The NSTMF’s Junior Program Associate is responsible for supporting the development and execution of the NSTMF’s inSTEM program, specifically in support of the operations and planning as dictated by the inSTEM Director.
Working directly with the inSTEM Director, with oversight from the NSTMF’s Chief of Staff, the Junior Program Associate will be responsible for supporting the logistical and operational efficiency of the inSTEM program. This includes but is not limited to drafting and distributing email updates to all inSTEM stakeholders, developing collateral and outreach to inSTEM host institutions, and summarizing analysis of the impact of the inSTEM program.
This is a fully remote opportunity to help build a program that has already tripled in size!
About the inSTEM program
inSTEM is an auxiliary support network of and for undergraduate students from underrepresented communities who study STEM. Students are leaving STEM majors at an alarmingly fast rate. Students from underrepresented communities are even less likely to graduate with their STEM degrees. Effective mentorship has proven successful in retaining students in STEM programs, especially those from underrepresented communities. inSTEM offers an invaluable opportunity for all students to connect with their peers and faculty while feeling supported in an environment that can be subject to a lack of diversity and inclusion. The inSTEM program is currently active at Howard University and the University of Texas at Arlington.
The inSTEM Program has three goals:
- Build a community that prompts students to address the different aspects of being a member of an underrepresented community in STEM
- Offer professional development for undergraduates seeking experience relevant to their majors
- Create opportunities for students to connect with mentors on campus and role models off-campus to whom they can turn for guidance.
Program Support and Outreach
- Research resources for inSTEM curriculum topics
- Keeping all inSTEM internal and external documents up to date
- Preparing application rubric for prospective inSTEM scholars
- Updating inSTEM mentor profiles for the NSTMF website
- Manage resource list for Scholars at inSTEM host institutions
Evaluation and Analysis
- Update surveys in QuestionPro to ensure all regularly distributed surveys are up-to-date
- Create and compile mentor-mentee survey answers to assist in evaluating interaction between Scholars and mentors
Scheduling and Logistics
- Draft Scholar communications via email and Slack including but not limited to: weekly newsletters, meeting and action item reminders, and event announcements
- Send emails regarding Scholar application status updates from inSTEM shared inbox
- Create scheduling polls for meeting times
- Ability to handle multiple projects effectively and efficiently
- Inspired by the ability to affect positive change
- Desire to be an advocate for equity and racial justice
- Effective written and verbal communicator
- Organized working style
- Loves working in a team and collaboratively
- Understands the value of being responsive and active in addressing the needs of peers, team members, and community members
- Looking for an opportunity to have a positive impact in a fast-growing organization
Types of software you will be working with:
- Microsoft Applications Suite
- Monday.com project management software
- Google suite applications
- This is a paid internship for the remainder of the academic year, with an opportunity for an extension, if applicable, in June of 2021.
- 25 hours/week maximum
- Subsidized Professional Development Training