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Monroe Community College Advisor, Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) in Rochester, New York

Location: Rochester, NY Category: Grant Positions Posted On: Thu Jun 30 2022 Job Description:

Summary and Purpose of Position:

The MCC STEP (Science and Technology Entry Program) serves students at local middle and high schools. The Program Advisor, in collaboration with school, faculty, and staff, is responsible for providing, organizing and implementing services and activities related to STEP at participating schools. The Advisor reports directly to the Project Director for CSTEP/STEP at MCC. Essential duties include recruitment, outreach, networking, planning and implementation, data collection and tracking, advisement, and essential communication duties.

Primary Functions:

  • Recruitment of student participants

  • Provision of direct services at the College and at the Middle and High Schools

  • Outreach and recruitment of students to participate in opportunities and activities

  • Collaboration with faculty and staff at schools and College to design and implement enrichment activities

  • Travel with, transport, and chaperone STEP students on field trips, conferences and college tours

  • Organize the Saturday College and Summer Bridge Programs

  • Organize workshops for parents and students

  • Assist students with applications to jobs, internships, and other opportunities

  • Assist students and families with applying to and preparing for higher education

  • Provide academic support to students

  • Oversee tutoring and enrichment services

  • Facilitate academic and personal development sessions

  • Serve as liaison between Middle and High Schools and the C/STEP Director

Secondary Functions:

  • Data collection and tracking for reporting and monitoring purposes

  • Assist and support parent groups at the Middle and High Schools

  • Represent MCC and MCC STEP in a positive manner at the Middle/High Schools

  • Attend local, regional and state STEP conferences and meetings

  • Foster current and new networking opportunities that can benefit students in STEP

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities assigned by the CSTEP/STEP Project Director

MCC Expectations:

  • Adheres to the College Code of Conduct.

  • Contributes to, supports, and maintains an equitable, inclusive, and collaborative College environment.

  • Maintains technological competencies utilized by the College.

  • Commits to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college.

  • Commits to professional growth. which includes seeking ongoing training in diversity, equity and inclusion to better serve students.

    Job Requirements:

    Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Associate's degree or higher in Education, or a STEM discipline from a regionally accredited higher education institution

  • Minimum of three years working with middle and/or high school students in educational environments

  • Success with and commitment to supporting an inclusive environment. Evidence of respect for and experience working with students with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and needs

  • Proven successful advisement and mentoring experience

  • Experience with developing and implementing curriculum and/or academic activities.

  • Experience facilitation personal or academic sessions to pre-college students

  • Proven ability to work effectively independently and with a team to reach desired outcomes

  • Experience and knowledge with community outreach and partnerships

  • Ability to work on Saturdays, some evenings and weekends

  • Ability to travel to middle and high schools on a regular basis

  • Ability to chaperone and/or transport STEP students traveling to regional state and national field trips, including conferences and college tours

  • Have a valid NYS Driver's license

  • Ability to pass the NYS Fingerprinting Clearance

  • Commitment to STEP philosophy:

  • Committed to student empowerment and academic achievement, STEP staff and participants go beyond the ordinary to get extraordinary results.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five years' experience working with middle and/or high school students in educational environments

  • Bilingual (Spanish)

    Additional Information:

MCC is currently testing a Pilot Telecommuting Program that runs from October 25th, 2021 to June 30th, 2023. Under the pilot program, this position may be eligible for remote work up to 5 days per pay period pending departmental need and leadership approval. The pilot program may be extended or terminated at any time at the College's discretion.

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