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Farmingdale State College Undergraduate Research Coordinator and Advisor - RAM Program in Farmingdale, New York

Location: Farmingdale, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Wed Oct 25 2023 Job Description:

Farmingdale State College seeks to hire a full-time Undergraduate Research Coordinator and Advisor who will advise and serve Farmingdale students as a professional staff member in the college's Research Aligned Mentorship (RAM) Program. The RAM Program at Farmingdale State College is an extremely prestigious program originally founded by a US Department of Education initiative to support historically minoritized, low- income, and first-generation students to embolden them with a passion for research and applied learning, as a means to keep them on track through their college careers. The RAM Program currently has over 800 RAM student scholars benefiting from additional advisement, coursework, and special workshops and events. In addition to the RAM Scholar distinction, the RAM Program also oversees two of the institution's largest privately funded scholarship programs- the Sillcox Scholarship and The Dream.US Scholarship. Both scholarships consist of over 90 scholars and span across all academic majors and disciplines. Additionally, the RAM Program oversees the academic advisement of S-STEM Scholar recipients. The S-STEM Scholarship is an FSC Scholarship awarded by the US National Science Foundation awarded to high-achieving students who demonstrate financial need, pursuing a bachelor's degree in Bioscience or Applied Mathematics.

Scholars in these four programs/scholarships are encouraged to engage in academic research either paired with a faculty mentor or an off-campus supervisor, to engage in hands-on research, internship, or project-based learning experience.

The Undergraduate Research Coordinator and Advisor will work closely with the 6 members of the RAM staff and will report to the Director of the RAM Program. This position will also collaborate with administrators, faculty, staff, and offices across the College. This position will also act as the main liaison to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for all RAM protocol and general administration of projects. This Advisor will serve the scholars through two major areas of concentration:

Research Development

  • Encouraging scholars to participate in undergraduate research, applied-learning, or project-based learning experiences outside the classroom.

  • Conduct activities and workshops related to research, development, implementation, and evaluation.

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with faculty members for both on-campus and off-campus research opportunities.

  • Lead in coordinating the RAM Program's Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) each year.

  • Play an active role in coordinating the IGNITE Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Applied-Learning, and Civic Engagement.

  • Aid in coordinating and maintaining the student centered Journal of Undergraduate Research and Applied-Learning.

  • Manage and run the implementation of the Farmingdale Microcredential for Undergraduate Research and Experiential Mentorship

Research Mentorship and Teaching

  • Mentor scholars in the application process of summer research programs

  • Play an active role in the mentorship of students applying for the IGNITE Symposium, SUNY's Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC), and other research related conferences

  • Maintain and develop new relationships with faculty mentors

  • Act as the liaison for all new faculty who wish to get involved in undergraduate research mentorship

  • Teach the RAM Programs Research Experience courses (e.g. RAM 303, RAM 306, RAM 309, RAM 312 (3-12 credits).

The college particularly welcomes candidates with knowledge, skills and abilities that include:

  • Commitment to diversity and university initiatives supportive of diversity and inclusion.

  • Interest in participating in student-centered service activities.

  • Desire to apply expertise in promoting civic engagement with the College's many community partners.

    Job Requirements:


  • Master's Degree awarded by May 2024

  • Experience in undergraduate research or internships

  • Experience working with faculty mentors on research focused initiatives

  • Ability to counsel college students 1:1, assessing needs and offering guidance.

  • Ability to work with individuals and offices that serve students.

  • Experience working with populations who identify as low-income, first generation, and/or part of an historically underrepresented group.

  • Experience in program assessment and evaluation.

  • Experience in planning and executing large scale research focused experiences.


  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.

  • Familiarity with any student and course information software and degree audit tool (such as Banner and Degree Works).

  • Familiarity with scholarship maintenance and financial aid documentation

  • Experience teaching/facilitating in a higher education setting.

  • Excellent record keeping skills (using computer systems).

  • Knowledge of skills for academic success such as study habits, time management, and managing test anxiety.

    Additional Information:

This is a full-time UUP position.

  • For the first 10 working days, beginning Wednesday, October 25, 2023 and ending Tuesday, November 7, 2023, applications will be limited to UUP Farmingdale.


  • Salary: $55,000 + $3,026 in downstate location pay = $58,026 Total Annual Compensation.

The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans

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Farmingdale State College's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. At Farmingdale State College, we continue to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.

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