Job Details

University of California Santa Cruz
  • Position Number: 1993154
  • Location: Santa Cruz, CA
  • Position Type: Instructional Technology and Design

STEM Equity Coordinator

Location: Santa Cruz
Job ID: 10444

Initial Review Date (IRD)
The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this position is: 09-28-2020

UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit. 

Dept Marketing Statement
The Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL) supports all who teach at UC Santa Cruz to create effective and inclusive learning environments. We support instructors to develop and practice equity-minded teaching methods that are known, from current research on teaching and learning, to improve student retention, persistence, academic achievement, and sense of belonging. With our campus partners, we aim to contribute to an inclusive campus climate, where every student can thrive, including first-generation college students, multilingual students, and students historically and currently underrepresented on campus. We believe this work can happen at the level of our teaching practices, and a commitment to equity infuses all of our programs. By providing professional development opportunities, sharing teaching resources, and building teaching and learning communities, the CITL aims to support a vibrant culture of teaching and learning at UC Santa Cruz.

Position Summary

Involves designing, conducting and supporting supervisory, management, technical and non-technical training efforts for staff and faculty. Works with business units to determine training needs and develop appropriate training programs, technology and learning approaches accordingly.

The Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL) at the University of California Santa Cruz seeks a dedicated STEM Equity Coordinator with a specialization in equity and inclusion in higher education pedagogy, particularly in STEM fields. CITL supports the UCSC instructional community by offering programs and services to enrich teaching, toward the end of benefitting student learning and academic success in a diverse campus setting at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). 

The STEM Equity Coordinator will report to the Managing Director of CITL, and will also work closely with the CITL's Associate Directors of Teaching, Learning, and Graduate Programs. Likewise, the STEM Equity Coordinator will dotted-line report to the Director of HSI Initiatives. Their work on campus will support both the CITL and the HSI Initiatives, specifically the SEMILLA (Science Education & Mentorship in Latinx Lives in Academia) Project, by providing professional development programs that are equity-minded and designed to challenge and overcome institutional barriers to persistence and degree attainment for STEM-intended Latinx and low-income students. 

Their support of STEM equity will include: developing and delivering professional development programs on equity-minded instruction and course design, tailored to STEM faculty, graduate student teaching assistants, and peer mentors; serving as an instructional mentor to STEM faculty by researching high-impact practices and supporting the implementation of inclusive teaching strategies; and providing individual and group consultations for STEM faculty and graduate student educators who seek assistance in meeting teaching and learning objectives.

In addition to this focus on STEM inclusive excellence, an ideal candidate will be able to build expertise and capacity in any of these key professional development areas at UCSC more broadly across a range of disciplines: inclusive teaching and active learning across the curriculum; mentoring; curricular design and support; equity-minded instructional technology.

The STEM Equity Coordinator is expected to model the UCSC Principles of Community in all interactions.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary Information: $67,000 -  $83,000. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. 

No. of Positions:

Benefits Level Eligibility: Full

Schedule Information: 
100% weekly
40 hours weekly
Day Shift 

Employee Classification: Career Appointment 

Job End Date:  None

Work Location:  UC Santa Cruz Main Campus  

Union Representation:  None 

Job Duties
30% - Applies professional training and development skills to address a wide range of instructional needs and program deliverables through the development and delivery of new and existing programs, group and individual consultations, and instructional coaching.

5% - May consult with instructors and organizational leaders to determine methods for delivery of course content and effective use of technology.

20% - Designs and conducts complex and sustained professional development programs to address issues of equity and inclusion, especially within (but not limited to) STEM fields.

5% - Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for delivering professional  development programs.

10% - Interacts with senior internal personnel to evaluate programs and communicate deliverables.

20% - Works independently and collaborates with others in a diverse environment to prioritize work assignments, conduct needs analysis, develop recommendations, and evaluate effectiveness of professional development programs.

10% - Applies project and program management practices and engages in comprehensive assessment of programs and program outcomes. 

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in related area or equivalent experience / training.
  • Thorough analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills to conduct analysis, develop recommendations, and implement program delivery and assessment plans.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of current trends in professional development, and demonstrated ability to apply current learning theories and methods of assessing learning to improve instruction.
  • Thorough knowledge and skills with relevant software systems (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and instructional technology.
  • Thorough knowledge of current research in inclusion and equity in higher education, especially as this research pertains to educational methodologies that support STEM student persisence.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience in classroom teaching or professional development program delivery at post-secondary level in a STEM field.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse groups of people, such as faculty, students, researchers, and administrators.

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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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