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STEM Support Specialist (*Restricted)


STEM Support Specialist (*Restricted)

  • https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/56726
  • Prince William Circle, Dumfries, Virginia, United States
  • Northern VA Community College

Title: STEM Support Specialist (*Restricted)

Agency: Northern VA Community College

Location: Prince William - 153

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Hiring Range: $60,000/yr

Full Time or Part Time: Full Time

Additional Detail

Job Description:
General Description:
As a part of Northern Virginia Community College’s STEM program, NOVA SySTEMic, the STEM Support Specialist will support programs such as summer camps, workshops, robotics competitions and STEM EXPOs as well as other STEM programs that NOVA participates in.

Duties and Tasks:
The STEM Support Specialist will be responsible for assigned events which may include:
  • Communications with host organization
  • Assist with developing an activity
  • Packing a vehicle or trailer with equipment
  • Transporting equipment in a large panel truck or trailer in tow
  • Unloading and setting up of activity
  • Exhibiting and speaking with participants, or maintaining and replacing equipment as assigned
  • Events are during the day and often in the evening and on weekends
  • Setting up available resources
  • Providing basic technical assistance/guidance and instruction to clients individually and/or in groups
  • Maintaining records and reports on program planning and equipment condition
  • Presenting written presentations to staff, advisory groups and others
  • Providing assistance to a wide range of educational programs

Essential Functions:
  • Applies knowledge of basic principles and applications of the assigned program area.
  • Coordinates activities, such as summer STEM camps, career exploration opportunities, community EXPOs, and workshops for on-site programs.
  • Frequent contact with general public, program personnel, agencies and organizations within assigned geographic area(s) and targeted program audiences to explain services and provide and obtain information.
Minimum Qualifications:

Required KSAs:
  • Excellent communication and partner relation skills
  • Good knowledge and understanding of computer, technical and STEM skills in an educational setting
  • Good presentation and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to organize software files and physical equipment
  • Ability to lift above 50lbs in weight
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associate's degree (or higher); or an equivalent combination of training and education.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Some experience in STEM activities.
  • Some experience with Microsoft Office software.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree (or higher); or an equivalent combination of training and education.
  • Code and robotics experience,
  • IT and microelectronic or fabrication knowledge and experience.
  • Ability and/or willingness to train to drive a large delivery truck or an SUV/Truck with a 16’ hook up and tow trailer.
  • Some experience with STEM competitions and planning STEM events.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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