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STEAM Academy Coordinator, (PSS4)-AFT-External

Apply now Job no: 493328
Work type: Regular full time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Professional

STEAM Academy Coordinator 
STEM Center
School of Earth and Environment
Rowan University


The Rowan University STEAM Academy (science, technology, engineering, education, and arts) is a pre-college program that current serves students in 6-12thgrade. The program accommodates a variety of students from diverse backgrounds from the southern New Jersey region. Under the direction of the STEM Center, within the School of Earth & Environment, the STEAM Academy Coordinator will recruit, coordinate, and implement the STEAM program by working with multiple entities on campus as well as external contacts in the greater region. The successful candidate will also serve as the primary contact for the program while assisting in efforts to expand STEM educational offerings.


  • ‪Recruit students from across the state to attend one of the STEAM Academy programs.
  • Collaborate with partner schools and foundations to recruit and enroll students.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Academic and Student Services to implement a variety of curricula from all colleges/ schools across campus
  • ‪Work with Conference and Events Services to Coordinate all programming (e.g., scheduling, housing, meals)
  • Coordinate and implement diverse experiences and field trips on and off campus.
  • Collaborate with the Bursars and Registrar office for student payment and enrollment
  • ‪Assist in growth of program offerings 
  • Work with the Budget Office and Accounts Payable to ensure fiscal responsibilities
  • Maintain a financial budget and complete all fiscal administrative assignments
  • Work with the STEM Center and Director of Academic and Student Services to increase external funding/ scholarship opportunities, with a focus on underserved communities.
  • ‪Develop and coordinate information and orientation sessions
  • ‪Develop and implement methods to for program evaluation and continuous improvement
  • At the direction of the Dean of the School of Earth & Environment, assist in the planning and execution of STEM Center and Edelman Fossil Park events and other forms of educational programming
  • Promote the STEAM Academy in various in-person and online outlets
  • Manage the execution of the STEAM Academy residential summer program.


  • ‪Coordinate with the Director of Academic and Student services to offer a variety of support systems for First Generation college students and those students on the Autism Spectrum
  • Maintain knowledge of current educational practices in relation to college credits students receive.
  • ‪Maintain records of all students, parents, and faculty inquiry and enrollment and participation.
  • ‪Answer STEAM Academy and STEM Center education-related inquiries.
  • ‪Perform other appropriate duties as required.


Education and Training:

  • ‪Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in either Education, Museum Studies, science or engineering, or closely related fields.

Work Experience:

Required experience:

  • At least one (1) year of professional experience in program coordination in higher education, K-12, or in public settings, such as museums and science centers.
  • ‪‪Experience working collaboratively as part of a team
  • Experience in marketing programs, specifically through social media outlets.
  • ‪Experience working with diverse audiences and communities
  • Experience in budget and financial administration 
  • Substantial science literacy 
  • Experience working with minors and parents

These experiences are a plus:

  • Experience with support systems, specifically for First Generation College Students and Students on the Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Experience in science programming
  • Experience with graphic design

Skills and Abilities:

  • ‪Substantial knowledge and understanding of delivering academically oriented programs.
  • Outstanding public speaking skills and the ability to work enthusiastically and effectively with all potential program participants and external collaborators.
  • ‪ Demonstrated time management skills with the ability to organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, follow-up on assignments and work effectively on several projects Knowledge of legal obligations when working with minors and parents.
  • Patience and flexibility while working in a dynamic public environment.
  • ‪Must be reasonably proficient with technology, PowerPoint, and various social media platforms.
  • Must be able to work in a busy, active environment and may be required to work with large groups of people.
  • ‪Availability to work an adjusted schedule that may include evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able and willing to work outdoors for extended periods in dusty or muddy conditions, while exposed to weather that may be hot, cold, or inclement for events that can include; recruitment, STEM Center and Edelman Fossil Park Events.
  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs.

Please direct questions about this position to Eddie Guerra, Search Committee Chair (

Salary: AFT Range 18

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Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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