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- Federal funds, to begin approximately 03/2018, pending availability of funds and actual staffing requirements. May be for day, evenings, and weekends, on- and off-campus.
- Under the supervision of the Halau Ike o Puuloa (Native Hawaiian Student Support Program) Coordinator, outreach, recruit, retain, and facilitate the success of Native Hawaiian (NH) students engaged in the Science-Technology-Engineering-Math (STEM) fields and career preparation at Leeward Community College (LCC).
- Create strong school and community-based pathways from K-12 to LCC that engage prospective NH students and their families in STEM fields of study and occupations.
- Develops and distributes information and presents workshops about college matriculation, enrollment into LCC’s Associate of Science in Natural Science (ASNS) major, and other information to prospective students and their families, with a particular focus on Native Hawaiian students in Leeward and Central Oahu.
- For STEM students, particularly NH students, provides an array of support services such as a summer bridge program for incoming remedial students; high-quality and culturally-appropriate STEM academic counseling peer mentoring; stipends for completion of milestones; and participation in the NH scholars program.
- Assists in provision of holistic counseling to students, addressing both academic and other concerns relevant to NH students such as family concern, financial resources, and future academic and/or career goals.
- Assists in compiling, maintaining, and contributing of a comprehensive LCC database of NH STEM students and partnerships to track these students in measures of engagement, learning, and success including but not limited to, University of Hawai‘i and National Science Foundation-determined metrics such as GPA, courses taken, transfer rates, retention, graduation.
- Assists in the development of clear and targeted recruitment messages for high school students and their families, high school teachers and counselors, and college students using culturally appropriate messages and appropriate vehicles of communication (e.g. in-person, print, website, and social media).
- Works with math/science and Hawaiian studies instructors, as well as this grant's key personnel, to design a highly effective summer bridge program that will embed key math skills required for STEM majors in a culture-based curriculum and student-centered instructional strategies that will engage students in STEM degrees and careers.
- Works to increase NH student enrollment and retention in LCC’s ASNS program.
- Works closely with community partners and NH-serving organizations that work with K-12 students to promote the STEM fields, and to identify and support student need of remediation transitioning from high school to college.
- Designs STEM Peer Mentor position descriptions, and determines stipend support.
- Work assignments will include evenings and weekends at on- and off-campus sites.
- Other duties as assigned
- Possession of a baccalaureate degree in any field with coursework in Hawaiian Studies or Hawaiian Language and 0 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for N/A; or equivalent education/training or experience.
- Functional knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in support programs demonstrated by knowledge, understanding and ability to apply concepts, terminology.
- Functional knowledge and understanding of principles, theories, federal and state laws, rules, regulations and systems associated with support programs.
- Demonstrated ability to recognize problems, identify possible causes and resolve the full range problems that may commonly occur in the support programs.
- Demonstrated ability to understand oral and written documentation, write reports and procedures, and communicate effectively in a variety of situations.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team members and individuals.
- Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.
- Ability to use spreadsheet and/or database software.
- Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
- Knowledge of Hawaiian culture, language and/or cultural practices.
- Baccalaureate degree in a STEM field.
- Human Resources Office
- Leeward Community College
- 96-045 Ala Ike
- Pearl City, HI 96782
The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.
Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.
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