Student Program Coordinator (half time) - 18947BR

Student Program Coordinator (half time)

Higuchi Biosciences Center
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment: 
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The program coordinator will assist in the overall management and operation of the KU Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) program. This NIH funded project seeks to increase the success of students who are members of groups that are currently underrepresented in biomedical sciences and research careers. The program develops, implements and studies new training methodology to improve the success of students in careers in biomedical research areas.

The MARC program coordinator is a .50 FTE (20 hours per week) position.

Job Description

45% - Development of student participants towards specific program aims
  • Meet individually and on a regular basis with student participants to evaluate progress towards program aims
  • Manage student individualized development plans (IDPs), their timely updates and IDP record keeping
  • Approve and monitor student research experiences including budget
  • Design and implement student group activities
  • Approve and monitor student research experiences including budgets
  • Collaborate with students to identify and select faculty research mentors
  • Meet with faculty mentors to monitor the quality of the research experiences
  • Mentor students through their graduate school applications
  • Contribute to course instruction (e.g., GRE prep, applying to graduate school, scientific writing)
30% - Recruitment of participants students to meet project goals and following NIGMS/NIH guidelines
  • Design and implement procedures to attract eligible students to apply to the program
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff from other units on campus to identify students from KU and Haskell who are eligible according to program protocols
  • Coordinate the selection of students for the MARC program to meet program deadlines

25% - Coordination of data acquisition, evaluation of program outcomes and program communications
  • Manage the development of the program database
  • Track outcomes of participants within the program and following graduation
  • Collaborate in the production of annual progress report and other grant required materials
  • Communicate program and outcomes to the university community
  • Maintain relationships with other groups/organizations on campus that work with students with diverse backgrounds
  • Participate in planning MARC Advisor Board meetings
  • Manage MARC web page updates

Required Qualifications

  1. Master's degree or Bachelor's degree plus three years related experience. Degree should be in a field appropriate for coordination of this program (for example, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Psychology, or similar).
  2. Experience providing academic support to students from groups that are underrepresented in the sciences.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Graduate degree (M.A./M.S./Ph.D.) or post-qualifying exam Ph.D. status, in a field appropriate for coordination of the MARC program; for example, in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Psychology, or similar.
  2. Experience with program protocols from the Division of Training, Workforce Development and Diversity from NIGMS/NIH.
  3. Experience with the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Programs from NIGMS/NIH.
  4. Supervisory experience.
  5. Experience working with American Indian students.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application includes an online application, cover letter, resume highlighting pertinent experience relative to the required and preferred qualifications and contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Application review begins on May 10, 2021 and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants is collected. To ensure first consideration, please apply by May 9, 2021.

Contact Information to Applicants

Lena Hileman

Advertised Salary Range

Minimum $27,000.00 (.50 FTE)

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Higuchi Biosciences Center
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
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