Instructor, CC (Counselor - Native Hawaiian STEM Success)
University of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

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Federal funds, to begin March 2013, pending availability of funds and actual staffing requirements. Continuation beyond 8/30/14 subject to funding and program needs. May be for day, evening, or weekend, on- and off-campus.
Duties and Responsibilities

1. Under the general supervision of the Dean of Student Services, and working collaboratively with the College’s Native Hawaiian Student Support Coordinator and Math and Sciences faculty, responsible for designing, implementing, evaluating and improving the College’s Native Hawaiian S.T.E.M. success initiatives,

2. These initiatives should lead to increasing the College’s Native Hawaiian student enrollment in the college’s Associate of Science in Natural Science degree, specifically, as well as in S.T.E.M. courses that transfer to Bachelor of Science degrees, generally,

3. Initiatives will include admission, enrollment, persistence, graduation, transfer to 4-year universities, and career entry for the College’s Native Hawaiian S.T.E.M. students,

4. Responsible to provide outreach to Native Hawaiians which will lead to their enrollment at Leeward Community College for S.T.E.M. courses and/or degrees,

5. Facilitates the Provision of a wide range of student development services and college persistence and retention initiatives such as first-year experience activities, financial aid and scholarship application, New Student Orientation, curriculum development and instruction, student success workshops, career counseling (assessment, evaluation, and exploration), satisfactory academic progress interventions, referrals to on and off-campus resources, exploring of career/employment/continued education opportunities, while promoting Native Hawaiian cultural understanding and self-identity,

6. Provides leadership in the recruitment, training, services, and effectiveness of the College’s S.T.E.M. Peer Mentor and Scholars Programs. Actively contributes to the development, implementation, evaluation and improvement of the College’s Native Hawaiian S.T.E.M. grant and support initiatives,

7. Seeks and secures resources to improve Native Hawaiians’ success outcomes in S.T.E.M. courses. Works to develop a continued understanding of Native Hawaiians’ post-secondary aspirations and needs by establishing and maintaining on-going communication with Native Hawaiian community organizations, charter schools, and high schools to improve the recruitment, retention and success of Native Hawaiian S.T.E.M. students,

8. Conducts data collection to assess the progress of the College’s Native Hawaiian S.T.E.M. students,

9. As appropriate, integrates Native Hawaiian cultural traditions, practices, and values into programs and services,

10. Integrates Native Hawaiian S.T.E.M. initiatives into the College’s Native Hawaiian student support programs and services,

11. Evening, weekend, and outreach assignments will be part of the regular workload.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance, Counseling Psychology, College Student Personnel Services, Human Resources (to include both CTHAR and Personnel, Communications, or related field; OR Bachelor’s in any of the above fields or related field AND three (3) years related work experience. Related fields: Education (to include all degrees in this field), Family Resources, Human Development, Psychology (to include all degrees in this field), Public Health, Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Sociology, and Student Services Personnel.

Minimum qualifications must be met by the effective date of appointment.

Desirable Qualifications

1. Baccalaureate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics,

2. Three years professional experience in providing counseling, academic/career planning and/or teaching Native Hawaiians at the post-secondary level; advocacy work within the Hawaiian community; or a combination of these experiences,

3. Experience with providing interventions that increase students’ learning of STEM subjects,

4. Considerable knowledge of Hawaiian culture, language, history, educational programs, issues and resources,

5. Excellent oral and written communication skills,

6. Experience with computer software programs, Internet, email, database management, and social media.

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