Other Staff/Administrative, Staff/Administrative, Student Affairs/Services
Position Title: iDRAW Program Manager and Liaison
Classification Title: FT Administrator
City/Campus: Detroit - McNichols
Department: Dean's Office-Engr and Sci
Position Status: Full Time
The iDRAW (innovating Detroit’s Robotics Agile Workforce) program consists of a comprehensive set of interventions that seek to reduce barriers for underrepresented high school students to enter STEM careers. These activities include class-based curriculum, extra-curricular activities, summer programs, and work experiences. These activities will also involve the participation of the more than 20 organizations that make up the iDRAW Consortium, including partners from industry, high schools, higher education, and community organizations. This Liaison Position will coordinate the interaction of the various partners as related to the different elements of the iDRAW program. This position will also seek to engage with individual high school students to help them with career counseling and by connecting them to opportunities and services outside of the iDRAW program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
(1) Consortium Liaison and Program Management • Organize meetings and facilitate communication between iDRAW Advisory board members. Includes taking minutes and providing updates to the broader team. • Help maintain program website and promotion of iDRAW activities through various media and communication channels. • Help arrange for industry mentors for FIRST Robotics Teams. • Facilitate enrollment in iDRAW courses and receipt of college credit. • Arrange for guest speakers, judges, evaluators, for iDRAW dual-enrollment courses. • Arrange for field trips, site visits, and job shadowing opportunities for iDRAW students. • Facilitate hiring of iDRAW participants and graduates for internships and full-time employment. • Facilitate selection and enrollment of iDRAW students in summer camps and extracurricular training. • Facilitate communication and relationships with iDRAW students’ parents and families related to program activities and post-graduation opportunities. • Organize certification testing and credentialing for iDRAW students. • Facilitate training and credentialing of iDRAW High School Teachers. • Help with the hiring and organization of College Student Teaching Assistants. • Help with purchasing of supplies, obtaining reimbursements, and managing budgets.
(2) Support iDRAW Student Success • Develop relationships with IDRAW Students based on trust and good communication, providing support, guidance, and mentoring. • Meet with iDRAW students regularly. • Stay in contact with iDRAW Teachers and industry mentors to continuously monitor student wellbeing. • Connect at-risk students and their families to services provided by DHDC. • Provide assistance and direction to students for accessing academic resources. • Help students attain self-efficacy and academic cultural capital to successfully navigate the higher-education and job environment. • Communicate information to teachers pertinent to their supporting the students, as appropriate. • Be a conduit of information to iDRAW Program Advisory Council pertaining to student needs. • Facilitate students’ development and implementation of their post-graduation plans. Facilitate the college search and application process, and/or facilitate the job search process.
(3) Assist with Data Collection • Assist in collection, monitoring and communication of data in a timely manner regarding student success and performance. • Assist with improving student and teacher survey completion rates. • Assist with tracking of iDRAW program participants post graduation.
(4) Supervise student employees.
(5) All other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledgeable of best practices for supporting under-represented groups • Knowledgeable of best practices for academic advising and career counseling in STEMdisciplines • Self-directed, able to manage oneself • Able to problem solve, think critically • Interest, empathy, and ability in helping students develop intellectually, socially, and ethically • Sense of humor, flexibility, patience, creativity • Attention to details • Effective interpersonal and communication skills • Available to support extracurricular activities and field trips (after hours) • Willingness and ability to engage in effective “intrusive advising” and developmental advising/mentoring. • Ability to use technology to keep accurate records. • Knowledgeable of partner organization policies, procedures, support resources.
Job may require lifting light weight objects (1 to 10 pounds) with no repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average weight objects (1 to 10 pounds).
Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.
Salary/Pay Information: Grand Funded - $40,000.00
Anticipated Schedule: Unknown
About University of Detroit Mercy
Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private university, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's urban mission, commitment to diversity, and tradition of scholarly excellence. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.
Internal Number: AF9520-CG001-0301-1097
About University of Detroit Mercy
The University of Detroit Mercy has one goal - to help our students realize their dreams and ambitions. We fulfill that goal by offering challenging academic programs taught by talented, committed professors and supplemented by hands-on research, co-op, and internship opportunities.