent the STARS Computing Corps Alliance at conferences, meetings, and other events with stakeholders and sponsors as needed

The STARS Computing Corps Alliance for Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) is a national alliance of colleges and universities with a shared commitment to take action to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in computing. STARS aims to shift practices in computing departments in higher education in ways that increase the number of women, Black, and Hispanic students that persist in computing degree programs, and advance the careers of students and faculty from groups that have been historically underrepresented in computing. Additionally, STARS Computing Corps conferences, communities, and networks create significant institutional and human resources that can expand BPC research and promising practices to a larger audience of researchers, educators, administrators, CS departments, and K-20 students, and can dramatically increase the number of people taking action in BPC efforts. The STARS Computing Corps is supported with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is headquartered in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Temple University. 

*This is a grant-funded position.

This position is temporarily assigned a hybrid work arrangement (on-campus and remote). The duration of this hybrid work arrangement is at the discretion of Temple University and the hiring department.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of related experience in Computer Science, STEM Education, Learning Sciences, Education, Sociology, Educational Leadership, or comparable field. Experience in introductory computer science concepts. Experience in higher education, research, management, and/or leadership. Demonstrated experience designing, implementing, evaluating educational interventions in STEM; propagating evidence-based practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion in computing; project management; analysis of longitudinal and cross-sectional data (i.e., qualitative and quantitative); grant writing and/or research manuscript preparation. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 

Required Skills and Abilities:

•Commitment to STARS Computing Corps mission of advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in computer science in K12, higher education, and the workforce.
•Must demonstrate knowledge about foundational computer science concepts in introductory computing courses.
•Ability to design and operationalize high-quality programs that are grounded in research on equitable and inclusive practices for STEM education.
•Excellent organization and project management along with the ability to achieve strategic objectives.
•Strong writing and editing skills, along with the ability to convey information about complex issues both verbally and in writing using data and reasoning.
•Ability to manage many projects, simultaneously, in collaboration with several internal and external team members.
•Ability to think strategically, identify potential problems, innovate, and provide proactive solutions.
•Ability to foster collaborative relationships and identify potential for collective impact.
•Must be able to work independently and exercise independent judgment.
•Expertise in data management and analysis, with knowledge about study design and analysis techniques.
•Ability to use advanced features of Excel (e.g., vlookup, pivot tables) or data analysis software (e.g., SPSS) to advance understanding of data.
•Proficiency with standard software (Office suite, SharePoint, communication and survey platforms).
•Ability to generate reports for funding agencies and the general public that capture program outcomes.
•Excellent time management skills, with a commitment to reliability, dependability, and meeting deadlines.

•Advanced degree (e.g. Master’s or doctoral degree).
•Experience in grant-writing and/or developing peer-reviewed research articles.
•Experience in higher education or higher-education adjacent organization, such as a nonprofit or foundation.
•Experience in project management or program management roles.

How to apply:

To apply for this position and view other opportunities, please visit our website at

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

In accordance with the City of Philadelphia’s mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff and contractors must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 15, 2021, unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the university. An individual is considered fully vaccinated (2) weeks or more following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or (2) weeks or more following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University’s vaccination or exemption requirement by November 15, 2021 will be prohibited from working until proof of vaccination or an exemption is provided. For more information visit the university's Vaccines web page at

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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