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ND EPSCoR STEM Grant Writer & Program Manager
Post Date: 10/19/2021
Close Date: 12/31/2021
Company:
NDSU
PO Box 6150, Dept 3140
7012318525

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https://prd.hcm.ndus.edu/psp/recruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=2936747&PostingSeq=1

Salary:
$50,000 - $69,999

Location:
Fargo

Job Description:
The purpose of this position is to maximize the broader impact and effectiveness of all ND EPSCoR State Office programs through the performance of the following duties: 
1.    Lead, develop, maintain, and support ND EPSCoR Office STEM programs and initiatives for K-12 students, preservice teachers, teachers, and other K-12 STEM stakeholders across ND.
2.    Lead, develop, maintain, and support ND EPSCoR Office STEM programs and initiatives for postsecondary students (undergraduate and graduate), postdocs, early career faculty (ECF), and other postsecondary STEM stakeholders across ND.
3.    At all times, demonstrate proficiency in the competencies needed for the job. 

Responsibilities:
*Lead ND EPSCoR State Office partnership efforts to build K-12 STEM resources in North Dakota by 1) conducting need surveys of K-12 STEM teachers and stakeholders; 2) traveling across ND to meet with K-12 STEM partners (e.g., ND’s Gateway to Science), postsecondary education faculty and K-12 preservice STEM teachers, K-12 STEM teachers, K-12 administrators, K-12 students, and other K-12 stakeholders to discuss, support, track, and evaluate K-12 STEM Needs across the state; 3) leading/co-leading committees to develop and to promote K-12 STEM partnerships, especially within rural communities.
Develop or contract for the provision of professional development opportunities to K-12 teachers involved in K-12 STEM programming and outreach – especially those located in rural areas or serving underrepresented students. 
*Maintain the ND EPSCoR State Office Partnerships to Build STEM Resources in North Dakota document, a compilation of a variety of information related to informal and formal K-12 education in North Dakota, including ND EPSCoR State Office K-12 STEM Needs survey results, ND Department of Public Instruction Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) data, current K-12 ND EPSCoR State Office STEM partnerships, and *K-12 outreach and/or engagement opportunities available within the partnering higher education institutions.
*Lead the ND EPSCoR State Office exploration of new competitive K-12 STEM initiative/programs that address ND’s STEM pathway needs (particularly in rural and tribal communities), recommend which competitive initiatives/programs to pursue, and write competitive proposals that address ND’s K-12 STEM needs.  
*In the event that any of the ND EPSCoR State Office K-12 initiatives/programs are associated with a competitive award, lead/co-lead those efforts within the award, establish implementation goals and timelines for all K-12 STEM deliverables, and ensure that all K-12 STEM initiatives/programs align with the programmatic requirements of the award. Ensure that all award participants, especially students who conduct research, are certified in the Responsible Conduct of Research and that the faculty/staff /student participants who work with minors have been properly trained (e.g., Institutional Review Board [IRB] training) and have a strong working knowledge of the various protocols related to working with minors.
*Create, assess, and (in limited cases) deliver ND EPSCoR State Office K-12 STEM outreach programs and activities.
*Together with the ND EPSCoR State Office Tribal Partnerships Manager: 1) integrate K-12 STEM initiatives/programs with NATURE K-12 programming and 2) connect with cultural knowledge holders to a) develop cultural supplements for existing STEM lesson plans or b) develop K-12 STEM lesson plans based on *Indigenous Knowledge.
*Together with the ND EPSCoR State Office Communications Manager: 1) integrate and expand K-12 STEM awareness, 2) promote ND K-12 STEM education and research across the student [K-12 spectrum within the ND EPSCoR State Office STEM Education portal, website, meetings, and print materials.
*Attend K-12 STEM events throughout the state to disseminate the ND EPSCoR State Office efforts to general audiences.
*Develop, create, and deliver reports to ND EPSCoR State Office K-12 STEM stakeholders (as requested) and presentations/publications to disseminate activities and research findings to K-12 STEM stakeholders, academic organizations, and general audiences.
*Meet regularly with ND EPSCoR State Office management team(s).
*Other duties as assigned by the ND EPSCoR State Office Project Administrator or Executive Director.  
*Lead ND EPSCoR State Office efforts to build on existing and develop new state postsecondary STEM partnerships.
*Periodically create, issue, and compile a postsecondary STEM faculty Needs survey (targeted at STEM students, postdocs, and ECF) to determine professional development activities. Based on survey results, create, deliver, and assess the ND EPSCoR State Office professional development programs for postsecondary STEM students, postdocs, and ECF and aid senior faculty involved in mentoring postsecondary students, postdocs, and early career faculty. 
*Lead the ND EPSCoR State Office exploration of new competitive postsecondary STEM initiative/programs that address ND’s STEM pathway needs (particularly in rural and tribal communities), recommend which competitive initiatives/programs to pursue, and write competitive proposals that address ND’s postsecondary STEM needs. *In the event that any of the ND EPSCoR State Office postsecondary initiatives/programs are associated with a competitive award, lead/co-lead those efforts within the award, establish implementation goals and timelines for all postsecondary STEM deliverables, and ensure that all postsecondary STEM initiatives/programs align with the programmatic requirements of the award. Ensure that all award participants, especially students who conduct research, are certified in the Responsible Conduct of Research and that the faculty/staff /student participants who work with minors have been properly trained (e.g., Institutional Review Board [IRB] training) and have a strong working knowledge of the various protocols related to working with minors.
*Create, assess, and (in limited cases) deliver ND EPSCoR State Office postsecondary STEM outreach programs and activities. 
*Together with the ND EPSCoR State Office Tribal Partnerships Manager, integrate postsecondary STEM initiatives/programs with NATURE postsecondary programming and maintain the ND EPSCoR State Office Partnerships to Build STEM Capacity in North Dakota document, a compilation of a variety of information compiled to help faculty seeking to partner with others to increase STEM research/education capacity within higher education institutions across ND.
*Together with the ND EPSCoR State Office Communications Manager: 1) integrate and expand postsecondary and ECF STEM awareness; 2) promote ND postsecondary, postdoctoral and ECF STEM education and research across the student [undergraduate and graduate], postdoctoral, and early career spectrums within ND EPSCoR’s website, meetings, and print materials.
*Lead and grow the ND EPSCoR State Office Students in Technology Transfer and Research (STTAR) program to include students from all participating institutions and industry partners from throughout the state.
*Develop, create, and deliver reports to ND EPSCoR State Office postsecondary STEM stakeholders (as requested) and presentations/publications to disseminate activities and research findings to postsecondary STEM stakeholders, academic organizations, and general audiences.

