University of St. Thomas
STEM Success Center Director

The University of St. Thomas (UST), a private Catholic University committed to the liberal arts and the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, located in Houston, Texas, near the vibrant central business district, Texas Medical Center, and museum district, is seeking applicants for a full-time STEM Success Center Director.

Position Summary:

The Director of the STEM Success Center is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all operations of the success center. The Director will collaborate with the Dean and Department Chairs of Natural Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics (NSEM) to identify and implement student support services that will increase the number of students completing STEM bachelor’s degrees. The Director will also develop programming designed to increase engagement in STEM and access to STEM careers.

Essential Job Functions:


Develop, implement and regularly assess advising, academic planning, alumni engagement and retention processes for STEM

Cultivate a learning community that uses evidence-based strategies to support academic success for students in STEM

Supervise the STEM Success Center Coordinator, student workers, peer mentors and all STEM Success Center activities

Maintain and implement a peer mentor program which includes recruitment, training, communication with faculty, ongoing support for peer mentors, evaluation of program effectiveness and ongoing improvement.

Work with faculty and campus partners to identify internships and summer programs for STEM students. Additionally, provide support for STEM students to help them apply and prepare for potential internships.

Develop events and activities for STEM students and UST STEM alumni to interact and network

Support the Health Professions Advisory Committee by co-hosting mock interviews, mock exams as well as other activities for STEM students

Design, implement and evaluate a network model for coordination of university student support services through the STEM Success Center to enhance student access to and utilization of resources related to Career Services, Tutoring, Counseling Services, and Financial Aid.

Work with University Advancement and the Office of Sponsored Research to support fundraising and grant writing efforts that align with STEM center goals.

Regularly collect and analyze data related to usage and satisfaction for all STEM programming and events.

Work with STEM student clubs and organizations to coordinate activities and promote communication.

Work with Information Technology (IT) and Institutional Research (IR) to create tools to communicate with and analyze the performance of all STEM students.

Oversee special events for the Division of NSEM to support division objectives.

Schedule non-traditional hours at the STEM Success Center to offer students the most accessible hours and ensure maximum utilization.


Required Education and Work Experience:


Masters or D. in a STEM field (Ph.D. is preferred) or a minimum 2 years of experience developing STEM student support services similar to those utilized by the STEM center.

1 year of teaching experience in a STEM subject at the collegiate level OR 1 year working with STEM student success programs at the collegiate level.

Excellent verbal and written communication

Ability to work effectively as part of a team

Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality

Ability to analyze complex data and formulate reports and publications

Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail and accuracy

Ability to work effectively in a diverse community in a professional and courteous manner

Computer competency with Microsoft Office Suite and other technology

Access data and perform statistics for the purposes of reporting and publication

Two years of experience advising underrepresented transfer and first-generation students

Effective written and oral interpersonal and communication skills

Experience working with students from low-income, disadvantaged, ESL, or ELL backgrounds


The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.



About University of St. Thomas

Company Mission:

Our founding was inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, a 2,000-year-old practice of uniting faith and reason to explore the world. As a Catholic university, we develop future leaders of all faiths looking to make a positive impact on the world. And, we are the only academic institution in Minnesota to be designated a “Changemaker Campus,” meaning social innovation, entrepreneurship and caring for the common good are built into everything we do. Our three campuses in St. Paul, downtown Minneapolis and Rome, Italy, offer unique learning and living opportunities.


Full time benefit eligible position including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation, retirement 403b plan, and tuition remission