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Rochester Institute of Technology Program Manager in Rochester, New York


Position Title:

Program Manager


COS Dean's Office

Detailed Job Description:

Please note:

This position is temporarily funded with an anticipated end date of August 2022. The position may be extended dependent on funding

The Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning, & Education (CASTLE) and the Inclusive Excellence initiative at Rochester Institute of Technology are seeking applicants for a Program Manager to begin August 1, 2021. This is a unique opportunity for the applicant to build on existing interest in inclusion while developing key skills in program management.

Organize all aspects of faculty cohorts (e.g. inclusive research mentoring, inclusive classroom practices), including:

  • Develop and refine curricular materials

  • Recruit faculty into the cohorts

  • Lead regular faculty discussions and reflections

  • Recruit a diverse pool of undergraduate students for summer research with mentors and match students with faculty mentors

  • Support undergraduate research students and faculty over the summer with activities and events to promote community and address their needs

  • Advise faculty on how to best implement inclusive practices into STEM classrooms

Coordinate community-building activities centered around inclusion, including:

  • Develop and deliver monthly seminars or other activities for the College of Science faculty, staff and students

  • Recruit faculty, staff and student participants for activities and events

  • Represent program on Dean’s Advisory Council on Building an Inclusive Community and facilitate actions within academic units

  • Assist in coordination of any Playback Theatre or theater-based events that support College culture of inclusion

  • Reach out to and support COS student/faculty/staff groups (e.g. COS-AALANA, COSQ+, WISe)

Administration of the IE program, including:

  • Interface with IE, CASTLE, Dean’s Office, Division of Diversity and Inclusion, and Advance staff to coordinate their support of IE activities.

  • Hold regular meetings with leadership within the College of Science and foster collaborations beyond COS.

  • Work with program directors on strategic issues, including:

  • Generate reports for RIT and funding agency review

  • Oversee budget, projections, and forecasts

  • Develop sustainability plans for the program once HHMI funding ends


  • Teach courses that contribute to College culture of inclusion (e.g. “Metacognitive Approaches to Scientific Inquiry”).

Requisition Number:



College of Science

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume

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Additional Details:

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to

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Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.S. in a STEM or STEM Education area is required; a Ph.D. in a STEM or STEM Education area is strongly preferred; a degree in physics, biology or chemistry is preferred, as is a familiarity with the literature and practice of faculty development and institutional change

  • Dedication to and demonstrated experience with diversity and inclusion initiatives is essential.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, along with the ability to work independently, flexibly, efficiently, and accurately.

  • Independent judgment, initiative, adaptability, and the ability to coordinate a variety of activities will also be needed

Department/College Description:

Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.

As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package ( that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).

The mission of the Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning, and Evaluation (CASTLE)–a leading innovator in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics educational practices and research–is to improve science and math education and outreach initiatives by fostering collaboration between science and math educators and researchers.

CASTLE encompasses myriad STEM Education initiatives at RIT including:

  • RIT HHMI Inclusive Excellence: strengthened inclusion in STEM education from a multicultural base of faculty, staff, and students in the College of Science

  • Summer Math Applications in Science with Hands-On (SMASH) Experience: designed to increase the engagement of middle-school girls in STEM

  • RIT Learning Assistant (LA) program: geared toward student interaction and engagement in collaborative problem solving

  • Professional Development for Emerging Education Researchers (PEER): created to increase the scholarship and teaching effectiveness of junior faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and senior faculty

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values ( , honor code ( , and statement of diversity. (