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Title V HSI Grant STEM Coach (Part Time)
Category: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Department: STEM
Locations: Springfield, MA
Posted: Aug 7, 2023
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: Part-time
Position ID: 165769
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About Springfield Technical Community College :

Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. Digital Multimedia, IT Security, Nursing, Robotics, Sonography, Mechanical Engineering Technology (Advance Manufacturing) and dozens of other career programs produce potential employees each year. STCC's highly-regarded transfer programs in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of over 6,500, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity and justifiably proud of our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Respect, is one of the Core Values of the College and we strive to nurture mutual respect among faculty, staff and students. With respect, we embrace differences to create an inclusive environment for all. Together, we support students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.

Job Description:

STCC as Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) is seeking an individual to work as STEM coach to assist students in their academic or career pathways in STEM fields. The grant which funds this position is described below. 


The Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program provides grants to assist HSIs to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment of Hispanic students.  The goals of the grant include Increase enrollment, persistence and completion rates of Hispanic students in STEM major fields of study.


Reporting to the grant Project Director, the STEM Coaches will support students, help them access available resources, find a rewarding career pathway, and navigate their way to graduation. The Academic STEM Coach collaborates with undergraduate faculty and the STEM Center staff to facilitate and support the curricular and co-curricular development and retention of students majoring in STEM disciplines at STCC.

The STEM Coach identifies academic support services and workshops and provides individual and small group coaching and consultative services designed to assist STEM students with developing and implementing skills and strategies to succeed academically.

  • Collaborate with Career Services to connect students with employers, internships, and job fairs.
  • Assist with outreach programming to promote the division, the grant, recruit students and employers.
  • Meet with students (1:1, groups, etc) to provide advising and coaching related to major/career decision-making, study skills, self-marketing (resumes, interviewing, networking, LinkedIn, etc.), job/internship opportunities, and career readiness.
  • Ensure record keeping on student interactions and work with the STEM Starter Academy grant to document student case management.
  • Develop and implement appropriate workshops and programming when necessary.
  • Develop an understanding of each department's key faculty/staff and its career-related concerns and needs.

Abilities and Skills:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of related experience.
  • Highly motivated, resourceful and self-directed with the ability to deliver under pressure.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information appropriately.
  • Very strong attention to detail.
  • Experience with Microsoft office and Google applications.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills required.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with a diverse constituency of faculty, staff, and students.


  • Associate's Degree in a STEM or STEM related field. 
  • Evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills to support interactions with diverse academic and non-academic audiences.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively. 
  • Must have demonstrated ability to produce reports. 
  • A commitment to working in a culturally diverse, urban community college. 
  • Knowledge of issues related to employment barriers.


Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.


Additional Information:

Salary:  $20.00 per hour up to 18.50 hours per week
Benefits:  No
Union:  Non Union Position
Grant Funded:  Yes. Title V Grant (5 Years)
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Springfield Technical Community College is not sponsoring H1B Visa.


Candidates for employment should be aware that all STCC employees are required to complete Information Awareness Security Training within thirty days of their orientation date and annually thereafter.

Application Instructions:

All available positions are located at: which applicants must apply online by submitting a cover letter**, resume and three (3) professional references.  

**Cover letter must demonstrate how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.


STCC conducts a pre-employment screening. Initial and continued employment is dependent upon meeting National Background Check, Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and/or Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check and if applicable, Physical and Alcohol/Drug Testing requirements. Screening also includes verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.


Springfield Technical Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's for Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, Kathryn C. Senie, Ed.D, J.D. at 413.755.5642 or via email at, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Springfield Technical Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  


STCC's personnel and academic decisions, programs and policies are formulated and conducted in a manner, which will ensure equal access for all people and prevent discrimination. As part of this effort, a College will ensure that employment and academic decisions, programs and policies will be based solely on the individual eligibility, merit or fitness of applicants, employees and students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military service, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation or political or union affiliation.



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