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Utica College Assistant CSTEP Director in Utica, New York

Assistant CSTEP Director

Posting Number S00329

Position Type Full Time

Hours/Schedule Standard Utica University business hours: 8:30am -5:00pm Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Campus Main Campus, Utica NY

Work Location

Date Position Available 06/13/2022

Posted Salary

FLSA Status Exempt

Benefits Eligible Yes

If yes, please select: All Benefits

Position Summary Information

Position Summary

The CSTEP Assistant Director is a twelve-month, full-time, professional staff member in the Opportunity Programs Office. The CSTEP Assistant Director aids the Director of Opportunity Programs in administering the duties outlined in the CSTEP grant, including coordinating, monitoring, evaluating, and providing support structure for program students, and assists the Director of Opportunity Programs in her daily work schedule. In addition, the CSTEP Assistant Director aids the Director of the Summer Institute in preparing and administering the CSTEP Summer Program as part of the Summer Institute. The incumbent reports to the Director of Opportunity Programs and the Summer Institute.

Location Utica, NY

Application Deadline

Full consideration by:

Open Until Filled Yes

Major Responsibilities

A. Program Responsibilities:

Maintain records of program students’ compliance with state guidelines; keep the Director and staff informed of all enrichment and academic support activities and plans as it relate to Program students; assist Director in preparation of CSTEP reports; assist in the development and administration of pre- and post diagnostic testing of math and science skills for Program students; provide assistance in curriculum development and implementation of Summer Institute.

Plan and implement CSTEP activities and outreach services; provide curricula support and instruction, which prepares and introduces pre-freshmen to the requisite math and science skills necessary to succeed in their chosen field of study; participate in the development of innovative instructional approaches to enhance the academic development of Program students; plan and conduct workshops and seminars to expose and broaden student awareness and understanding of the various scientific, technological and licensed professions; expand and maintain current and updated information regarding existing fellowships, internships, scholarships, and summer enrichment programs for students interested in pursuing a course of study in the scientific, technological, and health science fields; provide group review sessions, individualized tutoring, and skill building activities that will enhance student persistence and success in their chosen fields of study.

B Supervisor Responsibilities:

Serve as staff training coach for new program staff hires; recruit, hire, train and supervise Summer Institute Peer Tutor Counselors; serve as program liaison.

C Counseling Responsibilities:

Advise Opportunity Program students in selection of courses and develop successful academic programs; provide academic advisement and career counseling; monitor academic progress of students and inform students of institutional procedures, supportive services, and pertinent deadlines; establish and maintain an advising relationship with Program students majoring in the math, science, and technological fields; provide academic and career counseling and advise students in the selection of courses and academic programs of study; provide students with adequate and accurate information regarding academic requirements and regulations of the University and Opportunity Programs; monitor the progress of Program students, and maintain accurate records of all advising contacts and each student’s academic performance, including information relative to difficulties they may encounter and referrals for other services; assist student in formulating academic plans by providing pertinent data to students regarding prospective majors, minors, and related information about internships, graduate, and professional schools; inform each student, in a timely fashion, of changes in University-wide and Program policies, procedures or regulations; develop and initiate a supportive network that helps students overcome obstacles to earning a degree: provide curricula and instructional support in math and science for the pre-freshman Summer Institute

D Training and Development Responsibilities:

Develop and provide math and science enrichment and support activities for Program students; work closely with the Math and Science faculty in developing academic support services; identify and invite professionals in the scientific, technological, and health fields to offer seminars which share information with Program students about their experiences in the work setting, and how students can best prepare for their chosen career; develop and coordinate student workshops and field trips provide students’ insights to the different work settings, and to enhance their understanding of the various licensed careers and health professions.

E Data Reporting

Collect and maintain specific data needed to carry out official responsibilities and submit semester and annual advising reports as requested by the Director; assist in data collection to assess program outcomes; conduct on-going semester analysis of the use of math and science services by program students, according to intended major and class standing; assist in the preparation of internal and external proposals and reports at the request of the Director; prepare reports and collect data pertaining to the academic progress of students majoring in allied health, computer science, and sciences.

