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Argonne National Laboratory University Student Program Coordinator in Lemont, Illinois

Educational activities are facilitated by the University Programs and Partnerships Team within Argonne. The mission of University Programs and Partnerships is to connect world-class research to tomorrow’s STEM problem solvers.

Argonne cultivates the next generation of scientists and engineers by connecting with over 23,000 youth and families through our Outreach programs, inspiring 4,400 middle and high school students in our on-site Learning Center and providing internships and on-site programming to over 1,000 university students each year.

Every individual member on our team believes in building a positive connection with individual students to foster science identities and bring out the best in their potential. We work directly with students, families, schools, and communities to understand their concerns and interests, and we are always reshaping our programs to meet our students’ current learning goals and help them move toward their next challenge.

The University Student Program Coordinator will be responsible for developing and implementing the full cycle of university student programs starting with student recruitment, leading on-site and virtual professional development and enrichment programming. This role’s responsibilities include:

  • Design and implement the suite of student professional development activities for undergraduate and graduate students within the fall, spring, and summer cohort. Activities include seminar series, lunch with a researcher, social events, and end-of-term student symposium. Responsible for building a positive, safe, and welcoming culture within the student population.

  • Implement all aspects of the assessment of the program such as organizing the Student Connects Groups and Mid-Point Visits. Tracks data from these events and drafts reports.

  • Organize and implement the full suite of recruitment activities, including both electronic recruitment activities, offsite and onsite activities (i.e. career fairs, conferences, university visits). Specifically responsible for leading two signature recruitment programs – First Look@Argonne and Mini-Semester.

  • Responsible for tracking data and reporting on recruitment efforts and their impact in increasing students from underrepresented groups in STEM’s participation in Argonne student programs.

  • Managing relationships with the student alumni network.

  • Work with student alumni to implement the Student STEM Ambassador (SSA) program to help recruit future internship participants.

  • Implement a student recognition program that showcases exceptional student achievements.

  • Participate in proposal and report writing to support programming and continued funding.

  • Work with Student Operations Team to manage online and electronic communications (website, social media, email marketing) for recruitment and marketing of the various programs.

  • Manage a small team of interns to help implement programming and activities.

  • Experience in developing and implementing STEM programming for undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Experience in web-based tools as a mechanism for communication to large volume of participants and stakeholders.

  • Experience with efforts to broaden participation with students from underrepresented groups in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

  • Skill to manage multiple stakeholders needs and develop skills using project management tools.

Position Requirements

  • Experience in Microsoft Office, cloud-based collaboration tools, online application tools, web platforms, and social media is desired.

  • Interpersonal, negotiation, and customer skills as well as the ability to establish a rapport with others.

  • Strong organizational skills with attention to details; highly responsive.

  • Ability to assess situations and to independently identify and carry out administrative activities.

  • Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic team environment and manage multiple deadlines.

  • Ability to participate in evening and weekend programming.

  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

B.A./B.S. in a science technology engineering or mathematics (STEM) field, Education or Higher Education Administration required. The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level (PA1 or PA2) depending upon the depth and breadth of relevant knowledge, skills, and experience brought to the position.

The requirements for the desired levels are as follows:

· PA1 Level: Bachelor's and 0+ years of experience

· PA2 Level: Bachelor's and 2+ years of experience

Job Family

Professional Administrative (PA)

Job Profile

Education Outreach 1

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Time Type

Full time

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