Work Schedule:
40 hours per week: 8am-5pm [academic year] and 7:30am-4pm [non-academic year]
12 months per year

Advertised Salary:
$60,000-$80,000/yr., commensurate on experience

Minimum Qualifications:
*Bachelors degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) field preferred
*Classroom teaching experience in STEM related areas at K-12 or post-secondary level (preferred).
*Demonstrated knowledge of challenges typically associated with student performance in STEM disciplines and various techniques for overcoming them
*Ability to write, implement, and coordinate grants (STEM proposals/awards within federal agencies preferred).
*Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
*Effective communication (both oral and written) to a variety of audiences.
*Commitment and sensitivity to affirmative action, equal opportunity and human rights
*Ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner.
*Ability to self-prioritize competing projects with multiple deadlines.
*Excellent interpersonal skills.
*Strong technology experience and skills:
-Demonstrated high proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
-Presentation skills.
-Social media skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
*Masters/Ph.D
*Administrative experience and classroom teaching experience in STEM related areas at post-secondary level
*Demonstrated knowledge of current theories, techniques and methodologies of STEM used in the development of K-12 STEM learning modules
*Evidence of job development/community outreach experience
*Demonstrated proficiency in Qualtrics survey product 
*Teaching certification

Applicant Materials Required:
*Cover Letter
*CV/Resume
*Names and contact information of three (3) professional references

Benefits:
NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:
*Bachelors degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) field preferred
*Classroom teaching experience in STEM related areas at K-12 or post-secondary level (preferred).
*Demonstrated knowledge of challenges typically associated with student performance in STEM disciplines and various techniques for overcoming them
*Ability to write, implement, and coordinate grants (STEM proposals/awards within federal agencies preferred).
*Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
*Effective communication (both oral and written) to a variety of audiences.
*Commitment and sensitivity to affirmative action, equal opportunity and human rights
*Ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner.
*Ability to self-prioritize competing projects with multiple deadlines.
*Excellent interpersonal skills.
*Strong technology experience and skills:
-Demonstrated high proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
-Presentation skills.
-Social media skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
*Masters/Ph.D
*Administrative experience and classroom teaching experience in STEM related areas at post-secondary level
*Demonstrated knowledge of current theories, techniques and methodologies of STEM used in the development of K-12 STEM learning modules
*Evidence of job development/community outreach experience
*Demonstrated proficiency in Qualtrics survey product 
*Teaching certification

Contact Information:
ndsu.jobs@ndsu.edu
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