Available Positions

Thank you for your interest in joining the CSU STEM VISTA program! We accept application materials and fill VISTA positions on a rolling basis. We encourage you to submit as early as possible, early May at the latest. 

Required application materials:

  • Email your resume and cover letter to vista@calstate.edu.
    • In your cover letter, share why you want to be a part of a program focused on eliminating race, class and gender inequities. Please include any personal and/or professional reflections: your cover letter is an opportunity for you to share your story with the CSU STEM VISTA leadership team!​
  • Complete and submit an AmeriCorps application through My AmeriCorps - links to applications for available positions below.



Position Title

Position Description
San FranciscoInstitute for Civic & Community Engagement - STEM Programming & Resources Coordinator

Are you seeking a position in which you can make an immediate impact? The Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE) at SF State University is looking for you to coordinate programming that will not only support STEM students in clarifying their career paths but create leadership and community engagement opportunities. ICCE is committed to providing high-quality and meaningful public- service, leadership development, and collaborative problem-solving opportunities for SF State students across the university. Our programs, including the STEM Counts Program, aim to make educational opportunities more accessible to students, all while making a positive impact in communities. The VISTA will be responsible for coordinating the STEM Counts Program by recruiting work-study eligible students, managing, expanding (through the development of new partnerships), and evaluating the program. You will also research, assess, and explore the feasibility of implementing a potential new ICCE Shadowing Program for pre-med students. You will help strengthen and expand ICCE’s digital marketing efforts. Apply today!​

San JoséCollege of Science - Student Experience & Data Analysis Liaison

Are you interested in being a part of a proactive team that is working to support STEM students at San José State University? The College of Science (COS) is dedicated to student success and needs you to develop initiatives to provide support, resources and opportunities for STEM students. The SJSU College of Science prepares students for careers in the sciences and aims to enable all students to attain the quantitative, critical thinking, and scientific skills necessary for lifelong learning and informed decision-making. As a College of Science Student Experience Liaison, you will develop an understanding of student-success models, assist in information gathering, data analysis, report of findings, and collaborate with a team to develop and expand resources for STEM students. In addition, you will collaborate with on-campus and off-campus partners to develop resource workshops for students. Apply today!​

East BaySTEM Learning Collaborative - STEM Faculty Liasion

Are equity and inclusion in STEM important to you? Are you a creative, collaborative agent of change? If so, you just might be the STEM Faculty Liaison the CSU East Bay’s College of Science is seeking! The STEM Learning Collaborative focuses on increasing equity strategies within the Math and STEM Lab, which is a community that provides academic and social peer support for students to promote social studying and increase retention in STEM. As the STEM Faculty Liaison, you will conduct independent research on equity and asset-based pedagogy. You will collaborate with faculty and undergraduate Learning Assistants to creatively modify active learning strategies in gateway STEM courses to be more equitable. In addition to disseminating resources and providing training, you will consult with selected science departments to launch and develop customized equity plans. Apply today!​

PomonaLearn Through Discovery - Projects Hatchery & Undergraduate Research Liaison

Cal Poly Pomona is looking for dynamic, organized, and detail-oriented individuals who are seeking to make a difference in students’ lives through project-based experiences. The Office of Undergraduate Research and the Projects Hatchery are part of the Office of Academic Innovation. They provide students with the training, mentoring, and funding to turn students' ideas for improving their communities into a reality. The Office of Undergraduate Research and the Projects Hatchery teams provide a collaborative and supportive environment for the STEM VISTA members to develop their skills in student outreach, event planning, assessment, data analysis, grant writing, and presentations. The team is happy to provide training and assist the Liaison to carry out these activities. The most important characteristics we are looking for are a passion for helping students succeed, especially under-represented students in STEM, and an eagerness to learn. Apply today!​

Los AngelesLSAMP - Student Success Coordinator

Must love students! Cal State LA is hiring a Student Success Coordinator for the LSAMP program to plan and implement academic support activities for more than 400 STEM students. As the coordinator, you will develop and manage academic boot camps and facilitation sessions, winter and summer bridge programs, homework clubs, and professional development and life-long learning workshops. In this role, you will also develop and lead the evaluation of these academic programs to ensure they are supporting students’ effectively. You will also have an opportunity to be creative and market the LSAMP programs through newsletters and website updates. We are seeking someone with the ability to work with data and surveys and with experience working with diverse campus communities. If you are passionate about working with students and have a commitment to educational equity, apply today! 

