Student Services III
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC)
Job #: FP2013-423
This is a fulltime (40 hrs/week) benefited position, dependent upon continued grant funding.
Open until filled.
California State University, Monterey Bay is distinctive in serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class and historically underserved communities. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay on the campus of CSUMB is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State population.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay (University Corporation) is a non-profit institution that is affiliated with California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB). The University Corporation, a non- profit 501(c)(3) public benefits corporation, is an auxiliary organization of CSUMB with a mission to further the educational purposes of the University. The University Corporation is an equal opportunity employer, and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experiences related to the regional and state population. The University Corporation is committed to a standard of excellence in the services it provides and in the quality of work it expects of its employees.
CSUMB is committed to develop programs to attract, retain, and graduate students from diverse backgrounds, and to equip these students with the skills they need for successful careers. To that end, CSUMB developed the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC) to provide our students with rigorous and guided undergraduate research experiences. UROC is a cross-campus center that trains, supports, and engages students in undergraduate research (http://uroc.csumb.edu/). UROC students work on relevant and innovative research projects at CSUMB, and at regional, state, national, and international research institutions. Their work is guided by a research mentor, supported by UROC staff, and augmented by extensive training in research proposal writing, presentation skills, communication skills, professionalism, and graduate school preparedness. At the core of UROC's curricular offerings is a four semester, two-unit graded series of undergraduate research seminars. This two-year research series prepares students for their undergraduate research experiences, develops their scholarly identity and acumen, and prepares them for graduate school and fellowship applications. Students also communicate their work to the academic community through conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications. Taken together, these experiences prepare our students for successful entry into graduate school and professional careers.
The Curriculum Coordinator, under the general direction of UROC's Assistant Director, is responsible for designing and delivering undergraduate research curriculum and program services for students, faculty, program partners, and research mentors. The position has the following overarching leadership responsibilities:
- Develops and delivers UROC's four semester Research Seminar series curriculum.
- Develops and delivers UROC's undergraduate research resource workshops (e.g. applying for research experiences, applying for scholarships and fellowships, developing presentation skills, applying for graduate schools, etc.).
- Develops UROC's web-based undergraduate research resources, training modules, and instructional videos.
- Provides UROC mentor training and follow-up assistance to faculty, graduate students, and research partners.
- Oversees all grant-funded tutoring support programs, including upper-division science, mathematics, and writing tutoring and supplemental instructional services.
- Collaborates with Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science faculty to develop UROC-funded curriculum within the majors.
- Collaborates with UROC's Assessment and Educational Research Associate to assess UROC's curriculum and mentoring effectiveness.
- Publishes and presents the results of UROC's curriculum in peer-reviewed journals and at professional conferences.
- Develops and writes public and private funding proposals, particularly those related to curriculum development, to sustain and grow UROC.
- Participates in UROC outreach and fundraising events.
UROC's Curriculum Coordinator position requires robust and inspiring curriculum development and teaching skills; a keen and scholarly understanding of what students need to engage in undergraduate research at the highest level and to prepare for graduate school and professional life; excellent grant writing and communication skills; an entrepreneurial spirit; and vision.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Develops a robust two-year research seminar curriculum that prepares students for undergraduate research experiences, conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, scholarship and fellowship awards, and graduate school acceptance.
- Teaches UROC courses and workshops with UROC's Research Coordinator.
- Creates a vibrant UROC online presence and website that includes undergraduate research curriculum, undergraduate research resources, mentor training materials, and UROC marketing materials.
- Identifies undergraduate research mentor training needs and develops training workshops for faculty, graduate students, and research partners.
- Collaborates with CSUMB's University Writing Program and external writing instruction experts to develop an effective writing curriculum for the undergraduate research seminar series.
- Assists in developing curriculum assessment tools for UROC-based and UROC-funded curricula.
- Collaborates with CSUMB faculty to develop, assess, and disseminate the results of grant-funded STEM courses and tutoring.
- Develops and delivers conference presentations, journal articles, and reports about UROC's curriculum programming, undergraduate research model, work with research partners, and mentor training models.
- Prepares public and private funding proposals related to curriculum development, delivery, and assessment.
- Participates in UROC's outreach and fundraising events.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director.
- Promote and maintain an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service.
- Develop and maintain an atmosphere of teamwork.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Extensive knowledge of higher education, graduate school preparation needs, and the research process.
- Deep understanding of higher education pedagogies, particularly evidence-based learning, and their theoretical frameworks.
- Curriculum development and teaching experience, particularly with university-level undergraduate students.
- Extensive knowledge of technology-rich pedagogical initiatives such as flipping the classroom, and on-line learning.
- Advanced computer literacy, including website development and graphics.
- Excellent writing skills and knowledge of writing pedagogies.
- Knowledge of educational self-efficacy/self-belief, goal setting, commitment, resilience, student leadership, and career development.
- Ability to identify, develop, and maintain collaborations with faculty, administration, and UROC partners.
- Superior critical assessment and synthesis skills.
- Ability to think creatively and conceptually, and to apply independent judgment, discretion, and initiative to address problems and develop practical, thorough, and creative solutions.
- Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills utilizing tact and diplomacy.
- Ability to manage complex projects, work independently and collaboratively, and complete tasks on time.
- Ability to present clear and concise information in oral presentations, and in written reports, proposals, and publications.
- Ability to work within a project management framework of deadlines and deliverables.
- Knowledge and experience with grant proposal writing, grant awards, and required documentation and reporting.
- Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, the CSUMB Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration, multiculturalism and diversity, community service, and institutional excellence.
- Experience working with diverse and multicultural populations and the ability to guide students of diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds to higher levels of skills development.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Equivalent of an EDD or Ph.D. degree in Education, Higher Education, Psychology, Science or a related field, AND two years of progressively responsible work in curriculum development, teaching, undergraduate research, and proposal writing.
Special Conditions of Employment:
Demonstrated experience that clearly provides evidence of the knowledge and skills required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements identified above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Ability to complete web-based training in Defensive Driving and continue to meet the established driving standards as a condition of employment. NOTE: Candidates identified for hire with the University Corporation at Monterey Bay must successfully complete a criminal background check.
The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the CSUMB Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration and service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional excellence. Experience working with a diverse and multicultural population and performing community services; demonstrated technical literacy.SALARY & BENEFITS:
The monthly range for this position is: $4,583 - $5,000 commensurate with education and experience. This is an exempt position and as such is not eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, contributory retirement plan, TSA (403b), 13 paid holidays per year and other benefits. University Corporation positions are "at-will" employment.
PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to verbally communicate to exchange information; and to occasionally travel to other offices or locations to attend meetings or to pick up or deliver materials.
Please complete the required on-line Corporation application at http://hr.csumb.edu/j obs/db/fp/. Applications received after the application screening date of 10/17/2013 will be reviewed at the discretion of the Corporation.
For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-4449, or TDD at (800) 735-2929. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Services Building – first floor (map). Please check the links provided for the respective hours and the location of each site. The University Corporation at CSUMB will not fax application materials.
The University Corporation at CSUMB is an EEO employer committed to excellence through diversity.
All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.