The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) is seeking a Program Specialist to serve as coordinator for CURE Connections (C2), the 9th and 10th grade high school component of the UMB CURE Scholars Program. The Coordinator will work closely with UMB CURE's evaluation and mentoring teams, partner schools and programs, Scholar families and community members to ensure the successful implementation of C2 as a component of the Middle School-High School continuum. The UMB CURE Program seeks to prepare sixth- to 12 th -grade students in Baltimore for competitive, lucrative, and rewarding research and health care careers.
This is an exempt, regular position and offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and observed 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.
Directs Saturday and Summer programming by working closely with the leaders of partner programs to ensure all aspects of the curriculum are in place.
Establishes channels to procure materials and services required for the C2 curriculum and tracks associated costs and budget.
Works with and supervises STEM education assistants to implement curriculum activities.
Communicates with administrators and teachers at partner HS to coordinate C2 schedules and activities.
Develops collaboration plans to track and assess interactions with key stakeholders (e.g. schools and program partners).
Develops Scholar 'contracts' to articulate program expectations and consequences of noncompliance (e.g. attendance, behavior).
Works with the C2 evaluation team to: i) measure program outcomes via surveys and other assessment instruments, ii) collect and organize data (e.g. demographics, standardized test scores, composite scores, attendance) and iii) analyze data findings to continuously improve program development.
Modifies curriculum content and implementation based on evaluation data to ensure optimal program outcomes and align with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Works with UMB CURE MS team in the HS selection process and to facilitate the transition of 8 th grade UMB CURE Scholars to the C2 program.
Coordinates HS mentor recruitment and retention with UMB CURE Mentoring Supervisor.
Works closely with Principal Investigators to prepare annual reports, funding applications and manuscripts for publication.
Assists in marketing and public relations of the C2 program. Manages C2 social media accounts and website. Assists in creation of brochures, flyers, pamphlets, and editorials.
Works with UMB CURE MS team to ensure both efficiency in leveraging resources/partners as well as effectiveness of a seamless UMB CURE program pipeline.
Attends and provides C2 updates for the HS Subcommittee, UMB CURE team, UMB CURE Advisory Board and C2 Advisory Board at their respective bi-monthly, monthly, quarterly and annual meetings.
Performs other duties as required for the successful implementation of the C2 program including participation in committees and engagements related to the program.
Education : Bachelor's degree in related field. (Post-graduate degree or coursework a plus).
Experience : Two (2) years of education program coordination, preferably with middle school/high school and college age students. Two (2) years of experience working with underrepresented diverse populations in an urban environment preferred.
Certification : Valid standard professional teaching certificate or documentation of significant science education experience a plus.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Possesses knowledge of, and experience with, developing programs targeted for underrepresented populations. Demonstrates an understanding of working with vulnerable, urban populations utilizing trauma informed care/practices. Demonstrates passion for advocating and improving educational opportunities for UMB CURE Scholars from this demographic. Knowledge of primary, secondary and post-secondary learning, including NGSS, 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 and laws. Ability to maintain high standards of performance. Assumes responsibility for outcomes of assigned duties; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to proficiently use technology (e.g. 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 effectively implement programming.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise manner. 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 demonstrate professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior in all interpersonal interactions. 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 including NGSS. Possesses knowledge of federal laws protecting the educational services for students with disabilities. Ability to work toward the mission, vision, goals, and core values of the UMB CURE/C2 Scholars Program.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & Career 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 - E1431D
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Organization: Medicine - Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
Job Posting: Jun 21, 2018
Unposting Date: Jul 20, 2018, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 93281
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.