San MarcosLatin@/x Center - Cultura STEM Pathways Specialist

Do you enjoy being in an inclusive and culturally enriching environment? Do you have a passion to assist the Latin@/x community’s STEM retention rates? If so, the Latin@/x Center at CSUSM is hiring a Cultura STEM Pathways Specialist that would help you excel with your skillset. The Latin@/x Center is one of five Student Life Centers for Identity, Inclusion & Empowerment at CSUSM. We aim to educate students about the Latin@/x/Hispanic culture and spread awareness concerning relevant social issues the community faces. This equips students with the knowledge and understanding to disperse to others and foster self-advocacy. As a STEM Specialist, the position will coordinate programs and workshops focusing on Latin@/x STEM success. Additionally, this position will work across various CSUSM STEM departments to collaborate with center projects. Moreover, the VISTA member will assist with the design as well as implementation of a center STEM Advisory Council with specific outcomes. Lastly, the position will assist with data assessment and program evaluation measures aimed at expanding resources for STEM majors at the center. Desired skills include strong data collection, organization and analysis abilities, a strong commitment to increasing diversity in the sciences and a background in STEM. Apply today!​

FresnoAdvising Resources Center - Student Success Coordinator

Are you interested in working on sustainable student success programs within STEM higher education? If so, Fresno State is recruiting a STEM VISTA College of Science and Mathematics Student Success Coordinator! Join our team and let’s work together to support students on their journey to completing a STEM degree! The Faculty-Student Mentorship and BOND Junior Academic “Check-in” Program(s) both share a common goal of providing all STEM students with support and guidance needed to successfully complete their STEM degree in a timely manner. The Student Success Coordinator will assist in the development of a Faculty-Student Mentor and BOND Junior Academic “Check-in” Programs, and search grant opportunities and help with proposal submissions. In addition to the programs described above, the VISTA will conduct research to build the expertise needed for implementation of these projects which will include relationship building, training, recruitment, and evaluation/assessment. Apply today!​

SacramentoNatural Sciences and Math - Student Success Coordinator

Are you a creative thinker who enjoys writing, data analysis and working collaboratively with a diverse community of faculty, staff and students? If so, Sacramento State is hiring a Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) Student Success Coordinator and would benefit from your skills and interests. The Center for Science and Math Success supports students in math and science courses through a variety of academic and social support programs that emphasize equity, community, leadership and life-long learning. As Coordinator, you will assist with communication, marketing and outreach strategies to recruit students to programs, support faculty development and inform the campus community and public-at-large of the Center’s initiatives and activities. You will engage in data collection and analysis to inform improvements, and you will work to increase the synergy between programs within and external to the Center. Apply today!​

San JoséCollege of Science - Student Experience & Communication Liaison

Are you interested in being a part of a proactive team that is working to support STEM students at San José State University? The College of Science (COS) is dedicated to student success and needs you to develop initiatives to provide support, resources and opportunities for STEM students. The SJSU College of Science prepares students for careers in the sciences and aims to enable all students to attain the quantitative, critical thinking, and scientific skills necessary for lifelong learning and informed decision-making. As a Student Experience Liaison, you will develop strategic communication and outreach plans to promote college and campus resources to STEM students. You will develop an understanding of student-success models, design e-newsletters, and collaborate with on- and off-campus partners to develop resource workshops for students. Apply today!​

San JoséPeer Connections - Campus Engagement & Outreach Coordinator
​Do you want to be a part of a growing team that encourages others to succeed? Are you interested in marketing and outreach? Then this opportunity with Peer Connections is for you! Peer Connections is the campus wide learning assistance program at San José State University (SJSU). There are 6 different peer educator roles and over 100 peer educators that support students in their personal and academic development while building a sense of connection to the SJSU community. As the Campus Engagement and Outreach Coordinator, you will develop, implement, and assess an outreach plan for Peer Connections. In addition to outreach, you will be working closely with the Learning Assistant Coordinator to enhance the Learning Assistant Program and to find funding that will allow the program to become a viable sustainable form of peer education at San José State University. Apply today!​

