Carleton’s new Integrated Science Center (ISC), which integrates three buildings and houses programming in Archaeology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Geology, Neuroscience, Physics and Astronomy, and Psychology, opened in September 2019, with renovations completed in the fall of 2020. Due to the pandemic, departments and programs housed in the ISC did not begin making full use of the facilities until the fall of 2021. Full use of the ISC brings the new work of managing an integrated complex with a variety of shared facilities and spaces, as well as new opportunities to build community and foster collaboration across STEM fields. To do this work, and to capitalize on these opportunities, we seek to hire a STEM Program Manager.
The STEM Program Manager’s key charge is to build community and foster collaboration across STEM fields and between STEM and other disciplines and communities. The STEM Program Manager is a professional who fosters cross-disciplinary research and teaching collaborations and professional development collaborations (for students, staff, and faculty). The STEM Program Manager also oversees the building operations of the Science Complex.
Essential Job Functions - Responsibilities The ideal candidate is a curious, energetic individual with strong people and communication skills who has the ability to foster and maintain connections among the STEM departments and programs at Carleton, as well as between STEM and the broader campus community.
Programming: The program manager will maintain strong connections with STEM faculty, staff, and students, and be tuned in to what’s going on in departments and programs. They will plan, coordinate, and execute programming for students, faculty, and staff, in collaboration with the STEM Director, STEM Board, and STEM departments and programs. They will get to know departments, programs, and personnel within those departments and programs, and use this knowledge to connect faculty and staff to work on collaborative projects. In some cases they will support collaborative projects as appropriate.
For students: The program manager will execute summer programming and professional development for Student Research Partners, coordinate community-building activities for current and potential STEM majors and minors, including how first-year students can get involved and succeed in STEM, and identify, curate, and disseminate resources on career exploration and experiential learning to students.
For faculty: The program manager will coordinate and support (through scheduling and resource dissemination) regular conversation opportunities around research and pedagogy, including faculty learning communities centered around a theme.
For staff: The program manager will coordinate and support conversations between staff, and staff / faculty.
Building management: The program manager will coordinate the use and utilization of shared spaces within the Integrated Science Complex. They will work with departments / programs, the Makerspace, and other departments and constituencies on campus on displays within the building to showcase cross-disciplinary work. The candidate will maintain a presence in the building and have a “big picture” view of building issues, particularly those that span multiple departments, serving as the point of contact for departments and programs as well as for people servicing the building, such as Facilities.
Master’s degree in a STEM-related or STEM-adjacent field and/or substantial relevant experience fostering connections and managing programming across organizational boundaries.
Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.
Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.
Adaptability in working with a variety of people.
Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize complex projects and multiple deadlines.
Ability to make independent judgments and use self-initiative.
Salary and Benefits: This is an exempt level position. The selected finalist’s salary will be based on the candidate’s qualifications, internal pay structure, and our overall compensation package. Carleton offers a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plans with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, health savings account with college contribution, a generous paid time off, as well as access to many other campus amenities.
Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Carleton is a private liberal arts predominantly residential campus with nearly 2000 students and 800 faculty & staff. Founded in 1866, Carleton College is an independent and highly selective liberal arts college with a diverse and exceptionally able student body, a talented faculty whose first priority is teaching, and a continued commitment to the liberal arts. A four-year college, Carleton offers the Bachelor of Arts degree. Its students can choose from 37 majors and 15 concentrations in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.Carleton College occupies more than 1,000 scenic acres of campus, arboretum, over 100 campus buildings, and athletic fields. Located in Northfield, Minnesota, 40 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Carleton offers access to the cultural advantages of a major metropolitan area.