F. Other:

Participate and engage in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ( DEI ) initiatives and programs, including but not limited to serving on DEI committees, serving as a diversity advocate or community liaison for a job search, advising a club, facilitating DEI -related training, and engagement in institutional cultural and celebratory events and programming

Takes an active role in the development of the department’s strategic and operational plans as required by department leadership. Works closely with department supervisor to develop and implement operational goals that support departmental success.

Responsible for working with supervisor and other team members to achieve successful results on all established individual and departmental goals and key performance indicators.

Driving Responsibilities

Be able to drive a 12 passenger van to occasionally transport students to events/field trips. Must maintain a clean driving record as defined by University insurance carrier guidelines. Motor vehicle record will be monitored regularly using NYS License Event Notification Service or License Monitor, Inc. for out of state licenses. Will be required to attend van training annually.



Supervises Summer Peer Tutor Counselors

Education & Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in student personnel, counseling, or related field. Master’s degree is preferred.

  • Ability to initiate and implement student developmental programs.

  • Prior experience in providing counseling support services to “high- risk” students preferred.

  • Evidence of strong organizational, leadership, and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong work ethic and ability to work with a team of professionals.

    Minimum Skills/Abilities

  • Strong communication Skills (written and verbal)

  • A strong commitment to diversity and work continually to enhance diversity of our students, faculty, and staff

  • Ability to establish s positive rapport with faculty, staff, and students

  • Proven presentation skills

  • Demonstrated commitment to exemplary student support services

    Applicant Documents Instructions

All positions at Utica University support the University’s mission and values in part by being active members of an inclusive environment. Please describe in your diversity statement how you would see yourself incorporating this into this role.

In line with the University’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link:

Additional information Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

EEO/AA Statement

Utica University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the

diversity of its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive

consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, sex,

pregnancy, ethnic or national origin, religion, marital status, age, sexual

orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status,

disability, citizenship status, genetic predisposition, domestic violence

victim status, or protected status under applicable local, state, or

federal law.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Our community of students, faculty and staff reflect a diversity of experiences, opinions, and cultural backgrounds shaped by biology, society, history, and choice. Our community includes members who are diverse by virtue of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religious and/or spiritual affiliations, and socio-economic status, as well as the number of other ways in which who we are influences how we see the world. Furthermore, we value and celebrate diversity, and this results in a commitment to multiculturalism. We believe that within the community of human persons, all cultures, perspectives, and beliefs about faith, ideals, taste and lifestyles are of equal value. Our diversity deepens our commitment to nurture a multicultural environment in which we engage with others and blend perspectives, to learn about diverse cultures, to explore who we are and where we come from and to accept one another without prejudice. The Utica University Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in perspective, background, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Located in the heart of central New York, Utica University is a comprehensive,

independent, private institution founded in 1946 to offer options for

college study to veterans returning from the Second World War. More than

seventy years since veterans returned from WWII , this tradition of serving

veterans is still held in high regard here at Utica University, and we are proud to

welcome veterans as students and as valued members of our faculty and

professional staff.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • (HERC Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium)



  • Observer Dispatch (Utica OD)-newspaper

  • Ithaca Journal

  • Personal Referral

  • Utica University Website

  • Albany Times Union

  • Binghamton Press & Sun



  • (Chronicle of Higher Ed website)

  • Elmira Star Gazette

  • Utica University Online Employment Website

  • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities


  • Current Utica University Employee

  • Referred by a Utica University Employee

  • Referred by a non Utica University Employee

  • Twitter

  • LinkedIn-Job Posting

  • LinkedIn-Recruited by Utica University HR


  • Syracuse Post Standard-newspaper

  • Albany Times Union-newspaper

  • Facebook

  • Job Fair

  • Search Firm

  • NCAA

  • PRISM Network

  • HBCU Connect

  • DiverseJobs

  • Other

    • Please provide more details regarding the source of your referral?

(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • "Contributions to Diversity" Statement

    Optional Documents

  • Letter of Reference #1