Thank you for your interest in joining the CSU STEM VISTA program. We accept and review application materials on a rolling basis but encourage you to submit as early as possible, early May at the latest. Our VISTA positions are filled on a first come, first serve basis.
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Join the Biology FEST – Faculty Empowering Students in Transformations – effort at San Francisco State University. Be part of a diverse team of students, faculty, and staff engaging biology majors in developing culturally responsive curriculum for upper division biology courses. Through enrollment in a service-learning course for biology majors – Biol 644: LEADS – Learners Engaged in Advocating for Diversity in Science – upper division biology student leaders, who are majority first-generation college-going students and students of color, will partner with biology course instructors to develop, implement, and assess curriculum that highlights diversity in science. The VISTA Program Coordinator will be involved in all aspects of the effort, including recruiting students and instructors, co-developing and co-teaching the associated service-learning course, assessing impact on all participants, presenting results at conferences and in publications, and interacting with campus advisors and stakeholders.
Want to support student leaders in transforming undergraduate biology courses? Join the Biology FEST – Faculty Empowering Students in Transformations – effort at San Francisco State University. Be part of a diverse team of students, faculty, and staff engaging biology majors as in-class peer-learning assistants and near-peer role models in upper division biology courses. Through enrollment in a service-learning course for biology majors – Biol 654: PALS – Peer Assistants for Learning Science – upper division biology student leaders, who are majority first-generation college-going students and students of color, will partner with biology course instructors in their biology classrooms to support active learning and inclusive teaching practices. The VISTA Program Coordinator will be involved in all aspects of the effort, including recruiting students and instructors, co-developing and co-teaching the associated service-learning course, assessing impact on all participants, presenting results at conferences and in publications, and interacting with campus advisors and stakeholders.
Stanislaus State is looking for a motivated, community oriented, and passionate individual to serve as a CSU STEM VISTA Outreach Member for the College of Science programs that comprise Science in Our Community. These programs attract over 700 Stanislaus State student volunteers. The VISTA member will expand the STEM Ambassadors program to provide a learning community that will include structured activities geared towards building academic excellence, developing a sense of social responsibility, and encourage professional development. The VISTA member will also coordinate the Science in Our Community programs including managing the STEM Ambassadors and other volunteers. The VISTA member will help maintain and create community partnerships and will collect data from the program participants. The VISTA member will have the opportunity to develop leadership, social, and management skills, as well as take an active role in the development the STEM Ambassadors program.
The Learning Assistants Advocates Team at San José State University seeks a Learning Assistant Program Coordinator. The coordinator will build a bridge between the Science Education Program and Peer Connections by developing the infrastructure to maintain a Learning Assistant Program. The coordinator will recruit, train, and supervise undergraduate students who are placed in STEM classes to support engaged learning. This person will conduct research to enhance our foundation of promoting educational opportunities for all students and will assess our progress. The successful coordinator will be responsible, detail oriented, and take pride in their work. Ideal candidates have a passion/interest in higher education and student success with preferred knowledge and experience of peer education. It is essential that this person is able to work in a diverse collaborative environment and demonstrate their willingness to take initiative.
The California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) is nestled on the beautiful central coast of California. Our Engineering Wellness Team is seeking two vibrant, compassionate and innovative individuals to assist in designing and implementing an innovative health and well-being program specifically for our College of Engineering students. The VISTA members will join an interdisciplinary team of Campus Health & Wellbeing staff and College of Engineering faculty who are interested in conducting research and developing new emotional wellness strategies to empower students to be creative, be innovative and most of all imagine the impossible as I’M POSSIBLE. To ensure students have the skills, resources and supports necessary to be well and thrive at Cal Poly, the VISTA member will integrate a stigma reduction campaign, a peer ambassador program, a virtual dialogue group and conduct research within the College of Engineering.
Coyote PLUS Programs and SAIL employ Yosso’s Community Cultural Wealth model in our work with students by focusing on academic success programming centered on celebrating and fostering student aspirations, equipping students with tools to navigate college social and academic life, and increased access to services. The STEM Pathway Project is comprised of four major areas: academic success programing; mentoring; career preparation; student family/community/campus engagement. To advance the goals of the collaborative, the STEM PLUS+ Analyst will develop programming for our first year STEM Pathway Project. The VISTA member will implement a comprehensive marketing campaign for STEM PLUS + programming and branding and will recruit first-time freshman students. The VISTA will also develop and implement recruitment, college transition, academic success, and student engagement workshops and coordinate student and family centered events/activities. The VISTA will also conduct program evaluation and assessment to identify barriers to persistence.
Cal Poly Pomona is looking for a dynamic, organized, and detail-oriented individual who is seeking to make a difference in students’ lives. The STEM Projects Hatchery Liaison will work in a collaborative and supportive environment with the Learn Through Discovery (LTD) team. The LTD Projects Hatchery engages students by providing resources and training so that students can utilize their personal experiences and disciplinary knowledge to create a positive impact on a community. Responsibilities of the STEM Projects Hatchery Assistant Project Coordinator include outreach; event planning; assessment; data analysis; grant writing; present the program to students, staff, and faculty; and assist in maintaining the website and other promotional materials. The team will provide training and assist the VISTA in carrying out these activities. The most important characteristics we are looking for is a passion for helping students succeed, especially under-represented students in STEM, and an eagerness to learn.