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Activity Director, HSI STEM Grant Project

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Springfield, MA

The Activity Director will be part of a team implementing a 5-year Hispanic Serving Institute (HSI) STEM Grant. Under the supervision of the HSI STEM Principal Investigator (PI), the Activity Director will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the HSI STEM grant. This grant is focused on creating and expanding opportunities for Hispanic and low-income students to obtain recognized postsecondary credentials in STEM fields. The stated purpose of the project is to build institutional capacity to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students attaining postsecondary STEM degrees. This grant will  transform the educational experience of Springfield Technical Community College students through the implementation of STEM and Mathematics pathways, student supports, and professional development, while creating a culture of financial competence that promotes student retention and makes a long-term, generational impact in the success of Hispanic families. 

The Activity Director's primary responsibility is creating events to draw students, families, and community stakeholders to the STEM center in order to increase awareness of the various support offerings available to STEM students and STCC students. The activity director will create a sense of engagement and connection with the community and pre collegiate students, and support the STEM center's mission of providing wrap around services in one place. The ultimate goal is to shrink achievement gaps in STEM programs and increases retention and graduation rates of traditionally underserved student populations in STEM fields.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the grant activities that fall under the grant, ensuring that said activities continue to satisfy the overarching grant goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate on the grant budget with Principal Investigator (PI), STEM Center and purchasing with the support of administrative staff.
  • Recruit and train grant project staff (including tutors).
  • Collaborate with the relevant campus departments and community partners to create and implement grant activities.
  • Responsible for writing correspondences to federal program officer and federal grant reporting.
  • Collaborate with data analyst and campus departments, such as Institutional Research, to gather course data (i.e., pass rates, graduation, course enrollment) to chart progress on grant objectives for federal reporting.
  • Attend required conferences, trainings, and U.S. Department of Education-sponsored meetings.
  • Work with the Grants Manager and Grant Accounting on budget management, planning for future spending, and preparation of federal correspondences and reporting.
  • Develop outreach activities, including, but not limited to summer outreach activities for middle and high school students.
  • Collaborate with campus partners and local employers on  implementing on-campus activities for current STCC students who are in STEM programs and  who are General Studies majors, such as the semester Majors & Career Fair, STEM Day, MA  STEM Week, and Dell Technologies events.
  • Collaborate with the STEM Center Director, Title V Grant Director, and STEM Starter Academy Director to create  STEM Center programming for students that supports their academic and professional  needs.
  • Develop and execute intervention plans for complex tutoring cases.
  • Work with STEM Center administrative staff on data collection and record maintenance.
  • Collaborate with other academic support services on campus, including Writing Center,  Supplemental Instruction, Student Success Center, and TRIO, to streamline and coordinate  student resources.
  • Collaborate with Center for Online Distance Learning and Title V Director to develop and provide trainings during new faculty orientation on culturally responsive pedagogy.
Educational Background: 
Bachelor's degree required (Master's degree preferred) in STEM and/or STEM related field.
  • Bachelor's degree required (Master's degree preferred) in STEM and/or STEM related field.
  • Evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills to support interactions with diverse academic and non-academic audiences
  • A minimum of two years of supervisory experience.
  • Good understanding of educational learning theory, as well as tutoring theory and practice.
  • Good understanding of and experience with culturally responsive teaching 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.


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.


SALARY:  $62,000-$67,000 annually


WORK SCHEDULE: 37.5 hours/week

GRANT FUNDED: Yes - HSI STEM  (4 year appointment)

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled 

How to Apply: 

All applicants must apply online at 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

Additional Information: 

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


Effective January 3, 2022 all Springfield Technical Community College employees will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, unless granted an accommodation.


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.


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.


The Board of Higher Education and the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges maintain and promote a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information maternity leave, military service and national origin ("protected class(s)/classification(s)." Further, this policy prohibits retaliation and incorporates by reference, and where applicable, the requirements of Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1968; Titles I and II of the Civil Rights Act of 1991; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its regulations found at 34 C.F.R. part 106; Equal Pay Act of 1963; Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Section 402 of the Vietnam-era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA); Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993; Federal Executive Order 11246 of 1965, as amended by Executive Order 11375 of 1967; Federal Executive Order 12900 of 1994; Federal Executive Order 13145 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13160 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13166 of 2000; Massachusetts Civil Rights Act; Massachusetts General Laws Chapters 151B, 151C, and Chapter 149; directives of the BHE, the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and other applicable local, state and federal constitutions, statutes, regulations and executive orders.


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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Springfield Technical Community College

Springfield, MA, USA
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Springfield Technical Community College supports students as they transform their lives.


STCC, the Commonwealth's only technical community college, continues the pioneering legacy of the Springfield Armory with comprehensive and technical education in manufacturing, STEM, healthcare, business, social work, and the liberal arts. STCC's highly regarded workforce, certificate, degree, and transfer programs are the most affordable in Springfield and provide unequalled opportunity for the vitality of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1967, the college – a designated Hispanic Serving Institution – seeks to close achievement gaps among students who traditionally face societal barriers. STCC supports students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.

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Post Date: 
Sep 19 2022
Active Until: 
Oct 19 2022
Hiring Organization: 
Springfield Technical Community College