Job Details

Springfield Technical Community College
  • Position Number: 2544885
  • Location: Springfield, MA
  • Position Type: Human Resources

Activity Coordinator, STEM Starter Academy Grant

Category: Administrative and Professional
Department: School of STEM
Locations: Springfield, MA
Posted: Sep 30, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: Full-time
Position ID:: 137576

About Springfield Technical Community College :

Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. Digital Multimedia, IT Security, Nursing, Robotics, Sonography, Mechanical Engineering Technology (Advance Manufacturing) and dozens of other career programs produce potential employees each year. STCC's highly-regarded transfer programs in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of over 6,500, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity and justifiably proud of our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Respect, is one of the Core Values of the College and we strive to nurture mutual respect among faculty, staff and students. With respect, we embrace differences to create an inclusive environment for all. Together, we support students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.

Job Description:

The STEM Starter Academy Coordinator has historically led the following activities:

Summer Bridge Program
Research Methods Class
Citizen Science Program
Virtual Create Event
STEM Careers Symposium and Expo
Coding and Robotics Workshops and Challenge
Global Commons- STEM without Borders
STEM Pre-Teaching Internships
Two to Four Year Transfer Summer Bridge

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Case-management: Support and guide every SSA student by connecting with them frequently until graduation or transfer (50 to 60 students per semester). This is an intense student support model where you meet with the students every 2 weeks to check progress and advice as needed.
  • Building partnerships with faculty and staff at STCC and other institutions to create research experiences and STEM skill building experiences for students.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other institutions in order to facilitate pipeline programs for SSA students to transition into four-year programs at local colleges and universities.
  • Facilitation of tutoring and mentoring for SSA students to support student success.
  • Utilize and manage cohort strategies among SSA students to efficiently overcome barriers through field trips, events, and STEM competitions.
  • Organizing STEM guest lectures to diversify students' exposure to STEM fields of study.
  • Building collaborations with faculty of research institutions and community partners to create internship opportunities.
  • Recruitment: by outreach to local high schools to recruit STEM majors to our Summer Bridge Program. Recruit faculty, tutors, and assistants to run the summer bridge program. Plan STEM cohort building activities and events throughout the summer. Review applications and fielding questions from applicants.
  • Data collection, surveys, and submission to DHE every semester
  • Offer student professional development opportunities as participation in conferences, STEM fairs, and expos.


  • Bachelor's degree required (Master's degree preferred). Degree in STEM or a STEM related field preferred.
  • Evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills to support interactions with diverse academic and non-academic audiences.
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience in either a formal or informal education setting is preferred.
  • A minimum of two years of supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Good understanding of educational learning theory, as well as tutoring theory and practice.
  • Good understanding of and experience with culturally responsive teaching.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to produce reports.
  • A commitment to working in a culturally diverse, urban community college.

Additional Information:

SALARY: $59,800


WORK SCHEDULE: 37.5 hours/week

GRANT FUNDED: Yes - STEM STARTER ACADEMY GRANT HSI STEM (one year appointment with possibility for renewal)

PRE-EMPLOYMENT DETAILS: STCC conducts a pre-employment screening on specified positions, which may include, but is not limited to, a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and/or Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled


Candidates for employment should be aware that all STCC students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January, 2022. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status and details regarding how to fulfill vaccine documentation requirements will be shared during the hire and onboarding process.


Candidates for employment should be aware that all STCC employees are required to complete Information Awareness Security Training within thirty days of their orientation date and annually thereafter.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: All applicants must apply online at by submitting a cover letter**, resume and three (3) professional **Cover letter must demonstrate how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.


STCC conducts a pre-employment screening. Initial and continued employment is dependent upon meeting National Background Check, Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and/or Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check and if applicable, Physical and Alcohol/Drug Testing requirements. Screening also includes verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.


The Board of Higher Education and the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges maintain and promote a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information maternity leave, military service and national origin ("protected class(s)/classification(s)." Further, this policy prohibits retaliation and incorporates by reference, and where applicable, the requirements of Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1968; Titles I and II of the Civil Rights Act of 1991; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its regulations found at 34 C.F.R. part 106; Equal Pay Act of 1963; Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Section 402 of the Vietnam-era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA); Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993; Federal Executive Order 11246 of 1965, as amended by Executive Order 11375 of 1967; Federal Executive Order 12900 of 1994; Federal Executive Order 13145 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13160 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13166 of 2000; Massachusetts Civil Rights Act; Massachusetts General Laws Chapters 151B, 151C, and Chapter 149; directives of the BHE, the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and other applicable local, state and federal constitutions, statutes, regulations and executive orders.


STCC's personnel and academic decisions, programs and policies are formulated and conducted in a manner, which will ensure equal access for all people and prevent discrimination. As part of this effort, a College will ensure that employment and academic decisions, programs and policies will be based solely on the individual eligibility, merit or fitness of applicants, employees and students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military service, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation or political or union affiliation.


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