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Immersive STEM Education Coordinator

Company: Research Foundation CUNY
Location: New York
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Immersive STEM Education Coordinator

PVN ID: RC-2208-005039

Category: Administrative Services


Mandatory Vaccine Mandate: As of May 27, 2022, all candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law and criteria. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as two weeks after a final dose in primary series of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine ( example: two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine such as Moderna or Pfizer, or two weeks after a single dose vaccine such as Johnson and Johnson). Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment. Newly hired employees will be sent an email with instructions on how to upload their vaccine information on the Research Foundation portal.

Job Description

General Description

This position is for a part-time coordinator who will assist with current and emerging programming within the ASRC IlluminationSpace Hub. Programming includes :

+ In-person immersive learning experiences in our IlluminationSpace Visitor Center with motion sensing technology, touch-screens, projections and other sensor technologies ;

+ Our new virtual 360-degree interactive tour experience which can run online or on Virtual Reality platforms.


The Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) is a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.

The ASRC operates as a center of development of an integrated research network that brings together faculty, students, and post-doctoral fellows to perform cutting-edge science. The goal is to educate trainees in becoming the new leaders of tomorrow, by providing growth in increasingly inter-related disciplines of applied science.

The IlluminationSpace is an immersive learning environment featuring interactive, motion sensing exhibitions highlighting the fundamentals of each research initiative at the ASRC: Nanoscience, Photonics, Structural Biology, Neuroscience, and Environmental Science .

The space hosts in-person and virtual field trips which include live talks and tours with current research faculty and students. The IS field trip program ( hosts -300 visitors each year ranging in ages from middle school up to college age students.

Other Duties


The ASRC is seeking a part-time coordinator to assist with program management of current and emerging programming within the ASRC IlluminationSpace Hub. This temporary position is funded through a grant in support of our work to establish a collective space for science communications, outreach, and education at CUNY. Extension of this position beyond the initial 7-month period is contingent on future funding and need.

The individual for this position must be energetic, adaptable, imaginative and highly organized in order to coordinate and facilitate programming for a wide range of youth audiences. The coordinator will take ownership of existing IlluminationSpace youth programming and will manage a team of 2 undergraduate interns. The coordinator will also work closely with the STEM Education & Outreach manager in the development of new programming, content and strategic initiatives.

+ Coordinate and lead facilitate in-person and virtual STEM youth programming for the IlluminationSpace (ASRC Field Trips, In-School visits, Virtual Tours)

+ Manage undergraduate intern facilitators

+ Correspond with youth group leaders and ASRC guest scientists

+ Assist with development and organization of hands - on STEM activities and virtual educational content

+ Assist with brainstorming and beta testing of new immersive learning technologies

+ Maintain and grow relationships with local schools & youth groups

+ Assist with survey data collection and annual report writing

+ Keep track of project deadlines and traffic communications and materials that help ensure their timely achievement

+ Attend key planning meetings and distribute post-meeting notes

+ Prepare and distribute correspondence as assigned

+ Other duties as assigned

This position is funded by a grant awarded under the Public Interest Technology Challenge. It is a non-tax levy appointment supported by funds administered through the Research Foundation of The City University of New York. As such , you will be considered an employee of the Research Foundation and will be subject to Research Foundation personnel policies and procedures for project employees. All appointments are subject to budgetary guidelines, fiscal constraints, and satisfactory performance assessment with no presumption of retention.



+ Bachelors degree in STEM or Education

+ 2-3 years experience working with K-12 youth

+ Proficiency in Google Docs, Dropbox, MS Outlook and other MS Office applications.

+ Proficiency with Zoom meeting and webinar functions.


+ Experience in urban STEM Education , particularly in museums, after school s or summer programs

+ Experience managing interns and volunteers

+ Experience with VR, AR or gaming technology

+ Comfortable digesting and interpreting complex scientific ideas for general audiences

+ Strong organizational and project management skills

+ Excels in collaborative and dynamic work environments

Key Features

Department Advanced Science Research Center

Status Part Time

Pay Range $30.00-$40.00

Hour(s) a week 15.00-18.00

Closing Date Oct 23, 2022 (Or Until Filled)


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Keywords: Research Foundation CUNY, New York , Immersive STEM Education Coordinator, Education / Teaching , New York, New York

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