San Luis ObispoCareer Services - STEM Programming & Resources Coordinator

Help take down the barriers to a lifetime of meaningful career success for Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo students by applying to be part of the Career Services department. You will play an integral role in the services offered to STEM students who identify as first-generation, low-income, students of color, and/or women. Through programming, outreach, career counseling, resources, and creating opportunities for students to connect with employers, Career Services’ team aims to help students navigate their career journey both during their time at Cal Poly and beyond. As the STEM Resources and Program Coordinator, you will be a liaison and advocate for STEM majors. In your role, you will have the opportunity to create presentations, work directly with clubs and the Transfer Center, and offer support to campus partners with similar goals. You will also oversee the Growth Project, a newly established mentoring program for students and alumni. Apply today!​

San Luis ObispoCampus Health & Wellbeing - Health Equity Coordinator

Interested in creating more equitable spaces in health and wellbeing settings? Cal Poly SLO’s Campus Health and Wellbeing has the job for you! Campus Health and Wellbeing provides medical, mental health and well-being services for all students. As the primary health care facility for students on campus and off campus, the health center is always continuing to improve their services to meet all the needs of Cal Poly students. Wellbeing Services runs assessments, promotes services, and operates a peer-to-peer health promotion program. As the Health Equity Coordinator, you will assist with health communication and outreach, data collection, research projects and expanding Wellbeing Services’ resources for STEM majors. In addition to program development and evaluation, you will build relationships with diversity-related student organizations and faculty. Apply today!​

StanislausOffice of Service Learning & College of Science - STEM Outreach Coordinator

Do you have a passion for STEM education that you want to share with others? Do you like to collaborate with peers to provide young people access to STEM activities in the community, and be a leader of change? If so, our innovative Science in Our Community programs at Stanislaus State are for you. Science in Our Community has a program called STEM Ambassadors that gives both STEM discipline and non-STEM discipline students opportunities to develop leadership and teamwork skills, and transfer knowledge gained in the classroom out into the community. It also allows students internship opportunities and creates a network with faculty and community members. As the Program Coordinator, you will network and recruit Stan State students, faculty, and staff to participate in Science In Our Community programs. Additionally, you will reach out to the community members and schools as program recipients, create/update resources, and collect data for grants. The Coordinator will also facilitate online STEM activities and weekly program meetings. Apply today!​​

HumboldtCenter for Community Based Learning - STEM Student Success Advocate

Are you interested in supporting inclusive student success by providing hands-on, community-based opportunities such as internships or Service Learning?  Interested in expanding your own experience in creating and evaluating new programs, particularly regarding 3rd year STEM students? We are hiring a STEM Student Success Advocate. Our center’s Student S​​​upport Coordinator (a former STEM VISTA!) manages a program that assists students with best practices, reporting, and community connections. Our Faculty and Community Partner Support Programs support faculty and community partners to improve the student experience. As the STEM Student Success Advocate, you will coordinate with CCBL staff to help develop the student support program, including support for 3rd year students involved in STEM community-based learning; enhance assessment efforts; assist with implementation of a new course attribute to support these courses; build on CBL practices highlighting JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion); and assist with marketing and communications. Apply today! ​​

Summer Associates

​The CSU STEM VISTA program is focused on eliminating race, class, and gender disparities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). CSU STEM VISTA summer associates will serve for 9-weeks on a variety of STEM projects with college and K-12 students. Projects vary based on the specific STEM student needs on the campus focusing on low income, first generation, students of color and women. In the past, summer associates have helped campuses launch peer mentoring programs, expand partnerships with K-12 schools, develop academic enrichment trainings and workshops, and establish academic internship and research opportunities. Summer Associates will be placed at the following campuses: Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Fresno State, CSU Monterey Bay, San Jose State Unviersity, Stanislaus State, and CSU East Bay. It is important to note that there is no relocation assistance available.​