Assistant Director - STARS Computing Corps

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

Assistant Director - STARS Computing Corps - (21003808)



Temple University is an R1 research institution that is committed to community engagement and teaching excellence. The university serves a diverse student body of nearly 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, with more than 340,000 alumni worldwide. The Department of Computer and Information Sciences, housed within the College of Science and Technology, represents one of the largest areas of growth in terms of undergraduate majors and is a key contributor in the university’s research enterprise. The department is committed to building a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and vibrant educational community in which all students, faculty, and staff can engage in computing education and research as their authentic selves and which values diversity of experiences and ideas. 

Under the supervision of the Managing Director of BPC Programs and Impact of the STARS Computing Corps, the Assistant Director of Communications and Operations (COM) will schedule and facilitate meetings for the STARS Alliance Leadership team, Alliance members, and stakeholders and will lead efforts to coordinate both internal and external communications. The Assistant Director of Communications and Operations will help to support organization of the annual STARS Celebration and RESPECT conferences, including identifying and scheduling speakers and coordinating conference logistics. Works with the Research and Evaluation Teams to assist in organization, content development, and facilitation for monthly STARS Alliance Community of Practice Webinars.  Works with the BPC Accelerator to coordinate and share information with other BPC Alliances; and coordinates with external consultants to support content development and production of quarterly newsletters, social media, and maintain websites. Coordinates with the department business manager to process STARS Computing Corps event registrations and payment of STARS student and faculty travel and participation stipends. Performs other duties as assigned.

The STARS Computing Corps Alliance for Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) is a national alliance of colleges and universities with a shared commitment to take action to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in computing. STARS aims to shift practices in computing departments in higher education in ways that increase the number of women, Black, and Hispanic students that persist in computing degree programs, and advance the careers of students and faculty from groups that have been historically underrepresented in computing. Additionally, STARS Computing Corps conferences, communities, and networks create significant institutional and human resources that can expand BPC research and promising practices to a larger audience of researchers, educators, administrators, CS departments, and K-20 students, and can dramatically increase the number of people taking action in BPC efforts. 

The STARS Computing Corps is supported with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is headquartered in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Temple University. 

This is a grant-funded position.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and at least (3) years of experience in marketing, communications, and/or event planning, preferably in higher education, tech workforce, STEM education non-profits, or a related field. Commitment to and experience promoting and enhancing diversity and equity and working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:

•Commitment to STARS Computing Corps mission of advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in computer science in K12, higher education, and the workforce. 
•Demonstrated ability with managing marketing strategy development, content creation, and digital engagement.
•Skilled, creative, and persuasive communicator, with the ability to convey information about complex issues in writing and spoken presentations, using supporting data and reasoning.
•Ability to translate information and data into engaging content and compelling cases for support.
•Expertise and experience with digital and web-related communication strategies and tools, including a strong understanding of social networking and emerging web technologies. 
•Ability to leverage knowledge base of research and data on best practices for diversity, equity, and inclusion in computing in higher education and K12 in the execution of marketing and communications plans.
•Strong attention to detail.
•Ability to support execution of high-quality events that align with and advance organizational mission.
•Proficiency with standard software (Office suite, SharePoint, communication and survey platforms).
•Proficiency with digital design tools (e.g., Adobe InDesign)
•Excellent time management skills, with a commitment to reliability, dependability, and meeting deadlines.
•Ability to occasionally work in the evenings and weekends to support STARS events.

•Experience in higher education or higher-education adjacent organization, such as a nonprofit or foundation.
•Experience in marketing, communication, or event planning roles.

This position is temporarily assigned a hybrid work arrangement (on-campus and remote). The duration of this hybrid work arrangement is at the discretion of Temple University and the Department.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

In accordance with the City of Philadelphia’s mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff and contractors must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 15, 2021, unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the university.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated (2) weeks or more following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or (2) weeks or more following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University’s vaccination or exemption requirement by November 15, 2021 will be prohibited from working until proof of vaccination or an exemption is provided.  For more information visit the university's Vaccines web page at

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location
: Location INSIDE of PA
: Staff
: Full-time
: Day Job
Employee Status
: Regular
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