The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is seeking a Programming Coordinator for the UMB CURE Scholars Program as it embarks on a new commitment to strengthen the minority education pipeline that leads Baltimore's children to rewarding careers in biomedical research, healthcare and diverse Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. UMB CURE is supported through a new grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience (CURE) program to the University of Maryland, Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. The CURE program has a strong record of attracting promising students from diverse racial/ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds to careers in the health sciences through a continuum of training that spans high school through undergraduate and post-graduate studies. Despite this success, minority representation in science and healthcare fields remains low and does not reflect the rapid growth in this demographic. Accordingly, new approaches are required to increase the pool of minority students and trainees who ultimately enter healthcare/biomedical degree programs and careers. Towards this goal, the UMB CURE high school and middle school program integrates six core components that distinguish it from related science outreach education programs and contribute to its success. Specifically, UMB CURE will: i) engage students at an early stage in their education to inspire interest in science/healthcare and increase the pool of students who pursue careers in these fields; ii) take a holistic approach to the scholars' education by addressing academic and family/community factors that impact advancement; iii) provide institutional support from UMB and its partners to leverage a rich spectrum of resources to promote and enhance the program; iv) function as the point of entry to a strong existing minority education pipeline in Baltimore that provides a directed path for academic advancement from middle school to college; v) provide a robust 5:1 mentor:scholar ratio to ensure engagement and consistent support; vi) utilize the strong CURE infrastructure to track and support scholars through college and beyond and evaluate program outcomes. Together, this robust confluence of training resources and support mechanisms will advance our goals of enhancing minority STEM education and increasing diversity in the healthcare workforce.
The UMB CURE team, including the Programming Coordinator, has offices on the UMB campus and office space is provided in each of the partner schools. UMB is the health professional campus of the University System of Maryland where the schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Public Health, Nursing, Social Work and Law are located. The University Maryland Medical Center is also part of the UMB campus and includes the Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, University Hospital and the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. As a major academic medical center with state-of-the-art facilities and faculty expertise in medical education, biomedical research, patient care and community service, the UMB campus provides a wide array of resources and services that contribute to strengthen the UMB CURE program. The stimulating interactions between diverse components of the UMB campus promote engagement and enthusiasm for UMB CURE as a school-wide initiative.
The UMB CURE Programming Coordinator will join a team of healthcare and education professionals and trainees dedicated to the success of the UMB CURE Scholars Program. The Programming Coordinator will oversee the after-school and weekend activities for high school and middle school students from an underserved community in which 90% of the students qualify for Free and Reduced Meals (FARM). The Coordinator will work closely with the UMB CURE team members, partner schools, Scholar families and community members to coordinate these learning programs. In this role, the Programming Coordinator will ensure that the program goals are accomplished in accordance with established priorities within time and funding limitations. The Programming Coordinator will assist in collecting scholar data and manage data within a database system. The Programming Coordinator may be asked to fill in as a teacher, as necessary.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Oversees the after-school enrichment programs during the week and on weekends throughout the school year and during the summers. Oversees occasional evening activities as well.
Organizes and coordinates activities for middle and high school scholars to foster engagement with the UMB community with a goal of nurturing the scholars in the primary education and mentoring them through the academic years.
Periodically analyzes internal processes, equipment, and supplies, and implements changes to improve operations.
Gathers, manages, and interprets data to prepare recurring administrative reports, such as demographics, standardized test scores, composite scores, attendance, etc. Develops, implements, and maintains paper and electronic filing systems which meet department needs and satisfy requirements for retention and information security. Enters, updates, and retrieves information as needed. Creates reports as needed.
Assists in marketing and public relations of the CURE program. Manages CURE social media accounts and website. Assists in creation of brochures, flyers, pamphlets, and editorials. Assists in planning events and projects.
Performs other duties as assigned, including attendance at committee and engagements related to the program
Education : Bachelor's degree in related field required.
Experience : Two (2) years of experience in program coordination, preferably with K-12 educational programs.
Preferred Certification : Valid standard professional teaching certificate or equivalent in science or related field.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Possesses knowledge of and experience with developing programs targeted for underrepresented populations. Demonstrates passion for advocating and improving educational opportunities for these Scholars. Knowledge of kindergarten to 12th grade learning and instruction requirements and the resources available to assist Scholars in making connections with STEM and healthcare careers.
Ability to perform position in compliance with all requirements/regulations/laws. Ability to maintain high standards in the work being performed and maintain awareness of trends and influences. Assumes responsibility for outcomes of assigned duties; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to proficiently use technology, such as software applications. Skilled in exercising initiative, resourcefulness, and sound judgment with an ability to solve problems and make decisions. Skilled in continuously seeking to improve the quality of services and processes. Maintain productivity and uses knowledge strategies to increase knowledge base. Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects necessary to implementing a specific organizational program.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with others to meet program expectations. Must be able to work effectively within a team environment.
Possesses knowledge of content, curriculum, methods, materials, and equipment related to science and healthcare fields. Possesses knowledge of federal laws protecting the educational services for students with disabilities. Ability to work toward the
Hiring Range : Commensurate with education and experience The target range for this position is low to mid $40' s
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E1431C
Employee Class Exempt Contingent II
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Organization: Office of the President, UMB
Job Posting: Mar 7, 2018
Unposting Date: Mar 28, 2018, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 83721
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.