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Rockefeller University Program Manager, Student Engagement | Rockefeller University in New York, New York

Organization Overview

RockEDU Science Outreach represents the collective science engagement and research education efforts at The Rockefeller University. The RockEDU team partners with scientists, students, educators, and engagement professionals to produce programs and resources that promote sustained science engagement. Many of our initiatives focus on affording high school and undergraduate students with authentic research experiences, which include a combination of scientific skills-training and multifaceted professional development. Jumpstart, Summer Science Research Program (SSRP), and our new course-based undergraduate research program (CURE) represent our external engagement efforts. These efforts are mirrored by our internal outreach initiatives (RockEDU Fellows and RockEDU BIOME) which focus on supporting the scientists who train and mentor at RocKEDU and in their own lab spaces.


The RockEDU Program Manager for Student Engagement will report to the Executive Director of RockEDU, and will be responsible for supporting infrastructure and engagement for high school and undergraduate students as they navigate through our research education programs including: Jumpstart, SSRP, Emerging Fellows, and CURE.


Responsibilities include:

  • Serving as the in-person manager for our research education initiatives, including student support through content and interpersonal elements, providing feedback and teaching support as needed, and coordinating logistical components of the programs.

  • Launching our new Course for Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) for Hunter College students by teaching and prepping labs alongside RockEDU Executive Director, liaising between Rockefeller and Hunter College administrators, and recruiting and supporting teaching assistants.

  • Developing, synthesizing and evaluating surveys for Jumpstart, SSRP, and CURE.

  • Attending the Science Research Mentorship Consortium (SRMC) meetings to discuss programmatic objectives of RockEDU research education programs, nurture relationships with peer programs across NYC.

  • General programmatic and logistical management for SSRP, Jumpstart and CURE, including: basic lab upkeep, scheduling events, hosting relevant trainings, and onboarding students.

  • Supporting the behind-the-scenes preparatory work and curriculum-design of Jumpstart alongside the Program Manager for Research Education and the Jumpstart Fellows.


PhD inscience or related field required.Must have experience working in a laboratory environment (knowledge of molecular biology, cell culture, or other related techniques a plus). Ideal candidates should feel comfortable teaching in front of high school and undergraduate students in both classroom and 1-1 environments. Experience with undergraduate research programs or course-based research experiences is highly desirable.

The Rockefeller University does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the characteristics listed above.

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on various factors, including but not limited to organizational budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The hiring range provided represents The Rockefeller University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Compensation Range: Min

USD $75,000.00/Yr.

Compensation Range: Max

USD $85,000.00/Yr.

Job Locations US-NY-New York

Category Science

Position Type Regular Full-Time