Director, HSI STEM Program

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7059290
Posted: August 13, 2019
Application Deadline: September 9, 2019

Job Description

Director, HSI STEM Program

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 2015-1602376

Location: CA 94556, CA


Closing: 9/9/2019 11:59 PM Pacific


Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.


Saint Mary's College of California is in the third year of a five year grant for $2.7 million dollars funded through the HSI STEM Articulation Program grant sponsored by the United States Department of Education to fund their Caminos a Las Ciencias (CALC): Pathways to Science Program. The College seeks a Program Director who will provide overall leadership and management of the CALC program. The CALC program provides proactive and comprehensive support to students studying the sciences and mathematics, designed for the target audience of students who are HSI and/or low-income. A primary responsibility in management of the CALC project is the oversight of all aspects of a grant funded STEM Center, which includes tutoring, mentoring and a speaker series. In collaboration with the Dean and Faculty Co-Directors, the CALC Project Director is responsible for planning, directing, evaluating and administrating the project on the Saint Mary's College of California campus. The Director is responsible for achieving the objectives of the project, insuring institutional and federal compliance, and communicating the objectives of the program to the College community including faculty, staff, administration, and students. The Director manages an annual budget of approximately $525,000 according to the college and US Department of Education guidelines and prepares annual reports. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with an excellent possibility of funding for a second year. The director reports to the Dean of Science.

The CALC Project director is responsible for, but not limited to:

• Managing the HSI STEM project budget
• Participating in data gathering, analysis and reporting for the HSI STEM project
• Managing and monitor delivery of CALC services
• Making sure all aspects of the program are in compliance with DOE regulations
• Overseeing day-to-day STEM Center operations
• Recruiting, training, and supervising STEM Center staff
• Collaborating with campus units to train tutors and mentors and work to expose all STEM students to available services.
• Plan and implement faculty development activities.
• Creating and implementing assessment tools for measuring students' academic needs, tutoring usage, and the educational impact of support services.

Experience and Qualifications:

Qualifications and Skills

• Bachelor's degree in a STEM field and a master's degree.
• Minimum 3-5 years experience in educational program management, preferably in higher education; personnel management; fiscal management; a record of multicultural competence in the workplace.
• Ability to organize and effectively execute a project plan; ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including addressing difficult issues

Preferred Qualifications

• Advanced degree in a science, mathematics, counseling, education, social work, or science education.
• Bilingual Spanish-English strongly preferred
• Direct experience supporting successful academic outcomes of Hispanic and low-income (HLI) students and their families
• Experience administering student services programs in STEM fields
• Personal experience overcoming barriers similar to those of target population (HLI)


Supplemental Information:

Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at
Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College
• A resume
• The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
• In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.

Saint Mary's College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary's College Report, please go to the Public Safety website at To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

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