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Academic Support (STEM Education Project Specialist)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
VP for Academic Planning and Policy, Office of STEM Education
Manoa Campus
Date Posted:
July 12, 2018
Closing Date:
July 27, 2018
Additional Salary Information:
PBB, minimum $4,428/mo.
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Temporary - Not to Exceed: June 30, 2020

Other Conditions:
Non-appropriated funds. Position is renewable dependent upon availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Establish, promote, and maintain STEM education pathways in Hawaii.
  2. Develop and facilitate workshops and consortium meeting of STEM pathways stakeholders.
  3. Provide support for bridging the STEM research and teaching enterprise at UH and between colleges within the UH System.
  4. Provide support for grant-funded initiatives in STEM education.
  5. Coordinate and participate in student recruitment and retention activities for the STEM programs throughout the UH system and in Hawaii.
  6. Establish, identify and document STEM workforce and career opportunities for UH graduates.
  7. Design, develop and execute workshops, seminars and events for students, STEM faculty, staff and industry partners/sponsors.
  8. Serve as program liaison between grant programs, high school leadership, partner organizations and students, communicating on a consistent basis, to ensure active participation and adherence to program guidelines.
  9. Promote and present STEM education in Hawai‘i to local and national organizations.
  10. Monitor, document and report on program activities within the Office of STEM Education.
  11. Maintain and update UH Office of STEM education website.
  12. Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in a STEM field and 3 years of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for working in program administration; or any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
  2. Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the area of program management as demonstrated by the broad knowledge of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving concepts, principles and methodologies.
  3. Considerable working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and theories and systems associated with program development.
  4. Demonstrated ability to resolve wide ranging complex problems through the use of creative reasoning and logic to accurately determine the cause of the problems and the resolution of the problems in an effective, innovative and timely manner.
  5. Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.
  6. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.
  7. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.
  8. For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations.
  9. Experience in presenting research findings at local state and/or at various national venues.
  10. Experience in designing, developing and conducting workshops or conferences.
  11. Ability to work flexible working hours to meet program and participant needs.
  12. Ability to travel in an efficient and timely manner to attend or conduct meetings and workshops throughout the state and mainland.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Masters degree from an accredited university.
  2. More than three years of progressively responsible professional experience in STEM or technical program administration.
  3. Experience in the administration of programs in a college environment.
  4. Experience in marketing and promoting initiatives and educational programs.
  5. Demonstrated ability to conduct research and/or facilitate research and present findings at appropriate professional groups.
  6. Successful grant writing experience.
  7. Experience in website maintenance.

To Apply:
Visit and search for Position Number 77877T to submit an application.

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