Staff Job Openings

Assistant Director - STEM Ambassadors Program

Assistant Director STEM Ambassadors Program - The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Ambassadors Program (STEM AP) is a partially self-sustaining undergraduate student engagement program, which provides STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) activities, resources and advising for primarily 1st generation and low income students and underrepresented minorities. Under the direction of the program Principle Investigator and the Program Director, the Assistant Director is responsible for assisting with the overall administration of the STEM Ambassadors program. The majority of duties performed will relate directly to organizing, supporting and documenting graduate student participation in the program and in building outside middle school mentoring partnerships with area schools. This is a grant funded, 2 year position. Continuation of appointment is contingent on funding.

Requires a Bachelor's degree in education, psychology or a related field; 2 years experience in STEM research and/or education; 2 years experience in data analysis and relevant tools (Excel, SPSS, etc.); Excellent administrative skills: organizational and planning, including the ability to independently prioritize work, problem solve, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set goals, and manage project timelines, attention to detail; excellent communications skills (both oral and written); demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population; demonstrated success working in a team environment; experience with Excel, SPSS, or other similar statistical software; Required to work some nights and weekends.

Preferred requirements: Master’s degree in STEM field, education or similar field or equivalent degree; one year additional experience working with STEM undergraduate or graduate students; experience with the target student population; experience working with STEM faculty; Macintosh computer experience.

Hiring salary range $37,300 - $46,700 with normal starting salary range $37,300 - $42,000 plus benefits.


Please apply by submitting a letter of application, resume, and the contact information for three professional references.

On-campus applicants are defined as Amherst campus non-student employees.

Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of May 18, 2015, in order to ensure consideration.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.