STEM and Design Coordinator

  • Title: STEM and Design Coordinator
  • Class: Academic Professional
  • Exempt Status: Exempt
  • Level: 4

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Management, the STEM and Design Coordinator provides coordination and oversight of interdisciplinary design activities, bridging engineering, manufacturing, and other disciplines. Incumbents in this classification work independently in developing and implementing programs or activities for students using campus design spaces, centers, fab labs, and/or makerspaces. The Coordinator directs the work of casual staff and/or student coordinators, identifies appropriate tools and resources, plans and facilitates workshops, and provides general student and instructional support as needed.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates and facilitates activities for design spaces on campus. Develops and implements marketing strategies for services provided by these spaces. Collects and evaluates data on usage of design spaces and resources. Develops and implements changes based on changing student needs.
  2. Oversees design spaces and associated student support services such as tutoring. May oversee volunteers and casual staff.
  3. Identifies and sources resources, equipment, and materials for inclusion in the campus design spaces. Purchases materials as needed and ensures materials are current and tools are properly maintained and operational.
  4. Coordinates with interdisciplinary initiatives across the district, including tutoring and related support services, to optimize scheduling and coordinate administrative processes.
  5. Designs and facilitates workshops. Delivers presentations to classes and businesses as requested. May teach credit and/or non-credit class(es) as assigned. May provide small group or one-on-one tutoring. Develops educational materials that correlate with classroom curriculum.
  6. Fosters relationships with local K-12 schools, industry, non-profits, and state agencies as well as other PCC resources. Refers students to available PCC resources for further assistance.
  7. Directs volunteers, peer advisors, and/or peer tutors. Processes appropriate human resource paperwork. Reviews and processes time cards. May hire, train, evaluate and discharge student workers. Facilitates resolving problems or issues between students, instructors, and/or counselors/advisors.
  8. Facilitates student transition into the college environment. Supports occasional visits from high school students, high school teachers, and acts as point of contact with school partners who use design spaces and services.
  9. Monitors assigned budget. Plans and reconciles college expenditures. Allocates and disburses funds. Justifies expenditures.
  10. Supports grant seeking efforts of faculty and administration.
  11. Maintains a safe laboratory environment. Ensures compliance with OSHA rules and regulations and monitors regulatory changes.
  12. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

Work is performed in a range of environments including office, laboratory, and of-site locations. Use of appropriate personal protective equipment is routinely required. Physical exertion includes standing during training, carrying equipment, supplies, flip charts and other audio-visual equipment and regularly lifting up to 50 pounds. Occasional evening and/or weekend hours. Travel in the local area requires access to a vehicle and a valid driver license.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Applied Science, Engineering Technology, Art/Design, or related field. Experience performing the duties of this job may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis. Two years of experience performing duties related to the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Design processes and related fabrication technologies;
  • Related programs, services, and resources;
  • Effective office or laboratory coordination techniques;
  • Effective marketing techniques;
  • Transfer requirements to four year institutions and articulation agreements;
  • Student assessment processes;
  • Impact ethnicity, race, national origin, and gender have on communication and interaction;
  • Budgeting principles;
  • Federal, state, local regulations;
  • General college policies and procedures.
Skills in:
  • Leading, training, and coordinating the work of others in a team environment;
  • Designing, writing, and editing promotional materials;
  • Conducting presentations and workshops.
Ability to:
  • Operate a variety of office equipment;
  • Engage effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse student population;
  • Effectively communicate in oral and written form with a range of groups including faculty and students whose first language is not English;
  • Collaborate with teams with members who have widely varied education and experience;
  • Work independently.

Reviewed: 12/2018

  • New: 12/2015