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Program Manager-COS Dean's Office

Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY
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Aug 9, 2022

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Program Manager-COS Dean's Office
College of Science
COS Dean's Office

Detailed Job Description
The College of Science Dean's Office and the Inclusive Excellence initiative at Rochester Institute of Technology are seeking applicants for a Program Manager to begin on August 15, 2022. This is a unique opportunity for the applicant to build on existing interest in inclusion while developing key skills in program management.

Organize all aspects of faculty cohorts (e.g. inclusive research mentoring, inclusive classroom practices), including:
  • Develop and refine curricular materials
  • Recruit faculty into the cohorts
  • Lead regular faculty discussions and reflections
  • Recruit a diverse pool of undergraduate students for summer research with mentors and match students with faculty mentors
  • Support undergraduate research students and faculty over the summer with activities and events to promote community and address their needs
  • Advise faculty on how to best implement inclusive practices into STEM classrooms
Coordinate community-building activities centered on inclusion, including:
  • Develop and deliver monthly seminars or other activities for the College of Science faculty, staff, and students
  • Recruit faculty, staff and student participants for activities and events
  • Serve on Dean's Advisory Council on Building an Inclusive Community to facilitate actions within academic units
  • Assist in coordination of any Playback Theatre or theater-based events that support College culture of inclusion
  • Reach out to and support COS student/faculty/staff groups (e.g. COS-AALANA, COSQ+, WISe)
Administration of the IE program, including:
  • Interface with IE, CASTLE, Dean's Office, Division of Diversity and Inclusion, and Advance staff to coordinate their support of IE activities.
  • Hold regular meetings with leadership within the College of Science and foster collaborations beyond COS.
  • Work with program directors on strategic issues, including:
    • Generate reports for RIT and funding agency review
    • Oversee budget, projections, and forecasts
    • Develop sustainability plans for the program once HHMI funding ends
Teach courses that contribute to College culture of inclusion (e.g. "Metacognitive Approaches to Scientific Inquiry").

Department/College Description
Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.

As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).

The mission of the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship to Transform LEarning (CASTLE)-a leading innovator in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics educational practices and research-is to improve science and math education and outreach initiatives by fostering collaboration between science and math educators and researchers.

CASTLE encompasses myriad STEM Education initiatives at RIT including:
  • RIT HHMI Inclusive Excellence: strengthened inclusion in STEM education from a multicultural base of faculty, staff, and students in the College of Science
  • Summer Math Applications in Science with Hands-On (SMASH) Experience: designed to increase the engagement of middle-school girls in STEM
  • RIT Learning Assistant (LA) program: geared toward student interaction and engagement in collaborative problem solving
  • Professional Development for Emerging Education Researchers (PEER): created to increase the scholarship and teaching effectiveness of junior faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and senior faculty
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

Minimum Qualifications
  • M.S. in a STEM or STEM Education area is required; a Ph.D. in a STEM or STEM Education area is preferred; a degree in physics, biology, or chemistry is preferred, as is a familiarity with the literature and practice of faculty development and institutional change
  • Dedication to and demonstrated experience with diversity and inclusion initiatives is essential.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, along with the ability to work independently, flexibly, efficiently, and accurately.
  • Independent judgment, initiative, adaptability, and the ability to coordinate a variety of activities will also be needed

Professional Area:
Employment Category: Fulltime
Staff Job Function: Wage Band: 116A

How to Apply
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Additional Details

Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the world's leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the "Great Colleges to Work For." RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit and

As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employee's pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RIT's Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at:

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov

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