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Apply now Job No: 20059
Department: Center for Educational Outreach
Work Type: Staff Full-time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Student Affairs

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Job Description Summary

The Coordinator of the Center for Pre-College Outreach is responsible for the development and implementation of high-impact educational outreach activities, including operation of Michigan Tech's renowned Mind Trekkers roadshow. Working closely with diverse internal and external constituents, the Coordinator works to create engaging, collaborative, inclusive, and effective programs that further the mission and outreach goals of the University.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Create and develop innovative programs for K-12 youth that enable career discovery, increase college access, and foster interest in STEM disciplines.
2. Liaise and communicate effectively with vendors, exhibitors, and stakeholders during the event planning process to ensure a successful execution.
3. Coordinate pre- and post-program development and execution, including group travel logistics, attendee registrations, volunteer management, and event design.
4. Serve as an advisor to student leadership teams and manage student organization’s projects and responsibilities.
5. Assist with program marketing, including the creation of promotional materials, website management, social media engagement, blog content, and presentations to a variety of audiences.
6. Maintain educational activity inventory as well as develop new hands-on STEM activities to be used at events.
7. Provide exceptional customer service to internal and external constituents, including students, teachers, parents, faculty, etc., as well as partner entities such as schools, corporations, student organizations, and other agencies.
8. Assist with the preparation of reports on budgets and grants as well as identifying potential new funding sources.
9. Serve on College and University committees as appropriate. Engage and build collaborative cross-campus partnerships as appropriate.
10. Assist with ensuring compliance with institutional policies, state and federal regulations, and other matters pertaining to licensing and risk management.
11. Contribute to the creative vision and strategic planning of outreach programming, special events, and activities; provide assistance and support in the development of new initiatives of the Center for Pre-College Outreach.
12. Work frequent non-traditional hours, including occasional weekends and holidays, and willingness to travel.

13. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.

14. Contribute to a safe work environment. 

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

• Bachelor's degree, or the ability to prove successful completion of a bachelor's degree on or before June 1, 2020.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

• Excellent interpersonal, customer service, and oral/written communication skills.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

• Educational background in a STEM field.
• Experience teaching in a K-12 environment, traditional or non-traditional.
• Experience using advanced features of Google suite, Banner, website management and presentation software.
• Experience working with K-12 youth in a residential academic program environment.
• Experience conducting non-traditional educational programs and outreach/event planning.
• Experience working with middle and high school students.
• Experience working with diverse groups of students.
• Experience with curriculum development, including alignment with state and national education standards.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

• Demonstrated ability to independently organize and prioritize work assignments and exercise effective time management.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively under conditions with frequent interruptions, shared resources, and multiple deadlines.
• Demonstrated willingness and ability to work nontraditional hours.
• Demonstrated ability to use judgment when dealing with confidential or sensitive information.
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Demonstrated interest/experience in working with students of all ages and backgrounds.
• Demonstrated interest/experience in promoting diversity.
• Demonstrated ability and willingness to travel.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.
• Demonstrated commitment to contribute to a safe work environment.

• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

• Demonstrated ability to apply creative nature to job duties.
• Demonstrated interest in continuous learning, particularly in STEM topics.
• Positive attitude toward innovation and creativity.

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

● Work frequent non-traditional hours, including occasional weekends and holidays, and willingness to travel occasionally.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is regularly required to talk or hear and use hands to finger, handle, or feel an object.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision; depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

12 months



Pay Rate/Salary

Negotiable. No less than $35,500.

Title of Position Supervisor

Assistant Director

Posting Type

Internal & External Posting

Additional Information

Michigan Tech is an internationally renowned doctoral research university located in Houghton, MI in Michigan's scenic Upper Peninsula, on the south shore of Lake Superior. The area provides a unique setting where natural beauty, culture, education, and a diversity of residents from around the world come together to share a superb living and learning experience.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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